Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ready or Not, Here I Come

I got to a point in my career where I wanted more. I wanted to make a difference and was not satisfied with the status quo.  I felt I had a good grasp on my job and was ready to … Continue reading

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Develop to be Developed

Sometimes we get so caught up in our own careers we forget about the people who work with us.  They too have career goals and ambitions.  However, we don’t always take the time to listen and figure out what their … Continue reading

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I Want the Promotion

We are all looking to get ahead in our careers.  But what are corporations looking for?  What we have been told is a combination of business skills we have learned in school lumped into one big package.  That package is … Continue reading

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It’s all in the Message

Human resources is often involved in employee relations issues that have spun out of control.  The situation usually revolves around an employee that does not seem to “get it”.   These disciplinary talks usually involve the employee’s immediate manager or supervisor … Continue reading

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Interview Etiquette

There are various things to consider in arriving for an interview.   How should I dress?  Should I introduce myself first or allow the interviewer to do so? Firm handshake or relaxed?  Address them by their first name or sir/madam? Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Prepare to Sell YOU

Human resources professionals are trained to ease candidates into the interview.  In other words, make the interviewee feel comfortable. This is done by asking a few routine questions.  Preparing for these standard questions will allow you to set the tone … Continue reading

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Getting an Interview

It is now rare for companies to accept paper applications. Most organizations have moved to online applications for purposes of efficiency and usability.  Although that may be advantageous to the corporation, it is less than desirable for the applicant.  The … Continue reading

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