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2 Big Reasons Why Job Seekers Should Stop Worrying And Learn To Love Facebook

June 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough For years now, job search “experts” like myself have been telling you that Facebook could be harmful to your job search. But I read two new posts today that are making me think that sort of advice is becoming outdated. First, over at the ResumeWriting.com Blog, they have the suggestion that [...]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Search

A Great Little Trick When Applying For A Job You’re Not Qualified For

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I have a few more posts that I’ve contracted to contribute to the relaunch of the ResumeWriting.com Blog. The post I have up today is a really cool little job search trick that I don’t think I’ve ever written about before. What happens if you want to apply for a job [...]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Applications

How Students Should Spend Their Summer Productively

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Interns · Young Professionals

How to Handle a Performance Review

January 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Most people look forward to job reviews about as much as they do a root canal. No matter how well you think you’re doing, there’s always the possibility that your supervisor will see things differently and call you on the carpet for your actions-or inactions. But there are steps you can [...]

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Tags: Asking For A Raise · Getting Ahead

Best Job Search Tip In Months: Your Voicemail As A Supplementary Resume!

November 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough This weekend I ran across the best job search tip I’ve heard in months. It’s so completely simple, I’m a bit embarrassed to say I had never thought of it before. You know the old saw about how your resume has to make a good first impression in a matter of [...]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Applications · Job Offers · Job Search · Resumes

Simple Job Search Tip: If You Want To Hear Back, Follow Directions!

October 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s such a common job search refrain: “I’ve sent my resume out hundreds of times and I’ve heard nothing back!” 9 times out of 10 though, there’s a simple reason. Want to know what it is? Well, you’ve got to go a bit into the psychology of the hiring manager. In [...]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Applications

What Makes an Effective Leader In The Workplace?

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The extent of growth and success of an organization depends on effective leadership of the managers or other key employees. Leadership is not just managing things. It is actually doing right things at the right time in a right way. Being a good manager is, therefore, different from being a good [...]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Office Politcs

How To Quit Your Job Without Burning Bridges

August 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough An article about quitting in today’s economic climate may seem slightly oxymoronic, but an increasing number of people are discovering that it is actually more monetarily advantageous to create their own small business and work from home.  Small things like being able to eat three meals a day in your home, [...]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Recession

The Perfect Job: Is There Really Such a Thing?

August 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Most of us make the mistake of telling ourselves that our lives will be great, just as soon as we find the perfect job. As a result, we end up defining our ideal situation based on some arbitrary set of rules around job title, level of pay, amount of vacation time, [...]

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Tags: Getting Ahead

Finding Work Out of School

July 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s a tough world out there. The economy’s struggling, the job market’s fluctuating and unemployment keeps hovering at recession levels. People who have worked for 20 years are suddenly unemployed and struggling to find new work. That’s hardly the environment that a recent college grad wants to be thrust into, yet [...]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Interns · Recent Grads · Recession