Posts made in August, 2011

Ok, I’ll admit it: HR doesn’t like all employees

In an earlier post, we talked about the fact that some employees (and managers!) don’t like HR. Well, you know what? It goes both ways. HR doesn’t always like all of the employees and managers either. Don’t let your feelings get hurt. It’s just the way it is. Here are some of our least favorites.

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Don’t make writing a resume harder than it needs to be

There are countless articles on how to write a resume, what you should and shouldn’t include, the worst resume faux pas of all times, etc., but here are some basic tips in case you need a refresher. And if you’re wondering if the below quote is true, the answer is yes. Sorry, but I thought you might appreciate the honesty. “Forty-five percent of the human resource managers surveyed said they spent less than a minute, on average, reviewing an application.” That just means that you need to polish your resume and make the most important parts stand out.

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Social media problems

There has been a lot written about when you can and can’t terminate an employee for his/her usage of social media. No one likes to learn that an employee is bad-mouthing a manager or the company online, but it’s not always grounds for termination. I expect that more and more will be written on this topic, but this post is a good one.

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Be prepared!

If you need a radio app on your cell phone in case the power goes out, I’d recommend tunein. #hurricaneirene

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Beat the boring meeting blues

Last week, I shared a link on things to do during a conference call. The same writer has offered another list that’s worth sharing: 19 things to do during that boring meeting. I’m not recommending that you ignore the content of all meetings that you attend at work, but every once in a while it’s easy to drift off into daydreaming because the meeting subject and content are irrelevant to your daily work or it’s simply a recap of information you already...

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