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The purpose of The Great Workplace 2.0™ is simple: while it is happening, show core changes in great workplaces, so that start-ups, small and mid-size companies, can extract the principles that other companies are discovering. By example, grow in a healthy and sustainable fashion; return to our economy great dividends of revenue, value and innovation.read more →
Better Business Bureau’s complaint on a recruiter from a rather less than stable individual!read more →
Enough is enough!
Let’s simply look at it this way: More people are out of work now than 2 years ago. People are getting hired again. Business is picking up. The government is hiring. People and businesses are cautious. The economy is good and bad, depends upon the business you are in, depends upon who you are.
Any numbers about employment and unemployment, job seekers, the job seekers who gave up, the future job seekers who are graduating… those numbers that released are lies.
Governments want to control panic and growth. News media needs some juicy stuff to publish so they can sell ads. Special interest groups want to and will skew numbers to make a point. Bad sells, good is boring.
Here is the real scoop:
A Lot of good people need jobs. Some are poor interviewers and won’t get the job they could. Some are lazy and won’t get a job until later. ...
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Caring for children, parents, work, yada yada yada. How do we cope?read more →
Current, previous and desired. What are/were you making, and (of course) What Do You Want?
It comes up in an online application (leave it blank), a phone screen, first interview and on the part of the pre-screener (recruiter) in their first conversation with you, and after all interviewing is done.
Why? MOST of the time the company wants to assure that your needs and their needs are in the same ballpark. No one in a company wants to take time to interview people who are off the mark, from a “match” or money perspective. No one wants to be used for “informational interviewing” purposes…on either side.
So what are you to do?
There are as many answers to this question as there are former-HR interviewers in the world.
Here are some simple answers:
Current and/or previous salary?:
1) Be HONEST, about previous or current income. If your previous or current income is NOT of major ...
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Your first impression. Is it your resume, clothes, hair, shoes? Or is it something even more tangible, like that of a simple gesture?read more →