Posts tagged "social media"

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 »

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 »

Networking: We're Doing It Wrong

Networking: We're Doing It Wrong
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with two colleagues – one who came in from out of town this past weekend, the other a more local colleague. Central to both conversations was the whole concept of professional networking. It got me to thinking that, in talking with many people (including the “experts”)…..we do so... 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 »

Intoducing Gordon Dymowski ...

     First, allow me to introduce myself – my name is Gordon Dymowski, and I am the new  “co-Job Stalker”.  As far as my background, well, that’s quite a tale …     Professionally, I have always straddled two different fields – perhaps it comes from having a computer-oriented mother and an attorney father. When going to... Read more »

A look behind the lines ...

Hello, regular readers of The Job Stalker … today I may be “testing your patience” a bit, as I’m going to be discussing a book that not only is not about the job search it’s not even particularly targeted to a general audience.  However, as I worked my way through it, one thing really stood... Read more »
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Oh, come on, say it like Elvis ...

I have to admit up front that The Thank You Economy is another book that’s not about the job search, it’s not going to help you craft your resume or spiff up your wardrobe for an interview … it may, however, point you in a direction that is going to be a dominant factor in... Read more »

More social media reading ...

One of the challenges of writing The Job Stalker is trying (and, yes, I do try, even if that does not seem obvious most of the time) to make the material here as broadly-based as I can.  After all, this blog (which I did not originate) is intended to be about the job search from... Read more »

Blog action day ...

Did you know it was “Blog Action Day”?  No?  Well, now you do.  In honor of this momentous occasion I’ve done something slightly bizarre … I’ve flip-flopped Friday’s weekend link dump with Monday’s book feature.  Why?  Well, you see … I was a participant in (i.e., I wrote a section) this year’s Age of Conversation... Read more »
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Something peripheral, perhaps ...

As I’ve noted previously, one of the challenges I have with writing The Job Stalker is that I’m not a “job industry pro”, just a guy who’s had a lot of employers go out of business, leaving me “pounding the pavement” in search of the next pro gig.  I bring this up here because I’m... Read more »