When you have a job, the person who you are, when you have that job, is a limited subset of the parts that make up who you are. Now that I am out of work, all these other parts of me, that I haven’t had to pay so much attention to because my life was busy and satisfying enough, have floated back up to the surface and started asking me to pay attention to them, and it’s tough to then take all these parts of yourself and to package them in resumes and letters.Share This:
There are not many of them. Rewriting your resume, looking through all those job listings on all those websites, trying to figure out if you can fit your experience to that job, where the recruiter may just press delete before opening your letter, but on the other hand, you finally find Test Match Special with Aggers and Blowers commentating on some of the most exciting test cricket anyone has ever listened to. Living in America, I never feel more English than when I am asked one of those questions about cricket. There is too much to explain when you say how amazing it is that a number 11 scores 98 in a last wicket stand of 163, after coming in at 117 for 9.Share This:
The next stage approaches. First of all, all of you who I think of as my friends, and who I hope think of me as your friend, will remain my friends, at least from my point of view, but according to all the advice, you are also now my network. My network who might one day in some way increase my net worth. I am linking to this on FB and Twitter, so you are already following me in those worlds, but if you are in another world, please follow, friend or connect with me on Linked In.
I have actually read a whole book called The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success. Honestly, I read all of it. It’s quite useful, if you need to use LinkedIn, which apparently I do. If you don’t need to use LinkedIn leave well alone. There’s no catharsis, although I would like to find one by getting a job, of course.
I am working on my LinkedIn profile now. Give it a day or so, and then check it out, if you like and tell me what you think, endorse me if you are on Linked in or give me a recommendation.
Enough for now. Thoughts?Share This:
13 years, and when I did, it was a matter of finding another college to teach at part-time and interviewing with the person in charge of those courses. Now I have to figure out where to apply, and what to do–I am lucky that there are quite a few things I can do and could do. I have to update resumes and think about social media too. I am on LinkedIn and FB and Twitter, so I am starting to use those. Any ideas would be great. I will write about what I am doingShare This: