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Entries from April 2008

Dilbert.com Gets Interactive

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m more of an Onion man myself, but if you get your at-work laughs from Dilbert, you might like to hear that the Dilbert.com website has gotten a bit of an upgrade. h/t WebWare. There are animated versions of Dilbert strips available, as well as an extensive expansion of the Dilbert […]

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

Business Casual Vs. Business Formal

April 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough From the WSJ. Via SavvySugar. If you work in a corporate environment, it’s just as important to get business casual right as it is to nail traditional business dress. Maybe more important: Savvy corporate politicians know that casual days are the times when their appearance will be most closely watched. “People […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead

How To Choose Between Two Job Offers

April 22nd, 2008 · 14 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough When I got back from vacation this week, I had an Ask Brian question waiting for me that was very specific. It boiled down to: “I have two job offers. Which one should I accept?” I did my best to help the emailer, but that sort of question is not one […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Job Search

Don’t Include These Skills On Your Resume

April 21st, 2008 · 28 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s always a good idea to fill out your resume with any specific skills or specialties you might possess. Doing so is a good strategy to give you that extra little edge to stand out from a similarly qualified candidate. And for years, a good way to do that was to […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Getting Ahead · Resumes

What Is Middle Class?

April 21st, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Last week, after Charlie Gibson’s assertion in the last debate that people earning $200,000 a year qualified as middle class, I got into a discussion with my fellow travelers about what exactly you’d earn to qualify as middle class. Then I saw this article in yesterday’s NYTimes about the $20-an-hour wage […]

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Tags: My Commenters Iz Smarter Than Me

Indeed Offer’s Job Search By Salary

April 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough While I was away last week, I missed the news that Indeed.com has introduced job search by salary requirements. h/t Job Search Guy With this new feature, you can now enter your desired annual salary in the search box on their search parameter and receive a list of all jobs that […]

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Tags: Job Search · Job Sites

Brief Spring Break For Moi

April 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I apologize that there will be no further posts from me this week. I will be in Ecuador, pictured below. (Actually, I’m already there… such is the magic of pre-posting!) Anyhoo… I won’t be in an area with an internet connection (or, at least, I will be shocked if the internet […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working?

Is It Ok To Be Nervous In An Interview?

April 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Short answer to the Post-Title Question Of The Day: Yes. But for a longer meditation on this subject, read this post from a Career Coach over at DivineCaroline. So, here’s a big secret to making your interview easier: Look at the interviewer and mentally say to yourself (in your mind—not aloud!), […]

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Tags: Interviewing

Maximize Your Lunch Hour

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Just in time for lunch hour, Readers Digest has a handy list of 15 ways to maximize your lunch hour. No, it’s not a list of ways to squeeze work into your lunch hour. But it is heavy on ways to eat healthier and with greater ease. And yes, there’s a […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Productivity

Weekly The Office- Dinner Party

April 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Regular readers of this blog will remember that before the writer’s strike, I did a weekly rundown of episodes of NBC’s The Office. You can imagine my delight when I rang up my TIVO last night and saw that The Office was back. The Dinner Party was The Office’s version of […]

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Tags: Weekly The Office