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Entries from October 2007

New Gmail Features

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Lots of us have begun using Gmail in conjunction with with our work email systems (if for no other reason than Gmail makes a swell spam mail filter). Still more of us have switched all our personal email needs over to Gmail… for the space, the ease of use, the threaded […]

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Tags: Email/Spam Hacks · Working Hard

What People Are Forwarding Us This Week- Friday Night Lights Edition

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A weekly wrap-up of the forwards, email, jokes, You Tube videos and water cooler chatter making its way around America’s offices this week. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvqIcURaXTw]

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10 Reasons to Hate Cell Phone Carriers

October 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I can’t stand the cell phone carriers. I know, it’s a pet peeve, and I should get over it. But cellphones are such an integral part of our work and our lives (and our worklives) that I’ve come to believe the general assh*lishness of the cell carriers is a major issue […]

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Tags: Productivity · Workplace Gizmos

TLC For the Batteries in Your Life

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s no secret that the life of a modern office worker is filled with batteries. From the mandatory cell phone to the almost mandatory laptop… and even to the occasional ephemera like that digital camera or handheld gps. Battery management can be a key to productivity (backup batteries, anyone?). But what […]

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Tags: Productivity · Working Hard · Workplace Gizmos

Hot New Career Field? Mortgage Counselor!

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Careers can be faddish things. 2-3 years ago, ResumeWriters started getting a flood of resumes from fields we hadn’t had many clients in previously: mortgage agents and brokers. And the number of people with freshly minted real estate licenses on their resumes more than doubled. I remember in late 2004 we […]

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Tags: Career Change

Ask Brian- How Do I Know If I Aced the Interview?

October 30th, 2007 · 12 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. Brandon from New Jersey asks: “I just had an interview that I think went exceptionally well. But now of course, I’m having second thoughts. Are there any cues or clues you […]

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Interview Questions You Need To Know How to Answer

October 29th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough There’s a ton of places to find advice on how to ace your job interview. But I’ve stumbled across a page that offers some of the best, most comprehensive advice I’ve ever seen. More after the break:

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Tags: Job Search

Ask Brian- What’s the Best Way to Send My Resume?

October 29th, 2007 · 11 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. Sarah from New Jersey asks: “What is the best way to submit my resume to a potential employer? I’ve been sending my resume out over email, but about 2 out of […]

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Surviving Brutal Criticism

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Lifehack.org has an interesting post up giving you 16 strategies for surviving brutal criticism. We all know that we’re capable of f-ing things up royally on occasion. If your boss is going to ream you out for losing that account because you insulted the client’s wife, it’s helpful to have a […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Working Hard

Ask Brian – How Much Notice To Give When Quitting An Overseas Job?

October 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you have career or job search question, click here to Ask Brian. I’ve been working for the past two years as a full time IT worker for a company in London. They seem to be pleased with my work, and are happy to have me, but for family reasons, it’s […]

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