Dream Job
March 1, 2012

We Have… Lift Off!

Welcome! I am so excited to be launching at my new home here at Loosen Your White Collar. This has been two years in the making– depending who you ask! I have never been so proud of anything in my life – this is my big leap and I’m thrilled…
Job Search
January 8, 2012

Get a Job – Resume Advice

I thought for sure that everyone has heard all of the advice out there for spicing up your resume. I've been recruiting for several positions and have been looking at thousands of resumes, and I'm sad to report that most of the resumes I come across, need some serious attention.…
Job Search
July 25, 2011

Interview – Time to Go

Many people are out of work, unemployment is high, there aren't many jobs out there. I get it, really, I do. However, if YOU are one of the people looking for work, it's still important for you to make wise career decisions. I can't tell you how many people have…
March 9, 2011

Diversity “Quotas”

A recent post by Stuart on his site 1.00 FTE examined quotas for women - while he was referencing women representation on boards, diversity "quotas" or goals still exist in our corporate landscape. When first introduced, quotas/goals were necessary - the corporate landscape largely existed of white men, particularly in…
Terrible HR
March 8, 2011

Terrible HR Tuesday – Bonus Letters

If you were lucky enough to have operated in the black in 2010, it's probably just about bonus time for you - so I'd like to share a wonderful example of Terrible HR and bonus letters. Bonus time is a very exciting time for employees, particularly when your bonus payout…
Job Search
February 23, 2011

Landing Interviews

Throughout my career, I have been "lucky" to land several interviews when I decide to look for a new job, and most times, several competing offers. My friends and colleagues often ask, "What's your secret? How are you able to get so many call backs?" Honestly, I hadn't really thought…
Terrible HR
February 15, 2011

Terrible HR Tuesday – Internet Policies

At times Human Resources is relegated to the compliance police - responsible for creating, maintaining and enforcing policies - it's our favorite part of the job, really. This is typically in the best interests of both the company and the employee, but there are times when HR simply drops the…
Terrible HR
February 8, 2011

Terrible HR Tuesday – Mannerisms

I so thoroughly enjoyed a post by Laurie Ruettimann (aka the Cynical Girl) yesterday, that I thought it was a great opportunity to review some real-life terrible HR mannerisms that I've encountered. Check out Laurie's post here: http://thecynicalgirl.com/monday-morning-hr-humor-worst-hr-person-ever/, video courtesy of SNL. HR mannerisms I've witnessed that should be stopped, immediately: When…
February 7, 2011

Scheduling it Right

I know that the economy is rough, that there are limited jobs out there, and that employers have a sense of "you owe me" when they have an open position. Here's what I know for sure: While the economy is tight, there are more jobs opening up each and every…