Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

Find your dream job Todays post is a success story of a candidate going from frustration to dream job. I couldn’t be happier or prouder of this guy. He worked his ass off and he deserves every bit of his success. He went from frustrated fishing guide to Exec Director in his field of study. […]

HRNasty’s business podcasts for the corporate lifestyle

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Networking

Business Podcasts I receive requests for a list of recommended business books on a regular basis. If my parents knew that folks were coming to ME for a reading list they would be rolling over in their graves. Growing up, they were big on the classics and I was more into Edgar Rice Burroughs 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 […]

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. 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 in […]

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 […]

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