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Entries from May 2008

Social Networking Sites As Job Search?

May 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough via Cheezhead, we learn about a new employment website targeting the Life Sciences industry: Beaker.com. Obviously, I can’t resist posting about this site so I can make the same Muppets gag that Joel did. But also, because I think this sort of thing will be a trend for the foreseeable future. […]

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Tags: Job Search · Job Sites

What To Do If You Just Can’t Fill A Resume

May 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Yesterday, I had a quick post about the one page resume myth. But what happens if you can’t even fill one page? Usually, you’d only encounter this situation if you a) haven’t had much work experience or b) held only one job for a long period of time. There are solutions […]

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Tags: Resumes

Busting The One Page Resume Myth

May 27th, 2008 · 64 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Let me take the time here to quickly address a pet peeve of mine. Your resume can be more than one page. Trust me. I don’t know why this is, but a certain segment of the populations holds fast to the notion that a resume can be one page and one […]

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Tags: Resumes

Ask Brian: Confidential Job Search?

May 20th, 2008 · 2 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 Sarah asks: I enjoy reading your site and have already learned some useful tips from it. I have a random question that I can’t find an answer to anywhere on […]

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Tags: Ask Brian

Our First Twitter Job Search Experiment Tweet

May 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough (NOTE: This post is referring to our ongoing Twitter Job Search Experiment… Learn about it here.) This morning, I posted our first tweet. It was as follows: Looking 4 a secretary/admin/asst office job. Location: anywhere! She just divorced & is looking 2 start fresh somewhere new @mydetroitdining Tonight, I got in […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

In Praise Of Computer Solitaire

May 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough In the pantheon of at-work-timewasters, computer solitaire has to stand alone in the first rank. Sure, there’s also Minesweep and now online soduku and Facebook Scrabble, but surely more work hours have been wasted playing that stupid included solitaire program on your Windows PC than anything else. Except maybe online porn. […]

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

Working From Home Reality Check

May 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Great post on the perils of working from home over at Snakes and Ladders: 7 Reasons For NOT Working From Home. I know, I know. People hate it when I tell them that working from home is not what it’s cracked up to be. It’s like movie stars saying it sucks […]

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Tags: WorkLife

Inflation or not?

May 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough This is a quick aside… cause I don’t get this. Someone might be able to enlighten me in the comments. I’m no economist. I don’t know about you, but the last few months, conversations amongst friends and co-workers, etc… it’s all been about how expensive everything is. Gas… we all know. […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

What People Are Forwarding This Week- Bill-O Edition

May 14th, 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‚Äôs offices this week. I think we all pretty much assumed that Bill O’Reilly would be nightmare boss to work for. Perhaps you’ve already seen the clip floating around of a 20-years […]

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Tags: People R Forwarding.

The True Office Power Brokers

May 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough 1) The Administrative Assistant- On the one hand, the administrative assistants and secretaries keep the world turning. They route the communications, schedule the workday, make the meetings happen, facilitate the introductions and most importantly, manage your manager. You always want to be deferential to their power to keep you in the […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Office Politcs