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The Office Holiday Party In This Economy

December 10th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Last year, we had a post about surviving the year-end holiday office party without embarrassing yourself too much or putting your career in jeopardy. Ah… the good old days! Now I guess you’re just lucky if you’ve survived to witness the year end party with your job intact! And that leaves […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Getting Ahead · Networking · Time Wasters

Who Survives Layoffs

November 17th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Layoffs are coming fast and furious. The employees of Citigroup got absolutely clobbered today. Who survives when jobs are on the chopping block? Let me use a car salesman(person) analogy here. Let’s imagine you are the owner of a car dealership. A recession is in full swing. No one is buying […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Layoff Rumors

When A Bad Job Market Means Opportunities For The Future

October 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a different philosophical take. From the make lemons from lemonade department… A bad job market might mean you’re not going to get your dream job for a while. But maybe you should take this time as an opportunity to figure out where you want to see yourself when the bad […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Search · Recession

A Successful Job Search Attitude

October 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m not a big fan of motivational posts. I much prefer to give you tangible tips and hacks, so this is probably as close as I’m going to get to this sort of thing.But the proper job search attitude is important, and I’ll tell you why. You can’t land the sort […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Search

Don’t Bring Your Politics Into The Workplace

September 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Maybe I’m old fashioned. (The further into my 30s I go, the more old fashioned I feel.) But I really don’t feel there is a place in the workplace for three things: your religion, your sex life and your politics. I don’t want to hear about any of them. Keep it […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Getting Ahead · Office Politcs

What To Do If You Survive Layoffs

September 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We’ve spoken in the past about strategies you can employ to anticipate and avoid layoffs. But what happens if you survive a round of layoffs? What should you do if you look around and you’re one of the last men standing? Here are some quick tips: Figure Out The Company Game […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Layoff Rumors · Office Politcs

Professional Email Addresses And Why They’re A Good Idea

September 2nd, 2008 · 13 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough This is a general “getting ahead” tip as much as it’s a resume tip. This weekend we were short of writers because, well, like everyone else, a lot of our writers were on vacation. So I filled in a bit and took some of the overflow clients. Now, I realize what […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Resumes

On Salary Transparency

August 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The New York Times had an article today on salary transparency that has gotten a fair bit of attention in the blogosphere. The thesis of the article is that in this internet age, knowing what your co-workers make will become commonplace. The move toward an open workplace, the article posits, might […]

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Tags: Finance · Getting Ahead · Salary

Jobs Bust Leads To Boom For Business Schools?

July 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In every recession, there are certain things that boom. And almost every recession leads to a boom in Business School students. It’s a strategy that makes sense. You can only bang your head against the wall so many times before you decide to try something else. And sometimes that “something else” […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Jobs

A Bad Job Market Means Position Yourself For The Future (Repost)

July 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a different philosophical take. From the make lemons from lemonade department… A bad job market might mean you’re not going to get your dream job for a while. But maybe you should take this time as an opportunity to figure out where you want to see yourself when the bad […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Jobs