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The goal of the job interview, resume and networking Believe it or not, the goal of a job resume and job interview is not to land a job. For those of you wondering “WTF you talking about HRNasty? What have you been blogging about all these years?” I know and I apologize. I have posted […]

Job Interview etiquette during your first interview Is there such a thing as job interview etiquette?  Yes there is. Not just “Yes there is”.  “Hell Yes there is!” Our company recently opened 4 entry-level positions and I have been surprised with the lack of job interview etiquette. When I say “job interview etiquette”, I don’t mean […]

Exiting employee vs HR department

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

How HR should treat an exiting employee Exiting employees and how companies treat them is a phenomenon we have all witnessed in the workplace. We have all seen the HR department turn teenager petty when an employee leaves a company for a new opportunity. The HR department is the group that can set the tone both […]

Promotion to Director What makes a promotion to Director harder than a promotion to Manager? The easy part of becoming promoted from individual contributor to Manager is gaining subject matter expertise. Unfortunately, “more” of what landed us our promotion to Manager isn’t usually enough to land the promotion to Director. The stakes increase with every promotion. The misunderstand […]

Promotion at work from Individual Contributor to Manager Last week we covered the mysteries surrounding a promotion at work and why climbing the career ladder can be so elusive. We shed light on the qualifiers that most of us do NOT think about when it comes to promotions: What is really being discussed behind the scenes […]

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 short-changing 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 […]