Another crazy week, another bunch of links ...

You would think, that with all the resumes I get out, and all the networking that I do, that somebody out there would have hired me by now.  Chicago Now just celebrated its 1-year anniversary, and I took over this blog in mid-November last year, so I’ve been doing this for 9 months now (I never anticipated that I’d stay unemployed that long!), and am coming up on my 100th post here.  Once again this week I attended four networking events, ranging from a “community meeting” I was invited to participate in over at the Tribune, to the monthly NetSquared MeetUp, an “end of summer” gathering by some folks I know from Twitter, and a pre-event coordination session for folks volunteering to help with the The Urban Hunt event this weekend.  Whew!

I also managed to get another 40+ resumes out the door over the past week, which is a lot, but with the amount of digging that I do on-line, I keep finding stuff that’s at least plausible for my resume.  As I’ve noted previously, one of the “challenges” I have in my job search is that I’ve done a wide range of jobs (all within the general “communications” arena), which means that I’ll apply for PR jobs, Publishing jobs, Meeting/Event jobs, Writing/Editing jobs, Marketing jobs, and assorted Web, Social Media, and Metaverse jobs … making having a “tight focus” very difficult!

Anyway, one of the benefits that you get from all that research is these weekly link dumps.  Hope you find these useful …

• The Long Road Back to Full Employment: How the Great Recession Compares to Previous U.S. Recessions

• July payrolls fall, jobless rate holds at 9.5%

• How to Rekindle Your Job Search Fire

• What Does Your LinkedIn Profile Say About You?

• Four Areas To Look For Jobs

• Employers’ wacky interview questions

• How to end a job interview

• How’s Your Credit?

• Job-Hunting/Job Scams

• Downturns can be fair weather for business liftoffs

• How the Jobless Can Find Support in a Job Club

• How Does Taking a Stopgap Job Affect Your Personal Brand?

• Top 7 Things You Should Know About Your Potential Employer Before Interviewing

• New Guidelines For #HireFriday Top 5 Tips To Excellence!

As announced earlier this week, I’ve reformatted the “big list of links” into a weekly “e-book” in .pdf format.  This is both a bit smaller in terms of file size, but also a bit easier for clicking through to the individual links … plus it looks cool!  So, for the latest version of the alphabetical listing of all the links featured in these Friday posts, click here: 


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