by Mark Cummuta

Week 21: Personal Job Search Update

Jan 31, 20082 mins

I’m in the process of writing a blog entry about searching for a job during an economic downturn. I’ve interviewed experts around the country for their advice on this topic, and my conversations with them have led to a slew of new networking contacts and job interviews for me. Since I’ve been busy researching this article on techniques for conducting a job search during a recession and with new job interviews, I wanted to bring you up to speed on the status of my own job search.

I am meeting with potential clients and proposing a number of short- and long-term consulting projects. I have also found new opportunities for public speaking engagements and am working to build and expand on them. To keep my leads pipeline full, I continue my online and offline networking efforts, which include attending IT, management and industry events, and staying in touch with my executive recruiting contacts, helping them where I can, and asking their advice as needed. And of course, I am pursuing my own targeted research and marketing to specific firms.

In addition to my article about successful job search tactics during a recession, I have also started working on another article about my experience working with a professional resume writer. I hope to be able to show my resume both before and after our work, as well as statistical results.

These numerous, exciting opportunities are keeping me very, very busy! There’s nothing like multiple phone calls, emails and interviews every day to prove that your job search project plan is working. Better still, it’s a great way to get your job-winning confidence back!

I’ve heard from several people around the country who say they are also seeing results from the job search project plans they’ve created. If you’re job search is getting responses, share your story!! I’d love to hear what’s working for you.

Thank you again for all of your comments and ideas!


Mark Cummuta

CIO Job Search: A Real Life Chronicle