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Communicate to Win Over the Office Jerks

February 28th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Did you know research indicates that up to two hours in a day are spent in either interpersonal conflict or thinking about how to get back at that annoying guy or gal across the room? What a waste of time, and even more what a waste of energy! Often there is […]

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When It Is Time To Leave Your Job

February 24th, 2011 · 25 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Regardless of how unhappy they are, people are always afraid to move jobs. Though the odds of success may be higher at another company, it is the uncertainty that clouds their judgment. I have seen candidates wait out an impending lay-off just to keep some glimmer of hope that it may […]

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How Did That Person Get the Job?

February 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Have you observed someone who always seems to get the promotion or the new job opportunity?  Your first thought may be that the person is lucky, knows someone, or is kissing up to the boss. Guess again.  The person who always seems to be vertically on the move most likely knows who […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Office Politcs

An Immigrant’s First Day on the Job!

February 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough CONGRATULATIONS! You start work in 2 weeks from today. What do you need to know and do? I am going to share with you some insights about this situation that will help you to have an amazing start on your first day at work. Dress appropriately: During the process of interviewing […]

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How to get noticed in your job for all the right reasons!

February 2nd, 2011 · 9 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Feel like you aren’t appreciated at your job? Or that others don’t listen to or respect you? Are you overlooked for promotions and other opportunities? You may think the only solution is to find other work, but that’s not necessarily true. And with today’s high unemployment rate, a new job could […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Office Politcs · WorkLife

Asking For A Raise?

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Asking for a Raise? When is it the right time? How many times have I seen it happen? An employee asks his/her Boss for a raise only to be shot down without any emotion with responses like: Now is not a good time We have not done so well in the last […]

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Ask Brian: How Long To Wait For Approval On A Vacation Request

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you have career or job search question you would like answered on this blog, click here to Ask Brian. D. asks: How long should one expect to wait to get approval on a vacation request? I have three weeks vacation and have only used two. Vacation request? This time of […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Office Politcs · Working 4 The Weekend

Ask Brian: Maternity Leave: What to do about nursing mothers – returning to work?

September 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you have career or job search question you would like answered on this blog, click here to Ask Brian. Just Trying To Work asks: I have a question about a touchy/socially taboo subject: nursing mothers in the workplace.  A woman that I work with who is still on maternity leave, […]

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Signs You Have A Toxic Boss

December 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Saw this book in Borders this weekend. My definition of a toxic boss has always been one who is so bad as to endanger/damage your career. There are some bosses who can only hurt you, and you’re better off getting out from under them rather than “dealing” with them. What are […]

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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