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Entries from March 2011

Why Your Salary Is What It Is

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Have you ever wondered why your salary is what it is? At first glance you would probably say it is based on what you signed up for when you joined your company and on the salary increases you received since then. Perhaps this was based on the state of the economy, […]

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Tags: Asking For A Raise · Salary

What Is Flex Time and How Should You Ask For It?

March 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The world is moving faster than ever. In fact, it often seems like everything about our lives is changing – sometimes on a daily basis. From online shopping to cellular phones that access the internet, technology has often driven the changes we see. Our work place is no different. Once it […]

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Tags: Office Politcs · WorkLife

How Much Notice Should You Give When Leaving a Job?

March 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Almost everyone is faced with the prospect of leaving their job at some point. Whether you have decided to move, change fields, accepted a better offer, or just wanted to quit, the very idea of offering your ‘two weeks’ notice’ can drive fear into the most forthright employee. Even worse, many […]

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Tags: Office Politcs · WorkLife

Twitter Accounts Are The New Business Cards

March 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Ok. I’m calling it. As of right now, Twitter handles are officially the new business cards. This article at Business Insider made me realize it, but I guess I’ve known it for a while now. A few months ago at CES, every time I ran into someone new and wanted to […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Getting Ahead

Top Ten Lazy E-Mail Habits

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We’re all busy. We all have overflowing in boxes. But lazy e-mail habits could lead to misunderstanding, frustration, non-action, wasted effort, wasted time, damaged relationships and ruined reputations. Are you guilty of any of these lazy habits? If so, it’s time to take action now, before it’s too late. 1. Using […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Email/Spam Hacks · Office Politcs

Filling Out Paper Job Applications: Unwritten Etiquette Rules for Requesting and Submitting

March 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough So you are walking around the mall and that now hiring sign in the store window catches your eye. You decide to apply for the job and are handed a paper application. Despite seeming like you stepped back into the past, paper applications are still common and used by many employers. […]

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Tags: Job Applications

Questions to Ask at Your Job Interview

March 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough For the most part, a job interview will consist of you being asked a whole series of questions so that the potential employer can get a good feel for you, but there will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions of your own. While you can feel free to […]

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Tags: Interviewing

Learning to Love the Job You Hate

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Do you hate your job? Are you sick of the mind-numbing 9-5? Do you wish that you were able to follow your dreams and to make a living doing something you really enjoy? If you answered ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions then it would appear that you are […]

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Tags: Working Hard · WorkLife

Inspirational Leadership: “Why Did You Hire Me?”

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Want Motivation? Find Out What Others Value About You Here’s a crazy idea: get a few minutes on your boss’ schedule and ask him or her why they hired you. If you own your own business, ask your key customers why they do business with you. Years ago, when I was […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead

Seven Reasons You Might Need a Career Change

March 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Are you feeling stuck?  Sometimes people don’t know why they are unhappy in a job, they just know that it doesn’t feel right. These seven factors each contribute to how you feel about your work, and once you recognise the problem it can help you to decide if it is a career change you need, […]

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Tags: Career Change