Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pity the poor HR person


Ha! I knew that would get your attention.

But seriously, I read a great description in a story by Jahna Berry (AZ Republic, Sept 11, 2010) about a gal who put an ad on Craigs at almost midnight and within minutes her Blackberry was dinging “like a slot machine.”

That would be job hunters.

She said she had 400 replies and wished she could hire them all..but of course…

MacDonald's also had 1,000 openings out here—15,000 people lined up.

Employers should post on industry-specific sites, the story advises. Use a detailed job description.

Job hunters, of course, should customize their resumes or at least their cover letters to the job (have I mentioned this before a few thousand times?), mention some honor or mention the company has achieved, show you keep up.

One job hunter said she always kept a rosary in her purse.

Can’t hurt.

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