Brutally Honest Advice

 

Two People Kiss Under Words How to Date Like an HR Professional

In the interest of total transparency, I have had a boyfriend for the last seven years, but I do remember what it is like to date. When I went through my divorce I had never dated as an adult so I went with what I knew, I dated like an HR professional! I went on dates for more than a year like it was my part-time job. I said yes to anyone and everyone who asked me out, and I applied my professional skills to everyone I dated. I am not saying it is right or wrong but I like to think it worked out for me, and I am pretty sure if you dated like an HR professional you might not be reading this article. So, hear me out!

I am not saying it is right or wrong but I like to think it worked out for me, and I am pretty sure if you dated like an HR professional you might not be reading this article. So, hear me out! Continue Reading

Brutal Honesty Video Interview Advice
Brutal Honesty from a Career Recruiter about Your Video Interview

Oh, we like you! We really, really do! That is why we called you and scheduled a video interview. Too bad you are in your PJ’s and we can see your mom’s house hasn’t been updated since the 70’s. No, we will call you! You don’t have to call us. Bye-bye candidate! Need a little video interview advice? Better luck next time.

If you have ever had a bad video interview experience don’t feel alone, so have I. Nothing in my past professional experience really prepared me for what I saw when I video interviewed you the other day. Here is some video interview advice to ensure your next video interview a little better. Continue Reading

Brutally Honest Resume Advice from a Career Recruiter
Brutally Honest Resume Advice from a Career Recruiter

Let’s face it, you have a bad resume. It’s okay; you threw it together one evening after too many drinks with little to no training on how writing a resume should be done and have received no prior resume advice. The hiring managers and recruiters rarely contact you back when you submit it and you have no earthly idea why you are not getting called in for an interview.

Your resume sucks, that is why you are not getting any love from the hiring manager—just being honest. Worse off, it sucks so bad that no one has the heart to tell you, which puts you at a disadvantage. As a human resources professional, with over ten years of experience recruiting for over a dozen industries both public and private, I have seen some badly written resumes.

An example includes one epic twelve-page cover letter that detailed every sordid detail of one applicant’s whole life story. It was riveting to read, but he didn’t get the job. I did, however, let him know gently that he was not what we were looking for, but that he should pursue a career in writing, I hope he did. If you want to know why you are not getting any calls back, I am about to set you straight on resume etiquette and give some resume advice. Continue Reading

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