Job Interviews: Answering the ‘Why did you leave your last job’ question if you have been made redundant or taken voluntary redundancy

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Believe it or not, this is a question that, following redundancy, many job applicants stumble around hopelessly with as they struggle. In most cases, they attempt to convince whoever is interviewing them that they actually planned and wanted to leave when in fact they know that redundancy is more complicated than that. It could be true [.].

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Career Changes and Salary

Evil HR Lady

I want to join the wonderful world of HR because it is just so darn interesting. I really think I could be a good HR analyst going into comp and benefits since I have been in consulting for six years and have a lot of financial data analysis, communication, and customer service skills.

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Trending Sources

HR Roles

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First I must say how much I’ve enjoyed your blog – it helped me a lot when I applied for a new job last year. Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! My question is, I see references to roles such as ‘HR Generalist’ and ‘HR Business Partner’, and I’m sure there are more I haven’t found yet. Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me.

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Free Job Based CV Templates

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Your CV is your most important document when it comes to looking for a job and career progression. Securing a job and career progression means more career growth and income; in most cases this has a direct impact on your work life happiness and satisfaction. Explore free job based CV templates from Monsters. The ‘Classic’ Work Based CV. This [.]. The post Free Job Based CV Templates appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Related posts: Templates for Skill Based CV.

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Book Review: The Three Signs of a Miserable Job | Cube Rules

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Serendipity Saturday May 10, 2008

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Drinking at Lunch

Evil HR Lady

I am a Project Manager who was reprimanded for going out to a restaurant for lunch with several employees. One of them had a beer and upon returning to the office he commented to the newly appointed (inexperienced and unqualified) "Executive Assistant" what she missed for not going with us. I don't believe the company is liable if we are hourly paid employees during a lunch not paid by the company and not related to work in any way.

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5 Steps to Smarter Career Exploration: Leave No Stones Unturned

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When choosing a career, it’s easy to have a narrow mind about your choices. We’re most comfortable with careers we’ve heard of and know something about, even if our only information comes from TV: think forensic scientist, real estate agent, fashion designer, crabfisher, those crazy Mythbusters guys making hovercrafts in their garage (job title anyone?) and the "usual suspects" doctors and lawyers. But wouldn’t you hate missing out on a great career just because you didn't dig deep enough?

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Dr. John L. Holland, 1919 – 2008

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On November 27, 2008, one of our best known, influential and respected vocational psychologists, Dr. John L. According to the November 2008 issue of the American Psychologist magazine, the award citation reads: “For outstanding contributions to vocational psychology and personality.

Career Management Monday, September 29, 2008

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Download, Save or Read Free Career eBook From Monster

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Download, save or read free career eBook from Monster. As you know, here at Catherine’s Career Corner, we offer you free straight forward career guidance and self-help that is critical in ensuring that we provide you, our readers with effective career support. Download a free career eBook from Monster. We take great care to ensure that [.]. The post Download, Save or Read Free Career eBook From Monster appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

FlexJobs

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Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal FlexJobs June 6, 2008 · 12 comments Not too long ago I wrote a rather snarky piece about Finding Telework , prompted mostly by people commenting and sending me emails wanting to know THE place online to find legitimate jobs. Powered by Bookmarkify™ More » { 12 comments… read them below or add one } Kim June 6, 2008 at 7:40 am Thanks for the link.

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Your Weekly Status Report will Kill Your Personal Brand | Cube Rules

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2008 11

ResumeFit LLC; Does It Fit You? | ResumeToReferral.com

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Copyright 2008, Teena Rose, All Rights Reserved Related posts: Caution People! Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Will LinkedIn Replace the Traditional Resume? Job Jotes – The Job Lead Tracker » ResumeFit LLC; Does It Fit You?

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101 Tasks Helping New Managers to Survive | Cube Rules

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The Global Enterprise: Personal Branding Rules

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The Global Enterprise: Personal Branding Rules Written by Scot Herrick on February 1, 2008 in Personal Branding 2 Comments - Leave a comment! Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. Cube Rules teaches you how to build SMART Goals , how to survive a job layoff and how to write your performance review.

The Strangest Vacation Policy I've Ever Seen

Evil HR Lady

We are a very small company and, up until now, haven’t had a need for anything more than a vacation policy. Recently, I have been placed in charge of creating a sick leave policy or PTO policy. My research has lead me to wonder about the legality of our vacation policy. Basically we are given a set number of days off for various years of service. Where the issue lies is taking the vacation time.

Why Didn't You Hire Me?

Evil HR Lady

A friend of mine asked me this and since I am not in HR, I wanted to get a professional opinion. She had an interview a few months ago, and a couple of weeks later found out she didn't get the job. Last week she saw that the company is advertising the position again, so she forwarded her resume to them again and said she was still interested. The response she got back was an email stating they are "pursuing other candidates".

Are You Sabotaging Your Job Search?

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As a job seeker, are you sabotaging your job search unknowingly? In today’s job market and in view of various recent technological advancements and the rise of online social networking sites, there are more ways than ever for you to sabotage your job search. By Catherine Adenle. From competing with more experienced job seekers to a single [.]. The post Are You Sabotaging Your Job Search? appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

22 Popular Job Interview Questions and Answers

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Job interviews make us nervous. Only few people enjoy job interviews. Even the few are aware that no matter how well you prepare, there’s always a chance that there will be a few awkward question that can catch them out and leave them wondering how well they really did. To help you prepare for an impending [.]. The post.22 Popular Job Interview Questions and Answers appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Related posts: Be My Interviewer: Job Interview Practice. Looking for Work?

Ego Surfing and Your Online Presence Part 1

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Career Tips Blog Short and Sweet to Help You Compete! Subscribe via Email Home Bio Contact My latest tweet - Click to follow sons first drum lesson was cool! Ego Surfing and Your Online Presence Part 1 To ego surf means to search the internet for your own name to see what information comes up. Begin the search at Pipl.com then follow up with a search at Google.com. Next, add one of the meta-search engines.

20 Great Jobs That Don’t Require a University Degree in UK and USA

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What do Sir Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Sir Alan Sugar have in common? Besides being multi-millionaires, none of them have a university degree. What jobs can earn you the most money and require no degree? We reveal all! Journalists £31,256. Journalists are the 20th highest paid workers in the [.]. The post 20 Great Jobs That Don’t Require a University Degree in UK and USA appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Related posts: Britain’s Best-Paid Jobs.

6 Reasons Why You Might Not Get The Job Without a Cover Letter

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Without a cover letter, you’re basically relying on your CV to make a big enough impact that the hiring manager will call you for an interview. Sometimes, that’s asking a lot. From demonstrating your communication skills to keeping the follow-up ball in your court, a cover letter can strengthen your candidacy and increase your odds of [.]. The post 6 Reasons Why You Might Not Get The Job Without a Cover Letter appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. No related posts.

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More CV Keywords to get you noticed!

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5 Power Words to Make Your CV Get Noticed

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You’ve probably read or heard it before, but it’s worth saying again: Your CV must grab the hiring manager’s attention within the first 10 seconds, or it will likely get tossed. Want to boost your chance of being called in for an interview? Use strong action verbs to describe your accomplishments from current and previous roles. Here are [.]. The post 5 Power Words to Make Your CV Get Noticed appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Related posts: Six Tricky Job Search Traps.

Top 10 Tips for Staying Sane and Positive While Job Seeking

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As a job seeker, it’s not easy pounding the pavements looking for work everyday while the only thing piling up on your desk are rejection letters. It’s difficult staying sane and positive while job seeking. Explore these 10 tips for staying positive while job seeking. According to jobs.ac.uk, they asked a part-time lecturer currently seeking employment [.]. The post Top 10 Tips for Staying Sane and Positive While Job Seeking appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

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Employment Gaps | Hiring Technical People

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Don’t Assess Cultural Fit with Personal Questions → Employment Gaps Posted on January 30, 2008 by johanna I just read Penelope Trunk’s Quit work for a while to have kids.

Why your company and economy matters to your career

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Being Bought is an Opportunity | Cube Rules

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Learning Goals versus Performance Goals | Cube Rules

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JPMorgan Chase Buys Washington Mutual | Cube Rules

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Career Management Tips from Cube Rules: Introduction

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Book Review: The Executive Rules

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Airlines Need to Charge for the Right Luggage

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Book Review: Confidence

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Meeting Participation for Career Management

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Never end your job search

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Competency perspective: teamwork | Cube Rules

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Goals to Performance Review: Connecting the dots | Cube Rules

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