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Entries from December 2008

Ask Brian – Can I Apply Twice For A Job At The Same Company?

December 12th, 2008 · 2 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. G asks: I went for a job interview for a job about a month ago but yet no news from them and when I called they said some one else has […]

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The Office Holiday Party In This Economy

December 10th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Last year, we had a post about surviving the year-end holiday office party without embarrassing yourself too much or putting your career in jeopardy. Ah… the good old days! Now I guess you’re just lucky if you’ve survived to witness the year end party with your job intact! And that leaves […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Getting Ahead · Networking · Time Wasters

Today’s Epic Jobs Report Fail!

December 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough (No, not that Jobs…) I’ll let Marketwatch sum it up: Nonfarm payrolls contract by 533,000 in November, the worst monthly job loss in 34 years. Since recession began 11 months ago, 1.9 million jobs have been lost, pushing jobless rate to highest level since 1993. Now, I want to temper this […]

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Signs You Have A Toxic Boss

December 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Saw this book in Borders this weekend. My definition of a toxic boss has always been one who is so bad as to endanger/damage your career. There are some bosses who can only hurt you, and you’re better off getting out from under them rather than “dealing” with them. What are […]

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