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By HRNasty

Recent Graduates:

Entry level jobs: Why it is so important to land a job quickly after graduation

  • Why it is important to land this job quickly out of college
  • Why you shouldn’t put off your career search
  • How a delay in finding this job will effect your future earning potential

Part 1: Why effective pubic speaking is so important to your job hunt

  • Public speaking isn’t one of the classes needed to graduate college
  • Why so many students avoid this skill and why this ability is so critical to your career and job hunt

Part 2: The classes that colleges do not require to graduate but will make you stand out in an interview

  • Regardless of your degree the top 3 skills that will actually help you land a job after college
  • Why knowledge in these areas will put you ahead of your competition

Part 3: The number 1 most effective skill needed to land a job that colleges don’t teach

  • The NUMBER 1 topic that colleges do not have a class for that you need to know about to land a job

Resume and Cover Letters:

Why giving a resume only 5 seconds is a lot like Tinder

  • Ever wonder why everyone is talking about the mobile app Tinder?
  • Why recruiters only give a resume 5 seconds

Video Resumes

  • Resume videos are the new thing in the job search
  • What recruiters and hiring managers really think about your video resume

Resume Racism

  • How recruiters REALLY read your resume.  If you belong to a minority or protected class, read this!

Why you absolutely need more than one resume

  • If you only have one version of your resume, you are probably not having much luck in your job search

Resume and cover letters for jobs outside the local area

  • How to avoid having your resume overlooked when you live outside the local area

Do you need your physical address on your resume?

  • The what and the how on your physical address at the top of your resume

Name your resume and cover letter, the overlooked first step

  • Why the way you named your documents is killing your job search

2 page or 1 page resume?  That is the question

  • I don’t believe in the 1 page resume rule.  Read here for why this is bullshit!

Cover Letters

  • Why you should absolutely leverage the cover letter.
  • The real reason most cover letters are thrown out by the hiring manager.
  • How to make sure that yours is the one that is read.

 Avoid Resume Objective Statements

  • Why your Objective Statement is setting you up for failure in your job search

Effective template for cover letters

  • I do throw out a lot of cover letters without reading them.  Usually because I take one look at the cover letter and quickly figure out before reading it whether I want to read it or not.  Usually I don’t.
  • This post provides a template for an EASY TO READ, ATTENTION GETTING cover letter to help you with your job search.

What I as a recruiter think about as I read your resume

  • In this post, I start the clock and narrate the 15 seconds of what I am thinking as I look through a resume.  What works, what doesn’t work, and how to keep me the recruiter engaged on your document enough so that I not only read what matters, but pick up the phone to call you.

The most important section of your resume

  • The most important section of your resume and how to maximize it’s impact.  You only get a few seconds to grab a reader’s attention.  This is how!

Does your resume STAND OUT?

  • Does your resume STAND OUT or does it read like a bad Porno where if you have seen one, you have seen them all.  How to make your resume STAND OUT in a sea of bad porn.

Quantify your Accomplishments on your resume

  • If you are not quantifying your accomplishments on your resume, your document will read like every other candidate.
  • How and Why you need to pay attention to this detail.

Landing the Interview

Networking: execs vs. recent graduates

  • Part 1 in a two part series
  • The differences in networking styles between execs and recent graduates.  Hint: the execs know how to network.

Am I overqualified because I have a Masters degree?

  • A few years ago, many college grads stayed in school because the job economy was so weak
  • Now this demographic feels they are overqualified.
  • I explain the pro’s and con’s of the Masters degree in the job search

Social Media, how it can break your job search efforts

  • Statistics on how companies are making decision on your social media profile
  • How your online profiles are helping and hindering your job hunt

Lack job experience?  Whether you are a recent graduate or changing careers, a lack of experience isn’t a hinderance

  • As a recruiter, lack of experience can be a good thing.  I explain why a lack of experience can help a job search.  
  • Why you don’t worry about someone with 10 years of experience applying for the same position.

Networking Etiquette

  • Top 7 list of networking etiquette
  • Experienced generations have different expectations when it comes to networking than younger generations.  Don’t piss these gatekeepers off.

Recent Graduate Job Search

  • With todays economy, the recent graduate has specific challenges. 
  • Top 10 list on how to prepare for the recent graduate job search

Are you helping or hindering your significant other in their job search.

  • How to help them.
  • Classic mistakes many couples make in the job hunt 

5 CTO’s talk about how to land a job and thoughts from a recent job fair

  • 5 CTO’s give their perspectives on what they are looking for in an interview
  • My retrospective on what I observe at a recent job fair

How college students can land the interview

  • Every year, 1% of college students land a job interview of their choice.  This is how they mastered the job search.

