Carnival Anyone?

I did my first blog carnival entry a few weeks ago and it was a blast. Basically the “host” has a question and you respond to it on a blog post by a certain date. Then the host links to all of these responses. Thom was the host and asked me if I was interested in doing the next one… and because I don’t have anything else to do *cough cough* I figured there is no time like the present! So here goes…

I’m hoping to get a good varied response from career experts (coaches, resume writers, HR, etc.), recruiters and just regular people that have been affected by a job search. The question below (in bold) really applies to EVERYONE since no one is safe from that proverbial pink slip.

So please write a post as it applies to you personally. I think it will be interesting to see how a recruiter responds vs. an executive that has recently lost his/her job… and I know that coaches/resume writers will have very interesting perspectives.

Here’s the topic/theme/question:

Yikes! You just lost your job! You’ve been so busy at *work* that you don’t feel your network is as strong as you would like it to be! What are you going to do with (and to) your network in the next 6 weeks as you begin an aggresive job search campaign? And, outside of your network, what job search tactics will you employ? Or your best networking tips related to job searches.

Edited Oct 17, after getting feedback for more clarification on “how” to participate:

Please post your entry to YOUR blog by 5am on November 6th, 2006. Then, send me the Permalink to that post, which I’ll put up on the 6th (hopefully in one big list, categorized).

If you don’t have a blog, and aren’t going to start one, you can send me the text and I’ll put that up in future posts (not until after Nov 6)

15 thoughts on “Carnival Anyone?”

  1. Awesome – I’ve already heard back from a number of people but – get this – someone just wrote the entire response to this (I asked him/her (ha ha, I’m not giving it away!) to please hold it until the 5th/6th, when I list them all). I can say this though, I just read it and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! I can’t wait until the 6th and post all of the responses… !

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