HRNasty.com is your corporate insider, revealing career strategies to help you land a job, advance your career, and avoid career limiting moves. In this blog, I unmask the rules of the game and expose what corporate referees think. These articles are your guide to acquiring “nasty“ interview and career strategies to help you beat the odds.
nasty (‘nas-tē) adj.: In the urban use of the term, nasty refers to an unreal maneuver of incredible technique, something that is ridiculously good, tricky and manipulative but with a result that can’t help but be admired. It is often used as a phrase used to describe someone that who is good at something. For example, “That pitcher has a nasty forkball,” is used when describing a skillful baseball player’s fastball.
I have a degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology and SPHR certification. Early in my career, I led Training and Development sessions for a 10,000+ employee Fortune 300 company. I was trained to deliver and facilitate classes on Public Speaking, Facilitative Leadership, Diversity, and intense 4-month training courses for managers, high performers, and executives to name a few. I was also leading classes on how to conduct interviews at all levels. I left the large corporate setting for a small technology start-up, where I could lead HR and Facilities and create a culture of meritocracy, rewarding talent and achievement. We quickly scaled the company from the ground up to 300+ employees across 6 offices in 4 countries.
After a decade of experience in Corporate America HR, Training and Development, and another decade in technology start-ups, I have the opportunity to share what I’ve learned in the process of recruiting and building corporate cultures. Naturally, working with HR, hiring managers, and leadership teams to successfully hire and retain entry-level to executive-level candidates has given me unique insight into the process.
In reality, the process of DECLINING and LETTING GO of the other 99% of candidates and employees allowed me to observe every interview and workplace mistake made on a daily basis. Most of these mistakes are unknown to the candidate / employee and they had no idea a sin was committed. This is what I share with you.
Today, I may be telling you from behind a mask, but I’m giving you the straight dope about what HR and managers think. You might think what you read is unfair or wrong, and may even disagree. Most companies won’t give you the full story in fear of being sued. And many managers don’t have the courage and/or experience to tell you what you need to hear to further your career. My goal is to provide the business logic to help you respect why the practices exist… and hopefully we’ll both have fun in the process!
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to email me at Nasty@HRNasty.com.
See you at the after party,