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[21 Oct 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 10 Comments | ]
Desperately Seeking Susan? No, I Mean Job Seeker Bloggers

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Career Jockey needs a few good men (or women)!
You like to write? No this isn’t a job post. I wish. It’s a call for job seeker writers who want to share their successes, struggles, dreams, ideas, whims, whatever with other job seekers.
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[1 Jul 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

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CNNMoney.org included two positive headlines.

“Manufacturing index up for 6th straight month“
“Job market shows some improvement“

If you take the time to read through these articles, you’ll see the good news interspersed with the bad. Seems like we take a few solid steps forward then slip back some before moving forward again. It’s more like trench warfare and tug-a-war than anything else, but these are positive signs.

Spread the positive news around. If you can, make a point of reaching out to the job seekers in your life. It’ll …

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[23 May 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

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Today (March 23, 2009) the Miami Herald published a story on career-related grass-roots websites helping South Florida job hunters. CareerJockey.org made the story, of course, and a number of other South Florida sites like Lemonadeit, LaidOffCampMiami and JobsDirectUSA. The story mentions sites that run events for job seekers like Pink Slip Party and Back on Track Network, which is where I got my start, and reveals the personal side of the South Floridians behind these efforts.
Check out the Miami Herald story.
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[7 May 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

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Just added a number of activities to the Calendar of Events page. The events are from multiple sources, but all are good networking opportunities designed for out of work folks.
There’s a networking event tomorrow at Nikki Beach (worse case you can take a walk on the beach), Back on Track Tues and Thur meetings in South Dade, and a career fair June 4th.
I’ll be working to keep this current with in-person South Florida events and online events for anyone across the globe.
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[6 May 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

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Here’s a very short blurb from me on some positive news. CNNMoney.com reported today that a job recovery may be on the way. I’m just reported the news they published.
Here’s a quote:
“There has been a real sea change in the leading indicators over the last few months, which now gives us very objective reasons to be hopeful that the recession will be drawing to a close,” said Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of Economic Cycle Research Institute.
Follow the link here for details.
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[28 Apr 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

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I ran into Meg Monfort’s “Career Chaos” blog and believe she provides some good practical advice. This past month she posted a blog entry describing her four favorite job search books. They are:

The Job Loss Recovery Guide: A Proven Program for Getting Back to Work — Fast!– by Lynn Joseph, Ph.D.

Knock ’em Dead Resumes and the rest of the series – by Martin Yate
Winning Interviews for $100,000+ Jobs – by Wendy Enelow
Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1,000 a Minute – by Jack Chapman

She also made a …

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[31 Jan 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

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