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HRNasty has gone fishin’ for Steelhead

Gone Fishin’ for Steelhead

Sorry, I haven’t been posting the last few weeks. I am fishing for Steelhead. To update folks, the company I was working with was sold at the end of December. I continued to work there through the end of January. This is a great thing for me for a number of reasons.

I joined this company 5 years ago. The plan and intention were to put the company in a position where we could sell it. Our goal was to bring a return to our investors, board of directors and employees. This was not a long-term play. I knew coming into this job that whoever would purchase us, would be large enough that they would have their own HR group. I would probably be out of a job. The goal was to work myself out of a job. Needless to say, with the sale of the company, I was pretty busy.

Off the grid for 30 days

If you have stuck with this blog, you know my other passion is fly-fishing for Steelhead and the months of February and March are the height of the season here in the Pacific Northwest. For the next 30 days, I have rented a house with a great friend and professional fly fishing angler/photographer Brett Seng here in Forks Washington. For those of you not familiar with Forks, this is where the book and movie series Twilight was based and filmed. Blogging will be sporadic. I will continue to try to get something up in between fishing, tying flies and visiting with friends who travel to this part of the world each year to chase Anadromous fish.

A dose of my own medicine

That being said, I am going through the job-hunting process myself and thought it would be an interesting experience to blog about some of the events along the way. There are actually a lot of analogies between job hunting and Steelhead fishing with a fly. I will make the occasional post and share the similarities. I will try to make it all relevant to job hunting and careers.

More to come, but in the meantime, I have posted a picture that Brett Seng captured me on the Queets River.

See you at the after party,


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