Tag: resumes

So frustrating ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshsemans/3753341694/ I had a small editing assignment, a proof-read and punch-up of a web site, which filled up 3 hours of my day today.  It was so refreshing.  I’ve been spending pretty much all day, every day, for eighteen months now flogging the job search, and I am, frankly, sick of it.  So, it was... Read more »

Another crazy week, another bunch of links ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrbenito/3250247023/ 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... Read more »

Doing battle with the baddies ...

Well, if last week was a networking whirlwind, this week made up for it, with my making it out to just one “official” networking event (I did hit a couple of other things where cards were exchanged, but that was sort of by accident).  Next week is back to having to choose between three events... Read more »

Your holiday reading ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xybermatthew/ / CC BY 2.0 One of the features that I’ve planned for The Job Stalker is a weekly round-up of interesting articles that I’ve come across relating to the job search.  It’s my intent that this will be a regular Friday  feature, but with getting things geared up here last week, the first of... Read more »

LIVE: From the Career Fair

Below is the culmination of live posts from a day job hunting at the Chicago Tribune Career Fair at Soldier Field. Most recent posts are on top.  All told, I gave out four of the ten resumes I brought with me. I’m used to only imagining my competition as I write out yet another cover... Read more »

Resume advice for professional eaters

Great resume advice this morning on WGN-AM Radio from ResuMAYDAY’s Lauren Milligan. She answered a lot of my questions about the “objective,” which I’ve taken to leaving off my resume altogether because, as she explains, no matter what you write, you’ll sound like you are an utterly boring and sad individual. That blueberry pie eating contest from 2004. Employers,... Read more »