Odd how this week went … as previously reported, I had all my networking events stacked up in one 27 hour period this week … and, as far as came across my radar, there weren’t other events that I was missing (at least, other free or nearly free events … there always seem to be things out there which primarily exist to separate attendees from some serious coin … needless to say, I try to avoid those!).
I hadn’t had a chance to crank out resumes until today, and had quite a collection of plausible job openings stacked up in my the tab bar on my browser, nearly 40 when I got into it this morning (with a few more being added as I churned through Twitter during the day). Out of those, I got out 20 resumes. Had I known that I’d be looking for work for as long as I have been (it’s coming close to a year), I’d have set up a “better system” with a spreadsheet or something to track what I got out to whom when. Unfortunately, my “system” is pretty much just printing out a copy of the job description and noting when I responded to it. Once I got through my stacked up tabs today I decided I needed to get some of that large stack of print-outs organized, and counted up what had gone out in the new year. It turns out that I’d sent out 160 resumes over 3 months, so I guess I’m actually averaging a couple per day … not bad, but not as massive as I’d thought (I guess I’d been mentally tracking the “possibilities” and not the actual resumes sent). Still, that’s a lot, and the volume is getting to the point where I start wondering if I’m ever going to get a job!
Anyway, some interesting things came in over the web this week, and here are the best of what I’d read:
I hope you’ll find those illuminating. As usual, I’ve added the new ones into the ever-growing file of accumulated links, and the document (now 12 solid pages of links!) is available here: