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Entries from August 2011

What Makes an Effective Leader In The Workplace?

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The extent of growth and success of an organization depends on effective leadership of the managers or other key employees. Leadership is not just managing things. It is actually doing right things at the right time in a right way. Being a good manager is, therefore, different from being a good […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Office Politcs

How To Quit Your Job Without Burning Bridges

August 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough An article about quitting in today’s economic climate may seem slightly oxymoronic, but an increasing number of people are discovering that it is actually more monetarily advantageous to create their own small business and work from home.  Small things like being able to eat three meals a day in your home, […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Recession

Job Interview Tip: How to Discuss a Layoff

August 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Being laid off can feel so awkward to a job seeker that it paralyzes them in an interview situation and undermines their candidacy–but it doesn’t have to. I’m going to show you how to change the language you use and the perspective you have about your layoff to boost your confidence […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

The Perfect Job: Is There Really Such a Thing?

August 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Most of us make the mistake of telling ourselves that our lives will be great, just as soon as we find the perfect job. As a result, we end up defining our ideal situation based on some arbitrary set of rules around job title, level of pay, amount of vacation time, […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead

How To Know If Layoffs Are Coming – And What To Do About It

August 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough The news today that layoffs are increasing at an alarming rate is not good news for jobseekers, or the economy. Key quote: For the past three months, American companies have been cutting their workforce in increasing numbers, according to a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement consultancy group […]

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Tags: Layoff Rumors