Posts tagged Human resources
You put what on your résumé ?!

Make sure your Linkedin profile features a professional photo.  Frolicking on a beach holiday, glamour shots fit only for your boy/girl friend, receiving (what appears to be) a lap dance in the company of your mates, or getting sozzled at a wedding might all make for fun pics, but not for your professional profile and especially not whilst you're hunting for work.

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Keeping sane on the job searching merry-go-round

Find fun.  Amuse yourself with B.S. bingo (heavens knows recruiters alone are full of it).  Giggle at the nonsense written in job ads and job descriptions.  Reward the achievement of your goals with fun activities (seriously – why shouldn’t you treat yourself after sitting through 20 mind numbing interviews in a week or getting 100 targeted applications out today?!) 

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I’ll have the same again please

Curiously, the only jobs in most corporations that often go to complete outsiders are the very top jobs precisely because they need innovation and different thinking at that level.  There are countless examples of the chief executive being appointed from outside the hiring sector, often to the great advantage of the organisation.

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Our world has changed

Aside from the sheer volume of people to be filtered through, how do you identify from a blog or emailed cv or online profile, whether a person has genuine motivations to join your company? How do you know the reality of their skills match the profile/CV? How do you know their potential for cultural fit?

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