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 …
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: