Two Weeks Notice

Two Weeks Notice

by Kerry Scott on 14 December 2009

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I started this blog just about a year ago.  My one year anniversary will be on New Year’s Day.

So this seems like a perfect time to quit blogging, and that’s what I’ve decided to do.

Here’s why:

  1. I don’t have too much more to say. My overall philosophy around job hunting is this:  Don’t be an idiot.  Don’t be a jerk.  Use some common sense.  If you do those things, somebody will eventually hire you.
  2. It’s cold in Wisconsin. As I write this post, the windchill is well below zero here in Milwaukee.  That means I have to have the heat on, which means the gas and electric company is going to want me to pay them.  Blogging is paying me…well, not much.  If I stuck to it, I’d eventually (maybe) make more than that…but the gas and electric company does not care to wait that long. The opportunity cost of blogging is not insignificant, and I’m planning to spend at least a little bit of my blogging time making some actual dollars in 2010. One thing I’ve learned from blogging is that I really like to write, and that’s something I’d like to pursue going forward.
  3. I’m not in HR anymore. Things change, and the longer I’m out of the business of actively hiring people, the less relevant my advice is.  I firmly believe that the best job-hunting advice comes from people who are actively hiring right now. Those are the people you should be listening to, and I’m no longer one of those people.

This blog and the posts will remain up for at least a little while (the hosting bill is paid through January, I think).  After that, I haven’t decided what to do with the domain just yet.  I might sell it, or I might keep it and use it for something entirely different of my own…but it won’t be about job hunting anymore.

This hasn’t been an easy decision.  I’ve met some amazing people through this blog—fellow bloggers and readers alike.  I’ll miss all of you.  This has been a great year.

So the last post will be two weeks from today.  I’m keeping the regular posting schedule until then (except for Christmas Day, because I’m taking that day off, because Santa is bringing some pretty kick-ass toys to my kids and I want to see if the Tonka garbage truck picks up the trash at the Barbie Dream Mansion).

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Kerry Sandberg Scott December 18, 2009 at 7:27 am

There isn’t a new blog, so there’s nothing to link to. My next project is to catch up on real-life stuff for a while. From there, we’ll see.

Eric December 21, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I know I’m a bit late on the draw here, but I wanted to say thank you. I’m currently going through a rather critical time, including a job search, and the advice I’ve found here has been indispensable. And well, the Tales From the Cluefree certainly have gone a long way to instill some confidence that, at least I’m not that bad!

I’ve yet to land that dream job, but I feel like I have a better shot now than I’ve ever had in the past. I have your blog to thank in part for that.

Good luck, wherever life takes you next.

Rick Saia, CPRW December 23, 2009 at 1:24 pm

(Sniff!) Best of luck in the “next phase” Kerry! Thanks for your wisdom, and a special “thank you” for your guest posts on our blog.

Happy Holidays!
~ Rick
.-= Rick Saia, CPRW´s last blog ..What Do You Want (Besides a Job) in 2010? =-.

Kate December 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Thanks so much for this awesome blog – I discovered it early this fall and read through all the old posts and had a great time gleaning some tips and definitely laughing lots and lots.

Best of luck to you in all your new endeavors!

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