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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    What Is HR's Role In Employee Termination?

    When it comes to terminating employees, HR can help shape the process, guide the conversation and minimize potential damage to both company and employee. But it can't assume the responsibility nor make the task pleasant for anyone involved. HR provides checks and balances, ensures company policy and procedures are followed...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Life After Lay-Off: Taking Control And Setting A New Course

    In nowadays' economy, it sometimes doesn't matter if you're a superstar, work longer, harder, and faster than the next person, or cut your baby teeth with the company. If the company can't afford to keep you, there's little you can do about it. As you're sitting there with the proverbial...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Streamlining Your Personal Financial Documents

    Every week you introduce more paper into your home, in the form of newspapers, magazines, flyers, coupons, schoolwork, correspondence, bills, and other documents. It may or may not be difficult for you to ensure that reading material and advertising is discarded when you are finished with it, but when it...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Layoff Survival Kit: Legal & Financial Essentials

    Now that you've lost your job, there is no need to hurry up and find a new one. You've got to buck up and tie up loose ends with your ex-employer in order to secure your finances and insure your health. Add these items to your to-do list for your...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Tips For Finding Employment In Hard Times

    To beat the job-hunting pack, you'll need to take risks, be realistic, and understand your potential employer's needs. We can all agree that times are tough. Everywhere it seems that more companies are cutting jobs across the board. If you're gainfully employed, you're probably relieved it's not you. But if...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means

    Job hunt is often a demeaning process. The rejection can leave you demoralized. You'll jump through countless hoops and operate on other people's terms. In the end, you'll still hear, "You're not quite what we're looking for" (if you hear anything at all). In nowadays' economy, a job hunt requires...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Job Hunting Despair

    At the close of the interview, ask what the next steps are and when you should expect to hear from them. Know that if employers aren't calling you back, they are probably not interested and just move on to the next thing. Think of it this way: it's your job...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    7 Ways To Stay Cool In The Interview

    Job seekers should not buy into the myth that they should just be themselves during an interview. Perhaps more than any other mistake, interviewees get too comfortable and lose sight of the fact it is an interview - a delicate situation requiring a careful dance between the job seeker and...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    10 Winning Ways To Land The Job You Want

    With unemployment at a five-year high, job competition is stiff these days. But whether you're unemployed or simply unhappy in your current position, it's still possible to find new career opportunities. This paper gives tips on landing the job you want even in a lean market. Even though it's a...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Dressing For The Interview, By Industry

    In every job interview, you're going to be judged (at least partially) by how you look. But how you should look varies depending on your industry and the job you're interviewing for. This paper takes a look at general interview attire expectations for eight career areas. Upgrade your attire if...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    How To Make Layoffs Less Painful

    Its CEO's decision to make the cuts, so don't blame it on the board of directors, market conditions, competition or whatever else. Now more than ever, your company needs a leader, and leaders accept responsibility. Management is usually optimistic and believes things will get better soon, so it cuts the...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    The 4 P's Of Interviewing

    "It's really frustrating for an interviewer to have someone that they're talking to who really doesn't know the company or the position they're applying for," Candidates should have "Looked at the Web site, read the [company's] brochure, talked to people who've worked there; that's kind of baseline homework," Applicants should...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Dress Appropriately For Interviews

    When it's time to get dressed for the interview, remember: It's not so much that you're trying to get the job with what you wear, it's more a matter of not taking yourself out of contention with your presentation. "Interviewers can decide in 10 seconds that they don't want you,"...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    A Follow-Up Call Wins The Interview

    In short, your job search is just that: Your job search. Take control and drive the process yourself. Don't play by others' rules, putting your future in the hands of search industry bureaucrats. Get into the driver's seat and make their phone ring with a follow-up call every time you...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    The Geographically Limited Job Search

    Job hunting becomes harder than usual when you have to confine your search geographically. But you can find a job under such constraints with the right strategy. Many communities offer some job search resources. For starters, every state has a government department devoted to labor and workforce issues. Most of...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    5 Tips For Increasing Your Hireability EQ

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to deal effectively with other people and their feelings as well as your own. In job hunting, a high EQ can produce a successful interview and ultimately a job offer. Unlike your Intelligence Quotient (IQ), which is genetically predetermined, you can increase your EQ...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    In Interviews, Honesty Is The Best Policy

    Joining the pool of applicants will be a lot of people who have been downsized, fired, or who found their previous employment to be less than satisfying. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned veteran of the job search, it's helpful to get advice about the all-important but nerve-wracking experience...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Six Reasons To Run From A Job Interview

    Job seekers have issues to keep them up at night. They worry that the beautifully crafted cover letters they're sending off won't be read and that plum jobs will go to less deserving candidates. They worry that their r?sum?s don't showcase their shining accomplishments well enough to command the six-figure...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Beware: You're Being Googled

    It's not just what you say that can be held against you when you're looking for a job. It's also what you post on MySpace, write in your blog and broadcast on YouTube. That's because if a potential employer uncovers salacious or otherwise unflattering material about you online, that job...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Interview Questions: What's Legal...And What's Not

    Inexperienced interviewers tend to ask questions that have nothing to do with the job they are trying to fill. These questions can make both the interviewer and the organization appear unprofessional. Remember to err on the side of caution if you have any doubts about a question, and be sure...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Mastering The Phone Interview

    You just got word that you landed a job interview with a company that really interests you - only there's a slight catch. You won't be meeting with your interviewer(s) face to face. Instead, you'll be taking part in a phone interview, the results of which will determine whether you're...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Tips For Finding Employment In Hard Times

