Weekend Read: Some Jobs To Grab Right Now

The Obama Administration must surely have a fresh migraine, now that a new jobs report shows the economy added a paltry 69,000 gigs in April. The news is not good- there is no way to put lipstick on this pig. Perception is voter reality, this we know. I'm not assigning blame here; that's a job … Continue reading Weekend Read: Some Jobs To Grab Right Now

You’ll Never Get a Job This Way

In the early days of internet job boards, I ran an experiment. I wanted to see how many jobs I could apply to in a day. I got on this kick because searching for jobs and thoughtfully applying for them was really, really boring. I found out that I could apply for about 70 jobs a day before my … Continue reading You’ll Never Get a Job This Way

Job Hunting Advice From A 1%-er

Reid Hoffman is a smart guy. He invented LinkedIn, and I'm glad he did. If you are looking for a new twist in your career, or desiring full reinvention, feel free to abandon the chit chatty cocktail party that is Facebook for 30 days and lose yourself in LinkedIn. I'm betting you probably are not … Continue reading Job Hunting Advice From A 1%-er

Look Where The Rocks Are

A few minutes ago I browsed some  job openings on LinkedIn. I imagined I was totally unemployed, and tried to get in character; measuring my reactions to the posts, paging through the list of qualifications. Was I feeling overwhelmed, underqualified, or completely capable? I tried to imagine what it is like for you; searching for … Continue reading Look Where The Rocks Are

Weekend Read: The Benefit of New Friends (with Benefits)

The United States economy added a paltry 120,000 jobs last month. A UCLA forecast predicts California will not crawl back to pre-recession bliss until at least 2016. The politicians are not doing much to help, but it's not like they can. Presidents and politicians, regardless of party, have almost nothing to do with recovery, as … Continue reading Weekend Read: The Benefit of New Friends (with Benefits)