Brandt’s 17 Productivity Basics

Or Why it’s Impossible to Find the Perfect Productivity System The Messy Bullet Journal, Part 6 Plans go awry. I originally planned this post to list alternatives to Bullet Journaling for managing your life. However, as I looked at different [...]

Protect Your LinkedIn Passwords – Q&A

Questions & Answers: The LinkedIn Security Debacle and You What’s all this about a LinkedIn hack? Wasn’t that years ago? For LinkedIn members, an old hack is coming back to bite us in the you-know-what. Back in 2012, hackers stole [...]

Saddling Up for LibreOffice Sidebars

A Writer's Guide to Using Sidebars in LibreOffice Part 6 of LibreOffice for Writers How sidebars got to LibreOffice It was not inevitable. Sidebars came to Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice by way of IBM. Older versions of OpenOffice did not [...]

10 Secrets of the LibreOffice Status Bar

Explore the Tiny Little Status Bar with Deep Secrets The LibreOffice Status Bar for Writers Talk about flying under the radar! For two years I barely paid attention to the little data bar on the bottom of my LibreOffice Writer [...]

Markdown for Bloggers – Web Links

Part 4 - Creating Web Links Writing for the web naturally entails offering links to various other resources. As you probably expect, Markdown offers a couple of simple ways of including web links in your posts. Although it's slightly more [...]

Should a Job Hunter Start a Blog?

Can Blogging Get You Your Next Job? As a job hunter, you have a lot of skills to learn and maintain, including résumé writing, cover letter writing, learning LinkedIn and other social media, networking techniques, interview techniques and negotiation. It's [...]

Job Hunting Basics: Finding Work with Job Aggregators

How to Use Job Aggregator Websites for Your Job Search As part of a new series of articles for job hunters, Frugal Guidance 2 will present our frugal list of job aggregation sites for job hunters. First, however, we will [...]

More Stealthy Job Search Alternatives to LinkedIn

Pursuing Confidential Job Search Alternatives Off the Grid Fifth and Final Part of the Series, with Summary and Reading List If you are in a confidential job search, one way to keep your search a secret is to do some [...]

Run Silent, Run Deep. Keep Your Confidential Job Search a Secret

Loose Lips Sink Ships Part 2 of a series on planning your confidential job search Like the classic submarine movie, Run Silent, Run Deep, a stealthy job search involves staying undetectable from friends and foes. As we discussed in our [...]

LinkedIn Connections: What’s Your Style? Part 3

More on LinkedIn Networking for Creatives, Working Joes, Movers, Boomers, and you! This post is the third part in a series on examining your LinkedIn connecting style. If you haven't read the previous post, LinkedIn Connections: What's Your Style? Part [...]

LinkedIn Connections: What’s Your Style? Part 2

Finding your LinkedIn Style of Networking In our last post, we engaged in the Quality vs. Quantity debate between connecting with LinkedIn members you already know and trust (Quality) and the advantages of having a large, diverse, new network (Quantity). [...]

Learning LinkedIn on Frugal Guidance 2

Put the Power of LinkedIn at Your Fingertips. (Photo from the 1947 film, Monster Alley.) An Index to LinkedIn on Frugal Guidance 2 One of the subject areas that Frugal Guidance 2 keeps returning to is the use [...]