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How to climb the corporate ladder without selling your soul

How your manager is setting you up for failure. How to encourage them to tell us what we NEED to hear.

manager feedback

Is your manager telling you want to hear or what you need to hear?

Is your manager doing you any favors? 

Manager feedback is critical to our careers. If you have heard any of the following in the last month from your manager, don’t assume you are knocking it out of the park and up for a raise.

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Why you should interview your personal friends when they apply at your company

I am not going to interview my friend!

You just referred a friend of yours to apply for a job at your company

  • Friend comes in for an interview and your manager likes your referral
  • Hiring manager asks you to personally interview your friend
  • You respond with “I can’t interview them,
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Top 5 unintended messages that crush careers. It’s not what you say, it is what is heard that matters

Intent vs. impact

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 maintained is breaking the rules,

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Cover letters format that generated a call from the VP

15 applications later, things are getting desperate. I will listen to dad.

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,

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Recently graduated millennial asks “What can I expect from work?”

Millennial

I talk with a recent graduate who takes the right attitude and asks great questions

It’s a thing with every generation

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,

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Halloween Costume

Inappropriate Halloween Costume

Great costume for the workplace

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.

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