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Effective communication (in Corporate America) As a guy working in HR, effective communication matters. I need to be careful with what I do and say. As much as the rules and policies apply to everyone, they apply more to the people in HR. When the team that is supposed to make sure company policy is […]

Proven Cover Letter Format Have you turned in 10 plus resumes with no response and heard less than crickets? It’s a wasteland. It’s a silent black hole. Not even a “Don’t call us, we will call you?” If you have experienced the application black hole, this post is for you. There is hope. It can […]

I have been working with millennial’s recently and running into a similar theme. The millennials I am meeting with are clearly smart and they are driven. This generation just doesn’t have the experience to know how the system works and from what I am seeing, the schools are not providing any insight. Thankfully, this is a generation […]

Halloween Costume

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Company Culture, What HR Really Thinks

Inappropriate Halloween Costume Not just Halloween costumes, but Inappropriate Halloween Costume is today’s topic du jour. It is the middle of October and some of us are thinking about costumes for the company Halloween costume contest. Remember, it is a Halloween costume contest. It is not an Inappropriate Halloween costume contest. In HR we don’t […]

Career Momentum Wondering how you establish credibility and career momentum as a new hire? Whether you are a recent graduate or a veteran of the corporate game, credibility is the one thing that doesn’t take any special skills to acquire. If you just landed a job and feel like you have no credibility in a […]

Body language and the interview Body language during an interview is the topic of today’s post. We might be saying the right things, but if your body isn’t communicating a consistent message, we might as well stay at home. If your body is communicating disinterest, the person conducting the interview will pick up on it. […]

Use the Gallup Q12 questions to manage your manager

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

Gallup Q12 for employees This week’s I want to blog about how we can use the Gallup Q12 questions so that you, as an individual contributor, can set yourself up for success. I believe that employees should take control of their careers. If we wait for our manager to get us promoted, give us a […]

New manager training

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

New manager training Disclaimer: The following is not a preferred new manager training course. A new manager training would actually have a start and continue throughout the entire career. Even CEO’s receive management training. Most new manager training consists of their manager pointing to the team and providing the following encouragement: “There’s your team, don’t […]

Find your dream job Today’s post is a success story of a candidate going from frustration to dream job. I couldn’t be happier or prouder of this guy. He worked his ass off and he deserves every bit of his success. He went from frustrated fishing guide to Exec Director in his field of study. […]

HRNasty’s business podcasts for the corporate lifestyle

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Networking

Business Podcasts I receive requests for a list of recommended business books on a regular basis. If my parents knew that folks were coming to ME for a reading list they would be rolling over in their graves. Growing up, they were big on the classics and I was more into Edgar Rice Burroughs and […]