Looking for some stability ...


Well, it’s nice to have a co-author on board for this blog, and I expect that Gordon will be able to keep some interesting material flowing in here.  Frankly, I’m a bit of a mess at the moment, as the project that’s taking up about a half of my time is still not a “done deal” for turning into a full-time gig, and things are otherwise financially pretty grim, so I’m constantly see-sawing between being very active and hopeful, and being terror-stricken and wondering if I should be spending every waking hour cranking out resumes.  Bleh … I really ache for a nice stable situation.

As I noted before, I’ve not been able to give the time to my on-line research (aka Twitter reading) that I’d been doing previously, and so have not had a regular stream of links to bring you.  The ones here  are partially from last week’s and partially this week’s reading.  I hope you’ll find something useful in these:

• Job Hunting After Age 50: Help For A Stalled Job Search!

• What Not to Say in a Job Interview

• Red Herring Resumes

• 12 Tips for a Lengthy Job Search

• Job searching? Take a cue from ‘The Price is Right’

• Getting a job through unconventional means

• Your Dream Job Is Out There

• The Big Job Search Lies

• Twitter your way into a job

• The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search

• 3 Keys to Success for Job Seekers Born in the ’50s or ’60s

• Top 55 Most Popular Facebook Pages for Job Search in 2011

I know I’ve been blithering on about this stuff a lot of late, but I had really anticipated one of the various projects that I’ve been involved in coming through as a paying full-time gig, and so far that’s not only not happened, but payments have been coming through few and far between on the ones that are nominally “paying”.  Worst of this was that very large graphics project that I was working on in December and January … I knew that I was not going to be “fully compensated” for my time on that, but I was shocked when I finally got the check (more than 3 months after the project ended!) and found that I’d been paid for less than a quarter of the hours that I’d put in, with a final figure coming in at 20% less than what I figured was the bare minimum I was going to get paid.  Very depressing.

Needless to say, it’s hard to keep focused when I’m filling up my days working on stuff that’s not job-search related, yet not getting enough money in the door to keep things together.  And, as a number of industry folks have pointed out “praying for a miracle is not a strategy”, but it’s almost like I’m back to that end of things.

Anyway, as usual, I’ve pulled this week’s links into the big alphabetically-sorted list and have outputted a new version of the .PDF e-book, which can be downloaded here:


Filed under: Job Search

Tags: desperation, links, research, twitter

Leave a comment