    To beat the job-hunting pack, you'll need to take risks, be realistic, and understand your potential employer's needs. We can all agree that times are tough. Everywhere it seems that more companies are cutting jobs across the board. If you're gainfully employed, you're probably relieved it's not you. But if...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means

    Job hunt is often a demeaning process. The rejection can leave you demoralized. You'll jump through countless hoops and operate on other people's terms. In the end, you'll still hear, "You're not quite what we're looking for" (if you hear anything at all). In nowadays' economy, a job hunt requires...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Job Hunting Despair

    At the close of the interview, ask what the next steps are and when you should expect to hear from them. Know that if employers aren't calling you back, they are probably not interested and just move on to the next thing. Think of it this way: it's your job...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    7 Ways To Stay Cool In The Interview

    Job seekers should not buy into the myth that they should just be themselves during an interview. Perhaps more than any other mistake, interviewees get too comfortable and lose sight of the fact it is an interview - a delicate situation requiring a careful dance between the job seeker and...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    10 Winning Ways To Land The Job You Want

    With unemployment at a five-year high, job competition is stiff these days. But whether you're unemployed or simply unhappy in your current position, it's still possible to find new career opportunities. This paper gives tips on landing the job you want even in a lean market. Even though it's a...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Dressing For The Interview, By Industry

    In every job interview, you're going to be judged (at least partially) by how you look. But how you should look varies depending on your industry and the job you're interviewing for. This paper takes a look at general interview attire expectations for eight career areas. Upgrade your attire if...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    The 4 P's Of Interviewing

    "It's really frustrating for an interviewer to have someone that they're talking to who really doesn't know the company or the position they're applying for," Candidates should have "Looked at the Web site, read the [company's] brochure, talked to people who've worked there; that's kind of baseline homework," Applicants should...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Dress Appropriately For Interviews

    When it's time to get dressed for the interview, remember: It's not so much that you're trying to get the job with what you wear, it's more a matter of not taking yourself out of contention with your presentation. "Interviewers can decide in 10 seconds that they don't want you,"...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    A Follow-Up Call Wins The Interview

    In short, your job search is just that: Your job search. Take control and drive the process yourself. Don't play by others' rules, putting your future in the hands of search industry bureaucrats. Get into the driver's seat and make their phone ring with a follow-up call every time you...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    The Geographically Limited Job Search

    Job hunting becomes harder than usual when you have to confine your search geographically. But you can find a job under such constraints with the right strategy. Many communities offer some job search resources. For starters, every state has a government department devoted to labor and workforce issues. Most of...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    5 Tips For Increasing Your Hireability EQ

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to deal effectively with other people and their feelings as well as your own. In job hunting, a high EQ can produce a successful interview and ultimately a job offer. Unlike your Intelligence Quotient (IQ), which is genetically predetermined, you can increase your EQ...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    In Interviews, Honesty Is The Best Policy

    Joining the pool of applicants will be a lot of people who have been downsized, fired, or who found their previous employment to be less than satisfying. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned veteran of the job search, it's helpful to get advice about the all-important but nerve-wracking experience...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Six Reasons To Run From A Job Interview

    Job seekers have issues to keep them up at night. They worry that the beautifully crafted cover letters they're sending off won't be read and that plum jobs will go to less deserving candidates. They worry that their r?sum?s don't showcase their shining accomplishments well enough to command the six-figure...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Beware: You're Being Googled

    It's not just what you say that can be held against you when you're looking for a job. It's also what you post on MySpace, write in your blog and broadcast on YouTube. That's because if a potential employer uncovers salacious or otherwise unflattering material about you online, that job...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Interview Questions: What's Legal...And What's Not

    Inexperienced interviewers tend to ask questions that have nothing to do with the job they are trying to fill. These questions can make both the interviewer and the organization appear unprofessional. Remember to err on the side of caution if you have any doubts about a question, and be sure...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Mastering The Phone Interview

    You just got word that you landed a job interview with a company that really interests you - only there's a slight catch. You won't be meeting with your interviewer(s) face to face. Instead, you'll be taking part in a phone interview, the results of which will determine whether you're...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Streamlining Your Personal Financial Documents

    Every week you introduce more paper into your home, in the form of newspapers, magazines, flyers, coupons, schoolwork, correspondence, bills, and other documents. It may or may not be difficult for you to ensure that reading material and advertising is discarded when you are finished with it, but when it...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Layoff Survival Kit: Legal & Financial Essentials

    Now that you've lost your job, there is no need to hurry up and find a new one. You've got to buck up and tie up loose ends with your ex-employer in order to secure your finances and insure your health. Add these items to your to-do list for your...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    How To Make Layoffs Less Painful

    Its CEO's decision to make the cuts, so don't blame it on the board of directors, market conditions, competition or whatever else. Now more than ever, your company needs a leader, and leaders accept responsibility. Management is usually optimistic and believes things will get better soon, so it cuts the...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Life After Lay-Off: Taking Control And Setting A New Course

    In nowadays' economy, it sometimes doesn't matter if you're a superstar, work longer, harder, and faster than the next person, or cut your baby teeth with the company. If the company can't afford to keep you, there's little you can do about it. As you're sitting there with the proverbial...

    Provided By HRGuru

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    What Is HR's Role In Employee Termination?

    When it comes to terminating employees, HR can help shape the process, guide the conversation and minimize potential damage to both company and employee. But it can't assume the responsibility nor make the task pleasant for anyone involved. HR provides checks and balances, ensures company policy and procedures are followed...

    Provided By HRGuru