HR Tip: Know Your Job Description

This interesting article from New York Magazine highlights how even high-powered women like Valerie Jarrett know they do a lot, but can’t quite put a finger on it. The job description is amorphous, and it’s worth defining. A job description is never perfect, but it should be written, periodically reviewed with a direct supervisor and… Continue reading HR Tip: Know Your Job Description

Informational Interview 101

Looking for your next career move but have no idea what it should be? Curious to expand your horizons with no commitment? I am a huge fan of informational interviews, because you can get no-pressure insight from people with experience. This blog post is a really great guide to a successful informational interview. Who should… Continue reading Informational Interview 101

Crazy/different things people have done for employment.

This article highlights some crazy things that people have done to get noticed and get hired. Some of my favorites: Turn the tables.¬†Young programmer Andrew Horner asked employers to apply to have him work for them. “I will favor those job offers which fulfill my listed preferences,” he wrote, “but you shouldn’t worry too much… Continue reading Crazy/different things people have done for employment.

Facebook Profiles: Accurate Indicator of Job Success?

A new study from the Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University looked into how Facebook personality corresponds to work performance. Facebook-savvy HR researchers graded a sample of profiles according to the so-called Big Five personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism) and then six month later, compared the evaluations of… Continue reading Facebook Profiles: Accurate Indicator of Job Success?