Archive for the ‘Recent Graduate’ Category

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 […]

HR exec explains what hiring managers are looking for from summer interns and how freshman, sophomores and juniors can steal these positions from graduating seniors.

Passed over for job promotion HRNasty, I know I am a quiet person. I am also smart and I have ideas, but I don’t seem to be getting the opportunities like my loud peers who brag about what they do. Do I have to be a schmoozing douche to get ahead in the corporate world? My […]

HR lessons from Hollywood

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Recent Graduate

Lessons from Hollywood I love movies. Movies are an escape from my day-to-day. No one yells at me in the movie theater, no one wants a decision out of me and most of all, no one is complaining to me. The biggest decision I make is regular or extra butter on my popcorn and do […]

Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

Posted: by HRNasty in Job Interview Tips, Recent Graduate, What Recruiters Really Think

Top 10 interview mistakes: The lists of job interview mistakes are a con and a false sense of security. This weeks post is HRNasty’s list of interview mistakes and I have a different attitude on this topic. The normal Google search for “Top 10 Interview Mistakes Made in an Interview”, are for those with the […]

Thankful for 2015, looking forward to 2016

Posted: by HRNasty in Climbing Career Ladder, Recent Graduate

Thanks for 2015 As 2015 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the subscribers and supporters of the blog. When I started this blog 5 years ago, it was an excuse to lock down a URL for a nickname given to me by my co-workers. I didn’t have […]

Phone screen, the common mistakes Phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process. I believe the phone interview is the easiest interview to prepare for and the intent of this post is provide reasons why and confidence. My goal is to change your view and potential fears of the phone interview. Most candidates fear the phone […]

HR Executive breaks down the pros and cons between the hand written and email thank you note after the interview. Which one makes or breaks your job search?

The mentor program of all mentor programs Last week I posted on the topic of why I believe most mentor programs fail. I would be remiss and irresponsible if all I did was bitch on any topic and not provide a solution. This week’s post is the coup de gras, or the “blow of mercy to end the […]

HRNasty’s stance on the visible tattoo  If you have read this blog for any time you know where I sit on the topic of the visible tattoo in the workplace. They call them job stoppers for a reason and as much as I think about getting a tattoo myself, working behind the HR kimono, I […]

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