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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

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

How Much Should An Employee Get In A Severance Package?

February 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Generally, a severance package is made up of pay and benefits given by an employer to a dismissed employee. But contrary to some belief, a severance package is not given as an entitlement prescribed by law, rather it is an employer’s prerogative – which means this benefit is given as a […]

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Tags: Benefits · Layoff Rumors · Recession

Should You Accept a Low-Paying Job Offer or Stick With Unemployment Benefits?

February 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough So you’ve recently been let go from your company and are receiving unemployment benefits when an amazing thing happens – you get a job offer. But it’s not the offer you were hoping for. While it will definitely pay the bills, it will result in you taking less than 50-percent of […]

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Tags: Benefits · Job Search · Recession

Job Search Hack – Double Back On Your Old Job Applications

May 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Unemployment seems stuck at 10% and it’s not getting better very quickly. One unique feature about this recession seems to be that if you do lose your job, it could take you a long time to find another one. Every day there are more headlines about the long term unemployed and […]

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Tags: Job Search · Jobs · Recession

Where Are The Jobs In The Stimulus Package

February 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough So after all the hemming (himming?) and hawing, I guess we’re getting a stimulus package. The whole idea behind this thing is to create jobs… stem the flow of job losses… prevent a new great depression… give everyone a pony… take your pick. Is there useful news here for job seekers? […]

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Tags: Jobs · Recession · Resumes · Time Wasters · Uncategorized

Are Older Workers Surviving The Downturn Better Than The Young?

February 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Are younger workers having a harder time in this job market than their older cohorts? The conventional wisdom, based on previous downturns, is that older (read: more expensive) workers are either laid off or offered sweet early retirement incentives to make way for younger (read: cheaper) workers. But this BusinessWeek article […]

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Tags: Recession · Retirement

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

Job Search In a Tough Job Market

October 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough …Or, how to find a job when no one’s hiring. This was one of the early posts I wrote for this blog. As I say, not to praise my own powers of prediction, but we were seeing in sales numbers that things were getting tough out there as much as […]

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Tags: Job Search · Recession