Monthly Archives: August 2010

Should you try to by-pass Human Resources in your Job Search?

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Yes and No.  The Human Resources department exists for a legitimate purpose and when run efficiently, it helps to streamline a lot of personnel related processes including hiring, making it possible for a lot to be accomplished in scheduled time.  On the other hand, if you are one of the many that do not get called back after making multiple applications, then maybe it is time to re-direct your application from  HR to the hiring manager.  While HR has its functions, for many individuals, going through HR may also mean that you will never get that interview.  The following are 3 reasons why it may be a better option to approach the hiring manager directly.

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How much online visibility is too much visibility for a job seeker?

[tweetmeme source=”http://wp.me/pUMf5-4J] As a job-seeker, ever wondered how much online visibility is too much? For the purpose of this post, let’s focus only on information intentionally created to support your job-search.  By now, most individuals know that online visibility is crucial to a successful job search and therefore strive to increase their online visibility by any means possible.  However not all information you post online will support the profile you are trying to create, and here is why.

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65 Questions you can ask during an interview

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 Are you one of the many individuals that have a challenging time when it comes to asking good interview questions? Asking good questions does not just serve the purpose of letting your interviewer know that you came prepared and that you do have an honest interest in the position. It also gives you an opportunity to get a better understanding of the role you are expected to play in the position and organization you are interviewing for and other insights into the organization. Below are 65 interview questions that you can use to prepare for your interview. Make sure you personalize them to the position you are interviewing for!

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