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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 5 years ago | Rated: +28
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    The 35 Best Places to Launch Your Career

    The 35 Best Places to Launch Your Career
    We all know the U.S. economy isn't doing so hot, but that fact isn't monolithic: Some industries are hiring and thriving despite the overall slowdown. Check out Business Week's list of great places to launch a career, and the essential information on landing a job at the top 35 companies. [widget:297] Browse through this slide show to learn about what kind ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. HRPeople did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off, and that ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    10 Body Language Blunders

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    13 Kinds of Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! Boss #1: The Robot >> [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty desk, no family pictures. What ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional"

    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional"
    In most job-filling situations, the employer has the luxury of choosing from several well-qualified applicants, all of whom could probably do the job. That's when the little things, like the common but often unrecognized mistakes described here, almost always come into play. Make sure you avoid them, so they don't cost you a shot at the job. 1. Using a Cutesy ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +54
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    The 25 Species of Coworkers

    They might be lurking in the cubicle next to you or lounging in a cushy corner office. They could be e-nagging you daily or haunting your dreams at night. That’s right, the people you work with have the power to influence, annoy, inspire, and scare the living daylights out of you (work nightmares, anyone?). Since you’re stuck with them 40 hours ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory

    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory
    Ahh, the resume. It can be the key to employment if it's well written, but also a nightmare if it's riddled with mistakes. Let us help you get your resume in tip-top shape as you dive into the competitive job market. We know all there is to know about resume writing and can't wait to share it all with you. To ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 5 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 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate

    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate
    The idea of what makes a dream job changes over time, as does what a person looks for in their soul mate. In the past, one simply wanted steady work to provide food and shelter for his or her family. People also didn't live as long, and as a result didn't have the flexibility to date a wide variety of people ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Top 10 Common Resume Blunders

    Top 10 Common Resume Blunders
    Make sure your resume is in top-notch shape by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders: 1. Too Focused on Job Duties Your resume should not be a boring list of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself: • How ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Career

    Top 25 Cities for Your Career
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #1: San Francisco, CA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #1: San Francisco, CA
    A popular tourist destination resting on a peninsula in the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is a diversified city with a dense population and beautiful Victorian architecture. With many historical sites and a burgeoning downtown, San Francisco hosts a population coming from a variety of different backgrounds, political perspectives, and classes. [widget:worst_workplace_distractions] Quick Facts Population: 751,682 High School Graduates: 64.4% Bachelor's Degree ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Got Laid Off

    As an HR professional you're used to talking to people when they've just lost their job. You may know all the right things to say, but when it comes to your friends, it's a whole different ballgame. You want to be supportive. You want to help them see the positive side of their misfortune. You want to buy them a ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +6

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?