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Managers have more reports and less time. Take control of your manager and manage THEM!

Interns and internships, how to get noticed and hired

interns

Day 1, the only time the interns are shown any attention

Can interns manage their manager?

Today’s post is on mentors, mentee’s and all of the feel-good that surrounds what is right about these relationships. If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I am a big proponent of mentors and I believe they can make one of THE LARGEST DIFFERENCES in a career.

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Annual Review, how to take control of your career

annual review

Frustrated with the annual review process?

Take control of your annual review

There is a lot of talk about Fortune companies moving away from annual reviews. I am sure this isn’t news to anyone reading this blog, but some quick-hit facts:

  • GE, the company that made the annual review famous is moving away from the annual review for its 300K employees over the next couple of years.
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The visible tattoo in the workplace

Visible Tattoo

Personally, I love this look. I’m just not sure about the hiring managers and VP’s.

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,

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Harvard Business Review HR

This months #HBR takes a look at why no one likes HR. If you are an HR professional, I would consider this entire issue a must read front to back. This is V.2 to the 10 year old Fast Company article “Why we hate HR” and I add a few thoughts of my own.

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#1 Job Interview Mistake

job interview mistake

Mom’s favorite saying

Job Interview Mistake

There are 100’s of blog posts out there on job interview mistakes. I am usually not one to join a crowded room or try to improve on what 100’s have already done, but I feel this one is important. Hopefully, my insight into the minds and mentality of HOW a hiring manager and VP of the department think is what separates this blog post from the rest of the pack.

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7 steps to Beat the Performance Improvement Plan

Performance Improvement Plan

We are not talking about Gladys Knight’s and the Pip’s. We are talking Performance Improvement Plan.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN, 7 steps to beat the PiP

What is a Performance Improvement Plan, AKA PIP? How does it work? What are your chances of surviving beyond the Performance Improvement Plan? Can an employee still have a successful career after a PiP?

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