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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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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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Why are you not getting any responses to your job applications?

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Yes, it has happened to even the best of us, you visit the job-boards and respond to over 100 job posts that you feel are well matched to your experience and qualifications; yet the only responses you ever get are the automated emails acknowledging that your application has been received and is being reviewed.  You visit the job-board 6 months later (or more), and the same jobs are still being advertised.  What does this all mean? In today’s article, you will uncover what may be happening to your applications.

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