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How to overcome the politics of a job promotion

Job promotion

What we call potential and our managers call potential are two different things. Confirm what potential looks like!

Why the Job Promotion is a mystery

Landing a job promotion isn’t easy. This isn’t surprising because most of us don’t know or understand what we need to demonstrate to our managers. 

When was the last time your manager coached you on exactly what it takes to land your next job promotion?

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Job Interviews, when should I show up?

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Job interview? Don’t be late, but don’t be too early either

When to arrive for a job interview

This week’s topic is a job interview no-brainer to many, but I feel it is important. Based on a long history of conducting interviews, this is a topic that needs to be explained. Show up too early or too late to a job interview and it will be over before it started.

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Requesting resources, how to get the full amount needed

requesting company resources

You and your career do not want to look like this guy when requesting company resources

Are you asking for enough when requesting company resources?

Today’s post is a phenomenon I have observed over the years that I haven’t seen mentioned in other blogs. Employees are short-changing themselves when requesting company resources. This is the wrong attitude and it sets us up for failure.

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Onboarding of a new hire, the HRNasty way to ensure employee success and HR’s reputation

Onboarding

Onboarding, Welcome to the Team

New Hire Onboarding

This past week I went through the onboarding process with a new employee. I got to know this individual well throughout the hiring process and really enjoyed getting to know him so I wasn’t just professionally vested, I was personally vested.

On his first day and throughout the first week,

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Goal setting to manage your career

Master Barista and Asian Super Hero – Kato from the Green Hornet

Professional Goals

In the past two blog posts we discussed two related topics.

  1. A candidate who was VERY accomplished and someone any company would love to hire. Unfortunately, she didn’t realize that she needed to be descriptive and detailed about her accomplishments.
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Why hard work goes unnoticed in corporate America

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Are you invisible to your manager despite hard work and results?

Why hard work goes unnoticed

Last week I blogged about a candidate who in all rights is a superstar. Unfortunately, from a career standpoint, if you were to talk with her, you would never know it. I love how she puts in the hard work and is so humble,

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Career accomplishments, why we need to share them with our managers

Don’t confuse being humble or quiet with being introverted and unable to speak up

Accomplishment

Are you talking about your accomplishments in an interview? We think we are but most of us are not. We are too humble, too shy, or brought up to act differently. Many of us don’t realize it. The next few posts are going to show us how to talk about our accomplishments. 

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401k explained in everyday terms, a misunderstood company benefit

401k

This is a well-intentioned start, but the real benefit is in the 401k

Candidates have choices beyond the 401K

When markets are tight for talent, employers add more benefits to the menu. (I consider Seattle’s job market to be tight.)  These could include free food, entertainment, flexible work schedules and unlimited vacations to name just a few.

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Employee engagement

Employee Engagement

This team is engaged

Employee engagement

Employee engagement takes many forms. It surprises me how often executives don’t capitalize on the many opportunities to maximize employee engagement available in an office for not much money or effort.

I work for a small tech company that is in growth mode. Consequently, we are doubling our square footage and moving to a new location.

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