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20 12, 2012

How To Get A New Job next year

December 20th, 2012|

With the onset of the holidays and a brand new year just around the corner, along come the traditional resolutions. I will lose XXkgs, I will complete a marathon, I will give up smoking, I will stop working so many hours, I will find more work/life balance and a pretty common one – I will [...]

26 10, 2012

Time To Have “Human” Back in Human Resources

October 26th, 2012|

"Human Resources." When it comes to your career, those two words will ultimately influence whether you are hired or fired, have to relocate your family to move up or move out, and whether you receive a holiday bonus or that dreaded membership to the “Jelly of the Month Club” a la Clark Griswold. If there’s [...]

19 10, 2012

What are the Career Options in HR

October 19th, 2012|

HR is not just about liking people. HR isn't the job for you if you’re not a ‘people person’, but liking people won’t be enough on its own. More precisely, you have to be interested in getting the absolute best out of people. It’s not just the softer ‘people skills’ that are important. You’ll have a strong interest in business and the [...]

30 09, 2012

9 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid In Your Resume

September 30th, 2012|

Here are 9 of the biggest mistakes to avoid in your resume, not correcting them will instantly make your resume appear antiquated: The One-Page Rule Don’t spend countless hours trying to squeeze a decade or two of valuable experience onto a single sheet of paper. The worst thing you can do is try to make the font [...]

26 09, 2012

Top 10 HR Interview Questions & How To Answer Them

September 26th, 2012|

These are top 10 HR interview questions and will help you in preparing for the interview. when responding to HR interview questions keep your answers brief and to the point.  If you are faced with a difficult HR interview question, make sure you stay calm, don't get defensive, and take a moment to think about [...]

16 09, 2012

Five Questions Great Candidates Ask in a Job Interview

September 16th, 2012|

Many of the questions potential new hires ask are throwaways ; But not these five questions which great candidates ask in a job interview. Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste [...]

8 09, 2012

10 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

September 8th, 2012|

Whether you're new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro, whether you love the art of salary negotiation or dread it, the truth is that knowing salary negotiation tactics -- and avoiding salary negotiation landmines -- are key to obtaining the job offer you seek and deserve. While much is written about the tactics of salary [...]

25 08, 2012

Ten Things Your HR Head Should Be Doing Now

August 25th, 2012|

If you ask a CEO “What does your HR leader do?” he or she is likely to say: “You got me. I just know I need to have one.” We expect our HR execs to look after employee records, hire and train people, administer performance reviews, and see that comp and benefits practices chug along. [...]

17 11, 2011

Why You May Hate Performance Reviews

November 17th, 2011|

Performance feedback and review is part and parcel of the life of someone in a managerial role. Poorly handled reviews lead to low morale and dissatisfaction, in turn increasing workload. There is a school of thought that believes that performance appraisals do more damage than good to the individuals being reviewed; that they are a [...]

14 08, 2011

Psychology As A Life And Career Tool

August 14th, 2011|

For many centuries, the study of human thought and emotion was not considered a very fruitful pursuit. Not that it hasn’t fascinated many people down the ages – it has. But the most interesting insights into human psychology came not from scientists but from poets and writers. In that respect, it is possible to find [...]

18 07, 2011

Tips On How to Handle Workplace Conflicts In Style

July 18th, 2011|

There is nobody who has not had problems at work, and these problems invariably involve one’s supervisor, co-workers or even boss. Workplace conflicts are common – but the skills to handle them adroitly are not. Many employees react to workplace conflicts the way they would in any social conflict situation – from the gut. This [...]

11 07, 2011

How To Get Yourself Noticed At Work

July 11th, 2011|

Has your talent; potential and resourcefulness on the job gone unnoticed while those of others have been rewarded? Have others of equal experience risen on the corporate ladder much faster than you? You have probably not mastered the fine art of increasing your visibility in the workplace. Adeptness at getting noticed at work in a positive way [...]

4 07, 2011

Tips To Build Your Resume

July 4th, 2011|

Do you feel that your present job is going nowhere? Do you yearn to spread your wings and soar higher in your career? The way to do it is to build your resume and make it more attractive to present or future employers. The emphasis should be on gaining new experience. You can do this [...]

27 06, 2011

How to Get Promoted Without Asking

June 27th, 2011|

It is time to rise in the ranks in your company, and you are convinced that you deserve a promotion. You could always ask for one, but how would such a request be received by the Powers That Be? Asking for a promotion may not be the best course to take. A wiser and far [...]

20 06, 2011

Asked to Relocate? What To Ask Your Employer

June 20th, 2011|

Have you been asked by your employer to relocate? If so, you are in a situation which an increasing number of employees are finding themselves in today. There can be any number of reasons why you may have been asked to relocate. For instance, with many companies finding it difficult to manage financially in areas [...]

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