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Entries from November 2008

Where You’ll Find Your Next Job

November 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I referenced this yesterday, so maybe it’s due for a repost: Successful Job Search Methods Networking- 50% Probably more than half of my clients over the years found work through various aspects of networking. But for these purposes I’ll peg it at half. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but it’s […]

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Tags: Job Search

Why Job Searching Is Like Dating

November 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough I was thinking some more about yesterday’s post suggesting you’ll have better job search odds if you do everything you can to make the job search less impersonal. I said: If you’re just relying on Monster or other online job boards, sure you can send your resume out 300 times in […]

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Tags: Job Search · Job Sites

Ask Brian – You’ve Not Really Applied For A Job Unless You’ve Spoken To A Person

November 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I haven’t done an Ask Brian column in a while (though you can still submit your questions here), because I haven’t gotten an interesting question in a while. Lately all the questions have been of a kind: I’ve sent my resume out 90 times and haven’t heard anything. How do I […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Interviewing

Who Survives Layoffs

November 17th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Layoffs are coming fast and furious. The employees of Citigroup got absolutely clobbered today. Who survives when jobs are on the chopping block? Let me use a car salesman(person) analogy here. Let’s imagine you are the owner of a car dealership. A recession is in full swing. No one is buying […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Layoff Rumors

Sign O The Times

November 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough From Gawker. Apparently, job fairs are now drawing lines around the block.

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Tags: Job Search

Today’s Jobs Report

November 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough (No, not that Jobs…) You might have seen the headlines this morning. The jobs report pretty much confirms the badness we’ve been feeling. The jobless rate is at a 14 year high. But charts are worth a thousand words, so here’s a handy chart of the jobs reports from the last […]

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Tags: Jobs

The Best Office Chair Ever?

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If, like me, you were around in the dot com wild west days, the thing you coveted more than anything else (more than yoga classes or free lunches) was the Herman Miller Aeron chair. It’s pretty much gone down in history as the greatest office chair eva! But now Gizmodo alerts […]

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Tags: Office Porn · Workplace Gizmos

Is A Recession Any Time To Ask For A Raise?

November 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Counter-intuitive time, people! I am the sort of guy that tends to believe you should never be afraid to ask for a raise. (The proviso of course being that you shouldn’t ask too much or too often or expect things that are outlandish.) But even when times are tough for your […]

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Tags: Benefits · Finance · Salary

First Place To Look For Your New Job: Your Current Job (Repost)

November 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough You of course know the phrase about the grass being greener on the other side of the fence. Sometimes, though, the grass is plenty green on THIS side. I thought of that this weekend when perusing some job search survey data. I’ve posted before about playing the odds in your job […]

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Tags: Job Search · Networking

A Successful Job Interview: My One Best Tip

November 3rd, 2008 · 11 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I once gave you my one best tip for writing a better resume. This has prompted several people to write and ask if I have a similar one “best tip” for job interviews. I do, and it’s a very simple one. Zen And the Art of Job Interviews When it comes […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Search