Hey, where’s the job hunting stuff?
This used to be a blog about job hunting. Now it’s a blog about family history. Wacky, no?
I was in corporate HR for about 14 years. My most recent “real” job was as the head of HR for a small airline. When my airline folded in 2008, I decided to stay home with my small kids and figure out what my next move would be. I was pretty sure my next move wasn’t going to be another corporate job, but just to be sure, I sold all of my suits on eBay, and used my pantyhose to stake my tomato plants. That’s how I became a stay-at-home mom. It was quite a big change, but I love it. My kids are much cuter than any of my previous bosses.
I started reading blogs while my kids watched Sesame Street. I found that there were a whole bunch of blogs about how to find a job. Some of them gave really bad advice. I was a little bored with Elmo anyway, so I started a blog with lots of job hunting tips. That’s how Clue Wagon was born.
After a year, I felt like I’d said pretty much everything I had to say about job hunting. I said one more thing, and then I stopped. I found that I missed blogging, but I didn’t miss talking about job hunting. I decided to start blogging again…this time about my complete career change from HR executive to professional genealogist.
My old job hunting posts still get quite a bit of traffic. In fact, my Tales of the Cluefree series seems to have a bit of a cult following (a really tiny cult that apparently missed the part where you’re supposed to shave your head and give all of your money to the cult leader…but still). People also still read the Weird Stuff People Type Into Google series. Occasionally I posted Random Goofy Stuff too.
Here’s where you can find my old job search advice by category:
- Finding Job Opportunities
- Applying for a Job
- Job Interviews
- After the Interview
- Standing Out in the Crowd
- Stuff That’s Out There
- Parts of Job Hunting That Suck
- Surviving Unemployment
Occasionally I posted stuff about myself too. That’s here. It’s not all that interesting, but if you’ve read this far, you’re probably just aimlessly surfing the internet anyway, so what do you care, right?