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Entries from November 2007

Microsoft’s (Unintentionally) Funny Holiday Gift Guide

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Ah, Microsoft. If you’ve ever used their products, you sometimes wonder if they understand how humans actually want to interact with machines. Now, I’m beginning to wonder if they understand human beings, period. Behold, the Office Online Gift Guide 2007, a handy list of suggested Microsoft Office-related gifts that you can […]

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Tags: Working Hard · Workplace Gizmos

How To Project Confidence and Leadership

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you’re a fan of poker at all, then you’re familiar with the concept of a “poker face” or a “table image.” In essence, a good poker player needs to project an attitude or an impression that fits their playing strategy. Nervous twitches, give-aways or “tells” can undermine everything you’re trying […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead

Layoff Rumors! Citigroup… Other Banks to Follow?

November 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough I think I’ll just quote the Fark snark: “Citigroup has found a way to survive their bad investment in risky home loans as they plan to fire 45,000 people. Merry Christmas.“ Wow. 45,000 is a lot of people. About 15% of their total workforce by my calculations. So far, this is […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors

Ask Brian- How Long Should I Wait Before Following Up After An Interview?

November 26th, 2007 · 120 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. Reader Sal from Boston writes: “I had an interview a week ago today and I haven’t heard anything back from the employer. Is there a standard amount of time I should […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Interviewing

Cyber Monday Deals!

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In case you were unaware, today is Cyber Monday! Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Black Friday and is supposed to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. The idea is, you’re back in the office in front of your computer and now is your chance to shop […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Time Wasters

My Dumb Office- Management… A Different Animal?

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough From Paul, who comments: So all along I thought that symbol on the right of the sign indicated a person of the male gender but now i learn that it represents another sex entirely… one know as Management. Are they really a third sex or are they just people with no […]

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Tags: My Dumb Office

Alternatives To Microsoft Office

November 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough The announcement of Live Documents last week got a lot of press attention, mostly because this is a new initiative by the guy who started Hotmail and sold it to Microsoft for $400 million. But it also serves to highlight once again that Office is no longer the only game in […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity

How Have A Six Figure Career

November 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It wasn’t too long ago that six figure salaries were only for athletes and executives. You were lucky if you got out of college and made $20,000-$30,000 a year at your first job. $50,000-$60,000 a year was a solid, middle class income. It was what you aspired to. Anything beyond that […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Working Hard

My Dumb Office- Coffee Police

November 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Another coffee post first thing this morning. Sent in by Leeb27. If you have examples from your dumb office you’d like to share, send them in.

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Tags: My Dumb Office

How To Save Your Job Strategy Summary

November 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Last week we posted a comprehensive series outlining the various strategies you can employ to survive layoffs and downsizing. Read each entry below and feel free to add your strategies to the comments. How To Save Your Job “The Weatherman Technique” “The Lifeboat Technique“ “The Late Surge Technique“ “The Ninja Technique“ […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Jobs · WorkLife