Job Search Myths you need to re consider

  • A number of old wives tales you need to forget when it comes to the job search

December Job Search

  • My take on whether or not jobs are filled in December.  You will be surprised.

Rude Linkedin Introductions

  • You just sent one and hurt your chances of an interview.  Yes, you did send a rude intro, trust me!
  • Arguments settled between parent or young people regarding job search
  • Generational differences resolved on what is acceptable and what is not in a job search
  • How technology is effecting the job search
  • Secrets to filling out a job application
  • What a recruiter is looking for in an application that you didn’t think about

Why it is so hard to find a job

  • You will be surprised at the answer.  As much as you think it is you, it is also the system.  Which system am I referring to?

Why networking is critical to your job hunt

  • Its not what you know, it’s who you know.  How to network, leverage your social graph, and build your credibility within your network to maximize your job search.

Interviews are an Olympic competition

  • No one said it was going to be easy, but at least in the Olympics there is a gold, a silver, and a bronze.  In the game of interviewing, there is only a gold.  Why athletes practice, and why you should as well.

Why your social profile picture is holding you back

  • Why are these online pictures SO important?
  • How can you leverage these opportunities with your online social media profile?

Some “behind the curtain” questions are answered on Interviewing Etiquette.  What is OK, what is not, and why.

  • What is OK, what is not.  AKA how to piss off your recruiter / hiring manager in your job search

Networking for 7-12 year olds

  • If I can teach a 7 year old how to network, you can network as well.

Finding yourself Overqualified for the job

  • How to apply for a position you are overqualified for and why you are not getting called back

Career Fairs: View from behind the booths

  • Part 1 of a 2 part series.  All the mistakes I see 90% of the candidates make at a career fair with their job search.

Job Fairs:  98% of candidates fail at the career fair

  • Part 2 of 2.  How to not only avoid the mistakes but how to land the interview at the job fair.

Secrets to the Veteran Job Search (or any major industry change)

  • If you are a veteran looking for a career / industry change, than you face specific challenges.
  • Learn how to get past the stereotypes as they relate to this job search.

I settle the arguments between parents and millennia’s on job search protocol 

  • Does your parent harp on you because they think you should be doing specific things in your job search?  Is your child frustrating you with the way they are looking for a job?
  • Answers here to the disagreements.

Interviewing:

Top interview killers

  • Top reasons why most candidates fail their interviews
  • All of these reasons are the candidates fault and all the candidates are perfectly qualified

Interview fatigue; why you being declined after your 3rd and 4th interview

  • There is a reason candidates are consistently declined on their 3 and 4th interviews after acing their first.

Why you didn’t get the job you were perfectly qualified for

  • Were you perfectly qualified for a job and still declined?
  • Ever wonder what hiring managers are REALLY looking for?

5 interview turn offs, lessons from the dating scene

  • Top mistakes made in the dating and the interview scene

Lessons learned from the dating scene part 2

  • How dating and interview are so much alike
  • The dating analogies I use when giving a talk on interviewing.  Everyone can relate.

Under-qualifed for the job

  • How I worked with a reader to land a job where he was clearly under qualified
  • What to say and not to say when you are under qualified for the job

The 3 most used words that will end an interview

  • The top 3 words and phrases that will end an interview and end your career

Interviewing with an executive part 2

  • Executives may ask the same questions as their middle manager counterparts, but they are looking for different answers
  • Why communication style matters so much at this level of interview

Interviewing with an executive part 1

  • When do executives become part of the interview process
  • Why interviewing with executives is different than interviewing with individual contributors or middle managers

Why Baby Boomers are not finding jobs? 

  • Why the Baby Boomers generation is having a difficult time finding employment.
  • Why age doesn’t matter in a job hunt
  • Common mistakes Baby Boomers make during the interview  

Phone interviews, why 90% of candidates fail this first step

  • What you need to take care of before the phone interview
  • How candidates blow the interview before they even pick up the phone

Job interview checklist

  • Checklist for BEFORE the interview
  • Checklist for DURING the interview
  • Checklist for AFTER the interview

Job interview killers for Developers 

  • Developers / computer programmers and technical candidates have specific stereotypes and liabilities that you need to know about.    

We have all heard about the candidate experience.  What really matters is the RECRUITER EXPERIENCE

  • Companies and recruiters worry about the candidate experience.  Why you the candidate should be worried about the Recruiter Experience!!!!
  • This will break your interview!

