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’
Question Proposed on LinkedIn: How to apply for a posted/advertised position Manager’s Choice? Others’ Responses: – This applies to larger companies with an HR department. When you apply for a position on line you have two choices as to go about it. Choice one is to follow the instructions and this choice does not work unless you are a clear, 100% perfect match on paper. Even then it is the slowest way to apply. When
Question Proposed on LinkedIn: How to Spot a Half Truth Answer in an Interview? Others’ Responses: – While spotting a lie is extremely difficult, learning to spot a half truth is a lot easier. For me a half- truth is when the candidate is giving me a “grain of truth” in their answer, but isn’t quite giving me the full story. Our jobs as the interviewer are to notice when this happening, zero in on
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Question Proposed on LinkedIn: Are Cover Letters Too Inauthentic? Note: Pain letters are also referred to as cover letters by some of these experts. Others’ Responses: – So far as writing to the hiring manager is concerned, that is generally what I recommend. Every letter should display the writer’s personality, and should never, ever be a ‘standard covering letter’. – Better than a cover letter and resume, however, is a value proposition letter–also sent through