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What is your 5 year plan? Interview question demystified

5 year plan

Have you thought about your 5 year plan?

What is your 5 year plan? 

The “What is your 5 year plan?” and “What is your 3-year plan?” are both very common interview questions. I admit I ask the question on a regular basis when I am conducting interviews and there are a couple of things I am looking for in the answers.

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What friendship is

Friendship

Friendship

What friendship is

A month ago, I blogged about the passing of Mrs. HRNasty. She was my best friend and proofed these posts. The past couple of months have been a blur and I wouldn’t have gotten through it without some amazing friends both old and new. I have learned a lot about myself and specifically about “friendship” and wanted to share the stories.

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In memory of Mrs. HRNasty 1967 – 2016

phyllodes tumor

Mrs. HRNasty, gentlewoman chicken farmer with hatched chick
1967 – 2016

Phyllodes Tumor

For those of you who don’t know me personally, last year, Mrs. Nasty was diagnosed with a Phyllodes Tumor. This ultimately became a terminal case of cancer and at the time I started this post, she had very little time left.

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Internship Interview process demystified

Internship Interview

What does this sophomore know about the Internship interview that graduating seniors do not

Beat the internship interview

Last week we discussed the Nasty logic on how to land an 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.

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Internship application process demystified, how freshmen can steal internships from graduating seniors

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.

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Career epiphany and why relationships at work make a difference

Career epiphany

Playing well with others is critical to landing new opportunity

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.

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Career Goals, what to say to your manager to jump start your career

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.

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Reasonable accommodation in the workplace

Desk

HRNasty’s actual set up and a reasonable accommodation, albeit a bit ghetto

Reasonable Accommodation

Last week the topic of reasonable accommodation came up via HR expert, colleague, and career advocate @bgwalton7  who DM’ed the following:

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@bgwalton is a thought leader and definitely someone you should follow if you are trending on leadership,

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Career path acceleration, what you are missing and why you were passed over

Career Path

Are you pushing a stalled career?

Career path acceleration

Career path and the manager 1 on 1’s was last weeks blog topic. These updates are important because, without them, your manager doesn’t have an inventory of your current skills and accomplishments to sell on your behalf when new opportunities become available. If they don’t know what you are doing,

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Job promotion – speak up about your accomplishments or be passed over

job promotion

Keep your manager updated with consistent and predictable performance for the job promotion

Passed over for the 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.

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