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    Cover Letters: Don't Bother

    Cover Letters: Don't Bother
    In my daily search for information on job interviews, resumes and cover letters, I tend to see the same advice: Don’t make your resume more than one page, get prepared for the interview, and always send a cover letter. Always. But yesterday I came across someone that says something completely different. His basic philosophy is: "Cover letters? Don't bother." David Silverman ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Is the HR Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?

    Is the HR  Business Partner Model Killing Your Career?
    The current trend of outsourcing transactional HR to services centres may be creating a future talent crisis for HR professionals. Back in the 1990’s, when I began my HR career, I started off by looking after flexitime, recruitment administration, childcare vouchers, staff welfare and manpower planning. I knew if I knuckled down and got to know the technical elements of my ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Denied an Internal Promotion

    Denied an Internal Promotion
    A reader writes: Recently, my manager decided to introduce a new position that would be in between my current position and his position, basically someone to make sure the daily job functions of me and my coworkers get done at the company's computer support desk. This position was opened to both internal and external applicants, and he encouraged both me and ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    When Job Interviews Go Sour

    When Job Interviews Go Sour
    Josh Linkner wanted to fill the account director position within his company. He thought he had the right candidate for the job after interviewing an experienced applicant three or four times. But he had noticed she asked questions like what title would "I" receive, or how much money will "I" get. This "ego driven" questioning worried Linkner, the founder and CEO ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Downsizing 101

    Downsizing 101
    Most discussions about downsizing focus on the legal, economic, or psychological issues raised by this practice. These are essential concerns, but we rarely consider how or why downsizing is also an ethical issue. The next two columns are an attempt to redress that problem. Here, we'll consider your ethical responsibilities if you are the one charged with giving the bad news. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work

    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal:[widget:employee_benefits_what_you_nee_to_know]When you're preoccupied with personal ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Beat the Toughest Interview Question

    How to Beat the Toughest Interview Question
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” We all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous interview question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. But, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs

    The Best Email Greetings and Sign-offs
    On an infamous episode of Sex and the City, Samantha receives a present from her boyfriend, accompanied by a card signed, “Best, Richard.” Despite the kind gesture of the gift, she’s incensed at what she perceives to be a flippant and impersonal salutation. “Ugh,” says Miranda. “‘Best’ is the worst.” Gulp. That’s how I’ve signed my emails for years. I thought ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Writing Achievement Oriented Resumes

    Writing Achievement Oriented Resumes
    Any company will hire any employee if they feel that employee will add value to their business. So, the core of a strong resume is this: proof that you have made an impact on previous employers. In my practice as a professional resume writer, I constantly meet people who have made a great impact on the companies they worked for, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    HRPeople Introduces eGifts

    HRPeople Introduces eGifts
    HRPeople is proud to introduce its newest feature, "eGifts":http://hrpeople.monster.com/gifts/new. Now you can give a variety of fun gifts to all of your friends. +*Give a Gift*+ You can use your personal points bank to give other HRPeople users gifts. The balance of your points bank increases at the same rate that your reputation score increases. Each gift you give will reduce ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times

    Legal Landmines for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors During Bad Economic Times
    "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is not only the name of a popular song from the 1960s, it also describes the feelings of most employers who, because of competition, business costs or our current bad economy must reduce the size of their employment budget. By the time an employer has to "downsize," the economic factors driving that decision have already ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Ways to Really Tick Off Your Employees

    A recent survey from Adecco Group North America highlights the increased dissatisfaction workers in America have with their employers. According to the survey: 54% of employees plan to look for a new job as soon as the economy turns around. Sentiment is even stronger among younger workers. Of those ages 18-29, 71% say they are likely to look for new ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Y Stay: Employee Retention of Generation Y

    Y Stay: Employee Retention of Generation Y
    “I quit,” a statement most employers do not want to hear coming from their employees. Employee turnover is costly to any organization in that it calls for recruiting replacements, training those replacements, and bringing productivity back to an optimal level. However, this becomes increasingly important by the year 2014. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that by 2014 we will ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    True Work Romance Stories

    True Work Romance Stories
    Finding a romantic partner on the job represents the ultimate blending of your work and personal life. And some people are more successful at navigating this junction than others, as evidenced from the 60-plus Monster members who told us about their brushes with office romance. Many found spouses, while others came away with heartache, and the need to change jobs. These ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Stop Toxic Managers Before They Stop You

    Stop Toxic Managers Before They Stop You
    You've been there. We've all been there. The manager who bullies, threatens, yells. The manager whose mood swings determine the climate of the office on any given workday. Who forces employees to whisper in sympathy in cubicles and hallways. The backbiting, belittling boss from hell. Call it what you want: poor interpersonal skills, unfortunate office practices, but some people, by sheer, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Do You Have a Work Spouse?

    Do You Have a Work Spouse?
    Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice. Stacy and Clinton. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Whether in real life or reel life, work spouses are out there. You've seen them, right? Or maybe you're in such a relationship: Two people who spend most of their working hours together, behaving like a married couple. But despite subtle overtones of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Growing Demand for HR Professionals

    The Growing Demand for HR Professionals
    Employers are looking for HR professionals who can add value to the company, so it falls on recruiters to sift out the wheat from the chaff. As HR attempts to justify its place at the top table in boardrooms across the country, recruiters are faced with finding commercially aware, strategic HR professionals, as well as tightening margins in a candidate-heavy market. ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Gay Couple Loses Benefits With Move

    Gay Couple Loses Benefits With Move
    EAGLE, Idaho (AP) — What they didn't know before moving to Idaho could fill a house, and in many ways it does. The kitchen table holds stacks of legal papers. Medication bottles litter a nearby countertop. The two-story home Robert Ryan, 42, shares with his partner, Ralph Martinelli, 53, overlooks a quaint suburb west of Boise, a rural landscape of ruddy ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Obama and HR Strategy

    Obama and HR Strategy
    Organized labor contributed nearly $450 million (Greenhouse, 2008) toward the election of Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress, so we can expect labor will have a good run, resulting in much more favorable laws, regulations and administrative outcomes than we have seen in several administrations. Conversely, while there is plenty of business lobbying, there will be far fewer voices within the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

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