Archive for the ‘Climbing Career Ladder’ Category

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 […]

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 info graphic What Top Talent Really Wants: The 10 Best […]

Cover letters get a bad rap. It’s unfortunate, because I would say that most of the folks that are hired include cover letters. Don’t get me wrong, I throw out a lot of cover letters. It isn’t because of a rule that states “Cover Letters are never read, so don’t write a cover letter”. That rule is a […]

How HR F’s-up an exit interview

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

Exit Interview I have a friend that is going through an exit interview process. She is leaving her current job for a new gig. Her current HR department is taking it personally. This friend is a VERY gracious individual and when I say doesn’t have a mean bone in her body, I mean it. She is […]

Overcoming a negative reputation in 4 easy steps

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

Normally this time of year, I would post on the topic of inappropriate Halloween costumes and make a prediction of what NSFW characters are going to show up at the company and create a negative reputation.  I have done that a few times over the years and those posts are listed here: 2011:  How HR views Halloween […]