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Entries from August 2008

Train Yourself To Ace The Interview By Going On Trial Run Interviews

August 27th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough There’s tons of advice out there on how to ace the interview. From books, to professional coaches to lists of potential interview questions and answers. A few years ago, I was introduced to a DIY interview preparation hack that seemed kind of unique. It might not be feasible for everyone, but […]

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Tags: Interviewing

Networking Is Not JUST About Who You Know. It’s ALSO About Who You Don’t Know… Yet.

August 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The above title came to mind this weekend when I was talking to a friend who was looking for a new job. I gave him the advice that we career pros are always repeating: The quickest way to find a new job is through networking. His response was instructive: “If I […]

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Tags: Job Search · Networking

Welcome Baltimore Sun Readers!

August 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Happy to have you here, and happy for our association with the Baltimore Sun. If you’re looking for a job (and even if you aren’t) take some time to tool around our archives. You’ll find plenty of good career advice herein. Join our community in the comments, and sign up for […]

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Friday Fun

August 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough

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Tags: Working 4 The Weekend

Should I Put My GPA On My Resume?

August 22nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Monday’s post about the interview questions Microsoft and Google will hit you with sort of caught my fancy. Just for fun, I started investigating the process of getting hired at high tech companies. I figured, companies like these are on the cutting edge, and they can basically pick and chose who […]

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Tags: Interns · Resumes

Most Common Resume Search Terms

August 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Via SavvySugar, CareerBuilder also polled the managers to find out the words they most commonly search for when filtering résumés. Many use electronic scanners to select résumés that contain the qualifications they’re seeking. As long as you’re not lying so that you can incorporate some of these search words, try and […]

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Tags: Resumes

On Salary Transparency

August 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The New York Times had an article today on salary transparency that has gotten a fair bit of attention in the blogosphere. The thesis of the article is that in this internet age, knowing what your co-workers make will become commonplace. The move toward an open workplace, the article posits, might […]

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Tags: Finance · Getting Ahead · Salary

Sample Interview Questions From Google and Microsoft

August 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Google and Microsoft have long been famous (notorious?) for their rigorous interview process. For years we’ve heard legendary 2nd-hand stories about the Rube Goldberg interview questions and the GMAT-like testing gauntlet that applicants have to endure. The Royal Pingdom blog has scraped together some interview questions that applicants claim they have […]

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Tags: Interviewing

Ask Brian – Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

August 11th, 2008 · 6 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. Alison asks: I’ve actually got two questions and it is probably relevant that I’m looking into non-profit/arts work and that my questions pertain to those positions at small offices with only […]

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Non Profit Job Search

August 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough One thing I’ve noticed about younger job seekers is that they’re big on finding jobs at non-profits, charities, foundations and the like. Sorta renews your faith in humanity to realize that trying to have a meaningful career that “makes a difference” is a hip thing to do. If you haven’t considered […]

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Tags: Job Search · Job Sites