How the heck did it get to be Friday again?  My apologies to any who where waiting breathlessly by their computers for The Job Stalker updates this week … as I noted in my last post, I was heading out of town over the weekend, and got remarkably far behind on everything.  Add to this coming home to yet another computer malfunction which has been making it very hard for me to get anything done this week, and I managed to miss two “slots” on my posting schedule.

Since my Twitter reading is also dependent on having good computer function, I was likewise way behind on finding things to bring you here today.  I did manage to scrape up a dozen pieces, but some of them are a bit “out of the box” versus what I usually feel like passing along to you.  The last one on the list here is especially that, but it’s a reminder about what this is all about.

There were a couple of “interesting” pieces that I was tempted to include in the list, but they were SO “commercial” that I just couldn’t pull the trigger on them.  As I noted (regarding an e-book) recently, it’s one thing if something’s coming from a company or service that I trust and use, and another thing altogether if it’s just some random group “candy coating” their plug with some content.  Anyway, here’s this week’s “best of” what I’ve read about the job search:

• Jobs: ‘Stopped firing, not yet hiring’

• Make Room for Mobile Devices in Your Job Search

• Are Paper Resumes Dead?

• An Antonym Of Change Is For Suckers


• How to Get Your Resume Noticed? Think Above the Fold

• Jobless Claims in U.S. Decreased 27,000 to 451,000 Last Week

• Is Your Job Search Over 8 Weeks Old?

• The Power Of Career Networking

• How To Cope With Job Loss

• People Won’t Work for Nothing?

• Top Five Regrets of the Dying

If everything goes the way I’m hoping it will (and I don’t have any more dire computer issues crop up), I’ll have a new book feature for you on Monday, and possibly a “guest post” on Wednesday, so there’s that to look forward to.  Remarkably, I have had zero networking events this week, no doubt reflecting folks not wanting to go up against holidays and the start of school.  However, I’m off for the Chicago COUNTs conference on Sunday, and it looks to be a full schedule coming up over the next couple of weeks!

Again, for your convenience, I’ve added this week’s links into the on-going “Big List of Links” all alphabetically sorted and formatted as an e-book.  Please download a copy, and share it with friends!   Get it by clicking here:


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