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Archive for February, 2012

EPIC FAIL: An HR Process turns into an HR Nightmare

Here’s one of the worst HR stories I’ve heard in a while. And it happened to a friend. Let’s call him Jerry. Jerry works for a global financial firm. A large portion of his compensation is in the form of a bonus. This bonus is, in part, determined by the performance review he is given Read more »

Temp Your Way to your Dream Job: 5 Smart Strategies for Success

  Security?  The concept of job security is eroding quickly in this country. Frankly, “permanent” jobs are becoming a delusion. The hiring rate of temp workers is five times that of hiring overall in the past year, according to Mediabistro, a media industry website. And the number of temp workers has been rising steadily since Read more »

HOW TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOB CANDIDATE: 8 TERRIFIC TACTICS

Standing out. Getting noticed. Being recognized and remembered. It all comes down to how we brand ourselves. So much has been written about this subject yet so little has been implemented in the job hunting arena. Recently, someone asked me how successful job seekers set themselves apart. I thought back on my 15+ years in Read more »

Supercharge Your Job Search and Get Results with References Done Right

Last month, a potentially great job candidate lost out on an excellent opportunity–his poor choice of references sunk him.  Although his resume was written perfectly, his skill-set fit the job he was applying for, his phone interview was very successful and the client was anxious to meet him in person, one vital phone call derailed Read more »