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Entries from September 2008

Don’t Bring Your Politics Into The Workplace

September 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Maybe I’m old fashioned. (The further into my 30s I go, the more old fashioned I feel.) But I really don’t feel there is a place in the workplace for three things: your religion, your sex life and your politics. I don’t want to hear about any of them. Keep it […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Getting Ahead · Office Politcs

What To Do If You Survive Layoffs

September 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We’ve spoken in the past about strategies you can employ to anticipate and avoid layoffs. But what happens if you survive a round of layoffs? What should you do if you look around and you’re one of the last men standing? Here are some quick tips: Figure Out The Company Game […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Layoff Rumors · Office Politcs

Tuesday Morning Live Blogging

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Starbucks. 81st and Broadway.

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Tags: Office Porn

Teen Job Search Crisis?

September 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve read about this now in several different places (most recently in a newspaper story, the link to which I cannot find) but this post in Cheezhead sums it up. Essentially, the job market for part-time jobs, the sort usually filled by teenagers in high school, is the worst it has […]

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Tags: Job Search

TheJobBored On The Road

September 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m gonna be in NYC all week for business, so I’ll be staying at my true home on the UWS. I’ll be blogging from various starbucks-es in the 70’s and 80’s, so drop me a line if you’re in the neighborhood in the morning. Maybe we can share a cup of […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working?

An Open Letter To Wall Street

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Dear Banks: Stop failing. Or, at least, stop failing all at once. We at legitimately cannot handle all the people you are sending our way. Or, at least, we can’t handle them all at once. Worst case scenario: if you keep flooding us with people-in-need-of-resumes, I might not get back […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors

The Stock Market As A Signal Your Job Is In Trouble

September 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough On the road, unfortunately, so this will be my first attempt to put a post up entirely from my iPhone. We’ll see if the picture actually formats correctly… Anyway, today’s Wall Street events reminded me to remind you of some sound advice I gave a long time ago: The stock market […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors

HotJobs To Tell You Who’s Still Hiring

September 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough From the “why has no one thought of this before” file, I have a link you should all visit and bookmark: HotJobs has launched the HotJobs100 List. The HotJobs 100, showcasing many of the top U.S. employers, is a great starting point for job seekers who want to know which […]

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Tags: Job Search · Job Sites · Where The Jobs Are

TheJobBored is Back!

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough (Before I go any further, if any of you notice a problem with the blog’s operations, please get in touch with me right away, via the contact info) So, yes! As many of you (more than I would have anticipated! Thanks!) have noticed, this blog has been down for about 72 […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working?

Jobs Report Double Plus Un-Good

September 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough (No, not that Jobs…) It seems the banking and housing crises might be nearing the end of their panic throes. …aaand we are beginning to enter the downswing in the hiring market. The job market seems to be lagging the other problems we’ve been seeing in the economy, but a downturn […]

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Tags: Jobs