Friday, November 19, 2010

Aunt Rosalie's Stuffing

It’s November. Thanksgiving is just 5 days away..snow is itching to start falling on us (have we seen our last 60 degree day in November?)…Irish coffee season is under way…college basketball has featured some excellent match-ups this week, for those of you that don’t wait until March to follow it.

And, each year, about now is when I hear “it’s horrible looking for a job during the holidays”; “I’ll take a break until after the new year”; “nobody is interviewing for the next few weeks”. I always think of the incredible scene from the film, “Kramer vs. Kramer”, when Dustin Hoffman has to find an Advertising Agency job in one day.

Share your thoughts here about searching during the holidays. Do you turn up the effort? Do you take a break for a few weeks? Does the search during the holidays bring your mood down in the midst of so many happy people celebrating?

Among the pieces of wisdom I’ve picked up during these job searches I’ve gone through is this: Every month of the year can be seen as a really bad month for job hunting, and I also firmly believe that every month of the year can be seen as an excellent time to be hunting. I can see either side’s point of view. Your thoughts?

A new blog worth looking at has begun. The writer is very sharp, wise, funny, and a good friend. It's called "Career Chatter", and here's the link: Have a look and let us know what you think of it. You can also find it in Twitter at: @Career_Chatter

More homework for you - a nice article about using Twitter for your job search can be found in US News and World Report at:

Finally, yes, even here: Interesting Thanksgiving trivia, I know, it's almost a requirement this time of year. Share with us yours, or even a quirky (I know, rhymes with...) memory. Here's something I picked up that I absolutely don't remember learning 1,000 years ago when I was in school: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb", and a magazine editor, is credited with being most responsible for making Thanksgiving a national Holiday!

Here's to a very fun, happy and safe holiday for you all! I look forward to your comments,



  1. As someone who has spent more than her fair share of time looking for working, and often over the holidays, I can say that there are companies interviewing this time of year. Because so many people choose to stop looking, it improves your odds. This is a great time to focus on posted job ads, since your odds improve with fewer people looking.

    Tamara Wasserman

  2. Larry,

    Awesome blog--so entertaining, but with lots of great content! You missed your calling! Amy