I have had the fortune to be acquainted with Penelope Trunk, aka the Brazen Careerist, business advice / career columnist for the Boston Globe, for some time now. Penelope has always impressed me with her insightfulness and fresh, no-nonsense, practical ideas about managing careers and work. So, I was delighted to receive from her publisher […]
Tools and Resources to Support the Development of your Bold Career
Ian recommends, reviews and discusses tools and resources to help you take ownership of your professional journey including sites, books, software tools and other resources.
A relatively recent addition to the Canadian job search landscape is Eluta. Like my previous recommendations of SimplyHired and Indeed for the US market, Eluta takes a Google-like approach to spidering Canadian sites and aggregating all the jobs it can find under your search parameters. It really is an available job posting search tool. Most […]
I have a book that I bought, apparently in London judging by the price sticker on the back, many years ago. I don’t remember doing so, but I have read this book, cover to cover, several times and it has a permanent place on my shelf. Back in the 18th century, their was an English […]
I know. I know. I am one of thousands to review David Allen’s almost cult-like book. In case you aren’t savvy, the system is referred to as GTD. Let me say that there are at least two levels of value in GTD. The first is his comprehensive system for productivity. The second is the ideas […]
In response to my post on SimplyHired, I received an email from the folks at Indeed.com. If you like Google, Indeed.com is certainly a job search tool you should look at as it seems to function in very similar ways. Here is how they explain what they do: “Indeed is a search engine for jobs […]
I have to recommend a highly useful tool to power-up your online job search. It is Simply Hired. Simply Hired essentially gathers jobs from hundreds of job sites and puts them in one search results function. They then give you the power to filter by experience requirements, company size, education level required and more. The […]
A quick note in support of a new service I have been using. As a blogger using the Movable Type system and an owner of “traditional” web sites, I decided to find a hosting service that would support both needs. No complaints with my existing provider. Big. Reliable. But not the kind of place I […]
Back in Boston, 2001, I walked into a book store looking for a replacement journal and found, well, something special. Moleskine. The black cover. Cloth bookmark. And the history. Used by Van Gogh, Matisse, Hemingway, and others. Well, I was sold. With a shelf full of full Moleskine journals later, I have been hooked ever […]
One of the great pleasures I have is seeing current and former clients – individuals and companies, do really neat things. Pete Smyth, CEO of iamota is doing some really neat things in the mobile phone application space. iamota allows you to save, sync, and share your contacts anywhere – between computer and mobile phone […]
I had a nice email last week from Stephen Harris. He hosts two worthwhile sites that you might find interesting. The first is Zero-to-Network, a well conceived site focused on the art of networking. The second is Job-Stuff focused on career transition.