Apr. 1, 2011 Reader’s Digest

In the July 2011 issue of the Reader’s Digest, Michelle Crouch wrote “Get Hired Not Fired.”about the secrets that HR people will not tell you. Cynthia Shapiro says “Once you’re unemployed more than six months, you’re pretty much unemployable.””If there was someone we no longer wanted at the company, we’d give him all the worst assignments on impossible deadlines, set him up to fail, and document that. After a few months, we could safely terminate him.” I do not know Shapiro. I’m glad I don’t.

Shauna Moerke says “If you’re trying to get a job a specific company, often the best thing to do is to avoid HR entirely.” In your resume, use keywords, do not reveal your age, weight, or whether you have kids. Check out Salary.com.

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