Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Astronology - The Interviewing Process: Do You Know the Rules?

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Volume XI

Issue 3


April 6, 2010

Dear Andrew,

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Fact or Fiction

Spaghetti Trees exist.

As many of us know, spaghetti is pasta made from semolina or flour. However, back in 1957, the BBC hit show Panorama ran a 3-minute April Fool's joke for its viewers. The program aired a fictional story of a family in the south of Switzerland harvesting their own spaghetti from spaghetti trees. The segment was complete with spaghetti on trees, and family members plucking spaghetti from the trees.

Back then, spaghetti wasn't widely eaten in the UK, and so hundreds of viewers called in to either deny that such trees existed, or to inquire about growing their own spaghetti trees. CNN refer to the stunt as
"the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled."

We hope that there weren't too many April Fool's pranks at your workplace last week!


The Astron Road Show

On April 23rd, fresh after Income Tax Day, Jennifer will present to the Human Resources committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) on the concept of Total Rewards. The FAE Conference Center (3 Park Avenue, at 34th Street, in Manhattan) will host the event. Attendees can also dial in through a teleconference number. CPAs can earn 1 CPE hour for attending! For more information, please contact Pei-Cen Lin, Chair, HR Committee, NYSSCPA.


The Interviewing Process: Do You Know the Rules?

interviewAs we draw closer to summer, and the higher education spring semester draws to a close, many HR professionals recognize that the time has come to prepare for the upcoming flood of applicants for full-time jobs and internships. Are you up to date on the rules for conducting job interviews? Or are you playing the role of the interviewee and don't know the Do's and Don'ts of interview etiquette? In this issue of Astronology, we will review the rules of interviewing - for individuals on both sides of the table....more


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