Posts tagged "LinkedIn"

The Tipping Point of Bacon

The Tipping Point of Bacon
Awhile ago, I posted an an entry on another blog focusing on Google’s new Bacon Number algorithm in the context of LinkedIn’s new board-focused search feature. But for many of us seeking employment, we tend to hear certain buzzwords a little too repeatedly….and inaccurately. We all know people who’ve used them – words like “maven” and... Read more »

Links to Look At

Yes, it’s that time once again – time for me to drop in with some reading suggestions. Thankfully, job seeking – as well as launching a new socially good-oriented tech blog – has kept me busy.  Also had a great interview yesterday,  and I was able to hang out last week with some of my... Read more »

The Fine Art of Linking In

The Fine Art of Linking In
Let me just come out and say it: Linked In is possibly my favorite social network. Sure, you think, I’m only saying that because I’m writing a post about the experience of job seeking, but it’s one of the most versatile tools – it allows me to see who I know, serving as an online... Read more »
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Linking Into Job Stalking Success

Linking Into Job Stalking Success
Last Wednesday afternoon, I achieved a personal best when it comes to job stalking. Heading into the Loop for an afternoon meeting, I checked e-mail on my smartphone, and found a request for a connection via Linked In, with an urgent request for a phone call. Although yes, I could have used the Android application... Read more »

Your Pre-Valentine's Day Networking Post

Your Pre-Valentine's Day Networking Post
There’s an old saying – “When one door closes, another door opens….but it’s a hell of a hallway.” And I feel like I’ve been in the hallway for awhile. It’s less about worrying about an income (my sole freelance client is providing plenty of work) and more about moving forward. I have been submitting my... Read more »

Closing Those Resume Gaps

Closing Those Resume Gaps
Recently, I had the opportunity to ask several of my fellow Chicago Now bloggers for ideas about what to write about. Granted, being a job seeker/freelance-between-gigs kind of person who only posts here once a week, you would think that thinking up a topic would come easy….but alas, it hasn’t. (It also would have been helpful... Read more »
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Some LinkedIn strategies ...

by Nan Palmero – http://t.co/oerHKCO This week we have another post from “co-JobStalker” Gordon Dymowski, with his advice on using LinkedIn.  Hope you find this helpful! — As the newest addition to the “Job Stalker” family, I am finding that I’m hitting a relative lull in my job activities – no recent calls for freelance... Read more »

Are "job fairs" totally useless?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lobsterboy1980/3236053870/ Hey, once again I don’t have something “exciting” for you for this mid-week missive … sorry about that!  I’ve been, frankly, surprised at the reluctance of some folks in the “job industry” to have a profile in here.  One would think they’d be all over that, but it doesn’t seem to be the case. ... Read more »

Guest Post: Ford R. Myers ...

We’re trying something a bit different today, instead of a “job industry profile” on Wednesday, I contacted one of the authors previously featured in The Job Stalker, Ford R. Myers of Career Potential, about providing a guest post.  The idea came from an e-mail notice (I do subscribe to the newsletters of several of the... Read more »
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So many things, so little time ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22261474@N08/4305938392/ Wow, it’s Friday again?  These weeks just blow by anymore.  Aside from the obvious things (paychecks, self respect, restaurant lunches) I miss from having a job, there’s the structure to the day.  The hours when one sleeps, the time one gets up, the getting to work, the time one is expected to be productive,... Read more »