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January 4th, 2008

Pimping bookmarks: Quitting Your Job

Sometimes, you need a fresh start.  Whether you’re seeking greener pastures or you feel suffocated in the workplace, you’re bound to consider leaving your current job at least once in your career.  Here are some tips on what to think about and how to quit gracefully:

Dealing with professional burnout without quitting your job at The Simple Dollar

Think of quitting your job? Try getting fired instead by Steve Tobak at CNet

How to quit a job: 5 steps and 2 warnings at The Brazen Careerist

7 Reasons to quit your job at The Digerati Life

Quiz: Is it time to quit your job? at BusinessWeek

I quit! How to Resign at About.com

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December 28th, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks: Dealing with the boss

Your boss could be like your best friend or your worst enemy.  Here are some articles that will help you survive any relationship turmoils with your boss:

A 6 Step Guide on How to Earn the Love of Your Boss

Top 7 Ways to Make Your Boss Hate You

How to Suck Up without Looking Like You’re Sucking Up

20 Ways to Impress Your Boss

5 Ways to Disarm a Grumpy Boss

How to get the boss to like you

How to befriend a boss

OMG - My Boss Wants to Befriend me via my Online Profile

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December 21st, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks: The job hunt

Whether you’re fresh out of college or you’re looking to switch jobs, here are some handy articles that will help you get through the job hunt as painlessly as possible.

How to budget for a job hunt This is something that only a few people do, thinking they can easily get a job after they graduate.  I don’t care if you went to the Harvard Business School, you need to work on this budget before you even graduate.

The job hunt - a shotgun vs. laser approach.  An interesting look on two different approaches of looking for a  job.

The 10 rules of job hunting.  Excellent tips collected over at Free Money Finance.

How to construct a killer resume from start to finish Look over your resume with these tips in mind before you print out a gazillion copies.

Master the interview process.  Over at Interview Chatter, Darlene McDaniel has such a vast inventory of interview related articles.  Here are the ones job hunters can benefit from:

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December 13th, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks: Money Management for the Corporate Slave

Managing your salary properly and creating a stable income for yourself is an important aspect of cubicle life.  For this edition of Pimping Bookmarks, we’re featuring some top websites and blog posts that will help the office worker manage their money better.

Want to see a “Pimping Bookmarks” special on Pimp Your Work? (Such as Dealing with the Boss, Workplace Politics, etc.)  Let us know in the comments!

Budgeting tips

Why a budget should be based on real life

Ways to cut your shopping budget

How to create a frugal budget

Paycheck matters

How I escaped living paycheck to paycheck

How to choose between passion and pay

How to ask for a raise

Goal setting and growing rich 

Setting and achieving financial goals

What can I do today to make me rich in the future

How you can become wealthy


How I would invest if I were a beginner

A visual history of the stock market from 1996-2007


Fixing financial problems

31 Days to fix your finances - a wrap up of a series

10 small ways to make a big dent in debt 

Add more tools to your arsenal to help solve your financial problems

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November 16th, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks: Career planning, Work-Life balance, etc.

Do you like the new “Pimping Bookmarks”graphic? I think it looks much better. That’s because I grabbed the star off of Vecteezy, where lazy productive people can get free high-quality vector designs. Starting next week, I’m also going to make the weekly Pimping Bookmarks focus on specific themes. For next week, it’s “Money Management for Corporate Slaves”. Stay tuned!

Anyway, without further ado, this week’s bookmarks:


Career planning by Steve Pavlina

A simple way to reduce workday friction at Lifehack

The many ways a project can screw up at Contract Worker

Work-Life Balance:

Can you maintain a work life balance while carrying a pager? at Money Smart Life

10 reasons why you aren’t achieving success at Lifehack


9 tools for online meetings from Web Worker Daily

Rescue time tracks how (un)productive you are from TechCrunch

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November 9th, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks!

Sorry for the few posts this week - been very busy with work. Without further ado, here are the bookmarks for the week:


Always Be Prepared: 5 Tips for Unexpected Job Loss at Consumerism Commentary

Temptation in the Workplace and Accountability by Clever Dude

Should I Report Ethical Misconduct at Work? at The Simple Dollar

Do you have a deeply fulfilling career? by Steve Pavlina


Get an MBA: Masters in Business Attention at Lifehack

Limit You Projects to Achieve Completion at zenhabits

Index Card Hacks at Lifehack


Sharedview: Free Screen Sharing for Web Workgroups at Web Worker Daily

10 Tips for Getting More Out of MS Outlook at Web Worker Daily

Special Announcement:

Leo over at zenhabits just released Zen to Done: The Simple Productivity Ebook. Check it out! (Or wait until I check it out and write a review, hehe.)

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November 2nd, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks!


What is more likely to help you reach the top? from Lifehack

8 job tips for new graduates from Bargaineering

Need a raise? Tips for asking the boss from Free Money Finance


7 steps to finally complete that project from Lifehack

Ugly productivity: 5 steps to a distraction-free workspace from zen habits


Leopard for Web Workers from Web Worker Daily

Create a backup image of your system with DriveImage from Lifehacker

How to delete undeletable files by Jon Lee

Making documents look much better on MS Word from Web Worker Daily

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October 26th, 2007

It’s Friday again! Here’s a list of Pimping Bookmarks

Workplace related:
Ticked your boss off? Make it better in 5 easy steps by Slacker Manager

Live up to your promotion by AskMen


6 Rules to Work Less and Get More Accomplished by Lifehack

5 Tips to Maximize Your Ability to Concentrate by Zen Habits

It’s you! Able to leap tall projects in a single bound! by Web Worker Daily

How to unschedule your work and enjoy guilt-free play by LifeClever

Software Tips:

Batch Process Images with PhotoDrop by Lifehacker (Mac OS only)

Splitting the Check (Excel Tip) by Daily Dose of Excel

Email your Calendar with Outlook 2007 by Lifehacker

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October 19th, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks:

It’s Friday and you don’t know what that means - it’s Pimping Bookmarks day!  It’s that special day of the week where I compile some great links to articles, tools, and other digital trinkets that will definitely pimp your work. Of course, readers are encouraged to contribute links that I’ll probably miss.  You can submit these links throughout the span of the week and send them to my email (celineroque AT b5media DOT com).

So here’s this week’s list:

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