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Entries from December 2011

The Number One Cover Letter Mistake

December 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Last week, I told you what should be in a cover letter. That post was prompted by the realization that I had never really written much about cover letters on this blog. But it was also born out of some professional frustration I’ve been having lately. The long and short of […]

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What Should Be In A Cover Letter

December 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Someone tweeted me the other day that I had plenty of content on this blog relating to resumes, but not much regarding cover letters. So, I’d like to change that this week. Let’s start with the basics: what should be in a cover letter? To be really honest with you, cover […]

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Are The Holidays A Good Time To Job Search?

December 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Quite simply, the answer is: absolutely yes! I write one of these posts almost every year around this time. I don’t know why it is, but people just assume that the holidays aren’t a good time for job searching. I guess it’s human nature: you’re putting things off until the new […]

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How to Change Jobs

December 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Step 1 – Detach Yourself from your Current Job To move on and change jobs you need to detach yourself from your existing job. The more emotionally attached you are to your role, your environment and its traits the more difficult it is to move forward. This emotional baggage is like […]

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Tags: Career Change