Workplace conflict is inevitable. In fact, 85 percent of employees have to deal with conflict to some degree on a regular basis. In the United States, employees spend nearly three hours per week dealing with conflict. Knowing how to handle workplace…
It takes time to mount an effective job search, but it only takes a moment to kill one.
1. Bemoaning a long, demanding job search
Even if you have been on the market for a long time, find any way to make your efforts seem positive, as though you took the time off by choice. Make it appear as if you have enjoyed your time networking with various contacts.
2. Getting impatient with the process
Understand that the hiring decisions can drag on for weeks, if not months. Pestering your contacts frequently, by either phone or email, will not speed up the process and only hurt your chances.
They may not be honest-to-goodness lies, but they do represent common misunderstandings in the workplace.
Now, before anyone goes crazy over the title, these “lies” that Human Resources departments tell are not conscious ones – nor even particularly malicious — but often based on misinformation common to many workplaces.
(Well, perhaps except the first)
Technology and changing workplace rules make the employee-employer relationship — as well as the rules that govern them — even more complex. But there is no excuse for an HR department not knowing the right way to approach these collective workplace issues.
Five Lies My HR Department Told Me, and the Truth Behind Them: