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Entries from March 2008

Gauging Your Workplace Worth

March 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough [youtube:] I think Careerbuilder clearly “gets” this social media thing. h/t cheezhead

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Tags: People R Forwarding.

How NOT To Waste Time On The Web At Work

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A lot of times on this blog, we like to point you to fun ways to waste time while at work. We even have a whole category of posts devoted to such pursuits. This is thejobBORED after all. But some of you have this crazy idea that you should remain disciplined […]

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Tags: Productivity

Interview AND Resume Tip- The Job Description Is Just The Starting Point

March 31st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Several times on this blog, I’ve railed against the narrow mindset of people looking for jobs. A new job is not something rewarded by luck or the fates: it’s a negotiation wherein you offer something to the employer as much as they offer you a job. A successful job candidate doesn’t […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Search · Resumes

The First Thing To Do When You Get Laid Off- Claim Your Intellectual Property

March 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We all know that when you’re fired or laid off from a job, you can’t take it all with you. You’ve got your pictures and the tschotskies you have on your desk, and that’s about it. Your memos, your business practices, even the very files on your computer might belong to […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors · WorkLife

7 Career Fields That Offer College Loan Forgiveness

March 26th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough One of my pet peeves is how middle class people can never get ahead. You go $60,000 in debt just to get a degree for a career that is supposed to make you self sufficient. Then you spend 20 years pay off that school debt. Then (if you’re lucky) as soon […]

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Tags: Benefits · Finance · Getting Ahead · Young Professionals

Hey, Where’s My $600 Check, Uncle Sam?

March 26th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Thanks for SavvySugar for doing the research on this one. Sitting around wondering when you can get your hands on that economic stimulus check? After all, how can we all run to Target and spend our way out of recession if we don’t have the money in our pockets? Well, it’s […]

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Tags: Taxes

RIP, Edward McCullough

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Personal note now. I will not be posting the rest of the day because I am in D.C. attending a family memorial for the man on the left, my Great Uncle Eddie. Pearl Harbor survivor. Lifelong Navy man. 1914-2008. RIP. Sometimes we all have to wonder, what memory of us remains, […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

10 Tips For Going Green At Work

March 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I hope to post a lot more about working in a more green friendly way. That’s why I’ve created en entirely new category for this post. To kick things off, I offer you the following list, directly from the Sierra Club: 1. Be bright about light Artificial lighting accounts for 44 […]

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Tags: The Green Worklife

The Best Resume Writing Tip

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Penelope Trunk comes to the same conclusion that I did many years ago about writing effective resumes: tangible results are all that matter. It’s all about the results, people. That’s my number one resume writing tip (heck, job search tip). Show ‘em you can get results. Or as my bumper sticker […]

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Tags: Resumes

Handwritting Samples Useful When Screening Job Applicants?

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Both Cheezhead and SavvySugar are a bit perplexed by the new recruiting startup WrittenInc. I can’t say that I blame them. Apparently, this company allows employers to collect writing sample from job applicants. Then, for a fee, WrittenInc will evaluate these employees based on their handwriting, or, as the company says, […]

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Tags: Job Search · Job Sites