I am in transition, looking for employment — I am therefore, regardless of my profession, a marketing / sales professional.

Lucky me! In 2009, all these can be greatly leveraged with the help of SOCIAL MEDIA. And it’s easy --- the cartoons below from an article by Joanne Burgess show some possibilities.
Social Media

One only needs... a bit of spare time. Well-honed time-management skills, always of a great importance, may become soon indispensable.

Good luck with your job search and blogging.
Danuta Kierek-Jaszczuk