Posts tagged "reading"

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 »

Links to Help With Post-Olympic Withdrawal

Links to Help With Post-Olympic Withdrawal
This week, have to admit – I’m in a bit of a creative lull. Reading a job-related book for review for the next few weeks; several key networking events (including a breakfast and meetup on Thursday), and I’m starting to gain some traction in terms of freelance work. (Still plugging away at the job search,... Read more »

Adding To Your Reading List

Adding To Your Reading List
Hard to believe that 2012 is halfway over (or that much closer to the end of the Mayan calendar. It seems like yesterday, I was posting about job seeking in the winter, the joys of freelancing….actually, I was posting yesterday, but that’s not the point. In the spirit of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of... Read more »
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Job Stalking Tips....of Bronze!

Job Stalking Tips....of Bronze!
Given that today is a national holiday, when we celebrate our independence, I thought I would draft a unique essay by using a character who is a cornerstone of Amercan popular culture – a hidden cornerstone – and basically use that as a way to discuss the job hunt. Doc Savage will be celebrating his... Read more »

Menu of Food For Thought

Menu of Food For Thought
For my usual guest-post this week, I’m going to be focusing on several items of interest, mostly to generate some conversation, engage in a little self-promotion, and hopefully, provide some online reading pleasure. And to paraphrase Jackie Gleason, away we go! As part of my Chicago Net Tuesday organizing duties, I’m often asked to participate... Read more »

Busting THE MISSION MYTH

Busting THE MISSION MYTH
One of the habits that I’m starting to develop as part of my job search is to read more business-oriented literature – part of it is to develop that business sense, but part of it is to take advantage of an obvious gap in my experiences – that of learning how to think like a... Read more »
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Getting That Dream Job

Getting That Dream Job
(Yes, I received a free copy of the book for purposes of review. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way….) One of the things that has been really frustrating in terms of job seeking has been the huge amount of content about how to find/get/keep a job. Most of the “conventional” wisdom tends... Read more »

Creatively Procrastinating

Creatively Procrastinating
This is always the most uncomfortable part of the job search – waiting. Staying patient while continuing to not only apply to positions, but after scheduling networking sessions (both large and small), doing whatever follow-ups are needed…has always been a challenge to me. So I spend most of my time doing research, which means reading... Read more »

The Perils of Positive Thinking

The Perils of Positive Thinking
My past week of job stalking has been a series of highs and lows. Highs include a very successful pitch with a potential freelance gig, but with the concurrent wait. Several employers e-mailed me for interview days and times….and never called back after my response. I was able to send a plethora of applications out... Read more »
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Online Moments of Inspiration

Online Moments of Inspiration
Right now, I’m feeling a little mixed – fortunately, I was able to finish some long-standing freelance projects (which are billable!). However, I am feeling a little caught between diving head-on into a job search (resumes, interviews, etc), remaining in freelance work (with the same effort put towards networking, engaging others, etc), or simply starting... Read more »