My name is Carol Doms
I think this migiht be a good place to share and dialog about unemployment and job opportunities, encourage one another, share tips etc.
I met several folks at SMCKC event on 1/24 at NK. Of which I did let people I met that I am looking for work. I understand there was another person there also got laid off, athought I didn't get a chance to meet him (or her).
Ok, so what did I do in my former employment life? I was the Corporate Librarian at NK. Think of me as a detective of information. I used the web and various resources to get the information needed by our company and clients. I know my the CEO boasted if I couldn't find it, the inforamtion didn't exist. I thought that was a bit of overstatement, but appreicated the confidence he had in me. One of my biggest disappointments, is that I was getting into social media on the business side when I got laid off. I was starting to do some social media monitoring projects with Chris Kovac, where I found that my searching skills were a natural with monitoring software. I think I could be a benefit to social media monitoring companies, that could use advice from a end user/searcher perspective and in customer service/training new users.
Still looking at traditional library jobs, but those are far and few between these days, So I am looking outside the box.
So this is where I am at. Currently at home, job searching. So if you are unemployed, share your story. If you are employed and know of opportunities, pass them on. Also if you get work, share the good news.