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How To Answer the “So, what do you do?” Question

All of us have heard the old saying,” It’s not what you know but who you know.”  I say in this job search market, we need to rewrite this to read “It’s who and what you know.”  Knowing someone will hopefully get your foot in an otherwise closed or hidden door for a meeting, but […]

“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 […]