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    Is HR Right for You?

    Is HR Right for You?
    Considering HR? Your timing is great. Human resources is transforming itself. Once widely viewed as mere tacticians, paper pushers, or in-office enforcers, today’s HR professionals are increasingly seen as integral to their companies’ business success. This growing strategic role means HR now has a place at the table where real business decisions are made, and that offers unprecedented opportunities for those ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Tell Me About a Time When... Be Ready for the Behavioral Interview

    Tell Me About a Time When... Be Ready for the Behavioral Interview
    As soon as you hear the words, "Tell me about a time when...," you should be aware that your interviewer is probably using a behavioral interviewing technique. This technique uses your past experiences and behaviors as an indicator of your future success. In other words, if you can demonstrate through examples that you accomplished something before, the interviewer may have the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    You Can Survive the Behavioral Interview

    You Can Survive the Behavioral Interview
    When asked a traditional question like, "What would you do if you had a customer who wasn't interested in buying the product?" you can make up a story. But when you're asked behavioral questions, the interviewer is listening for specific examples of how you have handled situations or problems in the past. When presented with behavioral questions beginning with phrases like, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Internships and Your Resume

    Internships and Your Resume
    Looking for a proven way to jump-start your post-college job search, pursue a career change or just get an edge? Internships could be the answer. Here's how to use your resume to get an internship as well as portray your experience once you've completed one. The Internship Advantage Recent graduates and career changers have something in common: Minimal real-world work experience ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Transitioning into HR

    Transitioning into HR
    Question: What do a minister, a real estate broker and a lawyer all have in common? Answer: They all work in HR now, and each can prove it doesn't take a conventional HR background to work in this field. The Career Changer's Motto: Be Prepared Anne Grove, now a recruiter for Newhouse Consulting, knows a lot about transitions. She began her ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How You Broke into HR: Real Stories From Real People

    How You Broke into HR: Real Stories From Real People
    It seems like the number one question asked on the Human Resources message board is, "How can I break into HR?" These users followed their dreams. So for all of you who have hit the wall in your job search and are ready to give up, these stories are for you. Richard's Path to Recruiting I began a career in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Evaluating the Job Offer

    Evaluating the Job Offer
    You've just been offered your first professional job in the real world. You breathe a sigh of relief: The search is over. Unfortunately, it's not. In many ways, the real work, deciding whether this job is really the one for you, is just about to begin. Looking for a job after college is difficult enough. Deciding on a job offer when ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HR 101: An Overview, Part II

    HR 101: An Overview, Part II
    Congratulations! You've picked a career that has so many options we've had to divide our overview into two parts. Part I covered the roles of HR generalists, compensation professionals and information systems (HRIS) specialists. If none of those seem like the right fit for you, don't despair. Consider one of the paths listed on the following pages for your human resources ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +12
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    4 Ways To Earn Respect In Your First Job

    4 Ways To Earn Respect In Your First Job
    When you’ve worked so hard to get that first job after college, the last thing you want is to screw it up. Sadly, new grads do it all the time. The problem rarely stems from lack of knowledge or poor technical skills. It often goes back to something simpler: Your persona in the workplace, particularly during your first few weeks on ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills

    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills
    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss - the executive director of the organization - ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Gaining Work Experience

    Gaining Work Experience
    Probably the hardest challenge for new HR workers, whether just out of college or transitioning from another field, is proving you have the skills and aptitude to do the job even though you have no actual work experience. It’s the familiar catch-22: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. But there are more ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Meetings: A Necessary Evil

    Meetings: A Necessary Evil
    How much time do you spend in meetings? How much of it is necessary? Industry Week reports that the estimated cost of wasted time in unproductive meetings exceeds $37 billion annually. Estimate a meeting’s cost by taking the average hourly rate of the participants - a conservative estimate for managers is $40/hour - and multiplying it by the number of people ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    HR 101: An Overview, Part I

    HR 101: An Overview, Part I
    There is more to human resources than recruiting the hottest talent. In fact, this field offers many varied career paths, and the one you choose should depend on your interests. Learn what's available before you settle on a direction. Read HR 101: An Overview, Part II [page] HR Generalist Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    What it Takes to Move into HR

    What it Takes to Move into HR
    Are you interested in working in human resources but fear you lack the experience? Many job seekers in this field are concerned about making this type of move. "Don't be afraid to apply for an opening," encourages Shannon Arens, a human resources specialist with Sioux City, Iowa-based Terra Industries Inc., a manufacturing company. "There's great growth potential." If you can't talk ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +72
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    The Global Politics of Hiring Trends

    The Global Politics of Hiring Trends
    Global hiring means getting a handle on how different cultures view salaries, taxes, and benefits. Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen may be able to decide, as she did recently, that she would rather be paid in euros than once-mighty dollars. But for most mere mortals toiling away in cubicles around the globe, pay and benefits are a decidedly local affair. In Latin ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Top Paying Specializations for HR Professionals

    Top Paying Specializations for HR Professionals
    In HR, you have the opportunity to specialize in a specific area, or work as a Generalist and wear many hats. Below is a list of the main specialty areas within HR that you may find yourself choosing from. We have also included salary information so you can match your interest with your earning potential. Click on the profiles below to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    How You Broke Into HR: Stories From Real People

    How You Broke Into HR:  Stories From Real People
    It seems like the number one question asked on the Human Resources message board is, "How can I break into HR?" These Monster users followed their dreams. So for all of you who have hit the wall in your job search and are ready to give up, these stories are for you. Richard's Path to Recruiting I began a career in ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HR Career Path

    HR Career Path
    Climbing the HR ladder takes a combination of education, experience, and skill. The good news: HR spans so many disciplines that it is not uncommon for successful HR professionals to have widely varied backgrounds, either their first time in or if they depart and return to the field. Similarly, HR pros can follow a variety of career paths, depending on corporate ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Human Resources Certifications

    Human Resources Certifications
    • *Professional in Human Resources/Senior Professional in Human Resources/Global Professional in Human Resources* • *Certified Personnel Consultants/Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialists* • *Certified Compensation Professional/Certified Benefits Professional/Global Remuneration Professional/Work-Life Certified Professional* • *Certified Professional in Learning and Performance* • *Myers-Briggs Type Indicator*
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?