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Career management, HR says 99% of employees are not pro-active with their careers

career management

Is your career moving as much as you are working? Hard work isn’t enough

Career Management

Are you practicing career management? Most of us think we are managing our career, but let me ask you the following questions:

  • Have you talked to your manager about your 3-year plan? (Yes, I said it,

Setting expectations with your manager at work. Have you talked to your manager recently?

Setting expecations

I used to exceed expectations at work. I am working harder now. What happened?

Are you setting the right expectations with your manager?

If you have never said “no” to your manager, you are probably NOT setting expectations. This post is for you. If one of your direct reports has not pushed back on the amount of work you have given them,


Your first job interview part 2

first job interview

How to ace your first job interview

Getting ready for your first job interview experience?

Your first job interview experience is coming up. Don’t worry, HRN here to spit some knowledge so you know what to expect. More importantly, I am here to explain how to act so you can elevate your interview game.


Ace your first job interview part 1

First Interview

Do you know what to expect with your first job interview?

The dreaded first job interview

Your first job interview is like any other experience when meeting another person. First encounters range from “Get me the f*&$ out of here” to “I nailed it.” We have all had interviews and first dates where we felt the above or somewhere in between.


How your manager is setting you up for failure. How to encourage them to tell us what we NEED to hear.

manager feedback

Is your manager telling you want to hear or what you need to hear?

Is your manager doing you any favors? 

Manager feedback is critical to our careers. If you have heard any of the following in the last month from your manager, don’t assume you are knocking it out of the park and up for a raise.


Why you should interview your personal friends when they apply at your company

I am not going to interview my friend!

You just referred a friend of yours to apply for a job at your company

  • Friend comes in for an interview and your manager likes your referral
  • Hiring manager asks you to personally interview your friend
  • You respond with “I can’t interview them,

ESPP explained in layman’s terms (employee stock purchase plan)

Employee Stock Option Plan

Take responsibility for your career and your retirement

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

I just read a stat that stated that the average American household has less than $5000.00 in savings for retirement. With the start of a brand new year, I thought it might be a good time to help folks with new years resolutions and think about increasing the nest egg.


How parents can turn the Christmas experience into interview training

Interview Skills

Kids that were not prepared for the big interview with the CEO of Christmas

Season of Birth Control

As we move into the Holiday season, I find I really enjoy this time of year. I am able to break out my heavy sweaters and overcoats that I only have the opportunity to sport in the coldest of weather.