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Monthly Archives: July 2012
Here’s an example of what has been, for me, a fairly standard cover letter. Continue reading
Wherever you decide to buy it, I know you’ll learn important lessons from it and I look forward to discussing those with you here. Continue reading
Finding a job, especially a first job, can be such an ordeal that, once you have it, you’re likely thinking “I’m all set now, no more worrying about a job.” I’d say that’s exactly the wrong way to think. In … Continue reading
One morning, tired of the traditional approach and with nothing left to lose, I put on a suit, commuted down the hall to my home office-studio and hired myself.
It wasn’t so much that I “formed a company with me as CEO,” as much as I stopped thinking of myself as “unemployed” or, even worse in my book, “retired.” Continue reading
By the time I returned home late that night, my life and those of about 1,000 of my former colleagues had been dramatically altered. Our company had eliminated our jobs. Continue reading
As a downsized executive who’s gone from a long-term corporate earner to a freelancer stringing contract jobs together into something resembling a livelihood, I made a sudden and stunning connection to these guys. Were these “networking” laborers really so different from myself…? Continue reading
Should Marissa Mayer have been job hunting while pregnant? My answer is of course she should, my book is called “Always Be Job Hunting,” after all. Continue reading
Tony and I do the blog GuysandGoodHealth.com, writing about men, health and eating there. This post ran on that blog but is relevant to AlwaysBeJobHunting.com too and so we are rerunning it here. At the beginning of my career I … Continue reading
Most people are so happy to find a job, especially in this horrible economy, that they don’t give much thought to knowing when it’s time to walk away from a job. But it’s important to know when to do that, … Continue reading