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Entries from January 2012

The Quickest Way To Get A Tax Refund

January 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s that time of year again, if you can believe it. I just started working on my taxes this weekend, so I thought I’d do a bit of research for a nice worker/job-seeker friendly tax post. It occurred to me that we’re all pining away for refunds aren’t we? Did you […]

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Tags: Taxes

How To Print On Both Sides Of The Paper

January 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s something that seems like a very plain vanilla job search trick, but it’s pretty useful if you don’t know how to do it. When we print resumes on heavy resume paper for our clients, we will very often print on both sides of the paper. Thus, a 2-page resume can […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Office Porn · Productivity · Workplace Gizmos

How to Handle a Performance Review

January 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Most people look forward to job reviews about as much as they do a root canal. No matter how well you think you’re doing, there’s always the possibility that your supervisor will see things differently and call you on the carpet for your actions-or inactions. But there are steps you can […]

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Tags: Asking For A Raise · Getting Ahead

Is There A “Best” Time To Answer A Job Ad? Some Statistical Data…

January 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough For years people have asked me if there’s a “best” time to respond to a job ad? Should you watch the job boards like a hawk, obsessively refreshing so that you can get your resume in first? Or is there some other window of time when, statistically speaking, your resume is […]

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Tags: Job Applications · Job Search · Job Sites