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Entries from July 2008

Making PowerPoint Better

July 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Let’s face it. None of us are really fans of PowerPoint. The common complaint is that far from adding color and pizazz, PowerPoint hasn’t proven to make presentations any less boring or dull. In fact, many argue that the very reliance on rote slides and sequencing can make speeches and presentations […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity

Resume Help – Why It’s Necessary, And Where To Get It

July 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough This is a post that I literally could have written on day one of this blog. I’ve held off because, as most of you know, I’m the founder a resume writing company, so I didn’t want to look like a shill. Too much, anyway. But last weekend I was brought in […]

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Tags: Resumes

Warning Signs From A Job Ad- This Job Is Not For You!

July 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Now and again, I think of an idea for a post. Then I research it. And sometimes I find a much better post talking about exactly the thing I wanted to post on. This is one of those times. I wish I had posted this. Since I didn’t, I’ll link to […]

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Tags: Job Sites

…Then They Came For The Lawyers

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I wanted to post this story, and then I found this picture that tied together both of today’s informational posts. I’ll just quote from the first line of the story: When even lawyers are nervous about losing their jobs, you know things are getting rough. Lawyers In The Lurch (Businessweek)

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Tags: Jobs · Layoff Rumors

List of Starbucks Closings

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Another Monday morning. Did you hit up your local Starbucks this morning? Have you heard that it might not be around much longer? Starbucks, suffering in the stock market, recently announced it was closing 600 under-performing locations. Is your favorite locale on the list? Check here for the full list of […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · People R Forwarding.

Ask Brian – My Boss Just Got Fired

July 24th, 2008 · 8 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. Carlotta asks: Help! My boss just got fired! The entire office is in a state of panic! Now, normally the Ask Brian questions are a bit longer than this. But in […]

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Tags: Ask Brian

Getting Hired At A Startup Company

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve mentioned before that I’m a veteran of the “startup company” environment. Getting a job at a startup can be a hell of a boost for your career… if you survive it. You can learn more in 1 year at a startup than you can in most other work environments. The […]

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Tags: Job Search · Jobs

10 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

July 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a bit of light-hearted advice for a busy Thursday. From ExperienceProject, 10 Signs It May be Time to Quit Your Job. My favorites: 4) You start looking forward to meetings, because it’s an hour long opportunity to shoot knowing looks to that one other really disgruntled employee and laugh on […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working?

Managing Work While On Vacation – Part 2

July 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Recently, we discussed ways to prepare for/manage work during the vacation season. The website unclutterer.com has another idea for helping you manage your tendency to veg out in front of your computer during holiday’s/weekends. Let’s face it, we’re all champion procrastinators. We sit down with work to do… but an hour […]

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Tags: Organization · Productivity

Ask Brian – The Ex-Felon Job Search Catch 22

July 10th, 2008 · 237 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 A Bummed Out Wife asks: My husband made a terrible mistake in his past that continues to affect him now. He pled guilty to growing marijuana with the intent to […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Job Search