Author Archive | Shauna Moerke

When you are in HR, nobody cares

It’s frustrating. It’s infuriating. In fact, it’s enough to drive you away from HR entirely. There you are, moving behind the scenes of the company, getting stuff done, making things happen, helping keep the company on track when… Wham! You make a mistake and everyone just can’t wait to join the Anti-HR bandwagon. Hell, even […]

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It’s all about chemistry

When Trish told me that she wanted to host a themed Carnival of HR around Game Changing moments in your life/career I was thrilled. It’s a great idea and while the posts could get quite personal, what are blogs if not personal reflections of who we are, our lives, and our thoughts? But then, as […]

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Deja vu: I guess some things need to be repeated

I have to say, if there is one thing that annoys me about recruiting, it’s seeing candidates make simple mistakes on their resumes, during phone screens, or in the interview. Stupid, easily correctable, how-do-they-not-know-not-to-do-that kind of mistakes. Now, I’m not trying to do a post about how stupid job seekers are. Really, I’m not. I […]

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The worst day…

… or alternatively titled, “Working for the weekend”. On my drive in to work this morning I saw this bumper sticker on the back of a car: The first thought that crossed my mind was, “Huh, that guy is clearly disengaged”. And really, isn’t that the truth? Here is a guy who is so disengaged […]

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My job is not to get out of your way

Let me start by saying that I love working in HR. It’s a fun and interesting profession. Why do I need to put that out there right from the start? Well, this post may get a little ranty and I don’t want anyone to be confused as to why I would work in a field […]

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Is the HR online community a clique?

On more than one occasion, I’ve had people mention to me that they felt the HR online community was a clique. Apparently there are “cool kids”, you know, the ones who get invited to all the cool parties (conferences) and get all the attention (blog traffic). I’ve also been told that it is really hard […]

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Willing to meet expectations

Last week I tweeted out this little gem: Saw “willing to meet expectations” on a resume. Aim higher people, seriously. Ah, I do love reading resumes, you’ll never know what nuggets of HR humor you will stumble upon and have to share with the rest of the world. Hell, Not Hired is a whole site […]

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Tales from unemployment

I found myself over the weekend, in between unpacking and attempting to get the overshare badge on Foursquare (Me? Overshare? Never!), reflecting on my stint being unemployed. As this had been the longest I had ever been unemployed, and hopefully it will never be that long again, a lot of craziness went down and I […]

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Useful Advice

So, courtesy of The Bloggess, this pretty much just made my week, hell, the whole month. It’s both funny and useful. I suggest printing it out, taping a plastic fork to it, and hanging it in your office. You’re welcome. And if you aren’t following the Bloggess by now, you better hurry up and get […]

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