Posts tagged "research"

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 »

Job Seeking Tips For Any Age

Job Seeking Tips For Any Age
Sometimes, when seeking work (either freelance or full-time), I find myself reading many articles that clearly define an issue…and some that make them more complex. On the “clearly defining” the issue, Kyle Lagunas (HR Analyst for Software Advice) e-mailed me and asked me write about an article he wrote on job seeking advice for Generation... Read more »
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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 »

Through A Glass Door (Dot Com) Brightly

Through A Glass Door (Dot Com) Brightly
Occasionally, there will be a unique confluence of events – things happen which seem a little too convenient to be coincidental, but not enough to seem forced. So when I discovered Glassdoor just a few weeks before being asked to write about it by a blogging pal of mine…..it just seemed natural for me to... Read more »

Getting Schooled in Non-Profit Job Stalking

Getting Schooled in Non-Profit Job Stalking
Yes, I admit it – I sometimes listen and heed the advice of career coaches. One such piece of advice is to connect with my school’s alumni associations, and since I was a alumnus of Loyola here in Chicago (getting both my bachelor’s and master’s while attending classes in three different classes), I took advantage... 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 »

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 »
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Digging Into a Winter Job Search

Digging Into a Winter Job Search
Yes, as the seasons change, and that familiar chill fills the air, there’s one thought that often makes its way in many a job stalker’s mind (including, well, mine): “Gee, since the weather’s getting colder, how do I plan to keep job seeking when it’s not that nice outside” (Yes, I’m well aware that I’m... Read more »