Category Archives: Updates

Weekly Update 2/3/2013

I realized that with all my projects, you’d like to hear how they’re going.  Of course I’ve got my update page here, but it’s a bit more technical.

First up, Quest For Employment, is going nicely – and it seems that it’s release is selling my other books.  Which I can’t complain about.  I still need to convert it to iBook, but just haven’t had the time.  Also, would you want to see it in print?  Let me know!

My work to convert my last two Focused Fandom books into print is moving ahead normally.  I think I’ve got the formatting good so I’ll be running test copies soon.  This is a tetchy part as at times I’ve had to run 3 print copies to get books right, so we could be seeing a month or two just due to delivery times.

There’s also a few more things brewing, so stay tuned!

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.fantopro.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.

 

Quest For Employment Is A Go!

Yes, after many an interruption, my next book Quest For Employment is out!  I’m still waiting for it to process for the Nook (and iBook may take a bit) but you can get it in ePub, PDF, and Kindle!

This book is based on a series of columns I did at Fan To Pro concerning what I learned on an unexpected job search.  It was further tested and expanded when I got laid off a second time, and figured I might as well see if I knew what I was talking about.  As I’m employed, I’m pleased to say, yes, I probably know what I’m talking about.

It’s a great deal at $2.99, and is a fast, quick read that gives you a kind of “director’s cut scenes” on the job search, those extras, options, and observations you won’t find in standard job search guides.  Ever wonder about the role of empathy in your job search?  How resumes may get you judged on anything but the actual contents?  Why people seem to be talking about different things when they mention networking?  It’s all there in 40 breezy pages.

Best of all each chapter has actual “To Dos” to give you specific things to try out so you can use the knowledge right away.

If you’re not sure, there’s even a sample.

So drop on by, give it a look, and let me know what you think (and let me know what you think of the purchase options, I’m trying out some new services).

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.fantopro.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.

 

 

Update: Quest for Employment!

Well I’m adding new content to “Quest for Employment,” my upcoming job-search inspired guide to the variances and techniques I found for the job search.  Fortunately, I found I had to more enhance or add to content rather than add huge amounts of new information.  It’s going quicker than I thought and I hope to have a new beta this weekend.

I like the fact I can keep it tight and effective, so hang in there – and when it’s done I’m also planning to return to my job search coaching!

So for a quick taste, the contents will cover:

  • Regional issues.
  • Resume issues beyond the obvious
  • Job search boards and their idiosynracies
  • Networking being more than it seems
  • Being yourself -in a way you may not have thought of
  • Going on a blitz and running a job search campaign.
  • A bunch of miscellaneous tips I REALLY couldn’t justify giving chapters!

It’s also heavily oriented on “to do’s” so you can get applying what I learned.

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.fantopro.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.