Managers want job applicants to be able to fly and see through walls. Managers want what they want, but as my husband's friends used to say on the southwest side of Chicago, "People in Hell want ice water."
Whoever misconceived of HR as a process and systems role is fooling themselves and the millions of working people who rely on them because the real work to be done is empowering for employees and customers and shareholders.
Whether you're thinking of making a job change or re-entering the workforce in 2012 or whether you're planning on staying the course in your current gig, here are five good things to do for your career this month:
It is fine to say "I had reached a plateau in that job" or "I felt that I'd grown as much as I ever would in that organization." Here are ten more reasons for leaving a job, expressed in Don't Say and Do Say versions.