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25 Things Your HR Department Isn’t Telling You25 Things Your HR Department Isn’t Telling You

HR professionals reveal their insider secrets, including what they think about the hiring process, your resume, and even how you send them thank-you notes

By | Michelle Crouch |

It pays to get along

“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.”—Cynthia Shapiro, former human resource executive and author of  Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn’t Want You to Know

“Even in jobs where you test applicants and those with the top scores are supposed to get the job, I’ve seen hiring managers fix scores to get the people they like.” —HR representative in the manufacturing industry. These are things HR won’t tell you about writing your resume.


It’s network or not work

“Networking does not mean using Facebook or Linked In. It means going to events, getting your face in front of people and setting up informational interviews.”—A human resources professional in New York City

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