May, 2009

Counter Offers

Evil HR Lady

I work in California and have recently been offered a similar position with a new company. I turned in my resignation letter today and my boss asked me what it would take to make me stay. I told him that if they increase my salary to match the new offer I would stay. After he talks with his boss and HR, he tells me that they will match the offer but they want to see a hard copy first. I'm wondering if this is violating my privacy rights to salary information.

How to Prepare for an Interview and Succeed: 8 Steps

Catherines Career Corner

Having a great interview is often to crucial to getting into a school or getting a job or internship. Be prepared for anything! Step 1. Look the part. If you are applying for a desk job, wear what you would wear to work. For a more casual position, it’s ok to look more casual, but generally it’s [.]. The post How to Prepare for an Interview and Succeed: 8 Steps appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

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How to Know Whether Entrepreneurship Is Right for You

Life@work

There's a lot to be said for being your own boss. You get to chart your own course, create your own hours, and choose your own employees. However as glorious as it can sound especially in today's job market, entrepreneurship is a

Career Development 101

Career Key

Sometimes we make career development harder and more complicated than it needs to be. If you're one of those people, like me, who is prone to overthinking and overanalyzing their lives, you can wallow in indecision and inaction for too

Living Well on Less

Telecommuting Journal

There are as many reasons for working at home as there are telecommuters. We're a varied bunch who share one thing in common - the desire to have an alternative work style. Whether your desire stems from wanting to be at home for your

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Why Do You Want This Job?

Hiring Technical People

Now that it's a hiring manager's market, I'm hearing that a number of interviewees are hearing questions such as “Why do you want this job?” or “Why Should I Hire You?” Hiring managers: that's a shorthand question

Confront the Fear of Career Commitment

Career Key

Many people have trouble choosing a career. Some are afraid to make the wrong choice. Others are concerned they might change their mind later. Overwhelmed by options, some people just wait for someone (parent, counselor

Work-At-Home Marketers Settle FTC Charges

Telecommuting Journal

Work-At-Home Marketers Settle FTC Charges: Falsely Claimed Consumers Could Earn Significant Income Processing Medical Bills The marketers of a work-at-home scam who led consumers to believe they could earn $500 or more per week

Presentation on Success Secrets

Career Tips Blog

I ran across this presentation during my internet travels and wanted to share it. It is a little talk on success secrets. I especially like the part where he says you have to persist through the CRAP = Criticism, Rejection, A**holes

Past Transgressions

Evil HR Lady

I have come across some information at work and I don't know what I should do about it. Please help! I work in a sales environment. I have been there for over one year now and I love all of the people for the exception of the one person I work for most directly -- I will refer to her as Andrea from here on.

Searching For A Job? See These Strategies

Catherines Career Corner

Use your personal contacts to find out about possible job opportunities. Personal contacts could be friends, family, former co-workers or employers, members of your religious organization, local community members such as doctors, physical therapists, counsellors, [.]. The post Searching For A Job? See These Strategies appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Related posts: Searching for a Job? Will networking really make a difference? Searching for a Job in this tough climate?

Hire for “Abnormality?”

Hiring Technical People

I've been at the PMI Regina PDC this week. I did a general session talk Monday, and am leading a two-day estimation workshop through tomorrow. Andy Nulman had a great riff on normal vs. abnormal employees. You can see a clip of it here

See the New Career Opportunity with Your Job Skills

Career Key

Job skills, job skills, job skills. Your worth in the job market is what you know how to do. That's the refrain you hear over and over again in career blogs (including this one). But I want you to know that in my household

This is How to Stand Out!

Blue Sky Resumes

I've been writing a little lately about how to build a strong web presence, so I just had to show you perhaps the funniest (and smartest) online promotion I've seen in a long time.

are you properly leveraging your references?

Resume Writing

all job seekers want to know how to properly list references, how many references should they provide, how much detail is needed. i came across this excellent post on the career management alliance elist and i thought it was extremely

Past Transgressions

Evil HR Lady

I have come across some information at work and I don't know what I should do about it. Please help! I work in a sales environment. I have been there for over one year now and I love all of the people for the exception of the one person I work for most directly -- I will refer to her as Andrea from here on.

When in Doubt, Take it Out! Social Media Users - Beware of Your.

Resume Boutique

Blogs, facebook, My Space YouTube, Twitter, Diggs, and more. Millions of people use social media outlets to share personal information, some minute-by-minute. To some of us, they have become addictions, like the "Crackberry

10 Things That You Should Never Ever Say During a Job Interview

Catherines Career Corner

Job interviews can be tough. You spend hours getting ready, make sure to look your best, and feel like you’re ready to take on any question. Unfortunately, with one little slip of the tongue, all your hard work can be undone. If you say any of these 10 things in a job interview, you’re guaranteed [.]. The post 10 Things That You Should Never Ever Say During a Job Interview appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

My Top 10

Evil HR Lady

Blogs.com takes top 10 lists from various bloggers. Now they've posted mine ! It's probably not quite what you'd expect from me, but I hope you find it amusing

My Top 10

Evil HR Lady

Blogs.com takes top 10 lists from various bloggers. Now they've posted mine ! It's probably not quite what you'd expect from me, but I hope you find it amusing

Vacation Micro Management

Evil HR Lady

Need an opinion. I am an owner of a small-mid size consumer and auto finance company. We currently staff 6-7 full time employees. I was having a recent conversation with my office manager/supervisor regarding our policies on vacation. In a nut shell we offer 2 weeks of paid vacation from April through October. The supervisor has just earned a 3rd week for reaching 5 years (anniversary date) with the company.

