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Entries from January 2008

What People Are Forwarding Us This Week- Looking Busy At Work Edition

January 31st, 2008 · 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=1_rYxunuNRg]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · People R Forwarding.

20 Jobs That Are (Much) Better or Worse Than You Think

January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Dreaming of a better job? You know the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Our friends at HRWorld have an interesting list of jobs that aren’t all they’re cracked up to be (and a second list of jobs that are probably better than you think). It’s […]

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Tags: Jobs

The Jobs Report

January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s only one week of data, but it’s not good. And it’s not good in such a sharply noticeable way that it’s weighing on the market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 69,000 in the week ended Jan. 26, reaching 375,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. It marked the highest […]

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Quick Job Search Tip- Use A Stock Screener To Find Out Who’s Hiring

January 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a quick job search hack for ye. Clients ask all the time: “How do I figure out who’s hiring?” Especially when the job market is tight, people don’t want to waste their time chasing openings that don’t actually exist. My first answer is always: check the want ads. Sounds dumb, […]

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Tags: Job Search · Job Search January

Forget Ma/Paternity Leave; Go For Heartbreak Leave

January 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough From the “not sure what to make of this” file, BuzzFeed alerts us to a new “trend” out of Japan: employers giving their employees heartbreak leave to grieve after a bad breakup. Now, the trend only consists of one small company so far. And it’s odd that this is a Japanese […]

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Tags: Office Romance · WorkLife

Road Warrior Post Deux: Laptop Samurai Tricks

January 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I figured out the other day that at this point I’ve had more laptops in my life than I’ve had desktops. This is of course because the average lifespan of my desktops is far greater… I’m murder on my laptops. I make no apologies for this, though. My desktop is always […]

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Tags: Business Travel · Productivity

More Ways To Browse The Web At Work (Without Getting Caught)

January 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve posted before about doing personal web stuff (read: time wasting) at work. Here are two more excellent options. They are both web proxies, which hide your IP address while you roam the internet and help you by-pass workplace filtering systems. If you can’t get through to your LastFM account, or […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Computers Work 4 U

Career Change- Should You Join A Start-up Company?

January 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I don’t know if your cable company has this, but I started watching this new program on the Mojo channel this weekend called Start-Up Junkies. It’s exactly what the name says it’s about: people who love working for start-up companies. The show’s sort-of superficial and fascinating all at the same time… […]

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Tags: Career Change

How To Deliver a Presentation like Steve Jobs

January 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Now you too can captivate an audience like the Turtle-Necked One does! BusinessWeek has a quick tutorial that I might re-title, How To Speak Like A Cult Leader For Fun and Profit (though, if you’ve seen Apple’s stock since the last MacWorld presentation, maybe the mojo has worn off). All joking […]

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Tags: Presentations

What People Are Forwarding Us This Week: John Rambo’s Solutions to 5 Everyday Office Problems

January 25th, 2008 · 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. I was forwarded this link by about 7 different readers today. Given the opening of the new Rambo movie in theaters today, I simply could not resist posting. […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · People R Forwarding. · Working 4 The Weekend