Can a “pain letter” alleviate your pain in searching for a job?

Can a “pain letter” alleviate your pain in searching for a job?

So there’s been this relatively recent term that’s used in the HR and job-searching circles. You might have come across it, or perhaps not yet. But if you haven’t, I’m here to introduce you to it. It’s called a “Pain Letter.”


A Pain Letter is like a cover letter, but it is much more powerful than a cover letter. A Pain Letter doesn’t talk about you, the way a traditional cover letter does. It talks about the letter’s recipient instead – your hiring manager.

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How do Recruiters Evaluate and Select Resumes?

How do Recruiters Evaluate and Select Resumes?

I’ve had the privilege of sampling opinions and ideas from firms in a few industries, and while I can’t speak for the world, but I at least have an idea as to how this process works, especially as it is identical in most of the industries sampled. I also have evaluated pools of people for recruitment.

In a previous blog post where I discussed resumes, I stated that the time taken to read them varies, but not much. It usually takes between 10 and 15 seconds. 

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What skills are required to be a good human resources manager?

What skills are required to be a good human resources manager?

OK, I’m going to make this post really straight to the point. It’s Friday, and I’m a fan for keeping things simple especially on Fridays.

Everyone in an organization is connected to the Human Resources (HR) department. This is because HR is the heart of the organization. Jack Welch, former Chairman of GE was known to assert that immediately after the CEO, the HR Manager should be the most important in the organization, and should hold at least the same level of authority, importance and relevance as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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