Posts made in November, 2011

How to fire someone…the right way

Even after more than 12 years in HR, ending an employment relationship is probably one of the hardest parts of my job. Breaking up is hard to do, even when it comes to the workplace. Unfortunately, emotions can run high during these types of conversations, so it’s a good idea for managers to work with their HR professionals and come up with a plan. Firing someone is never easy, but this article provides some good guidance on how to be more effective in your handling of these situations.

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Feeling a little sluggish after your Thanksgiving feast? This app can help.

Most of us are back to work after the Thanksgiving holiday break. If you’re feeling a little guilty about eating too much turkey and pumpkin pie, check out the Get Running app. My full review is here.

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Great infographic on LinkedIn

I love this infographic on LinkedIn! (Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/linkedin-boot-camp-basic-training-for-the-personal-marketer-2011-11)

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Have trouble writing cover letters? Help is here.

Over the years, I’ve been asked to assist friends with countless resumes and cover letters. Some people think that cover letters aren’t necessary any more, but I disagree. I think the cover letter gives the job seeker a chance to show that they are willing to go above and beyond in their job search. It also provides a great opportunity to highlight some items that may or may not be contained in the resume. I came across this article on writing cover letters and it provides some great tips. If you’re struggling with writing a cover letter, try the format mentioned in the article and tailor it for each...

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Freaking out about cooking Thanksgiving dinner? There’s an app for that!

Since Thanksgiving is only days away, I wanted to share a great cooking app that I’ve discovered: How to Cook Everything. It’s the companion app to a cookbook that I own. The cookbook has been my go-to source for a number of years, so I was thrilled that there’s an app. The app has several added features including search capabilities, a section on holiday menus and a section on 30-minute meals. Read my full review here.

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