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This HR Guy Is Over Your Spelling Mistakes

It is one of the first thing people say about composing your resume: make sure you don’t have any spelling mistakes. Or certainly, a spelling mistake means certain doom even if the rest of your resume looks great. And really, not a day goes by when I don’t see a comment on twitter about how […]

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What Is Your Greatest Weakness?

Have you ever received that question in an interview? First, let me apologize. Most of us in HR who ask this question don’t even know what we’re asking, why we’re asking or what we’re supposed to get out of this question. Furthermore, candidates are usually so poorly prepared for this question that it usually defeats […]

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Three Ways You Can Fill An Empty Passion Bucket

A few years ago, I listened to a lot of political talk radio. In an age when a bunch of my peers were listening to podcasts and that sort of thing, I was trying to dial in the static on the AM radio. I stopped listening to political talk radio because it is terrible. Now […]

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Don’t Cry For The Newspapers (You’re Next)

I love reading newspapers. I always admired local writers who could really bring life to a story of importance to the community. I enjoyed following local sports beats. And this is coming from someone who never really thought he could write on a regular basis. I just enjoyed the feel of newsprint on my fingers. […]

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Why Unemployment Numbers Shouldn’t Matter To You

This week, the government will release federal unemployment numbers. From all indications, it is not going to be good news. Here in Oregon, we are at nearly 10% unemployment and other areas are even worse. There is a lot of gloom and doom going around and it isn’t pretty. We’ve all become numb to news […]

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The Glass Ceiling Is Getting Thicker

I consider myself a refugee. You see, I once thought the glass ceiling didn’t exist. At least, it didn’t anymore. How could it? There were different genders, races and religions at every level in American business. We were dealing with a labor shortage too so even if companies wanted to be picky, they couldn’t afford to […]

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Use HR To Stop Corporate Spin

I don’t know if you’ve heard but we’ve got something going on here called a recession. I think I may have heard about it during a football game where, during a break in action, that quirky fellow who makes all the jokes alluded to it. Something about stock portfolios, credit crunching and mortgage collapses? Is […]

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Stop Being What You Were And Start Becoming What You Are

When it comes to a motivational speeches, I often fall short. It may stem from a personal belief that motivational speeches are good for one time, short time lapse events. My philosophy has always been to persist, adapt and move forward every single day in some small way instead of trying to take giant leaps […]

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Why You Hate HR And How To Fix It

The US election is thankfully coming to a close. Is there anyone who is disappointed that it is ending out there? Anybody wish there were more attack ads, lies and deception to keep the great Republic running? Maybe the media wishes there were a few more weeks but I think everybody else has had enough. […]

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Good Leadership is Stupid Easy

When I was a kid, I used to play basketball all of the time. When you live in the Northwestern US, there were only two sports your could really play year round: basketball and soccer. For a good nine months, you could depend on rain interrupting your sport regularly and basketball was one where there […]