Interview Question: Why do you want to work here?

  • This is a trick question, the how and the why?
  • What is the interviewing REALLY looking for in your answer?

How to answer the “desired salary” interview question and application box

  • We know this question is coming, and how you answer this question will make you or break you.
  • How to answer this question and the reasons behind why it is asked.

Christmas take on why Gen Y doesn’t have interview skills

  •  A humorous look at interview skills of the younger generations during the holidays

Phone Interviews

  • How so many blow it before they even say their name.

Interview Etiquette

  • Think it doesn’t matter?  This is probably why you are not getting hired!

What you need to pay attention to when interviewing with a younger interviewer

  • How you are blowing your interview with a younger hiring manager or decision maker

Olympic Games and Job interviews, more similarities than you think!

  • Why you need to prepare like an Olympic athlete

Biggest job interview failures, you will have never guessed

  • You are probably committing these sins and don’t even know it

Job interview excitement, I am NOT getting enough!

  • What I am really looking for when you are being interviewed

Tattoos and the interview process, part Duex:

  • My attitude is the same on tattoos, but the message is a little different.

Interviewing with a Start Up?  What they really need to hear

  • Start-ups are a different animal and if you are interviewing with a start-up, they need to hear some specific things from you.

Why multiple interviews is a must for the candidate

  • Wondering why there are so many interviews?  Is the company not able to make up it’s mind?
  • This post is about why you should INSIST on multiple interviews, and accept nothing less.

How to kill your interview with these 5 phrases

  • You are speaking these 5 phrases and killing your interview
  • Most people don’t even realize what they are saying
  • If you are interviewing for a leadership position, this post is an absolute must!

Interviewing with a start up?  

  • These industry disrupters need to hear a few specific things if you are going to be considered
  • Start up are VERY different from corporate, and so are the interviews
  • Interviewing with corporate America?  Get a leg up on the competition with this post.

The benefits of taking control of the interview situation

  • Set the tone of the interview.  Just because you are the one that is interviewing with a big company, doesn’t mean that the person interviewing you knows what they are doing, or is comfortable conducting the interview.  Their lack of comfort and lack of experience could cost you the interview.  This post talks about how make the recruiters job easier to move you along in the process.

Behavioral Interviewing Theory

  • Most recruiters and Hiring Managers ask questions based on Behavioral Interviewing Theory.  Knowing the theory behind what they are trying to accomplish, how and why the ask their questions will help you answer their questions in a way that makes the interview go smoothly and gives them the information they are looking for so you can make it to the next round.

The similarities between the dating process and the interviewing process

  • For there to be a “connection”, both sides need to come to the table with the willingness to make it work.  This is a post on one person’s experiences where it didn’t work out, and how proud I was to see the job declined.

Why Bad Interviews Happen to Good People

  • Sometimes interviews don’t go the way we planned, and we leave the company angry.  Sometimes it is our fault, and sometimes it isn’t.  This post goes into some of the reasons that interviews FAIL.  A lot of companies don’t have the resources to train employees how to conduct an interview, and the result is a poor candidate experience.
  • This post talks about WHY this is the case and what we can do about it.

Illegal Interview questions – ANSWER THEM!!

  • There is plenty out there on what the illegal interview questions are.   Doesn’t mean that they won’t be asked, and if you DON’T answer them, you may take yourself out of the running.  My philosophy is to be ready for all questions and have an answer ready.
  • Why illegal questions still come up in this day and age
  • How to tackle illegal questions
  • The logic behind why you should answer them, and not miss a beat

The secret to interviewing

  • Close to 75% of the time, I hear from a candidate how they are PERFECT for the job, how the job was made for them, how they can be successful in the job, or how MUCH they want the job.  As the recruiter, this not only doesn’t matter to me, I don’t want to hear it.  You as the candidate are wasting both of our times by making these statements.
  • This post goes into WHAT YOU SHOULD BE SAYING, and HOW YOU SHOULD BE SAYING IT.

Tell me about yourself, the Lazy Man’s interview question and how to handle someone that asks it

  • I personally don’t care for this question and think it is the Lazy Man’s interview question.  I discuss my philosophy on this interview question.
  • More effective questions to ask a candidate
  • How to answer this question as the candidate
  • How to use this question to take control of the interview.

Tell me about yourself!   

  • You absolutely know this one is coming!
  • We need to be ready for this question.  This post talks about how to prepare for this question and the topics you want to cover that I as the recruiter want to hear.

