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Entries from January 2008

10 Invaluable Websites For Road Warriors

January 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough What officially qualifies you as a “road warrior?” I travel for business about 10-15 times a year. I know that’s woefully inadequate compared to other people’s bona fides. One of these days I’ll put up a post outlining my travel tips and strategy. I’d be interested to solicit other people’s techniques. […]

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Tags: Business Travel · Computers Work 4 U

What To Wear To A Job Interview

January 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In my interview post earlier in the week, I mentioned counseling people about what to wear to a job interview. Then I ran across this post on (via this post on Snakes and Ladders) which solicited feedback from readers regarding interview attire. I encourage you to read the both articles […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Search January

Resume Tip- 4 Quick Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out

January 23rd, 2008 · 11 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough You’ve no doubt heard the old saw that your resume only has “X number of seconds” to catch a reader’s eye. Part of the problem is, most people just use the same dull resume templates found in Word… or whatever your word processing program is. A well-designed resume is eye-catching and […]

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Tags: Job Search January · Resumes

10 Ways to Assess a Company’s Female-Friendliness

January 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough To this list (10 Ways To Assess A Company’s Female-Friendliness, from Divine Caroline) I’d add an 11th tip: 11. Identify a Boys Club: Over the course of your life, you’ve no doubt developed a sixth sense for when you’ve entered an environment where women are usually not welcome or common. If […]

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Tags: Diversity

Yahoo Layoffs Update

January 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough According to Valleywag, the layoffs at Yahoo are not only being mis-managed, the very notion that they resorted to layoffs when they maybe didn’t have to is a further symptom of management dysfunction. Yahoo’s pending plans for layoffs have curious timing. You see, a number of Yahoos were in the job […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors

Improving Posture To Improve Productivity

January 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A couple of years ago, I self-funded a web startup. My lead programmer was a health and fitness nut. Part of his “thing” was to sit on one of those bouncy exercise balls instead of a chair when he was doing his marathon coding sessions. He said it helped his posture.

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Tags: Productivity

The Secret of a Successful Job Interview

January 22nd, 2008 · 11 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I once gave you my one best tip for writing a better resume. This has prompted several people to write and ask if I have a similar one “best tip” for job interviews. I do, and it’s a very simple one. Zen And the Art of Job Interviews When it comes […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Search · Job Search January

DIY- Make Your Own Stress Ball

January 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m actually a big fan of using balloons as stress balls. I like having a stress ball I can destroy in the end. But if you’re less destructive than I am, this cool post will give you step by step instructions to make your own homemade (or officemade) stress ball. And […]

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

CuePrompter- A Teleprompter For Everyone

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough From my personal “Why Hasn’t Anyone Thought of This Before” file, Download Squad alerts us to the existence of CuePrompter, a free, web-based teleprompter application. It seems to me this would be hugely useful for teleconferences or any presentations or public speaking engagements you might encounter. Instead of shuffling through papers, […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Workplace Gizmos

Yahoo Layoff Rumors

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Led by columnist Henry Blodget (remember him?) rumors abound this morning that Yahoo is considering layoffs of as much as 2,500 jobs in the next two weeks. This would represent between 15-20% of their workforce. Others are discussing similar rumblings. My take would be that this is not because of a […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors