A Job Situation and Publishing Update

First, the bad news: No news on the job situation, which means that I am still looking for a job. Even if I am based in Odense, I am geographically flexible – the train connections out of Odense are excellent so I can be in places like Esbjerg, Aarhus or Copenhagen within 90 minutes. Feel free to take a look at the “About Me” page for starters.

Second, there is unfortunately a formal issue with blogging when you are unemployed as it technically could be seen as work or an independent source of income. I should note that even if this blog has had some links with my previous line(s) of work, it has always been a con amore project completely unsupported by any advertisers or sponsors. I pay some 250 DKK per year for the domain and hosting.

I’m not quite sure why having this kind of web-presence is problematic if maintaining a LinkedIn profile isn’t – after all a well-maintained blog can also be a way of presenting yourself to potential employers and finding a job or freelance assignments. I am of course aware of sponsored blogs or blogs carrying advertising but this is in a different league.

Still, to avoid any problems I will limit posting to week-ends and updates to the Project 52 – 2013 series for the time being. And if you want to get in touch with me, here are the details.

A Job Note

This update is just to say that I will be leaving the School of Social Work at UC Lillebælt at the end of July. Even if teaching is hard work, I’ve enjoyed getting back to the classrooms after some years doing round-the-clock research and I have had great colleagues (sorry for sounding like an American, but they were a dedicated, competent and very friendly bunch).

Right now, I can’t say what the future will bring. Obviously, I’m very unhappy about the prospect of having to deal with the unemployment system from a user perspective, and there are also a number of uncertainties about which way to go now.

But let us just say that I am open for offers within my fields of expertise which are policy and strategy analysis, social and labour market policy, organisational analysis and teaching within these fields.

Well, I’ll have to find a sharper way of presenting this but this is all for now.

Editorial Notice

Yes, lots of things are happening in Danish politics right now: The continued conflict between the parties in the governing coalition over unemployment insurance benefits and the leadership battle in SF are the two most obvious developments. However, despite being back in work (in a new job), blogging is not really a priority for the moment.

So the blogging hiatus continues until further notice but you can catch me – in Danish – on Twitter as jacobchr