Posts tagged "meetup"

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 »

Networking: We're *Still* Doing It Wrong

Networking: We're *Still* Doing It Wrong
Almost six  months ago, I wrote about the ways in which job seekers might be harming themselves when networking.  Granted, it was a very simple note….but in the intervening months, I’ve come across some other major faux pas. So for this week’s guest post, I’m going to focus on some further ways – both major... Read more »

Putting Myself Out There

Putting Myself Out There
Right now, I’m in a semi-regular position with the job search – I’m coasting on some freelance work (lost out on a potential fun job, but continuing to seek more clients); questioning whether I truly am “unemployed” based on a friend’s comment (my answer – I’m probably more underemployed than employed); and resenting those who... Read more »
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Meetups and Tweetups and Stuff - Oh, My!

Meetups and Tweetups and Stuff - Oh, My!
One of the advantages – and disadvantages – to living in a city like Chicago is that there are plenty of opportunities to network. I’m not talking about the kind of high-level, cocktail-party events that are held on a nightly basis – you know, the kind that brag about getting 1,000 RSVPs into a 100-person... 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 »

The Joys of Co-Working

The Joys of Co-Working
Sometimes, being in a freelance state of mind definitely has its benefits. Awhile ago, I received an e-mail from a pal who is seeking work after being a stay-at-home-dad. He had suggested a small group of us who were seeking work in unique niches pool our resources – that way, we could share leads, network... Read more »
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More tales from the networking world ...

Well, I didn’t have any “industry” profile this week, no “guest post”, nor other handy thing lined up to bring to you today, so I guess you’re stuck with my regaling you about my latest networking adventures.  As regular readers will recall, I try to get out to 2-4 events a week, but haven’t been... Read more »

Some "superific" networking ...

It’s been a while (I think) since I’ve updated what I’ve been doing in terms of networking, perhaps due to being somewhat abashed at my networking vs. what’s being recommended in the various books I’ve covered here.  I guess if I was one of those guys with a defined career path from which I could... Read more »

Another week, another month ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fugue/889813550/ OK, it’s Friday … and I’ve got a bunch of good links for you today.  As I noted last week, my “old/good” computer semi-miraculously is back from the dead, and this is making my days FAR more efficient (grabbing Twitter is at least twice as fast, for example, and even reading it is quicker... Read more »
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Networking, links, and some warnings ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16339684@N00/2445525599/ The past couple of weeks have been a bit thin on the networking front … it seems like a lot of groups tend to shift their schedules around to avoid the holidays, but this then starts to stack things up afterwards … next week, for example, has pretty much 3 events each night! I... Read more »