Tag: meetup

Out of sequence, out of town ...

I thought I had a really great post lined up for this Wednesday.  One of the resources that I follow on Twitter had been “teasing” about a new e-book that was just chock-full of job search info, with a number of guest authors, and was going to be coming out yesterday.  I don’t know what... Read more »

Networking and research ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccacnorthlib/4131839908/ Well, I got back on the Networking horse this week, with two fairly interesting events.  Neither of these were “home runs” for my job search, but they at least got me out into public again.  Frankly, on Wednesday night I had a choice of three events that seemed on-target to choose from.  As I’ve... Read more »

Where to go, what to read ...

It’s been a couple of rough weeks around chez Job Stalker … having gone from the excitement of  several phone interviews in a row (“They like me!!!”) to deafening silence for weeks at a time.  I got totally blind-sided on one of them, where the recruiter had told me that he was only doing phone... Read more »
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Networking and research ...

What a week.  As I’ve noted here before, I try to get out to at least two networking events a week, but have found that if I’ve hit five, that’s too many and I’ll end up exhausted.  Well, I was pushing that zone this week, ending up going off for four events, and my ability... Read more »

Never enough hours in the day ...

Photo: Griszka Niewiadomski It’s a sad commentary on how brutal the job search has become, but I’m aching to get a job just so that I have some time off.  Admittedly, I’m probably more “obsessive” about this than the average guy, but I fill very nearly every waking hour with something related to the job... Read more »

So many events, so little time ...

Sorry to have not gotten out a mid-week post here … I had planned one that was focusing on a couple of events this week (including a job fair), but I got swamped by events and by the time I was able to “pull the trigger” on that,  it would have been “old news” (or... Read more »
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Bits & Pieces ...

So, I guess I should have saved one of those posts from last week to run this week!  I’d actually planned to have another author interview this Monday, but there was a “communications breakdown” with that, and now I’m hoping that it will be in-hand in time to run next Monday … it’s a good... Read more »

Reading & Networking ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/takomabibelot/ / CC BY 2.0 The past couple of weeks have offered pretty solid networking opportunities, with many events available.  As I’ve noted, I try to hit at least 2 events per week, and try to do no more than 4 (exhaustion sets in eventually!), and here in Chicago (at least in my niche) that’s... Read more »

Ya gotta get out there ...

So, it’s a holiday week … and not all that much is happening on the “standard” networking calendar … but I wanted to do a post about the importance of networking.  Last night I was off at the “Tweetsgiving” event being hosted by Mark Carter of Networking for a Cause and Veronica Ludwig of 3... Read more »
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Looking for a job is a full-time job (Part 3: Networking!)

Networking: Free cheese and crackers, booze and interesting people. A lot of people hear the word “networking” and squish up their faces like they’re avoiding a root canal, but I’m not one of them. Call me a believer. But I actually think networking is one of the ONLY fun things about looking for a job,... Read more »