I am starting a new series of posts on news and advice for both job seekers and employers. This has been a hot topic for me for a long time, and my continued unemployment has made it even hotter. I am involved with several unemployment support and networking groups, most notably WIND Networking (who I highly recommend). I have studied job hunting like a science, and have learned many lessons from my own process, and from listening to others. I don’t claim any special training in this area, but I have studied it for a long time, and what I do works well for me. I have also been on both sides of the fence (interviewing and hiring others as well). Since this topic is important to me, I added a new category (Employment) for these articles. You can read all posts related to employment at this URL.
Years ago I had a series of pages on my old website about job hunting, but when I started porting it over to my new website, I found some of the information dated. I will certainly copy over some of the content, but I think posting articles on topics will be more helpful than creating static pages again. Please send me any and all comments and ideas for future articles. Some articles I have already planned are preparing for a technical interview. time management, and establishing a presence online.
This article is on starting your job hunt. There are several steps you should take once you “have gained increased daytime freedom”. I cannot stress enough, though, that much of this you should be thinking about before you lose your job. I will be driving that point on several of these suggestions.