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Entries from January 2011

How To Ask For Job Search Help

January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough The typical advice says that you should tell everyone that you are looking. But is that really helpful for management-level jobs or jobs in a very specific industry, say finance? Will people really get leads from their manicurist? If I could choose between help from my manicurist or the Managing Director […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Search · Networking

Asking For A Raise?

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Asking for a Raise? When is it the right time? How many times have I seen it happen? An employee asks his/her Boss for a raise only to be shot down without any emotion with responses like: Now is not a good time We have not done so well in the last […]

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Tags: Asking For A Raise · Office Politcs

Top 5 Ways to Create Job Security

January 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough A 5 POINT STRATEGY FOR ENSURING YOUR JOB SECURITY Think Job Security is a thing of the past? Think again. While it may be true that no one is exempt from a downsizing, layoff, or unexpected re-organization in today’s economic climate, that doesn’t have to mean you have no job security. […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead

What NOT to Do on Your First Day at Work

January 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you’re starting a new job, you’ve probably got a million and one thoughts running through your head: What will my new boss be like? Will I get along with my co-workers? How soon can I start digging into my new projects? You might be so busy thinking about the big […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Jobs · Working Hard

A Guide To Keeping Your Hopes Up During A Long Job Search

January 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough When you’re searching for a job, you can easily run out of energy and motivation. At first, it seems simple to develop a cover letter and update your resume, but when a job search wears on, you can get pretty worn down. When a job search lasts for more than a […]

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Tags: Job Search

What To Wear To A Job Interview

January 25th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Copyright (c) 2008 Camilla Patten We are all aware that both verbal and non-verbal communication occurs during any social interaction with other human beings. It is said that Impressions are created and opinions are formed within the first five minutes of meeting someone. It is for this reason that when attending […]

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Tags: Interviewing

Why You Shouldn’t Write Your Own Resume

January 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Someone just twittered me a great post by author and business gadfly Seth Godin. It’s from several months ago, but the information is valuable. In essence, he passes on the valuable advice that you shouldn’t write your own resume. He says: “Writing about yourself is infinitely harder than writing about someone […]

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Tags: Resumes

The Starbucks Interview – How To Ace It

January 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough No… this isn’t a post about how to get a barrista job at Starbucks. It’s about how to do well at a job interview, held in a Starbucks. Let me explain. I was in a Starbucks last week and saw two people at a table with papers strewn about in the […]

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Tags: Interviewing

What To Do When You’re Not Getting Any Job Interviews – 10 Tips

January 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Over the course of my career, I’ve heard the following a lot. Lately, we’ve been hearing it more than I’d like to say: “I’ve sent my resume out over 300 times now. I haven’t gotten anything back. NOTHING. Not an email. Not a phone call. Not even an autoreply!” These days, […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Search

The Informational Interview: A Useful Networking Tool

January 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough This guest post is contributed by Alisa Gilbert, who writes on the topics of bachelors degree.  She welcomes your comments at her email Id: So you’re on the job hunt, and you’ve sent out hundreds of applications with few or no callbacks for interviews. It’s a common story, but as pointed out here […]

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Tags: Interviewing