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Entries from July 2011

Ignore These Outdated Job Hunting Beliefs

July 27th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Despite a wealth of great job-hunting advice, many prospective job seekers are still clinging to outdated job-hunting and resume writing guidelines that hinder their search for a job. If you’ve been sending your same old resume from 10 years ago with a “Dear Sir or Madam”, then you’ve probably learned that […]

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Tags: Job Search

Should I Put My Facebook Page On My Resume? Should I Put My Twitter On My Resume?

July 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough This is a question we’ve been getting a lot lately at our professional resume service. I suppose it’s a sign of the times. It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without social networking. Facebook is so much a part of our everyday lives that it’s almost natural that job seekers – […]

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Tags: resume help · Resumes · Young Professionals

Interview Responses to Avoid at All Costs

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough An interview is your opportunity to sell yourself. Regardless of how much you may look the part, you need to answer the questions correctly to get the job. Interviewers ask key questions and look for certain types of answers. Honesty is always the best policy, but remember that it is okay […]

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Tags: Interviewing

How To Get Employers To Call You Back – 5 Key Tips

July 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough How long should I wait to hear back? This is the most common question I get on this blog. You’ve interviewed with an employer, and then you wait to hear if you’ve gotten the job. And you wait. And you wait. I’ve addressed the etiquette question about how and when to follow up. […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Applications

Finding Work Out of School

July 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s a tough world out there. The economy’s struggling, the job market’s fluctuating and unemployment keeps hovering at recession levels. People who have worked for 20 years are suddenly unemployed and struggling to find new work. That’s hardly the environment that a recent college grad wants to be thrust into, yet […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Interns · Recent Grads · Recession

What to Do When You Have a Difficult Boss

July 12th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Do you feel like your boss is the “boss from hell?” Are you having a hard time dealing with your boss? If this is the case, what should you do? How do you deal with a difficult boss? First, take a step back. Make an honest assessment of the situation. Has […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Office Politcs

Have You Optimized Your LinkedIn Profile?

July 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Marketing yourself and networking is one aspect of ghost writing you can’t afford to overlook. LinkedIn needs to be a part of your marketing and networking strategy. I set up my LinkedIn profile several years ago. I’ve only revisited it twice (today being one of those days). A great article on […]

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Tags: LinkedIn