Carnival of Human Resources is up!

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Go check it out at Debra Owen’s blog, 8 hours & a lunch. The Carnival of Human Resources, published twice a month, is a collection of blog posts on topics related to human resources, business and training. This brainchild of Evil HR Lady aims to get more people blogging and/or reading about these topics, but it’s also a great way to get new readers for your blog.

My favorite posts from this edition are:

the point of a cover letter from the blog Ask a Manager. Here were a couple of the excellent tips in this post:

* If something makes you especially well-suited for the job aside from your resume, the cover letter is the place to mention it. Maybe the position requires an inordinate degree of meticulousness and you constantly get teased for being anal retentive about details. Great! Mention it or I won’t know.

* If you know you’re overqualified but you don’t mind, say so in your cover letter. Otherwise I’ll figure that you don’t understand the nature of the position and won’t want to waste my time or yours.

My p-r-o-m-o-t-i-o-n becomes final today from the blog Three Star Leadership:

You were probably promoted for the wrong reasons. Most companies do a lousy job of promoting people. You were probably promoted because you were a good worker that people liked. It’s a good bet nobody evaluated whether you like to help others succeed, whether you were willing to be accountable for the actions of others, whether you can make decisions or whether you’re comfortable confronting people about behavior and performance.

There are lots more great posts in the Carnival, so head on over to check it out!