The Help Files

The Help Files: Landing the Job, Office Life & Freelancing

My latest collection of productivity hints may not prevent another polar vortex, but they should help make your work life easier, no matter whether your office is in a cubicle farm, in your car, or even at your kitchen table. This month I’ve found some great tips for getting the job—whether freelance or full-time—and dealing with office life. Continue reading ...

The Help Files

The Help Files: Getting Stuff Done in the New Year

My latest collection of hints for making your work life more productive focuses on those things you want to, or ought to do, when starting off a new year. So for January 2014, I cover staying productive with your tools, getting along with your boss, and lots of job hunting goodies. From what I’ve seen, things really pick up speed at this time of year. Seems like December and January are a great time for moving up in your company, or for landing a new gig. Continue reading ...

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The Help Files: Gmail, Facebook, and Pinterest, Oh My!

We can all use a few tips and tricks for making work life more productive, no matter whether the office is in a cubicle farm, in a car, or even on the couch. Even during the holidays. For me, that means taking a break for a minute to lean back, breathe, and check Gmail, thumb through our Facebook timelines, and check out the latest happenings on Pinterest. Continue reading ...

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The Help Files: Freelancing, Mapping, Shutting Up, & More

New month, new collection of hints for making your work life more productive, no matter whether your office is a cubicle farm, your car, or even your couch. I cover everything from system tools, to freelancing, and even when to ask questions and when to shut up. I cover lots of ground, but if I don’t talk about something you want to see, sound off. Continue reading ...

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The Help Files: Linking In, Emailing Out, and Getting Down with Note-Taking

TechWhirl’s own Duct Tape Writer, Craig Cardimon, scours the far reaches of the web to provide the Help Files to his friends and anyone else who doesn't have time to search for some work-a-day gems. His collection of hints, tips, and tricks can make anyone more productive and less prone to screwing up their work life, no matter whether the office is in a cubicle farm, a catamaran, or the couch. Continue reading ...