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39 More Secrets Your HR Person Won’t Tell You

39 More Secrets Your HR Person Won’t Tell You - RF CafeAbout a year ago Reader's Digest posted a couple articles with confessions from Human Resources representatives and hiring managers. They revealed some of the practices that can help get you hired, and some that can keep you from being hired. Tips to keep you off the top of the layoff list are included as well. Here are a couple gems to whet your appetite.

* 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