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2008 Crystal Ball- Where The Jobs Are

December 21st, 2007 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s the end of the year, so the prognostications about the 2008 job market are beginning. For the first time since 2003, I have to begin the year with a pessimistic outlook. Let’s face it, we’re going to be damned lucky if we avoid a recession next year. And just plain […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Job Search · Jobs

Ask Brian- How To Schedule An Interview When You Already Have A Job

December 19th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you have career or job search question you would like answered on this blog, click here to Ask Brian. Reader Loraine from Alabama writes: “I saw your advice to Mike from last week. My question is along similar lines, but from a different angle. I.E., I don’t want my boss […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Career Change · Interviewing · Job Search

Ask Brian- When Do I Tell My Old Job About My New Job?

December 13th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you have career or job search question you would like answered on this blog, click here to Ask Brian. Reader Mike from Somewhere writes: “My old job wants me back. They have NOT made a definitive offer, but they seem to feel it’s only a matter of time before it […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Career Change · Office Politcs

How Have A Six Figure Career

November 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It wasn’t too long ago that six figure salaries were only for athletes and executives. You were lucky if you got out of college and made $20,000-$30,000 a year at your first job. $50,000-$60,000 a year was a solid, middle class income. It was what you aspired to. Anything beyond that […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Working Hard

How To Save Your Job Strategy Summary

November 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Last week we posted a comprehensive series outlining the various strategies you can employ to survive layoffs and downsizing. Read each entry below and feel free to add your strategies to the comments. How To Save Your Job “The Weatherman Technique” “The Lifeboat Technique“ “The Late Surge Technique“ “The Ninja Technique“ […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Jobs · WorkLife

How To Save Your Job- How To Know When Layoffs Are Coming

November 12th, 2007 · 14 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough This is part one of a five part post on How To Save Your Job. Here is Part 2. The Weatherman Technique To paraphrase from a famous cartoon character, Knowing is Half The Battle. When downsizing is on the horizon, your best chance for survival is to be the first one […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Jobs · WorkLife

New Series This Week: How To Save Your Job.

November 12th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m not saying I’m any sort of expert on the economy. I’m not saying that the recent surge in clients we’ve seen at ResumeWriters.com is any sort of leading indicator. I’m not even saying that I know what it means when even the Federal Reserve Chairman announces the economy is slowing. […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Career Change · Getting Ahead · Jobs · WorkLife

Ask Brian- Advice For an Overqualified Job Candidate

November 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you have career or job search question you would like answered on this blog, click here to Ask Brian. Reader Jason from West Texas writes: “If I’m overqualified for the job, should I leave things out of my resume so I don’t seem so overqualified? The situation is this, I’ve […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Career Change · Job Search · Resumes

Worst Job In The World- Fashion Model?

November 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve been sitting on this one all day, but it seems to be the number one most emailed article on Marketwatch today, so it seems other people are as conflicted about this as I am. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “models, demonstrators, and product promoters” as a category is […]

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Tags: Career Change · Jobs · WorkLife

Hot New Career Field? Mortgage Counselor!

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Careers can be faddish things. 2-3 years ago, ResumeWriters started getting a flood of resumes from fields we hadn’t had many clients in previously: mortgage agents and brokers. And the number of people with freshly minted real estate licenses on their resumes more than doubled. I remember in late 2004 we […]

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Tags: Career Change