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    Prep for the Top 10 Interview Questions

    Prep for the Top 10 Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you'll be ready to deliver them with confidence. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing your ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +54
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad Answer: "I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogs." Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good Answer: “I've always loved shopping, but ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +53
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    Answers to Quiz: What's Your HR IQ?

    Answers to Quiz: What's Your HR IQ?
    HR Generalists are in high demand because they know so much about everything HR. You know you are smart, but how “HR smart” are you? Take this test to find out. Have you taken the ultimate HR IQ Quiz yet? If not, click here. Developed by a leading educator and generalist practitioner in the HR field, this test will challenge ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +31
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    5 Complaints About HR and How to Overcome Them

    5 Complaints About HR and How to Overcome Them
    As HR professionals, we’ve all heard the usual complaints about human resources. We’re also aware that most employees would rather undergo a root canal than deal with us. Why the animosity? Is it possible that some of the accusations, though harsh, may have merit? In the spirit of honest self-reflection, HRPeople examines the most commonly voiced complaints about HR and our ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +28
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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits

    6 Sloppy Speech Habits
    You may look good on paper or in your suit, but if you're looking to nail your big interview, looks aren't everything. How you sound is often more important. But many job seekers let careless speech habits sink their chances of landing that plum job. Here are six common language mistakes and how to keep them from sabotaging your interview: 1. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +28
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    What Professionals Should Never (Ever!) Wear

    We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn't matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that's not how the world works. How you choose to dress each morning reflects how you feel about your job – that you take your position ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +21
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    10 Signs You Will Be Laid Off

    10 Signs You Will Be Laid Off
    When massive layoffs rocked the tech sector last year, non-dot-commers looked on with sympathy, then thanked goodness, heavens and their lucky stars they hadn't migrated to a start-up. This year things are different. The sinking economy has just about everyone — new-economy workers and old — looking over their shoulder for that dreaded pink slip. [widget:quiz_how_do_you_look_on_paper] There is no sure-fire way ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Free Business Cards for HRPeople Members!

    Free Business Cards for HRPeople Members!
    HRPeople has partnered with VistaPrint to provide free business cards to all of our members. You can pick from a library of templates or design your own card, choose the contact information you want to include and have your business cards in just a few days! Invite your friends and colleagues to join the site so they can get their free ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Steps to a Killer Resume

    10 Steps to a Killer Resume
    You know the feeling. You spend hours, or even days, creating a resume. You pore over every word of your cover letter and agonize over what to say in your email. Then you hit 'send' and wait. And wait. And wait. No one calls. No one writes. You don't know if anyone even saw your resume. When this happens, it's easy ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +17
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    5 Signs Your Résumé is Passé

    #1: You’ve forced it to fit onto one page. You’ve reduced your font size to eight, eliminated margins altogether and left out key information about yourself, all to conform to that age-old “one page résumé” rule. Big mistake. After all, would a recent college grad really need the same amount of résumé real estate as someone who’s been in the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Human Resources Virtual Interview

    Human Resources Virtual Interview
    If you work in human resources, you know it's important to practice for interviews. Prepping for an interview can be tough, but it's not impossible. Our Virtual Job Interview will give you instant feedback on your answers to the most likely asked questions and scenarios. How would you do in an interview? Find out now! Start [page] Question number: 1 of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Ten Best Cities for HR Professionals

    The Ten Best Cities for HR Professionals
    Some cities are known for their unique characteristics. If you are searching for the best place to find some down-home BBQ, take a drive to Kansas City. If you want to hear fantastic live jazz, head down to New Orleans. And if you are looking for the best city for an HR professional, then look no further than this list. Here ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Devil and the HR Professional

    The Devil and the HR Professional
    A parable about HR and organisations which teaches a lesson about employee engagement that no HR professional should forget, ...One day while walking down the street a highly successful Human Resources Manager was tragically hit by a bus and she died. Her soul arrived up in heaven where she was met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter himself. "Welcome to ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

    7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression
    We have all heard this warning: 'You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.' In fact, psychologists caution that we only have from seven to seventeen seconds of interacting with strangers before they form an opinion of us. With this widely acknowledged pressure to 'make our case' instantly, here are seven tips for making your first impression ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +13
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    5 Friends You Should Have at Work

    5 Friends You Should Have at Work
    You spend most of your day at work, right? Why not make some friends while you're there? You won't just have more fun — you'll work better. Gallup research shows that developing close friendships at work boosts employee satisfaction by almost 50%. And while we don't always choose our friends with career success in mind (company happy hour, ahem), there are ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +13
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    15 Networking Mistakes You Can't Make

    Networking, networking, networking. We've all heard about it and we're sure you're all doing it — but are you doing it right? Trying to develop job leads and new business contacts the wrong way can be just as damaging as not trying at all, if not worse. You want to (net)work smart, not hard, so make sure you’re making all ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Human Resources 2009: The Future of HR

    Human Resources 2009: The Future of HR
    The one thing we spend the biggest chunk of our time on as adults is our job, so how things are conducted where we work tends to have a significant impact on our overall well-being. More often than from any other source, people suffer stress from work, and as unionization has proven, work can even become a powerful political issue. For ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Hide the Doritos! Here Comes HR

    Hide the Doritos! Here Comes HR
    The lawyers at boutique law firm Littler Mendelson have always liked their carbs. For years the firm's sumptuous San Francisco headquarters overflowed with endless trays of Krispy Kremes, gooey sweet rolls and gigantic muffins. Then one day the attorneys showed up for a firm breakfast and found hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, mini-quiches, cottage cheese and fresh fruit. "Where's the doughnuts?" ranted the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means

    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means
    You've probably read plenty of job-hunting articles. And they're all the same. A so-called expert will advise you to develop a plan, broaden your skills, and network. On résumés, they will counsel you to customize, use keywords, and quantify your accomplishments. If you land an interview, they will remind you to mind your body language, ask good questions, and convey confidence ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace

    Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace
    When employees are asked to do more with less, smart business managers look for creative, affordable ways to keep staff motivated. Now, new survey findings reveal that small perks like good, free coffee can have a major impact in boosting employee morale. According to a recent national survey, three out of five employed Americans feel more motivated to do their best ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?