Question Proposed on LinkedIn: Personal development is professional development…isn’t it? When an employee seeks out a learning opportunity to better himself/herself, I imagine that would have a positive impact on his/her work, and subsequently have a positive impact on the company. Do you restrict development opportunities to only that which is glaringly, obviously “professional” or do you allow for more esoteric learning opportunities when determining whether or not to reimburse/support the employee’s development goals? Others’
HR Manager: Do You Care About Your Redundant Employees? Here is a LinkedIn recommendation I authored for a client of mine. He is an HR Manager who truly does care about his employees, even during a layoff. Tod hired our outplacement organization to aid in a transition. I have worked with Tod in 2 previous instances so I have come to know and understand Tod as a colleague. He is a tremendous influence on his
Great question proposed by a potential resume writing client: How is it handled on a professional resume with someone such as myself who has been with the same company for over 15 years? My Response: Pretty much the same way as I approach any background. I take what you did and build your story by listing responsibilities, but also including quantitative results from your metrics to include so the future employer sees how you impact
Ask old colleagues and managers if they know of any openings. Or they may at least have contact information for their office HR Professionals or Hiring Manager. Especially his or her emails! If not, ask them for their boss’ email – always level up!!! Eventually you’ll get to some big wig that might help and not think you’re just soliciting.
Question on LinkedIn: My friend and colleague believes that resumes aren’t important any more, only making friends. While I disagreed with him originally, I think his viewpoint has more merit than we might believe. Others’ Response: – Lawrence, I think both you and your friend were right. This is an example of both/and rather than either/or. Candidates need both a strong network of professional friends and a powerful resume. Your client had the resume stand