Posts tagged "unemployed"

Giving Notice and Moving On....

Giving Notice and Moving On....
It’s the one subject I haven’t covered yet….but now, it seems all too timely. First, this is going to be my final guest post for Job Stalker - I have already e-mailed Brendan (did so two weeks ago). I wish I could say that I’ve found a steady gig, but I’ve been fortunate enough to keep... Read more »

The Golden Rule of Job Search Burnout

The Golden Rule of Job Search Burnout
I know, I know, you didn’t see my weekly guest post last week….but I have a good excuse. Actually, several. First, I had three – count them, three, phone interviews in the past few weeks. Fortunately, they came just before a really nasty cold last Tuesday, providing me with a great opportunity to get some... Read more »

The Double-Edged Sword of Freelancing

The Double-Edged Sword of Freelancing
In all honesty…I should have seen this coming.fore It’s an exchange that I’m having a bit more frequently when interviewing for full time positions. Without being too specific, the conversation usually tends to go a little something like this: THEM: It looks like you’re currently freelancing – why would you want to work full-time. ME:... Read more »
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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 »

Busting Myths About Freelancing

Busting Myths About Freelancing
One of the challenges of writing this blog – even if only on a weekly basis – is that sometimes, you see a problem arise, and you find that the greatest single factor in that situation….is you. In a recent conversation with a colleague, I heard the remark that as a result of one of... 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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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 »

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 »

I'm just a guy who needs a job ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/india-nepal-iran/203982474/ Been having some struggles over this blog.  On one hand, I really do feel bad if I’m not getting up 2-3 posts a week in here, but I also feel that nobody wants to read me blithering about random stuff.  One of the reasons I’ve set up “regular features” is to have something to... Read more »
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Become The Next Job Stalker - Challenge #2

Photo/Kuxu76 In case you missed it, The Job Stalker got a job, and we’re on the hunt for the next Job Stalker. Check out my last entry for a list of qualifications. Then complete this next challenge (with all the wit you can muster)… In the comment section below, list five great responses (for the... Read more »