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Putting Myself Out There

Putting Myself Out There
Right now, I’m in a semi-regular position with the job search – I’m coasting on some freelance work (lost out on a potential fun job, but continuing to seek more clients); questioning whether I truly am “unemployed” based on a friend’s comment (my answer – I’m probably more underemployed than employed); and resenting those who... Read more »

Meetups and Tweetups and Stuff - Oh, My!

Meetups and Tweetups and Stuff - Oh, My!
One of the advantages – and disadvantages – to living in a city like Chicago is that there are plenty of opportunities to network. I’m not talking about the kind of high-level, cocktail-party events that are held on a nightly basis – you know, the kind that brag about getting 1,000 RSVPs into a 100-person... Read more »

More tales from the networking world ...

Well, I didn’t have any “industry” profile this week, no “guest post”, nor other handy thing lined up to bring to you today, so I guess you’re stuck with my regaling you about my latest networking adventures.  As regular readers will recall, I try to get out to 2-4 events a week, but haven’t been... Read more »

Mailing it in ...

Soooo … this looks like it’s going to be one of those “apology fest” posts …  please excuse me while I change into my hair shirt.  First of all, sorry for there not being a post on Wednesday.  I was off at the monthly ChicagoNow tweetup on Tuesday and ran into a gal there (a... Read more »

Some "superific" networking ...

It’s been a while (I think) since I’ve updated what I’ve been doing in terms of networking, perhaps due to being somewhat abashed at my networking vs. what’s being recommended in the various books I’ve covered here.  I guess if I was one of those guys with a defined career path from which I could... Read more »

Curiouser and curiouser ...

I don’t know about you, but I’m somewhat scrambled from the flip-flop this weekend, when Friday had the “book feature” (as part of Blog Action Day) and today I’ve got the carry-over of what would have been your weekend links!  It’s probably nothing to you (well, except that you don’t have all weekend to leisurely... Read more »

Networking, links, and some warnings ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16339684@N00/2445525599/ The past couple of weeks have been a bit thin on the networking front … it seems like a lot of groups tend to shift their schedules around to avoid the holidays, but this then starts to stack things up afterwards … next week, for example, has pretty much 3 events each night! I... Read more »

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 »

So, a bit more reading for you ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginnerobot/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 Another good week of reading … a lot of stuff coming through, which you could tell by the mid-week post that “burned” several links, and yet we still have well over a dozen to share here for the weekend! It’s so hard to predict how things are going to “come... Read more »

Too much networking?

Hunter S. Thompson once said: “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” and I’m sort at a similar juncture … not necessarily involving drugs, alcohol, violence, and insanity (although one or more of those were in evidence), but regarding networking. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrian_s/ / CC BY 2.0... Read more »