HR Manager`s Love letter – Funny

I am very happy to inform you that I have fallen in Love with you since the 20th of October (Thursday). With reference to the meeting held between us on the 19th of Oct. at 1500hrs, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover. Our love affair would be on probation for a period of three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent. Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous on the job training and performance appraisal schemes leading up to your promotion from lover to spouse. Continue reading

Are your References helping or hurting you?

Now and again as I work with a client to prepare their marketing packet I see a twinge of fear cross their face when we talk about providing 3 to 5 references. I understand this fear, you are wondering what they will really say when asked about you and in what tone of voice will they say it.

How do we minimize any potential downside and prepare your references for what you are about to say. Continue reading

Does Your Resume Make Sense? Tips on Getting it Right

How many times have I seen resumes that either do not make grammatical sense, don’t match the job requirements or have more spelling mistakes than you can imagine? The answer is I don’t know, I have lost count after using all my fingers and toes.

Writing a resume is not something you can do in 10 minutes and hope to have any chance of success, following these basic tips will at least help you get on the right road: Continue reading

Over 50, working hard and looking forward to a new career

Rant number two for the week, how can anyone expect to succeed in their job search if they have admitted defeat before they have sent out the first resume?

OK, I admit it, there is age bias out there and although I can’t point a finger at any one individual I challenge anyone to deny it but that is not an excuse to avoid trying, in fact it should be a reason to get out there and prove every person who discriminates against the “Over 40s” (That is the minimum age used in the relevant legislation The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and The Older Worker Benefit Protection Act Amendment). Continue reading

Over 50, working hard and looking forward to a new career

Rant number two for the week, how can anyone expect to succeed in their job search if they have admitted defeat before they have sent out the first resume?

OK, I admit it, there is age bias out there and although I can’t point a finger at any one individual I challenge anyone to deny it but that is not an excuse to avoid trying, in fact it should be a reason to get out there and prove every person who discriminates against the “Over 40s” (That is the minimum age used in the relevant legislation The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and The Older Worker Benefit Protection Act Amendment). Continue reading