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How To Print On Both Sides Of The Paper

January 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s something that seems like a very plain vanilla job search trick, but it’s pretty useful if you don’t know how to do it. When we print resumes on heavy resume paper for our clients, we will very often print on both sides of the paper. Thus, a 2-page resume can [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Office Porn · Productivity · Workplace Gizmos

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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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Getting Ahead

Top Ten Lazy E-Mail Habits

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We’re all busy. We all have overflowing in boxes. But lazy e-mail habits could lead to misunderstanding, frustration, non-action, wasted effort, wasted time, damaged relationships and ruined reputations. Are you guilty of any of these lazy habits? If so, it’s time to take action now, before it’s too late. 1. Using [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Email/Spam Hacks · Office Politcs

How To Make Sure Your Job Search Emails Get Read

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A great article this weekend about how to make sure your email gets read. We’re inundated with email these days. A lot of it spam. How can you make sure your email gets read? This is especially important for job seekers. Especially if you’re sending in a job application, what can [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Email/Spam Hacks · Job Search · Organization

The iPad Job Search

April 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I will be one of the geeks on line at the Apple Store, picking up my pre-ordered iPad early Saturday morning. Part of this is my Apple fanboy-ness and part of it is my desire to remain ahead of the curve. A lot of job search has moved mobile. So many [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Job Search

The Facebook Job Search – Or How To Find A Job Using Facebook

September 30th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve posted several times about how the idea of job search networking can seem nebulous and confusing to people. “Ok, I understand that I send in my resume and hopefully they call me for an interview. But how exactly do I network?” Hopefully you can see several practical strategies on how [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Networking

Making PowerPoint Better

July 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Let’s face it. None of us are really fans of PowerPoint. The common complaint is that far from adding color and pizazz, PowerPoint hasn’t proven to make presentations any less boring or dull. In fact, many argue that the very reliance on rote slides and sequencing can make speeches and presentations [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity

How To Fill Out A W-4

June 19th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Until last weekend, I had never heard of PaycheckCity.com (h/t NYTimes). But I’m glad I was turned on to them. They have 3 free and insanely useful online calculators and assistants that are designed to help the average worker. The most impressive to me is the W-4 form assistant. Isn’t it [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Taxes

Live Mesh Might Help Windows Not Suck

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m usually hard on Microsoft on this blog. But nerdy tech circles today are abuzz at the announcement of Live Mesh from Microsoft. Think of Live Mesh as one ring to sync them all, every device and every file… provided you use Windows. Apparently, this whole system is not quite ready [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity · Workplace Gizmos

Don’t Include These Skills On Your Resume

April 21st, 2008 · 28 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s always a good idea to fill out your resume with any specific skills or specialties you might possess. Doing so is a good strategy to give you that extra little edge to stand out from a similarly qualified candidate. And for years, a good way to do that was to [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Getting Ahead · Resumes