39 More Secrets Your HR Person Won’t Tell You
* The No. 1 thing in job security is your relationship with your boss. Even if he says, "I'm sorry I really wanted to keep you, but they made me lay you off," that's almost never true. He probably made that decision.
* I know a lot more about you when you walk in the door than you realize. I'll search for you on the web and often use my own personal network to do a pre-interview reference check.
* You're right to be paranoid. The company is always watching you, and there's a record of everything you do: every phone call, every text, every tweet and instant message. At most companies, they save that data forever.
* If it's been a week or two and I tell you "I don’t have an update yet," that often means there’s a better candidate we're talking to, but we can't tell you that in case they decide not to take the job.”
Posted March 2013