- Anyone familiar with Papen? Local weekly job group meetings North/South split. $10 contribution. More info at www.papen.us
- Kiran Shetty has a lead on medical product marketing positions in eastern PA - Contact Mike if interested.
- Attended Diversity Job Fair Tues Mar. 24th - a waste (Anyone know of any job fairs that would be of interest to more experienced job seekers?)
- Attended Pink Slip Party @ Mullaney's. Got lead on George Swanik III - Action Mode.com career development
- Leukemia Society organized party w/$10 donation. Contact Megan.email@example.com 412-697-2863
- Pittsburgh Business Times has a free SmartReader Strategies Seminar on April 3 from 8:30-10:00 AM
- Westvac career event April 22nd (If you have more details on this event, please leave them as a comment to this post)
- Volunteer opportunities posted to AMA Pittsburgh site for board.net and Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
- TIE.org Pittsburgh Chapter has a Power Roundtable scheduled for April 8th. Free for TIE member/$30 for others
- Innovation Works was mentioned as a source for events but none listed on site for 2009 (If anyone has more details, please let us know)
- Dave Roberts will research upcoming job fairs, etc. from his former employer (Thanks Dave!)
- Business Leads Exchange meets monthly for lunch - $15
- Vista Print is a source for free business cards
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Mar 12 Luncheon: Winning Business Lessons of the
Obama Campaign, Featuring Barry Libert, author of Barack, Inc.
Barry Libert is a business executive, author, and speaker based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has more than 25 years of executive leadership and entrepreneurial experience, and has been instrumental in advancing the awareness and use of Web 2.0 and social technologies within the business world.
You can register for this event here.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
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Monday, March 2, 2009
Keeping with this subject, I have asked Neal Griebling of Future Design Studio to guest post in this space on the process of finding work in recessionary times.
It’s my experience that we, as Americans, are an impatient lot. We seek immediate satisfaction, gratification, and results. Moreover, we not only seek these things, we expect them. When our expectations are not met, we give up and walk away.
George Leonard in his wonderful book, entitled Mastery, writes with great eloquence about how certain types of individuals react to the challenges of mastering any skill. He focuses on the martial arts, but his analysis and insightful suggestions could apply to learning any skill. He counsels patience, discipline, and focusing on process.
The search for work is filled with stress and anxiety. We are impatient; we want results today, or if not today, then tomorrow. What we must realize is how little control we have over results. Will the HR specialist read our resume, will our friends seek leads on our behalf, will the interviewer recognize our skills and talents? All of these situations are not within our control.
What, then, is within our control? It’s our behavior, our action that we bring to bear upon our job search. When we focus on process rather than results, we are able to give our undivided attention to the task in hand, be it refining our resume, scheduling our networking appointments, or immersing ourselves in researching the job marketplace.
When impatience or anxiety arises, concentrate on what you can control — your process. If you are diligent about mastering your process, the results will, in time, take care of themselves.