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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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Establishing credibility and career momentum for new hires

Career momentum

Momentum will mean the difference between a career that moves and a career that stagnates.

Career Momentum

Wondering how you establish credibility and career momentum as a new hire? Whether you are a recent graduate or a veteran of the corporate game, credibility is the one thing that doesn’t take any special skills to acquire.

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Body language and the job interview, how it can make or break your shot

body language

Sit like this during an interview and you will send the wrong message

Body language and the interview

Body language during an interview is the topic of today’s post. We might be saying the right things, but if your body isn’t communicating a consistent message, we might as well stay at home. If your body is communicating disinterest,

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Use the Gallup Q12 questions to manage your manager

Gallup Q12

Manage your manager using the Gallup Q12 questions

Gallup Q12 for employees

This week’s I want to blog about how we can use the Gallup Q12 questions so that you, as an individual contributor, can set yourself up for success. I believe that employees should take control of their careers. If we wait for our manager to get us promoted,

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Corporate life is a game. How one man found his dream job and didn’t sell his soul to win it.

Dream Job

Are you willing to “do”

Find your dream job

Today’s 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 a frustrated fishing guide to Exec Director in his field of study.  

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HRNasty’s business podcasts for the corporate lifestyle

business podcasts

Commutes are a great time to listen to business podcasts

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 the Anarchists Cookbook.

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