Job Search
July 11, 2013

I Don’t Have a College Degree

Now, more than ever, “professional” job descriptions include a specific level of education required (four-year college degree), with additional education preferred (master’s degree). Going to college has become the traditional route for most high school graduates – it’s just what comes next. I won’t debate the merits of a college…
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February 25, 2013

When HR Screws Up Royally

There are few things that I read these days that shock me into slack-jaw syndrome. But I had one of those moments yesterday, followed quickly with: “HR just effed that up royally. Whoa.” Yahoo! sent an internal memo to every single one of their global employees, telling them that they…
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October 15, 2012

Layoffs – A Behind the Scenes Look at Reductions in Force

It appears that while there are fewer reductions in force (RIFs) or layoffs these days than say, three years ago, layoffs are still happening and can be quite confusing to the non-HR (ok, probably to most HR people too) employee. I have had the unfortunate experience to be a part…
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Job Search
October 9, 2012

How to Land a Job: Secrets from an HR Insider

It's time to start job landing instead of job hunting! I am so excited that my new book is finally available! In How to Land a Job: Secrets from an HR Insider, I share everything I have learned working in Human Resources, as an experienced job seeker, and from all…
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Job SearchLeadership
October 1, 2012

5 Ways to Become a Strategic Hire

The best candidate doesn't always get the job. In fact, rarely does the top candidate win the position – instead, they are beat out by someone else. A strategic hire. A better interviewer. A more likable person. A friend of the hiring manager. And so on. Companies have to hire in their own best…
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Job Search
August 30, 2012

Practical Tactical Thursday – It’s Your Fault You Didn’t Get the Job Offer

Note: Great week of features. Please be sure to go see some of my other posts around the web! Brazen Careerist: Learn These 3 Lessons Before Ditching Your Day Job to Follow Your Passion YouTern: 18 Kick-A$s People Who Will Change Your Life One of the most dreaded questions Human…
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August 23, 2012

NASCAR and HR: Drug Testing and Second Chances?

While I have pondered bringing my two loves together, HR and NASCAR, the opportunities to do so are few and far in between. But with a life list dream event coming up (attending my first NASCAR event at Atlanta Motor Speedway), I thought it fitting to finally let my dirty…
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Job Search
August 16, 2012

Practical Tactical Thursday – Negotiate Your Employment Offer

There are several times throughout your career that you will need to negotiate an offer – an offer of employment, a counter offer to your resignation, or a promotion offer. The one thing that all of these situations have in common is that Human Resources is holding back on you.…
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Giving Yourself PermissionJob Search
August 13, 2012

Bridge Jobs – Create Your Own Destiny

When I was on my own path of exploring where I wanted my career to go and what my ultimate path was going to be, I was working in a high-paying, high-stress, 50%+ travel, high-powered position. Yes, everything was high. It was the crowning jewel of my career up until…
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