Is your job-hunt floundering? Here, from National Business Employment Weekly, dated today, are several ways to rejuvenate your search: Be optimistic ("don't act as if you'll never find a job, don't dwell on past rejections"); vary your approach ("make cold calls; attend trade conventions"); reread business publications ("review past issues of local business newspapers"); brainstorm with other unemployed professionals ("joining job clubs may help"); contact headhunters, be polite to personnel managers; be systematic, not disorganized.
HOPEFULLY HELPFUL: "Are your memos gathering dust in somebody's "in" basket? Is your advice being ignored? Here are four ways to get the influence you need: (1) Study behavior and activities of people upon whom your company leaders rely. (2) Provide your bosses with what they need to thrive, i.e., find out what they need and give it to them. (3) Read profiles and biographies of business achievers. (4) Make yourself visible; write memos to show off your knowledge. The more people who are aware of you, the better your chances." (Working Woman, February)
BALTIMORE BEAT: Black & Decker, Signet Bank and Procter & Gamble (parent of Noxell Corp.) hit 12-month new highs in last week's generally lower stock market. . . . Security Analysts Society hosts Baltimore Bancorp, parent of Bank of Baltimore, Feb. 11, Sheraton, noon. Guest: Ed Hale, chairman of the board. . . . "You never know how dirty your hands are until you peel a hard boiled egg or go into politics." (Leonard Levinson via Mrs. Eugene Johnston, Camp Hill, Pa.). . . . "If George Washington never told a lie, how did he ever become president?" (Overheard somewhere). . . . WBAL Radio sportscaster Jim West told me that in the three-hour-plus Super Bowl telecast, the football was actually in play less than 8 minutes.