Team Building

Evil HR Lady

A friend had to go to a mandatory "team building" event. You can probably guess my opinion of such things, but some people like them. Wasting time "building unity" by doing a silly activity such as building a raft, making a dinner or negotiating a ropes course is bad enough during business hours, but this event was held in the evening. You remember the purpose of evenings, don't you? It's time to be at home.

Vacation Micro Management

Evil HR Lady

Need an opinion. I am an owner of a small-mid size consumer and auto finance company. We currently staff 6-7 full time employees. I was having a recent conversation with my office manager/supervisor regarding our policies on vacation. In a nut shell we offer 2 weeks of paid vacation from April through October. The supervisor has just earned a 3rd week for reaching 5 years (anniversary date) with the company.

Team Building

Evil HR Lady

A friend had to go to a mandatory "team building" event. You can probably guess my opinion of such things, but some people like them. Wasting time "building unity" by doing a silly activity such as building a raft, making a dinner or negotiating a ropes course is bad enough during business hours, but this event was held in the evening. You remember the purpose of evenings, don't you? It's time to be at home.

Random Swiss Fact

Evil HR Lady

My computer is fixed. It took a little longer than I thought because our friend did not have the right part. He knew what part I needed, though, so he wrote it down for me. I took it to the computer store and presented the written part number to the nice man behind the counter. This man, by the way, spoke English, and apologized to me for his subject/verb order. "I I need to work on my English!" he said.

Random Swiss Fact

Evil HR Lady

My computer is fixed. It took a little longer than I thought because our friend did not have the right part. He knew what part I needed, though, so he wrote it down for me. I took it to the computer store and presented the written part number to the nice man behind the counter. This man, by the way, spoke English, and apologized to me for his subject/verb order. "I I need to work on my English!" he said.

Kaboom!

Evil HR Lady

So, you are all wondering, what in the heck is she doing? Just sitting around and eating chocolate? Where are the posts? Well, I am sitting around and eating chocolate. But, the reason for the lack of posting is that I blew up my computer. Yes, smoke was coming out of the back. Yippee. Normally I would borrow my husband's computer, but he was on a business trip to New Jersey, of all places. My computer will (hopefully) be functional tonight. I'm using my husband's right now.)

Kaboom!

Evil HR Lady

So, you are all wondering, what in the heck is she doing? Just sitting around and eating chocolate? Where are the posts? Well, I am sitting around and eating chocolate. But, the reason for the lack of posting is that I blew up my computer. Yes, smoke was coming out of the back. Yippee. Normally I would borrow my husband's computer, but he was on a business trip to New Jersey, of all places. My computer will (hopefully) be functional tonight. I'm using my husband's right now.)

The One Word That Can Transform Your Resume

Blue Sky Resumes

If I told you that one word can change your resume and dramatically improve your job search results, would you think I was nuts? Let me explain why I'm not. One of the keys to a successful resume is to ensure that it clearly

Free Resume Writing Help

Blue Sky Resumes

After months of planning and work, I'm delighted to announce the launch of a new website aimed at helping anyone struggling to craft a compelling resume. The site can be found at smartsearchsystem.com. There you'll find resume writing

Career Lessons from Kris Allen

Blue Sky Resumes

kris-allen Regular readers know that American Idol is my guilty pleasure and last night, the show provided a rare surprise - despite the fact that producers and judges had been hyping a finale between and Adam Lambert all season

The End of Resume Lies

Blue Sky Resumes

Every now and then, someone will ask me the age-old question: “Is it OK to lie on my resume?” I've always said no - I never think lying is a good idea because (a) it's wrong (b) you might get found out, and (c) you might not get found

Get the Interview

Catherines Career Corner

Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your CV. You find a promising job listing online. Excited, you send a well-crafted cover letter and CV and wait for a response. Six weeks later, you’re still waiting, your enthusiasm has waned, and you’ve concluded your CV has fallen into a black hole. A proactive approach to your job [.]. The post Get the Interview appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

10 Dumbest Resume and Interview Blunders

Catherines Career Corner

These are 10 dumbest resume and interview blunders as shared by Annie Fisher. Having trouble finding a new job? Cheer up. When it comes to resumes, a new survey reveals just how clueless some of your competition is. You’ve worked hard on your resume, trying to squeeze all your experience in and make yourself stand out from [.]. The post 10 Dumbest Resume and Interview Blunders appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.