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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

Don’t Tweet Your Job Interview

March 18th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Apropos of our recent discussions of Twitter and it’s usefulness in the job search, it’s important to remember that, as with Facebook, you have to watch what you say. Read the following cautionary tale from I’m Not Actually A Geek: A lucky job applicant tweeted the following: Cisco just offered me [...]

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Tags: Interviewing · Workplace Gizmos

The Best Office Chair Ever?

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If, like me, you were around in the dot com wild west days, the thing you coveted more than anything else (more than yoga classes or free lunches) was the Herman Miller Aeron chair. It’s pretty much gone down in history as the greatest office chair eva! But now Gizmodo alerts [...]

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Tags: Office Porn · Workplace Gizmos

Cell Phone Zen For Job Search Success

April 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The invention of the cell phone gave job seekers one of their most powerful tools. You might do your search and application process over computers and emails, but the cell phone is your primary weapon when it comes to the interviewing stage. Wielding this weapon in the right way can be [...]

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Tags: Job Search · Workplace Gizmos

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

How To Bind Paper Without Staples Or Clips

April 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a real MacGyver office hack for you. Ever find yourself without a paper clip or stapler handy, but need to quickly and firmly keep a bunch of papers together? This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to use an origami technique to keep all your papers fastened. Of course, this [...]

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Tags: Productivity · Workplace Gizmos

Lifehacker’s Coolest Cubicle Contest

March 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Last week, Lifehacker wrapped up their annual coolest cubicle contest. The workspace pictured to the left is not the winner of that contest, but this is the workspace I want. This guy rigged up his workspace atop a treadmill. Another guy did a similar thing. The thing about this setup, is [...]

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Tags: Office Porn · Workplace Gizmos

Do One Thing Really Well

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough No, this isn’t a career advice article. This is another post from the I-learn-you-learn department. WebWorkerDaily turned me on to Where’sMyCellPhone. What does it do? Just that. And only that. Helps you find your cell phone. You go to the site, input your cell number and the service rings your phone. [...]

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Tags: Workplace Gizmos

The Keyboard Organizer I Never Knew I Always Wanted

March 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough From the department of How Come No One Has Ever Thought About This Before. Just for storing pens alone, this is genius. It’s like those new trashbags with an elastic top so the bags stay in the trash can. This could change my life. I hereby demand that all keyboard manufacturers [...]

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Tags: Office Porn · Workplace Gizmos

Office Hack: Confidential Network Printing

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Richard Rinyai of TheProfessionalAssistant.net. Do you have confidential documents that you need to send to your network printer? Do you not want to run back and forth between your desk and the printer to make sure that no one can see what you [...]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Workplace Gizmos