Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Top 50 HR Blogs to Watch in 2009

While Hired Minds isn't an HR blog per se, there's some overlap with them, as I talk about work and career issues in my corner of the world, albeit from the other side of the desk. As such, I read a lot of HR blogs, and think that anyone could benefit from doing so.

Evan Carmichael agrees with me that HR blogs aren't just for HR pros, and as such his list of The Top 50 HR Blogs to Watch in 2009 is definitely worth reading so that you can find about some of the best HR bloggers out there.

And, of course, I have to shamelessly plug it if for no other reason than my wife's blog, HR Minion, is listed at #45.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wordle Resume Analysis

It's been a busy few weeks for me, what with starting my new gig and wrapping up my last class until next fall. So, it's time to ease back into blogging. To start, here's a neat little activity you can do with your resume that I discovered at Kerry Sandberg Scott's blog Clue Wagon:

  1. Go to
  2. Copy-and-paste your text resume.
  3. See how it looks. Do you see a lot of action verbs? Do you reuse the same ones over and over? Is it too heavy on the buzzwords and acronyms?
I thought this was pretty cool. I'm familiar with Wordle and knew about its potential uses for text analysis, but I would never have thought to have used it for something like this. A big thank you to Kerry for showing us this!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Creative Resumes

Normally, when it comes to resumes, it's best not to get too creative. It's generally preferable to use an established format and layout with standard fonts.

That said, this resume is totally awesome, in a geeky way (you'll probably need to zoom in to see all the detail).