Posts made in November, 2011

Guest post: Know the Difference Between HR and Hiring Managers Before Job-Searching

In today’s competitive job market, it is necessary to enter each interview well-prepared.  In order to increase your hiring potential, it is necessary to know what HR does, what a hiring manager does and how to appeal to each. Depending on the job, you might be interviewed by human resources, a hiring manager or both. It can be beneficial to learn what each position does and what they are looking for in a candidate. Human resources perform duties such as scouting out potential job candidates, helping employees understand benefit packages, handling harassment complaints and layoffs. A hiring manager is a supervisor or decision-maker within a specific department....

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Words of wisdom for Wednesday

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” ~Unknown Are you running?

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Making the case for soft skills…again

As many of you know, my new book discusses the importance of soft skills for young professionals entering the workforce. A recent article about Wegmans (you know I have mad love for this company!) reiterates the importance of these skills. This is one company that hires for attitude. No wonder they consistently rank as one of Fortune‘s 100 Best Companies to Work For. An excerpt from the article: “For the most part we can train employees in whatever is needed, but we look for attitude,” Jo said. “This includes enthusiasm, being friendly and outgoing, a person who smiles, is eager to learn, and someone who shares the same values as the...

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Panicked about expense reports? These two apps can help.

It’s the end of the month and you just can’t seem to find that last receipt for your expense report. You dig through your pockets, your bag, in the car…GAH! It’s nowhere to be found. Don’t live this scenario. Get an app or two to help you stay organized. In this week’s app review, we take a look at Expensify and Lemon. Check out all the details here.

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Glowing review for Destination Real World: Success after Graduation

I am thrilled that my book just received this review on Amazon: “This book is really relevant and important for young professionals looking for their first career. Amanda Haddaway leverages her own experiences and experts in order to provide the reader with a practical, essential guide to success in the “Real World.” As a workforce development professional as well as an adjunct community college faculty member, I find this guide to be extremely valuable for students and others who need to be “in the know” about success in the workplace and in life! The book bridges a gap that has existed among educators, students and employers. Amanda...

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