Ten Ways to Kill an Otherwise Promising Job Search

It takes time to mount an effective job search, but it only takes a moment to kill one. Here are ten things that will kill an otherwise promising job search: 1.       Bemoaning a long, demanding job search Even if you have been on the market for a long time, find any way to make yourContinue reading “Ten Ways to Kill an Otherwise Promising Job Search”

Five Lies My HR Department Told Me, and The Truth Behind Them

They may not be honest-to-goodness lies, but they do represent common misunderstandings in the workplace. Has your HR department been lying to you? Or, if you are an HR pro, have you told any of these falsehoods? Now, before anyone goes crazy over the title, these “lies” that Human Resources departments tell are not consciousContinue reading “Five Lies My HR Department Told Me, and The Truth Behind Them”

The Top 10 Hardest Jobs for Employers to Fill

You might not believe which jobs are the hardest for employers to fill! For many business owners, they are starting to see a light at the end of a long dark economic tunnel. In a number of sectors, the U.S. economy is getting better. Unemployment numbers are dropping, and banks are starting to lend again toContinue reading “The Top 10 Hardest Jobs for Employers to Fill”

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

(Via Entrepreneur magazine) From a thoughtful hiring process to a thorough training program, you’ve done everything you can to find and prepare the best employees for your company. But no system is foolproof and sometimes a few bad apples can slip through the cracks. Of course, some people just need a simple redirect to fall in line, soContinue reading “3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now”

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