Sat.Feb 09, 2019

Swiss Saturday: The Passive Aggressive Note

Evil HR Lady

A couple of days ago, a neighbor placed the above note in our mailbox. Here’s a rough translation (as I’m not a professional translator). Dear Lucas Family, Is it too difficult to walk through the house before you go to bed (and turn all the lights off)?

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Ace That Phone Interview!

Career Alley

There are definite advantages to being interviewed on the phone, and they shouldn't be ignored. Before you get on the phone you have the opportunity to lay out a variety of resources to give you a boost during your interview. Nail the Interview Interviews Phone Interviews

Knowing this One Truth Saved My Friend’s Job (and It Could Save Yours)

Evil HR Lady

A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from a friend. She was in a panic: her husband’s boss told him he had the option of being bumped down to an intern or resigning. The intern job came with intern level pay and responsibility , of course. They placed a legal document in front of him and begrudgingly gave him 24 hours to sign it, or he would be fired. Now, this took place in Switzerland, and my friends are also expats.

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How to Get Better at Small Talk

The Undercover Recruiter

You might be the greatest professional your industry is yet to discover. And you might even excel at talking about your business and selling your skills as you network. But there’s one aspect of the job interview that can elude the best of us: small talk. It may sound like, well, a little thing.

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