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HR professionals reveal their insider secrets, including what they think about the hiring process, your resume, and even how you send them thank-you notes
Those that can, do. And those that can’t, work in HR.
I always knew my stingy witch of a boss
Job seekers are continually told that they need to stand out, then an HR director says something like this: “One time a candidate sent – I love this – a thank you card with a professional picture of herself, which quite honestly became the running joke for weeks. The picture was blown up and posted in my office with hearts drawn around it.” –HR director at a financial services firm”
This just epitomizes how childish and unprofessional HR departments really are.
Nope. It isn’t. It’s about getting hired.
It’s just a really crappy title on the article/slideshow.
Wow, this is monstrous. It’s a constant run-around, and this article has really turned off trusting ANY HR scum anymore.
I mean, I always knew HR wasn’t there for YOU (they’re there to keep your boss out of hot water when he gets inappropriate with you, even if that means making stuff up to get rid of you), but the HR people in this article seem like a bunch of self-righteous punks.
>>”Never accept the job immediately. Say you need to think about it
overnight. Once you sign on the dotted line there’s no room for
negotiation.” –A human resources professional in New York City
In today’s economy, unless this is a high level executive position, you’re the only person who’s vying for this position, or they have approached -you- offering you the job this kind of waffling will probably see them hire someone else. How would that honestly look if YOU go to THEM for a job, then YOU tell THEM “Eh, I need to think about it for a day.” when THEY tell YOU “You’ve got the job, when can you start?”. How big a slap in the face is that to the company offering to give you work, support you, feed your family, ect after you submitted yourself to them as an applicant? It makes it seem as if you are purposefully wasting their time and I know I personally wouldn’t be trusting you as far as I could throw you with the impression that you don’t really -need- the job and could choose to abandon it at any time, if you take it in the first place. There’s cool confidence, and there’s arrogant disrespect, this asinine HR “proffesional” obviously doesn’t know the difference.
I disagree with u.Its always good to think the offer over. It gives you leverage to negotiate.
let’s see…. you have to set yourself apart but don’t. I mean don’t use distiguished paper on resume; nor send unusual thank you note. All professionally prepared resumes look alike & sometimes even resemble the applicant they were made for. That’s luck!. HR folks then need to weed thru all the nonsense to find out what the person really did on his job. In the end it’s all about personality which is the number one qualification in the selective process all things being equal and even not so equal. The quickness with which HR people dismiss resumes because of some small quirk, be it a typo or something else, can eliminate potentially their BEST employee.
There is a reason why Personnel (I refuse to cave in to the PC mob and call it HR) is termed a ‘burden department’ by savvy senior managers.
Those same ‘savvy senior managers’ are the same ones whose messes HR has to clean up, because they don’t follow procedures that were designed to protect them, and the firm.
”One time a candidate sent – I love this – a thank you card with a professional picture of herself,
which quite honestly became the running joke for weeks. The picture was
blown up and posted in my office with hearts drawn around it.”
That’s probably not even legal….seriously.
I for one would
work anywhere or at any company
that has an HR department.
Yes. F-it. This is the type of thinking that got us into this mess. I was actually embarrassed by the money I was making…. ….up to the point where I got laid off and could not find a job for three years. HR=Human Wreckage. They are worthless scum.
You did read the comment where it stated that it’s usually the manager’s decision to let someone go, right? Or is it just easier to blame HR?