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What to Do When You Have a Difficult Boss

July 12th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Do you feel like your boss is the “boss from hell?” Are you having a hard time dealing with your boss? If this is the case, what should you do? How do you deal with a difficult boss? First, take a step back. Make an honest assessment of the situation. Has […]

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4 Unreasonable Expectations from Your Job

May 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Especially if you are beginning your first job after college, or your first job in a new industry or vertical, you may only have a vague idea of what to expect. In fact, any new work environment carries with it a set of adjustments you will have to make. Still, in […]

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Career Exploration for a Rewarding Job

May 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough If you are a recent or soon to be high school or college graduate, you are probably scratching your head wondering what to do next. If you are a high school graduate, you may be interested in exploring different majors so that you can decide, which college, university, or vocational school […]

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Job Hunting Tips: Ideas For Undercover, Stealth Job Searching!

May 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you get caught conducting a job search while still working, many employers will conclude you lack loyalty and are no longer interested in the job and may terminate you on the spot. On the other hand your job search may be unsuccessful, you’ve tested the waters and there is nothing […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Applications · Job Search · Office Politcs

Interview Thank You Letter

April 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A business thank you letter or a letter of thank you after a job interview is one of the most under-utilized ways of obtaining employment there is. Send them a thank you letter for the fact that they called you in the first place. They invited you because they have a […]

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Are You a Determined Or Desperate Job Seeker?

April 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough When you’re anxiously awaiting your next job opportunity, sometimes it’s easy to walk the fine line between being a determined job seeker and desperate one. Of course, it’s not uncommon to feel desperate when you’re ready to get a job, but being desperate is something that should be practiced in the […]

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Writing Your Resume When Applying To a Current Employer

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Are you currently employed but are thinking about applying for a position that just opened up in your company? Well, it’s great that you are already employed while looking for work. Even better, you’re applying with a company that you already know and understand because you’re a part of the organizational […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Applications · Resumes

Twitter Accounts Are The New Business Cards

March 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Ok. I’m calling it. As of right now, Twitter handles are officially the new business cards. This article at Business Insider made me realize it, but I guess I’ve known it for a while now. A few months ago at CES, every time I ran into someone new and wanted to […]

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Inspirational Leadership: “Why Did You Hire Me?”

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Want Motivation? Find Out What Others Value About You Here’s a crazy idea: get a few minutes on your boss’ schedule and ask him or her why they hired you. If you own your own business, ask your key customers why they do business with you. Years ago, when I was […]

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Lessons on Life Success From Seinfeld

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Remember the show Seinfeld? In one episode, George, currently unemployed and living with his parents, decides to do the opposite of whatever he’s thinking. As a result, he gets a beautiful girlfriend and his dream job with the Yankees. If you’re thinking of strategies to jumpstart your career or job search, […]

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