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Are The Holidays A Good Time To Job Search?

December 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Quite simply, the answer is: absolutely yes! I write one of these posts almost every year around this time. I don’t know why it is, but people just assume that the holidays aren’t a good time for job searching. I guess it’s human nature: you’re putting things off until the new […]

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How To Use Google Voice As A Job Search Tool

November 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In many ways, I think that Google Voice is the best job search tool to become available in the last several years. How can you use Google Voice to help find a job? I have 5 great ways over at my ResumeWriting.com blog! Google Voice Is The Best New Job Search […]

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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

How To Talk About Having Quit a Job

October 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In job interviews everywhere you’ll almost inevitably run into the same handful of questions time and time again. One of the most popular is why you left your previous position. Answering this question can be tricky: you have to be able to give a logical explanation of why you left without […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Search

Ignore These Outdated Job Hunting Beliefs

July 27th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Despite a wealth of great job-hunting advice, many prospective job seekers are still clinging to outdated job-hunting and resume writing guidelines that hinder their search for a job. If you’ve been sending your same old resume from 10 years ago with a “Dear Sir or Madam”, then you’ve probably learned that […]

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Have You Optimized Your LinkedIn Profile?

July 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Marketing yourself and networking is one aspect of ghost writing you can’t afford to overlook. LinkedIn needs to be a part of your marketing and networking strategy. I set up my LinkedIn profile several years ago. I’ve only revisited it twice (today being one of those days). A great article on […]

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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

Your Facebook Resume

May 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We had a client last week, who asked us also to work on her LinkedIn Profile. We’re getting requests like that more and more, and it’s a product line we’re probably going to start offering soon. But then we asked her if she had worked on her Facebook profile at all, […]

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Tags: Job Search · Job Sites · Resumes

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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How to Expand Your Job Search Nationwide

March 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Are you looking for a job but just aren’t having too much luck getting what you want in the area that you’re living in? You may want to consider expanding your job search beyond your city. Of course, before doing so, you’d have to determine that moving is something that both […]

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