>Great, thank you for getting back to me!
You’re welcome. I try to help all my fellow Jaspers. That’s why I “do” Jasper Jottings.
>Do you know how I could get in contact with the two people you mentioned?
>I do have a blog, but I’m not sure
Well, recruiters use Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs and websites as tools in their recruiting.
>Could you eleaborate on the other ideas
I’d suggest that you need to take a peek at my http://tinyurl.com/lxu93 for some of my concepts in job search. You’ll see that I focus on what is YOUR UVP. Unique Value Proposition. What problem are you going to solve for some one else? And how will you retain some value for yourself? What’s unique to you? Then you focus on the USP. Sales. How do you sell yourself? (I’ve been asked and actually outlined a 16 week moodle course on my view of the steps.) The problem that you might have is that you may not have enough DIKW! (Data is not information; Information is not knowledge; Knowledge is not understanding; Understanding is not wisdom. – Cliff Stoll and Gary Schubert) Data is the atomic level. Information is data with dimensions or context. Knowledge is predicted information. Wisdom is the boundaries. You may need to network to get the DIKW to define, market, and close the deal.
>could really use some guidance
Well, I’d start with the http://tinyurl.com/lxu93 site’s reading list. “Job changing at 100k+” by Lucht is both a book and a work book. I’d borrow the book but buy the workbook. Lucht has the idea of a very structured face 2 face networking meeting. I swear by it.
> because as you said, this market is hard!
Hard for us old guys; you youngsters, the world is your oyster!
>That is great about your book, I have written a novel too.
> It was edited, but I’m not sure how to go about getting published.
That’s a chore.
> How did you publish yours?
I self-published on Lulu and it’s available on my Lulu storefront. http://tinyurl.com/26u3rc And the big one volume book is on Amazon Marketplace. The two volume paperback will be on regular Amazon shortly.
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