Resume Tips & Tricks To Help You Get Hired

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last two years looking at hundreds of resumes, and discarding most of them before doing more than just giving them a glance. For you as a job seeker this is a depressing fact, I know.  But take heart! I know that all of you can be successful in your future employment goals. I also know that there is a ton of terrible advice being given by so-called professionals about how to make your resume ‘stand out’.

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Non-disparagement Agreements

A few years ago, an interesting thing happened on the internet. A former Reddit employee was holding a Reddit AMA about his termination from the company. After the employee stated that he was fired, likely because several weeks prior he'd raised concerns about donating 10% of ad revenue to charity.  The CEO of Reddit, Yishan Wong, stepped in to explain what really happened.

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Salary Surveys for Atypical Jobs

An issue that often arises in small companies is the issue of how salaries are (or aren't) tied to external data. Many small companies have people who have titles that are 'typical', such as Office Manager, or Salesperson, but who actually do a wide variety of tasks outside what is normally associated with that role in a company. For example, the Office Manager might run the dispatch center, or be responsible for scheduling 15 part-time workers. The salesperson might also order company supplies and be responsible for performance reviews. A good, accurate, job description is the most important component of a fair salary analysis. (And that is the subject of another blog post.)

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Problem Employees: How to Recognize the Personalities

HR wears many hats, one of which is smoothing out the "people problems" that arise in any company. Whether it is advising managers on how to coach difficult employees or dealing with them directly. This post is about some of the common employee problems you may encounter.

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Improved Performance – The First Step is Planning!

The five key components of effective performance management are planning, monitoring, development, assessment, and recognition. This article addresses the first component: performance planning.

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