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    HR Rejected Me, Interviewer Says Otherwise

    HR Rejected Me, Interviewer Says Otherwise
    A reader writes: I interviewed with a company about a month ago, and I'm not sure what the deal is with these people. I had an in-house interview on February 5th, and they initially told me it'd be a week or two before they made a decision. Everything seemed to have gone well and I felt like I had a good ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    36 Phone Interviews in 3 Days

    36 Phone Interviews in 3 Days
    A reader writes: I applied for an IT position at the university here and a week or so after the posting ended received a request for a phone interview, which I happily accepted. I was told to expect a 15-20 minute interview scheduled on the half hour. The interviewers called on schedule and quickly ran through their questions and gave me ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Asking About a Different Position After Accepting The Job Offer

    Asking About a Different Position After Accepting The Job Offer
    A reader writes: I lost my job 5 months ago, and was recently hired to a position at a company I love. While researching the company during the interview process, there was a department I preferred to work in, but there were no openings in that department at the time. I did however interview for a position that I know I ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Have Something To Say? When the Answer is No

    Have Something To Say? When the Answer is No
    Even when you do everything right, the answer can still end up being “no.”  You can have a great idea.  You can present it beautifully.  It can be perfect timing.  And the answer might still be no. There are lots of reasons for this:  company doesn’t have any money, the employees aren’t skilled enough to implement the suggestion, managers can’t embrace ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Your Professionally Written Resume is Tax Deductible

    Your Professionally Written Resume is Tax Deductible
    Gearing up to file your 2009 tax returns? So are millions of other Americans. Oddly we go from the cheer of the holidays, landing face first into one of the most stressful times for all of us: tax season. The 31 million of those who generated a limited income last year, or just couldn’t find work, are getting a “kind of” ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    8 Entry Level HR Positions Available Now

    Thinking about breaking into the exciting field of Human Resources? We've put together a list of entry level HR positions available NOW. All you have to do is apply! So polish your resume, get those business cards out, and start! Next Job: Go >> [page] 1. HR Analyst (Junior Level) Experience: 0 to 4 years Location: Various Company: Sparta, Inc. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You're nervous. You're usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It's no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren't going to land you that job. So ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Becoming a Consultant

    Becoming a Consultant
    I recently received a reader question about consulting: About 10 years ago, while living in the Midwest, I started my own HR consulting business.  I left it (kinda, it’s never been out of my mind) to take a “real” consultant job and move to Arizona.  I was laid off in last year and want to establish my business again.  I want ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Cover Letters That Worked

    We talk about them all the time: cover letters. We share general tips, explore best practices, and warn of the most common cover letter mistakes. What we haven't done is give you specific examples of real cover letters that worked. Until now! HRPeople has tracked down five cover letters that helped job seekers land an interview. Sometimes, they even got ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Company Stringing Me Along?

    Company Stringing Me Along?
    A reader writes: I interviewed with a company earlier this month and for the first time in the year I have been unemployed, I knew I completely killed it. I was myself, I clicked with the people, and the technical portions of the interview could not have gone any better. The next day, my feelings were confirmed when the head of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Things You Should Stop Complaining About at Work

    Work isn’t perfect, right? But if you are lucky enough to have a job right now it pays to remember that millions and millions of Americans don’t think you have a thing to complain about. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering around 10%. Even more troubling, The New York Times reports that ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Tell My Manager I Have an Interview?

    Tell My Manager I Have an Interview?
    A reader writes: I've been with my current employer for just over 5 years and have a really great relationship with my boss. While I used to love my job, over the past year or so, I've started to lose interest and have started looking for another job. An opportunity presented itself in another city which I'm currently interviewing for. They ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Is a Contract Position Worth the Risk?

    Is a Contract Position Worth the Risk?
    A reader writes: I am trying to decide if it is too risky to leave my current position for a better one that is a contract position. I'm currently underemployed. I'm making $30,000/yr less than I did before I was laid off, but at least I'm working in my field. I don't enjoy my job, my department is quite dysfunctional, and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Success Strategy for Professionals Over 40

    Career Success Strategy for Professionals Over 40
    Less energy, high health and life insurance costs, higher salary expectations and unwillingness to learn new technology. A recent study released by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College indicated many companies have reservations about hiring older workers because of these preconceived notions. There was a time when age discrimination conjured visual images of men and women nearing the retirement ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Make It Easy to Buy, Easy to Use

    Make It Easy to Buy, Easy to Use
    In one of my previous lives, the company I worked for developed a customer service program focused on the idea that the customer experience should be easy.  The mantra was to make things easy to buy and easy to use.  It’s a catchy phrase I’ve never forgotten.  And I try to remember it today when looking at my business. Here are ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Asserting Your Authority as a New Manager

    Asserting Your Authority as a New Manager
    A reader writes: I'm a new manager in a very small team -- my office is about 6 people, including my boss (the self-proclaimed CEO). There's no HR, and generally we're all on the same playing field. Except, apparently, when it comes to me. I was unofficially promoted when my manager left -- my official job description and pay has never ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Lessons We Can Learn from Toyota

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielctw/ / CC BY 2.0 I'm pretty mad at Toyota, and I don't even own a Toyota. I'm mad that such a highly trusted company is doing such a poor job of managing their "run away" car situation. There is a lot managers can learn from this situation, specifically when it comes to rebuilding trust. Is it possible to rebuild trust, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    When & How HR Should Speak Up

    When & How HR Should Speak Up
    I recently wrote a post about having something to say.  We should all develop opinions and thoughts about ourselves and our businesses in order to help achieve good things.  But that prompts the question, when and how do you present what you have to say? First, let’s talk about when.  We’ve all heard the old cliché, “timing is everything.” There’s a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Social Media Goes to Work

    Social Media Goes to Work
    With Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media technologies virtually omnipresent lately, it's not surprising that many managers are wondering how to leverage these tools. Sales and marketing were the first to exploit these technologies, which present new ways of reaching customers. But the real trick is finding ways to improve productivity, collaboration, communication and learning within organizations using tools that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1

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