Posts Tagged 'HR'

Is your resume striking out or knocking it out of the park?

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The job seeker steps up to the plate. You can feel the determination coming off of him like waves spreading across the field. The HR manager pitches the job, a hard fast ball that flies past the job seeker, who just misses it. Setting up for the second pitch now, a deceiving curve ball.  The job seeker swings hard and fans it, catching nothing but air.  It’s all riding on this final pitch.  Another fast ball, but all he does ...

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Fluffy Resumes: Why they are terrible and what you can do instead

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FLUFFYWriting a resume can be a rough business. Obviously you want to impress the employers, but how do you do that? In an attempt to look impressive, many applicants submit “Fluffy Resumes.” A fluffy resume is filled with extra adjectives that don’t add real value. Many HR departments won’t even really read them thoroughly. In a 30-second read, clarity is more important than ...

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Do HR departments really hate job seekers?

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grumpy HR business woman pointingIf you’re looking for work, it might feel like the Human Resources (HR) department is your sworn enemy.  They can be non-responsive to your application.  They don’t offer feedback on why you weren’t selected for a job.  And worst of all, sometimes you don’t get any acknowledgement that they even received your resume.

Keep this simple fact in mind: HR ...

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Answers to 5 Common Frustrations with HR

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Looking for a job is not easy, and unchecked frustrations only add to the anxiety levels.  By now, you have already developed some of your own pet peeves about the hiring process.  Do any of these sound familiar?

 

  1. Why won’t they send a rejection letter?  I just want to know either way…

It’s cheap to be rude.  HR is swamped with hundreds of resumes.  Rejection letters are the very bottom of their priority list.  Even an automated reply requires ...

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