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    Can You Protest a Job Offer You Never Got?

    Can You Protest a Job Offer You Never Got?
    A reader writes: Following an advertisement on the website, I applied for a job ( through an agent). I have been subjected to a telephone interview, face to face interview with the person supposedly to be reporting to. Later they sent forms for my criminal record checks, reference checks and completion of employee profile form, which I did. All this gave ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Healthy Competition

    Healthy Competition
    Admittedly, I’m a very competitive person.  My father was extremely competitive and I learned it from him.  But over the years, I’ve tried to direct my competitive nature as appropriate. Here’s an example:  I’m the owner of a small human resources consulting firm.  There are other owners of small HR consulting firms that offer the same services.  When bidding on business, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

    As Human Resources professionals (or aspiring ones!), we all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing sloppily can ruin your chances for a job offer. But what about the more easily-overlooked things that could acreate an interview gone wrong? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Itching to Switch Jobs? Ponder This First

    Itching to Switch Jobs? Ponder This First
    Surveys say workers are itching to change jobs. A word to the wise: Scratch carefully. Hiring isn't going to explode. Employers will continue to be very selective, doing "surgical" hiring to put the exact right talent into the crucial opening. Still, the beginning of a new year is a good time to reflect on the idea of changing jobs, or careers. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Love Your Job? You're One of the Few

    Love Your Job? You're One of the Few
    Think working folks are happy to have a job - ANY job - in this miserable economy? Think again. The number of Americans who reported being happy with their careers dropped to an all-time low - 45 percent - in a new survey that found people are more miserable than ever in nearly every aspect of their work lives. Job satisfaction ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    HRPeople's Networking Workshop

    HRPeople's Networking Workshop
    Welcome to our Networking Workshop. Your one stop shop for all of your networking needs — from tips and best practices to finding the right connections and making the most of your environment, we've got it covered. Are you just starting out? Find out why networking is especially crucial for new hires. Networking isn't that hard or complicated. We've made it ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Industries That Rocked the Recession

    While most industries cowered under the recession, some took it in stride and came out on top. For these five rockstar industries, the recession was the best thing that ever happened. They were defined by soaring profits and increasing employment opportunities and found niches that resulted in riches. So which industries came out on top? Find out >> [page] 1. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Patience in Your Job Search

    Patience in Your Job Search
    A reader writes: Last week I received an email from a prospective employer asking me if their pay range was OK with me and if I was still interested. The pay is lower than what I noted or "desired" on my application. I replied back saying that I was still very interested in the position and that I was looking forward ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Five Tips to Finding Work at Forty

    Five Tips to Finding Work at Forty
    This weekend I conducted an intensive job search mentor program with a forty-something year-old woman from NJ. Like many women her age, she is returning to the workforce after raising young children. She's been looking for work now (off and on) for about six months and has become frustrated with her inability to get the results she had hoped for. Many ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 5 Recession-Proof Industries

    Recession-Proof Industries The rate of job openings and new hires has steadily decreased since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And unemployment rates are holding fast at 10 percent, which also doesn't bode well. According to the December employment report, 6.1 million people face long-term unemployment. Even though experts are hollering about the impending end ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession, and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough, and sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Importance of Resume Focus

    The Importance of  Resume Focus
    Lack of focus is one of the most common errors people make on their resume, but a strong focus is critical to showing the employer that you match his or her needs. Your resume must clearly show: a) What makes you valuable b) How you will help potential employers Identifying Unique Value Proposition Most resumes don’t represent the living, breathing person ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    2010 Benchmarks: Key Measures to Monitor

    2010 Benchmarks: Key Measures to Monitor
    The new year will continue HR's emphasis on metrics and benchmarking as organizations work toward post-recession recovery and growth. Having the right data at the outset can enhance your efforts, so HRfocus is sharing some highlights from one of the leading benchmark resources to the profession, PricewaterhouseCoopers Saratoga. These are areas that you will want to watch with special care during ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Company Halted Offer Due to Criminal Conviction

    Company Halted Offer Due to Criminal Conviction
    A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a position, and before I was scheduled for an in-person interview, I was asked to fill out an official application. I did so, being completely honest in the background questions that I have a misdemeanor on my criminal record. They had the usual disclaimer saying "this is not necessarily a bar to employment, but ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The Power of a Thank-You Note

    The Power of a Thank-You Note
    When my wife was hired for her first real job after graduating from college, she was remembered and saluted by her new supervisor for one seemingly small step she had taken during the interviewing process: She was the only applicant of several interviewed who had sent a thank-you note after her interview. [widget:hrpeoples_layoff_survival_kit] It seems amazing, but it's true: A simple ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    8 Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession

    The global credit crisis and flat-lining domestic economy could make this one of the most challenging times to be looking for a job in recent history. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of unemployed increased by 3.6 million between December 2007 and December 2008, and the December 2008 unemployment rate hit 7.2 percent. For February 2009, the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Simple Job Inquiry Gone Wrong

    Simple Job Inquiry Gone Wrong
    A reader writes: I've been working in a freelance position that is project based for a few months with a medium sized company. They have been working towards hiring me on more permanent part-time basis. The position would include working on an event basis but also office hours, and include similar but not exactly the same work as I am doing ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    A Tale of Two Interview Mistakes

    A Tale of Two Interview Mistakes
    In phone interviews, I always ask the candidate to tell me what he or she knows about the job so far. It's surprising how many people reveal in response that they either have a complete misunderstanding of what the job entails, maybe because they haven't bothered to read the job description since applying two weeks ago. (Keep in mind that these ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Help for Long-Term Unemployment

    Help for Long-Term Unemployment
    We heard the news not too long ago that U.S. unemployment hit the double digits for the first time in over 25 years. It’s not a surprise. All of the economists and business experts told us it was coming. But I am surprised that we aren’t talking more about people who have been out of work for months. I know people ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This

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