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Phone Screen, HR exec explains the most common mistakes and how to prepare

phone screen

Project excitement during the phone interview

Phone screen, the common mistakes

Phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process. I believe the phone interview is the easiest interview to prepare for and the intent of this post is provide reasons why and confidence. My goal is to change your view and potential fears of the phone interview.

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Managing workplace change, how to survive this career killer

workplace change

How do you handle change and stress in the workplace?

How do you react to workplace change?

This is just a personal observation on the change in the workplace, but I believe that 90% of employees feel they handle change in a positive manner. As a casual observer that is usually involved with rolling out workplace change,

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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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Job interview insight

Job Interview Insight

Job interview insight. Pulling back the curtain to see what really happens behind the scenes.

Job Interview Insight

I just had drinks with a couple of great friends/colleagues. Halfway through the conversation I literally burst out with a “F’ me, I’m a dumbass! I wish I had recorded this conversation, this would make a great blog post!” I immediately pulled out my phone and started taking notes in an attempt to capture this job interview insight.

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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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Re-apply for the job after being declined

Re-apply for the job

Lack of chemistry doesn’t usually change on the second date

Should I re-apply for the job after being declined?

I receive the above question often enough that I thought it would be helpful to share it more widely. Awhile back, I received the following question via a comment from one of the posts and after answering,

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Millennial generation speaks out against education system. I can’t find a job!

Millennial generation

$100K blown on an education with no tools to find a job

Why the Millennial Generation is screwed

Dear Dean Vernon Warner,

I am of the millennial generation and a recent graduate of your prestigious college. I just wanted to thank you because I am realizing that I have learned the greatest life lesson.

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