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May 2014

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Alkar Human Resources
Welcome to our brand new information hub, "Hired!". Each month we are going to present you with the most cutting-edge tips, best practices, and information to help you take the next step in your career.
Level Up: How to land a better job. Earn a promotion. And get ahead in your career.
Strategic Planning for “YOU Inc.
This is a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to advance their career.

Topics to include:
  1. Increase your visibility (using social media, networking, contributing to company newsletter or volunteering for other special projects)
  2. Learn everything you can (cross-training, shadowing, finding a mentor, reading, following thought leaders, attending industry conferences, taking classes)
  3. Welcome challenge (talking to your boss about taking on more responsibility/chart career path; volunteering for challenging projects)
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Candidate Resource Center
Our Candidate Resource Center includes:
  • Managing Your Career
  • Achieving a Work/Life Balance
  • Land that Job
  • Personal Success
  • Best of the Web
  • On the Job

If you haven't checked out our resource center yet, we hope you will now!

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Blog Link of the Month: Take The Job Offer Or Wait For Something Better?
Blog Link of the Month:
Career expert Alexandra Levit explains how you may be setting yourself up for failure at work.
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Interviewing Tip of the Month: How to answer: "Have you ever been fired?"
Interviewing Tip of the Month: What's Your Style?
  1. Talk to your references ahead of time, so you know what they're going to say about the situation.
  2. Don't volunteer that you were let go; wait for the interviewer to broach the subject (you never know - it may never come up!).
  3. Script and rehearse your response - this is not a question you want to "wing" the answer to.
  4. Keep the conversation positive and honest. Acknowledge your role in being let go. Pointing fingers reflects poorly on you.
  5. Explain what you learned from the experience.
  6. Turn the conversation back toward the available position - and why you're the best candidate for the job.
Fun Facts: Hate Worrying About Your Job?
Fun Facts

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