Published Articles


Below is a list of published works by Leslie Rothman.


Tips to Getting Your Resume Noticed
Reprinted with permission by Jobsinme.com.
Resume submission and review has changed dramatically with the wide use of technology as the first step in the hiring process. As a result, the way you craft your resume needs changes as well.
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Networking — It's the Key
Reprinted with permission by Jobsinme.com.
Networking, simply put means interacting with to people to make professional connections that help you in your career. Approximately 70% of job changers get their next position through a contact.
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Job changing In A Tight Market — It all begins with focus
Reprinted with permission by The Employment Times.
The market is tight and you want or need to change jobs. Even in a tight market, it is still possible to find good jobs.
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Starting the Relationship out Right
Reprinted with permission by H.R. Times.
This article was written last summer. The economy was brighter, and the focus was on new hires. With the slowed economy, more companies are reorganizing or eliminating positions to minimize expenses. As a result of these activities, managers often inherit employees that have not worked for them previously. At the same time, employees' tasks and responsibilities change. New manager/employee partnerships begin, and helping these relationships to "hit the ground running" will minimize confusion and maximize productivity.
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An Ending Era
Published for the Spring HR Convention, 2009.
The era of the disposable employee is coming to a close. The mindset that has surrounded the workplace since baby boomers aplenty entered it in the 60's and beyond has been "we can find ready, willing, and capable employees if the ones we have don't work out." This attitude mirrors our broader societal context of a world at our disposal, with vast resources available for our use. In Human Resources we've worked hard to influence this mindset. We now have both the opportunity and the necessity to lead a shift in thinking which is as far reaching and fundamental as moving the workplace from the industrial era to the information age.
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Is Your Age Working Against You?
reprinted with permission by Jobsinme.com.
As job seekers prepare for interviews, a common fear among the young and old is that their age will be held against them in the selection process.
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Who's Responsible for Hiring Success?
reprinted with permission by Jobsinme.com.
Many organizations state that people are their greatest assets, and in the age of knowledge capital this is usually true. Organizations continually work to raise the caliber of their workforce. Attention is paid to recruiting new talent, but rarely is appropriate attention paid to the results of recruitment campaigns.
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Ten Tips to Improve Your Interviewing IQ
reprinted with permission by Jobsinme.com.
Interviewing from the employer's side, is an information gathering process that is used to make a decision about your candidacy for a position. During this process an interviewer is trying to determine 3 fundamental things about you.
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What's Your Greatest Weakness?
reprinted with permission by Jobsinme.com.
Your hands get clammy and your stomach flip-flops. If you dread this question, join the crowd.
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Thriving vs. Surviving in the Workplace
reprinted with permission by The Employment Times.
Most of us are living with the concept "lean and mean". This is the reality of many organizations today. Operating in an increasingly global marketplace forces companies to get the work done with minimal cost and despite an often voiced "employees are our greatest asset", this results in a decreased commitment to employees' long term futures
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