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“Networking” Naturally

I’m not a typical “networker”. In fact, the typical idea of networking, quick card exchanges and a “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine” approach, is a big turn off for me. Which is why I never go to events that are just for those types of (in my opinion) shallow meet & greets, […]

Being a Crafty Income Earner

  Creative Supplemental Income Sources   A lot of my friends are crafty at earning money.  Yes, they may also be clever at creating income sources, but what I really mean is that they are full or part time artists/crafters. Now perhaps more than ever, a side-gig source of income is something many people may […]

‘Tis the Season – for Seasonal Work

When you’re looking for full time work, sometimes odd sources of extra income can come in quite handy (see last  post  Being a Crafty Earner, too) For example, ‘tis the season (almost) for holiday workers of all kinds. Get your application in early – some start this month, some around the beginning of November. Many […]

Be Assertive – Not Annoying: Ways to Follow Up Without Aggravating Anyone

  So you followed the networking blog post advice & made some new contacts – good for you! Are you thinking, “Sooooo, now what?” Job seekers often struggle with the notion of following up with networking contacts, so you’re not alone. Many are concerned that they will be perceived as a nuisance if they follow […]

An Active, Effective Job Search Looks Different Than You Might Think

“Send out 14,562 resumes a week! Make a bazillion new LinkedIn contacts a day! Tweak EVERY cover letter and resume you send out to tailor it to EACH job!” WHEW!  Job searching is TOUGH, and there’s SO much to do! And there’s AMPLE pressure to DO it all, too, isn’t there? How DO you job […]