Get Hired, Not Fired: Secrets Your HR Person Won’t Tell You

           Ah, those impassive human resources professionals – also known as HR specialists, personnel managers or simply “the people upstairs.” Like another mythic figure, they know who’s been naughty or nice, and workers everywhere – desperate to hold on to their jobs in these tough times – know they’d better watch out. We gave several HR professionals a chance to tell us what really happens behind the closed doors of companies. Whether you use their insider tips to keep a job or get a job, these people definitely come across as human – and resourceful.

Hiring & Your Résumé

Look at the tips some people from the H&R area gave us:

  • Never presume the gender or marital status of the hiring manager when communicating over mail. It is better to check before sending the communication, or use the classic “Sir or Madam.” If you are aware of the gender, use Ms when addressing a woman and Mr. when addressing a man.

  • When it comes to getting a job, who you know really does matter. No matter how nice your résumé is or how great your experience may be, it’s all about connections. 

  • If you’re trying to get a job at a specific company, often the best thing to do is to avoid HR entirely. Find someone at the company you know, or go straight to the manager who is hiring.                                         


Gender: male or female, man or woman.

Naughty: a word used to describe an adult who has behaved badly or an adult’s bad action

Tough: hard, difficult.

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By Michelle Crouch & Deven Kanal 


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