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Why the Job Promotion is a mystery Landing a job promotion isn’t easy. This isn’t surprising because most of us don’t know or understand what we need to demonstrate to our managers.  When was the last time your manager coached you on exactly what it takes to land your next job promotion? Today we clear up the mystery. Unless […]

Career advice and wisdom

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Manage your Manager

Career Advice The last few weeks has seen a steady stream of folks outside the HRNasty office. The end results share a similar resource and I thought that sharing this resource might benefit others. Here is what happens. The confessor comes by and shares their dilemma. They then ask, “HRNasty, What should I do?”, to which […]

When to arrive for a job interview This week’s topic is a job interview no brainer to many, but I feel it is important. Based on a long history of conducting interviews, this is a topic that needs to be explained. Show up too early or too late to a job interview and it will be […]

Are you asking for enough when requesting company resources? Today’s post is a phenomenon I have observed over the years that I haven’t seen mentioned in other blogs. Employees are shortchanging themselves when requesting company resources. This is the wrong attitude and it sets us up for failure. Typically, this type of request is coming from […]

New Hire Onboarding This past week I went through the onboarding process with a new employee. I got to know this individual well throughout the hiring process and really enjoyed getting to know him so I wasn’t just professionally vested, I was personally vested. On his first day and throughout the first week, I found […]

Goal setting to manage your career

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Manage your Manager, Recent Graduate

Professional Goals In the past two blog posts we discussed two related topics. A candidate who was VERY accomplished and someone any company would love to hire. Unfortunately, she didn’t realize that she needed to be descriptive and detailed about her accomplishments. Hence she looked just average. Why hard work goes un noticed and the benefits […]

Why hard work goes unnoticed Last week I blogged about a candidate who in all rights is a superstar. Unfortunately, from a career standpoint, if you were to talk with her, you would never know it. I love how she puts in the hard work and is so humble, but within the corporate framework, this […]

Accomplishment Are you talking about your accomplishments in an interview? We think we are but most of us are not. We are too humble, too shy, or brought up to act differently. Many of us don’t realize it. The next few posts are going to show us how to talk about our accomplishments. In the last […]

Candidates have choices beyond the 401k When markets are tight for talent, employers add more benefits to the menu. (I consider Seattle’s job market to be tight.)  These could include free food, entertainment, flexible work schedules and unlimited vacations to name just a few. I found this downloadable infographic What Top Talent Really Wants: The 10 Best […]

Employee engagement

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Strategic HR

Employee engagement Employee engagement takes many forms. It surprises me how often executives don’t capitalize on the many opportunities to maximize employee engagement that are available in an office for not much money or effort. I work for a small tech company that is in growth mode. Consequently, we are doubling our square footage and moving […]