Welcome!

You’re here to take full control of your corporate career. No more waiting for empty promises from your employer or unhelpful groups that have only become a useless distraction.

As much as I appreciate employers talking about diversity training and manager training, I believe it is our individual careers and we shouldn’t wait for our managers to take notice of us. We should not wait for the company to open up a new position because it will be filled by the time they do. That new position should be filled by YOU!

The goal of HRNasty is to provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to land the job of your dreams and above all else, to accelerate your career when you land that job. I will help you get the project, the promotion, transfer, or salary raise you are craving. Corporate ladder, meet elevator.

What sets HRNasty apart?

PerWho is HRNasty,” I am the fly on the wall, the guy that will give you the unfiltered RAW truth about your career. I never worry about being sued like your manager or HR department because I write anonymously – from behind a mask. If you don’t like what I have to say, build a bridge and get over it. I only write the truth. What you need to hear, not what you want to hear.

I worked behind the HR door for over 10 years in Fortune 100 companies and over 12 years in fast-growth tech companies. I have participated in the discussions and been part of the decisions that shaped and guided your career. I know how your manager thinks. I know what they are willing to share with you and what they are NOT willing to share. More than likely, you didn’t even know that these conversations were happening.

  • Should we promote this employee? What are they missing?
  • Should we give this candidate a phone screen? What makes their resume better than the other candidates?
  • Should we send this candidate to the VP for the final interview? Will our VP like this candidate?

If you have ever wondered what is really discussed in these discussions, this blog is for you. Unfortunately, employees only hear a watered-down version of management’s decision process. If you knew about the discussion, you would have learnings you could apply the next time around. Queue HRNasty.

Schools don’t teach us how to interview for a job and when they do, the class usually isn’t taught by a professional recruiter. These classes are short and barely scratch the surface. Corporations don’t teach us how to be successful at our jobs. They don’t explain the politics of corporate life or how to set ourselves up for real opportunity. Most employees have the simple mindset, “work hard and you will be promoted.” 

Your first tip: If you work hard, you are only dependable. You are still, very much dispensable. Those that know how to be proactive with their careers are the ones that are really getting shit done and are irreplaceable. This blog will teach you how to become one of them.

I will give you the tools so you know HOW to have the conversations you never thought about having, and more importantly, what conversations you should be thinking about.

You are going to play offense with your career. You are going to take control of your career. You are not going to wait for your manager to notice you.

Why does HRNasty give a shit about your career?

I have seen too many candidates fail in interviews without even realizing they were drowning. I have seen too many employees commit CLM’s (Career Limiting Moves) and have no idea what they did or didn’t do. Most managers and HR departments don’t have the professional balls to tell an employee what they did or didn’t do. Most managers and HR departments are too lazy to figure out how they can communicate these important messages without putting their risking their own careers. In a perfect world, I’d never have to sit through another painstaking interview again. Until then, I will continue to be HRNasty.

Here’s a look at some of my posts, nasty style, and humor:

See you at the after party,

HRNasty

 

nasty: an unreal maneuver of incredible technique, something that is ridiculously good, tricky and manipulative but with a result that can’t help but be admired, a phrase used to describe someone who is good at something. “He has a nasty forkball”.