TheJobBored.com

The Job Search And Career Advice Blog

TheJobBored.com header image 4

Entries from February 2008

My Readers Iz Smarter Than I – Interview Fashion Edition

February 29th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I got the following question in my Ask Brian email. Please help! I am a thirty something male with questionable fashion sense of my own, and thus do not feel qualified to offer any guidance in this area. Perhaps a reader more qualified than I can pass along some advice in […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Getting Ahead · Interviewing

Price War! Price War!

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I wrote about this before. It’s time to get excited! If this sort of thing keeps up, we might have all you can eat (voice, data, text messaging, etc.) plans for less than $100 by the end of the year!

[Read more →]

Tags: Productivity

Ask Brian – How Long Should I Wait To Hear Back? – Some Rules

February 28th, 2008 · 209 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 Iris writes in: I went for an interview about a month ago and got invited for a second interview which I had two weeks ago. They initially said that a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Ask Brian · Interviewing

The Euphemistic Language of Layoffs

February 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough When a company is doing well, it will rhapsodize often about how its “most valuable asset” is its “people.” But when a company is doing badly, those “assets” quickly become their most expensive (and thus expendable) expenses. I thought this post from Valleywag summed it up so nicely, I have to […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Jobs · Layoff Rumors

Squeeze Savings From Your Workplace

February 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough WiseBread has an interesting post up outlining 5 ways you can save money by taking advantage of office resources. Now, we all know it’s not a good idea to steal pens from work or make copies for your kid’s science project on office machines. At least too much. Right? We’ve all […]

[Read more →]

Tags: WorkLife

On Email Blackouts…

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Hopefully, not too many of you were affected by the email system outages yesterday. Hopefully, you weren’t also affected by the FPL power outages. It’s a reminder to all of us that depending on one system alone works fine, right up until the time that it doesn’t. In this case, commercial […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Email/Spam Hacks

Quick Tip For More Effective Networking

February 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Modite. She has a great post up about real world networking. As I was reading her tips, I was reminded of my own experiences networking and the networking methods I’ve seen work for my clients over the years. It occurs to me that […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Networking

Ask Brian – When Should I Ask For Another Raise?

February 25th, 2008 · 4 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. Last week I had post about asking for a raise. Reader Rachael had this comment: Is there a general rule about how often raises should be requested? I’ve been thinking about […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Ask Brian

What People Are Forwarding Us This Week- The Ben Affleck/Matt Damon Love Triangle

February 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. [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=6lcmNaXmjvs] You’ve probably seen the first video, but if you haven’t, it’s here.

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

40 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career

February 25th, 2008 · 21 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A conversation with some friends this weekend led to this list forming in my head. Feel free to add your own in the comments. If I like them, I’ll add them to the list. The career you think you’re going to have? This is not the career you’re going to end […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Jobs · WorkLife