The Job Search And Career Advice Blog header image 4

Entries from October 2008

When A Bad Job Market Means Opportunities For The Future

October 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s a different philosophical take. From the make lemons from lemonade department… A bad job market might mean you’re not going to get your dream job for a while. But maybe you should take this time as an opportunity to figure out where you want to see yourself when the bad […]

[

Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Search · Recession

How To Make Your Resume Stand Out

October 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough You’ve no doubt heard the old saw that your resume only has “X number of seconds” to catch a reader’s eye. Part of the problem is, most people just use the same dull resume templates found in Word… or whatever your word processing program is. A well-designed resume is eye-catching and […]

[

Tags: Resumes

A Successful Job Search Attitude

October 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m not a big fan of motivational posts. I much prefer to give you tangible tips and hacks, so this is probably as close as I’m going to get to this sort of thing.But the proper job search attitude is important, and I’ll tell you why. You can’t land the sort […]

[

Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Search

Job Search In a Tough Job Market

October 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough …Or, how to find a job when no one’s hiring. This was one of the early posts I wrote for this blog. As I say, not to praise my own powers of prediction, but we were seeing in sales numbers that things were getting tough out there as much as […]

[

Tags: Job Search · Recession

Happy Anniversary To Us

October 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Happy Anniversary to TheJobBored! One year ago today I wrote the first posts for this blog. It’s been a fun year. More than 400 posts and hundreds of thousands of readers! Not bad for a little side project. As you might know, the story of this blog is as follows: about […]

[

Tags: Uncategorized

Should I Bring A Resume To The Interview?

October 23rd, 2008 · 12 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Yes. The end. Sometimes my job search tips seem obvious. Sometimes the tips are so simple, you would think everyone would say, well, duh. But this tip comes from an encounter with a client I had this morning which drove home yet again the idea that no tip is too simple. […]

[

Tags: Interviewing · Resumes

Focus on the Education Section of Your Resume

October 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you had asked me recently to name the part of the resume that people look at the least, I would certainly have said the education section. (This is assuming we’re talking about the resume of a professional who has been in the workforce for a while. For a recent grad, […]

[

Tags: Resumes

TheJobBored On The Road – LinkedIn On The Rise

October 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Have spent the last few days at the Career Directors International conference here in (actually) Sunny Seattle. Yes, career professionals have their conferences too. I’ve had a great time and gotten a lot of great insights from the assembled career and HR pros. The next half dozen or so posts will […]

[

Tags: Job Sites

On Desperate Times – State of the Job Market

October 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough As I promised last week, it’s time to take a step back and assess where we’re at. You may have noticed that things have been crazy and scary in our economy recently. The good news is that hopefully Hank, over there to the right, might finally have landed on a mixture […]

[

Tags: Job Search · Jobs · Layoff Rumors

Keep Your Resume Updated

October 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough This week has been a crazy one. The last two weeks, actually. The clients we’re seeing come to ResumeWriters are displaying a level of angst and desperation I haven’t seen in a long time. I’m planning a series of posts addressing this desperation, but still… what sort of advice can I […]

[

Tags: Resumes