Positive attitude vs. Negative attitude A positive attitude is an asset and anyone that tells you otherwise sucks. All kidding aside, a negative attitude is one of the personality traits that will keep an individual contributor out of management. It doesn’t matter how technically proficient we are at the job. Without a positive attitude, the […]
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Professional brand I was recently asked to sit down with a small group of HR professionals and the intent was to talk about our professional brand as an HR professional. The session was a lot of fun and turned out to me more of a round table Q&A than me just presenting. The group was very insightful. I thought […]
Accepting the wrong job offer In the past 3 weeks, I have met with three different job seekers and I noticed a common thread. With each situation, the candidates DID NOT realize they were working against themselves in their job search. Frankly, I think that this phenomenon is happening with 90% of the candidates out there and […]
Linkedin connections question I recently received a question on LinkedIn connections from one of our interns. His goal is to become a wealth manager where network cultivation will be critical. I thought it was a great question and should be shared. The guy asking the question is smart, has initiative and holds leadership positions within his school […]
What is your 5 year plan? The “What is your 5 year plan?” and “What is your 3 year plan?” are both very common interview questions. I admit I ask the question on a regular basis when I am conducting interviews and there are a couple of things I am looking for in the answers. […]
Beat the internship interview Last week we discussed the Nasty logic on how to land a internship for undergraduates. A sophomore wrote in the below email and I had so much detail, I had to break the post up into two parts. Last weeks post is here, and with her permission, I am posting her email […]
Career epiphany If you have a career epiphany, you want to share it and that is exactly what happened. A reader of this blog just let me know about her career epiphany (while reading this blog) and I had to share it with the group. Career: an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life […]
HR exec explains why so many employees are not getting promoted, what is missing and how to get your manager on your side and supportive when it comes to promotions, transfers, and your career goal.
Everyone has career goals. Unfortunately, just having career goals isn’t enough. There are a few critical steps that your manager needs to hear and see before we can expect a promotion, raise or transfer to another department. How to manage your manager so they are an advocate for your career goals.
Career path acceleration Career path and the manager 1 on 1’s was last weeks blog topic. These updates are important because without them, your manager doesn’t have an inventory of your current skills and accomplishments to sell on your behalf when new opportunities become available. If they don’t know what you are doing, they are not able […]