Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

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 […]

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.

Executive Coaches and a great career resource

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

Executive Coaches for the individual contributor I was just introduced to a new online resource, exceed.economist.com and it is full of well written, relevant articles on the topic of career growth. This blog looks to be part of The Economist magazine’s Executive Education Navigator site which is full of resources including a lot of great blog posts. One […]

Job interview insight

Posted: by HRNasty in Job Interview Tips, Networking, Resume Writing, What Recruiters Really Think

Job Interview Insight I just had drinks with a couple of great friends / colleagues and half way through the conversation I literally burst out with a “F’me, I’m a dumbass! I wish I had recorded this conversation, this would make a great blog post!” I immediately pulled out my phone and started taking notes […]

How to introduce yourself when you are a new hire As of last week, I am a new hire. I have mentioned in the last few posts, I recently started a new job. I have the good fortune of leading an HR department for a technology company with a little over 200 employees and I am pretty […]

Unemployment Benefits explained

Posted: by HRNasty in Job Interview Tips, Networking

Unemployment Benefits Hello from Forks, Washington. It’s February and this area is a rain forest. Usually the weather in Forks this time of year is sideways rain and snow with rivers on the verge of flooding. In other words perfect winter steelhead fishing weather. Unfortunately for the anglers in town, it is 55 F and […]

Business cards, employer branding and employee pride

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Networking, Strategic HR

Business Cards As an HR Pro / Am, and a proponent of company culture, I firmly believe that every employee should have business cards.  How much do I believe in this? Three-month summer interns receive business cards when I am on watch. In this day and age, I can’t believe that there are still companies […]

The executive network experience Last week I posted a typical experience when I am asked to meet with a recent graduate.  This week, I want to compare and contrast that experience with what happens within the executive network.  I want to shed insight on how experienced professionals network.    When I meet an executive, I may […]

Networking for recent graduates This weeks post is about professional networking.  After working with a couple of execs and someone who recently graduated, I realized there is an entire generation and demographic of candidates reinventing the wheel and in this case, the wheel is made of stone.  When I talk with recent graduates about where […]

SPHR certification, study tips and best study practices

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Networking, Strategic HR

The march to SPHR certification My SPHR certification experience: This weeks post is geared toward anyone taking classes to further their career. A reader recently asked about advice I had for taking the PHR / SPHR certification test which is an HR specific designation. I realized the answer I gave could be applied towards the […]

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