Tag: Job search

Time: That Most Precious Commodity

Time: That Most Precious Commodity
It’s hard to believe that it’s not even been quite a year since I wrote about time management….and ironically, my schedule has exploded. Two – count ’em, two – freelance projects that are coming into full bloom.  Changes in personal activities which require some shifting around of time and resources. Putting together some materials so... Read more »

Busting THE MISSION MYTH

Busting THE MISSION MYTH
One of the habits that I’m starting to develop as part of my job search is to read more business-oriented literature – part of it is to develop that business sense, but part of it is to take advantage of an obvious gap in my experiences – that of learning how to think like a... Read more »

Looking Good While Job Stalking

Looking Good While Job Stalking
It’s the kind of subject that rarely – if ever – comes up in the context of job seeking: how to be stylish and look good without breaking the bank. Staying sharp in appearance without worrying about having to choose between Ramen Noodles and real food because one needs a new tie. (Thankfully, I’m not... Read more »
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Turning Rebellion Into Money (Updated 0416)

Turning Rebellion Into Money (Updated 0416)
Sometimes I wonder, in the midst of all this job seeking, networking, co-working, etc., if maybe – just maybe – my efforts are being focused in the wrong direction. It’s something a lot of job seekers face – that feeling of utter frustration about doing the same thing, over and over, and expecting a different... Read more »

Job Stalking and Saying "No"

Job Stalking and Saying "No"
True story: it was a luncheon held after a successful “launch” of a new media venture. Immediately, the gathering turned from a general social outing to a more formal, business planning session, and I was forced to do something that I have found myself  doing more frequently: saying “no” to such big plans. Like many... Read more »

The Co-Working Games

The Co-Working Games
Yes, in a little less than a month after writing about the topic, I’m revisiting the topic of co-working, or “getting together with others to work on freelance work”. Now granted, the more cynical of you might be thinking, “Wait a minute, Gordon, if you’re freelancing, doesn’t that count as working?”  To which I would... Read more »
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Busting Myths About Freelancing

Busting Myths About Freelancing
One of the challenges of writing this blog – even if only on a weekly basis – is that sometimes, you see a problem arise, and you find that the greatest single factor in that situation….is you. In a recent conversation with a colleague, I heard the remark that as a result of one of... Read more »

Creatively Procrastinating

Creatively Procrastinating
This is always the most uncomfortable part of the job search – waiting. Staying patient while continuing to not only apply to positions, but after scheduling networking sessions (both large and small), doing whatever follow-ups are needed…has always been a challenge to me. So I spend most of my time doing research, which means reading... Read more »

The Joys of Co-Working

The Joys of Co-Working
Sometimes, being in a freelance state of mind definitely has its benefits. Awhile ago, I received an e-mail from a pal who is seeking work after being a stay-at-home-dad. He had suggested a small group of us who were seeking work in unique niches pool our resources – that way, we could share leads, network... Read more »
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The Perils of Positive Thinking

The Perils of Positive Thinking
My past week of job stalking has been a series of highs and lows. Highs include a very successful pitch with a potential freelance gig, but with the concurrent wait. Several employers e-mailed me for interview days and times….and never called back after my response. I was able to send a plethora of applications out... Read more »