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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

Is There A “Best” Time To Answer A Job Ad? Some Statistical Data…

January 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough For years people have asked me if there’s a “best” time to respond to a job ad? Should you watch the job boards like a hawk, obsessively refreshing so that you can get your resume in first? Or is there some other window of time when, statistically speaking, your resume is [...]

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Tags: Job Applications · Job Search · Job Sites

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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How To Get Employers To Call You Back – 5 Key Tips

July 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough How long should I wait to hear back? This is the most common question I get on this blog. You’ve interviewed with an employer, and then you wait to hear if you’ve gotten the job. And you wait. And you wait. I’ve addressed the¬†etiquette¬†question about how and when to follow up. [...]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Applications

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

6 Reasons To Turn Down A Job Offer

April 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough If you are a new graduate, recent graduate, or anyone else who is actively looking for work, it’s difficult to imagine any situation where you would turn down a job offer. However, it’s not that unlikely that you may be faced with this situation. I have met employers who take advantage [...]

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Tags: Job Applications · Job Offers · Recent Grads

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

Filling Out Paper Job Applications: Unwritten Etiquette Rules for Requesting and Submitting

March 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough So you are walking around the mall and that now hiring sign in the store window catches your eye. You decide to apply for the job and are handed a paper application. Despite seeming like you stepped back into the past, paper applications are still common and used by many employers. [...]

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