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Entries from April 2008

Networking By Volunteering

April 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough “Networking” is sort of a nebulous word for some people. What does networking mean, exactly? What does it entail? How does one go about doing it? Of course, networking is just knowing people. And more importantly, it’s about knowing more people… and hopefully knowing more people that might be able to […]

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Tags: Networking

Cell Phone Zen For Job Search Success

April 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The invention of the cell phone gave job seekers one of their most powerful tools. You might do your search and application process over computers and emails, but the cell phone is your primary weapon when it comes to the interviewing stage. Wielding this weapon in the right way can be […]

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Tags: Job Search · Workplace Gizmos

Hidden Unemployment

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough At 5.1%, the current unemployment rate is relatively low by historical standards. But the percentage of jobless Americans of prime working age — 13.1% for men 25 to 54 years old — is historically high. Most of them do not qualify as unemployed, but they are nonetheless out of work. This […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Layoff Rumors

Health Insurance Options After a Job Loss

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The best time to prepare for a job loss or a layoff is before it happens. Anticipation. Preparation. I’ve been thinking a lot about this issue lately, so I’ll have a bunch of posts on this this week. There were a lot of good things on the internet this weekend about […]

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Tags: Benefits · Finance · Health · Layoff Rumors

Weekly The Office- Night Out

April 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Best lines from last night’s episode of The Office: “Why Am I being forced to come in tomorrow and pretend a website made sales that I made?” “It’s not the horniness, it’s the loneliness.” “If I’m dead, you guys have been dead for weeks.” “I’m a Bank Teller. Ryan told me […]

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Tags: Weekly The Office

100 Niche Job Boards

April 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Just ran across a nice list of Niche Job boards from a site I had never heard of before, JobProfiles.org. I’ve written in the past about niche boards and how they’re sometimes more valuable than the monstrously sized job boards. The entire list is here, featuring over 100, in categories ranging […]

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Tags: Job Sites

Good Jobs News For A Change

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Though, I think Steve-o had good news yesterday too. April 24 (Bloomberg) — The number of Americans filing first- time claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to a two-month low, a sign some companies have put firing plans on hold. Initial jobless claims decreased by 33,000 to 342,000 in […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors

Hardest To Fill Jobs For 2008

April 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfBnt65-rNE]

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Tags: Where The Jobs Are

6 Signs The Job Interview Went Well

April 23rd, 2008 · 128 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough They give you a firm answer about when you’ll hear back. This is not a foolproof indicator, but it’s a good one none the less. You don’t want to hear, “We’ll let you know.” You don’t want to have to ask, “When, exactly?” If they say, “I’ll have an answer for […]

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Tags: Interviewing

Live Mesh Might Help Windows Not Suck

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m usually hard on Microsoft on this blog. But nerdy tech circles today are abuzz at the announcement of Live Mesh from Microsoft. Think of Live Mesh as one ring to sync them all, every device and every file… provided you use Windows. Apparently, this whole system is not quite ready […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity · Workplace Gizmos