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Entries from February 2009

Americans’ Online Search Behavior Points to Significant Increase in Personal Financial Turmoil

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Americans’ Online Search Behavior Points to Significant Increase in Personal Financial Turmoil.

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Tags: Layoff Rumors

Benefits, Perks To Be Trimmed in 2009

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Not really a surprise, right? A new CareerBuilder.com survey finds that nearly 40 percent of the 3,000 HR reps and managers polled plan to make administrative cuts at some point in 2009. Furthermore, 65 percent of those who plan on cutting costs are also scaling back on company events like social […]

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Tags: Benefits

Job Search Tip – Don’t Share Your Sob Story

February 18th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough As resume writing professionals, we hear everyone’s tale. It’s the nature of what we do. Everyone is unique and everyone is different and everyone has a reason why they need a new job now! We are like doctors in that way. Everyone is a good person who deserves to be saved. […]

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Tags: Job Search

Impressive Resume

February 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough All credit, hat tip and linkage to UglyDoggy via BuzzFeed. To see an enlarged version for reading purposes, click through here and click on the image.

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · People R Forwarding. · Resumes

How To Save Your Job From Layoffs

February 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough I originally published this post series more than a year ago, when this blog was very young. It occurred to me that these post have even more relevance today. Click through to read the entire series. How To Save Your Job “The Weatherman Technique” “The Lifeboat Technique“ “The Late Surge Technique“ […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Layoff Rumors

Where Are The Jobs In The Stimulus Package

February 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough So after all the hemming (himming?) and hawing, I guess we’re getting a stimulus package. The whole idea behind this thing is to create jobs… stem the flow of job losses… prevent a new great depression… give everyone a pony… take your pick. Is there useful news here for job seekers? […]

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Tags: Jobs · Recession · Resumes · Time Wasters · Uncategorized

Our World In Graphs

February 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough You can take this for what it’s worth, given the source, but this is frackin scary: The green is our current job market.

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Tags: Uncategorized

Are Older Workers Surviving The Downturn Better Than The Young?

February 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Are younger workers having a harder time in this job market than their older cohorts? The conventional wisdom, based on previous downturns, is that older (read: more expensive) workers are either laid off or offered sweet early retirement incentives to make way for younger (read: cheaper) workers. But this BusinessWeek article […]

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Tags: Recession · Retirement

How To: Job Fairs And How To Find A Job Therein

February 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you recall my post on where you’re most likely to find a job, I didn’t exactly rate job fairs very highly. But that does not mean you should ignore any opportunity or resource during a job search. And in this job market, job fairs and career fairs might be an […]

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Tags: Job Search