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Entries from March 2008

A Bad Job Market Means Position Yourself For The Future

March 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a different philosophical take. From the make lemons from lemonade department… A bad job market might mean you’re not going to get your dream job for a while. But maybe you should take this time as an opportunity to figure out where you want to see yourself when the bad […]

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Tags: Career Change · Getting Ahead · Jobs

Lifehacker’s Coolest Cubicle Contest

March 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Last week, Lifehacker wrapped up their annual coolest cubicle contest. The workspace pictured to the left is not the winner of that contest, but this is the workspace I want. This guy rigged up his workspace atop a treadmill. Another guy did a similar thing. The thing about this setup, is […]

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Tags: Office Porn · Workplace Gizmos

Annual US News Career Guide Is Out

March 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The annual US News (do you still have to say “and World Report”) career guide is out. You can read most of it online here, but I recommend going out and purchasing the issue. USNews seems to make it’s whole living by doing annual lists. Amongst the lists in this issue: […]

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Tags: Job Search

Lines Through Text Fixed?

March 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Well, I think the lines through the text problem is fixed (earlier discussion here). Thanks to Mark, Chuck and Chris! I believe it’s fixed, but I’m sort of bummed about it. The culprit was a plugin I added called Popularity Contest. I loved it. It tracks the most read posts in […]

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Job Search Is Tax Deductable

March 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s a well-established fact, but probably a little-known one. Your job search expenses can be tax deductible. We’ve been telling our clients this for years: if you get your resume professionally produced, the cost of the resume is tax deductible. SavvySugar has a rundown of the details: Your job search must […]

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Tags: Finance · Job Search · Taxes

Lines Through The Text?

March 19th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A couple of readers have alerted me that there is some sort of problem with the webpage. They’re reporting something about lines through the text, making some posts unreadible. Is anyone else experiencing this? I can’t seem to replicate it, and I’ve tested it on IE, Safari and Firefox. If you […]

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How To Kiss Butt For Fun And Profit

March 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I offer up this post, not as an endorsement of kissing butt, but as an informational essay. Let’s face it… we all have negative feelings about ass kissers. And yet, we all know that, as a strategy for getting ahead in life, kissing butt can’t be beat. People wouldn’t do it […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Office Politcs

Give me a day…

March 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m sorry gang. I’ve got some crazy business stuff to take care of today (and yesterday, if you noticed). I’m hoping that by tomorrow I’ll be at usual posting prolificacy. For now, I do have to acknowledge that I stole the pic from Valleywag. LOLcats parody humor always makes me […]

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Watch Repair As A Growth Industry

March 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Also from BusinessWeek (good stuff from them this week)… Lets think of offbeat places to look for work. Every time I’m in the mall, I see that little store that makes keys, and fixes shoes and repairs watches. I always wonder… how do stores like that survive? Every mall has them. […]

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Tags: Jobs

Where The Jobs Are- Healthcare Edition

March 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough This week’s BusinessWeek has the first solid statistics I’ve seen that prove that health care is the new plastics. (The Graduate reference) By that I mean, health care is finally fulfilling its promise as THE growth industry of the next 50 years. For about 15 years now, prognosticators have sworn up […]

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Tags: Where The Jobs Are