If there was ever a time for me to start writing again on my blog this is the time to do so! So here I go. When I take a look at all the people who have added the #googleavl twibbion to their profile I am just amazed at what we are doing as a community. We are coming together on so many levels and I feel like we have already won.

Time is limited and we need as many people as possible to submit an application by the 26th so please ask your friends, hit up your network and submit an application of your own.

All the details on what you need to do can be found at www.googleavl.com Please nominate Asheville for google fiber.


It has been way to long since I wrote anything here but it has not been with out a good reason.  I have been spending a ton of time re-evaluating my life and my goals. I have also been very focused on updating my resume and working with a career coach (probably the best benefit IBM gives you when your laid off.)  It is now time to shake things up and get myself a new job.

My Resume

For my second assignment in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge I decided to list out a number of place you can find out about me on the web or where you can connect with me






Xing this profile is a work in progress


Hi, I’m Adam D Reich

this list will grow over time

Today I made a decision to improve my blog as part of my strategy to land a new job. So starting on the 6th of  April I will be spending 10 to 15 mins a day focus on the challenge as part of my retraining. It should be a great experience and would love for even more folks to join in.

Please come sign up here for the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge

Great sites for job seekers

Social media job sources from Jeremiah’s blog


Up until a couple of days ago I would never think twice about grabbing a glass of water but now that has changed.  Maybe it was because of the talk about the Twestival on twitter or it was seeing Scott Harrison on you tube. All I know is I want to help make a difference!!

The Twestival is taking place world wide on 12th and yes Asheville is one of those cities.  Lets let the world know Asheville Rocks and we care about charity: water

Join in a global celebration for a good cause! The Asheville
Twestival will take place on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. Join us for the

Date :: Thursday, February 12
Place :: Windows on the Park at
Time :: 6 p.m.
– 11 p.m.
Entry :: $10
What :: Food, $1 Beers, Music, Silent
Why :: Because clean water is a necessity
More :: http://asheville.twestival.com/
Buy Tickets: http://www.amiando.com/twestivalasheville.html
Follow on TweetGrid: http://is.gd/j49Y

This video from Asheville rocks just had to add it to the blog


I started following @JobAngels (on twitter) last Friday because someone tagged the group to #followfriday. Little did I know the group had just started the day before. Soon I realized this was not just a cool group follow but it is an amazing call to action.  It is truly amazing to me how many people have become a JobAngel and how fast the movement spread to other site like Facebook and LinkedIn.  I even start a Friendfeed community to help spread the word and track our tweets.  We also have a group in Brightfuse.

What is JobAngels?

JobAngels is a grass-roots movement asking you to simply help one person find gainful employment. It can be a friend, a family member, a colleague or a total stranger. Whether you’re currently employed or seeking employment, JobAngels is here for you.

Contact Info
Email: info@jobangels.org
Website: Still under development

JobAngels on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jobangels
JobAngels on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1789016
JobAngel’s FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/rooms/jobangels
Brightfuse group for JobAngels: http://www.brightfuse.com/Groups/jobangels

Personally and publicly  I want to Thank Mark Stelzner for coming up with this great idea and sharing it with the world. I sure have been inspired by Mark, I hope your are too.

Inside IBM I have been doing what I can to be a JobAngel by creating and managing a group blog for internal job seekers.  That is all well and good but I still have not been able to land my next job, so if there are JobAngels who want to help me please give me shout.