Posts made in August, 2012

Guest post: Limited Internet Access in Offices – Making it Work

The internet is a boon with so much information right at our fingertips. Alas, it is yet another two-sided coin, offering so many distractions – sports updates, movie reviews and personal emails – when there is important work to be done. Your company most likely goes with the majority in believing that internet access for your employees should be restricted. But the real question is “to what extent?” The company wants its employees to carry out productive work in the hours they get paid for. The employees need to browse the internet for various reasons, the most common being a stress-buster during the working day. You need to find the right...

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How to prepare for an entry-level interview

Since it’s taking recent grads a little longer to find full-time employment, I thought it would be helpful to share some tips on how to prepare for an entry-level interview. You can see my full article on CAREEREALISM.

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How to find an internship

The job market is super competitive these days, especially for new college graduates and entry-level applicants. It has become almost a requirement that candidates have some type of in-field experience. One of the best ways to get this experience is by doing internships. Click here for some tips on how to find an internship.

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Guest post: The Top 5 Social Media Blunders Made by Job Applicants

There is no doubt that recruiters are going to check out your social media profiles during your next job search, but do you know what their red flags are? Contrary to what you might think, signs of an active social life are not frowned upon, as long as you show some level of seriousness. However, you could be putting your job hunt in jeopardy by going overboard in several different areas. Here are the top five blunders being made by job applicants these days.  Failing to show any type of personality. While definition of “personality” can have several different interpretations, it’s safe to say that people unafraid to express themselves and stand by their beliefs...

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Can you afford not to be trained in human resources?

Attention small business owners and managers! Can you afford not to be trained in human resources? Employee lawsuits have risen 400% in the past 20 years and the most common targets are private employers with between 15 and 100 employees. According to an article by CIO.com, a company should expect to spend between $50,000 and $250,000 defending a lawsuit brought by an ex-employee. As a small business owner or manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that your company is running legally and effectively. This can be a challenge when you’re busy with the day-to-day operations of running your business. However, there is help. I will be teaching HRE 126: HUMAN RESOURCES...

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