Tag: twitter

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OK, so I’m being cranky.  However, it does bug me that most of the searches that find this blog end up pulling up pieces that the previous Job Stalker wrote, nearly two years ago!  We get a daily report on these, so I see what search terms are getting people in here, but do you... Read more »

It's Friday, no foolin' ...

Wow, it’s Friday again, huh?  I have to admit that, aside from the worry, lack of cash, and despair that’s still hovering around me, my days look a lot more like they’re being occupied by a “freelancer” than a “job seeker”, as one of the projects I’ve been working on (the one that’s paying me),... Read more »

Some links to get you through the weekend ...

Wow … sort of had a “last minute” situation here today, as I didn’t snag the last few of these until late in the day. I’d been distracted by (paying) projects this week, which is a Good Thing, of course, but it meant that I didn’t have much time to spend communing with Twitter. I... Read more »
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Beware the "scam" networking events ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainerebert/4894416197/ I’m usually a great advocate for getting out and doing networking events in almost any context other than those “room full of unemployed people” functions (which are always depressing and rarely prove to be anything other than useless), however I got suckered into something last night that “is going to leave scars”.  This was... Read more »

A sale you shouldn't miss ...

Photo courtesy http://www.open-books.org As I probably have mentioned, back in the 90’s I ran my own publishing house, which I built from scratch following the Parliament of the World’s Religions here in Chicago in 1993.  At the Parliament I’d met a lot of people who had interesting manuscripts “sitting in a drawer at home”, which... Read more »

Networking, contacts, and links (oh my!) ...

Had a bit of a whirlwind day yesterday … my alma mater (Lawrence University) hosted the first event for a new Chicago-area alumni group at lunch (a great success with 80 attendees), which was followed by a meeting with folks from one of my consulting projects (about a new thing they’re pitching involving Second Life),... Read more »
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Where is all this going wrong?

Went to the Social Media Club of Chicago’s monthly event last night, which was great … saw a lot of folks I know, listened to an interesting speaker (and got a copy of her new book), and generally had a productive, albeit “unfocused” networking event.  But, what was the one thing that stuck with me? ... Read more »

A need to read ...

Wouldn’t that make a great title for a very limited-action movie?  Yeah, sometimes my week’s like that.  I have a few less links this week than I’d prefer (even with “holding over” some from last week), because I was out of the office at a client’s location twice this week … and somehow, if they’re... Read more »

This could be good for you ...

When I set into writing my review of David Meerman Scott’s Real-Time Marketing and PR I realized that this is very much a book for businesses and is not really targeted to individuals at all.  It’s a testament to how engagingly it is written that this particular fact had not crept into my consciousness the... Read more »
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Same as it ever was ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7174132@N05/3593834730/ Well, not quite … while I’ve gotten back to a reasonably constant read of the Twitter stream, I’m not getting out anywhere near as many resumes as I used to, due to the on-going freelance/consulting projects that have come in eating up serious chunks of my time.  Obviously, while I’m still hoping for a... Read more »