A friend of mine and I were talking the other day about how busy you suddenly get once you’ve been laid off. Seriously, where does the time go?? I feel like I’m busier now that I was when I was working full-time AND freelancing on the weekends. So it’s been really hard to adjust my routine, and I get scared every time I open my feedreader and see the number of blog posts that are unread. That said, the craziness is most likely due to the fact that we have 15 people coming into town this weekend to prepare for.
But on to what you are here for: links! And as job-hunting is on my mind, career advice is on the slate for today.
I can’t believe I’ve never posted about Never Sleep! It really should have made either Fall Booklist or Fall Booklist 2 because it’s been on my booklist for a looong time. In any case, Thinking for a Living has been posting essays from the book, so now that I’m poor, I’ve been reading them as they come out. Sweet! It’s mostly geared towards college grads, but many have solid advice for anyone.
I’ve also really been enjoying Kevin Fullerton’s blog, Springboard 501. In it, he advises college students on how to look for a job in a creative field, but once again, I found the advice helpful for anyone. Particularly the article I mentioned in Monday’s post and this one on following your connections to the end (meaning a job).
Dream Job vs Any Job?
A post on HOW’s blog led me to this thread, which gave me food for thought to build off of what Kevin said in his post on Long-Term Job Hunting I referred to above. Personally, I’d like to have my cake and eat it too…and by that I mean the chance to work on some ideas tossing around the back of my head while living in the city I’d like to live in. Btw, HOW also had a great little post on Finding the Silver Lining: Resources for This Economy.
Speaking of ideas in the back of my head, this book might come in useful. I’ve been wanting it for a while, but after reading this review on The Designer’s Review of Books, I’m seriously considering putting my gift cards toward it. (or maybe my kool-aid points from Jupiter…)
I feel like there were other links I read this week, but do you think I can find them? Nope. If I do, I’ll be sure to post! Cheers!