How many interviews?

  • Wondering why you keep get called back for more interviews?
  • Wondering why the hiring company is taking so long?

What do I look for in a candidate?

  • Intelligence?  Passion?  Industry Knowledge?  I look for these, but they don’t make the top of the list.  Find out what does here.

Part 1 of a two part series for folks that are conscious of being 40

  • I personally don’t think that being over 40 means much these days.   What does make a difference is being self conscious of being a member of ANY specific demographic.   Your lack of a online social presence sends to me one of the first signs that you are either conscious of being part of the demographic OR that you haven’t kept up on what is important to a vast majority of the working demographic in general.
  • This post discusses HOW to get the interview

Part two on the above. The Interview for those conscious of being over 40.

  • I discuss some common traits of the folks I have seen hired that are over 40.  Also discussed, How to relate to your recruiter who will most likely be under 30.

Questions YOU should be asking in an interview

  • I can almost guarantee that if you don’t ask any questions during the interview process, you probably aren’t going to be hired.  This post talks about the reasons questions are so important and gives some examples of questions I like to hear.

Wondering if it is OK to wear something to an interview?  If you have to ask, you probably already know

  • If you have to ask, you probably already know.  In this post, I go into answering some of the commonly asked questions around an interview.
  • Is it OK to wear this?  Is it OK to wear that?  Can I do this?

What to wear to an interview

  • It absolutely matters what you wear to an interview.  There are some things you are not able to control during an interview, but how you present yourself is.  You are representing the recruiter and they have a specific look they are looking to present to the hiring manager.
  • This post talks to WHY dress is important and how to make the right impression in any situation.

Don’t blow the phone interview, Own it.

  • The common mistakes people make during a phone interview before the interview has even begun, and how to do it right.
  • How to take control of the interview over the phone

Interview Checklist

  • What to check before the interview, bring to the interview and leave the interview with.

I can only afford one suit

  • If you can only afford to buy one suit, this is it. . . .

Tattoos and the interview process

  • If you are considering a tattoo, I urge you to think twice.

Wash your hands

  • Why you need to listen to your mother and wash your hands

Corporate Passion and the interview process

  • A must read for anyone going to interview.

Subconscious Interview Score

  • What you do and what you say is subconsciously having an effect on the person interviewing you.  How to keep your score high.

What would you do if you were asked for your Facebook login during an interview?

  • Your options, and your actions interpreted.

 How do you respond when asked “How old are you?”

  • How do you respond, and no, it is not an illegal interview question

After the Interview:

Why you aren’t hearing back from the company after you turn in your resume

  • Get past the gatekeeper
  • Why you are not hearing back from the company after you submit your resume
  • How to increase your odds of getting your resume past the company gatekeeper based on reverse engineering.  Reasons why resumes are looked at and why they are thrown out.
  • Why you need to get on the recruiters good side ASAP, and how to do that

Straight forward thoughts on “thank you letters”

  • Younger generations may not be as familiar with how to leverage this simple tool.  Most hiring mangers are a generation or two older, consequently, of an older school train of thought.
  • How to make the most of the thank you letters, and why it is a must.

More on Thank you letters

  • Why you need a thank you letter.
  • What hiring managers and recruiters think of hiring managers.
  • How to leverage the thank you letter to close the deal.
  • Email or Handwritten?

How to make references a slam dunk

  • Don’t’ leave your references to chance.  A lot of people take references for granted.  This post explains step by step how to make sure your references are saying exactly what you want them to, and to keep these relationships strong.

When do recruiter call back after an interview

  • I had an interview and the recruiter said they would call back?  Why does it take so long?
  • Read here for the explanation and why you should relax.

Manage Your Career

Director and VP Level

  • What C Levels look for in these candidates
  • The difference between managers and the leadership level
  • What to demonstrate if you are getting passed over for promotions

Part 2 of 2: How executives leverage their network and land new jobs

  • Step by step: How Sr. executives leverage their network, set up and conduct meetings, and land jobs

Part 1 of 2: Professional Networking, the differences between an executive and a recent graduate and how they network

  • The biggest differences between how professional executives and recent graduates go about the networking game
  • Part 1 is how recent graduates bumble their way through their networks
  • Hint: executives know how to do this, recent graduates rarely get this write

What HRNasty gives thanks for during the Thanksgiving season

  • If you don’t like your job or your manager, read this.  You do have something to be thankful for.

Why Stack ranking still exists at MSFT (even though they say it doesn’t)

  • Don’t believe the hype, it still exists

Top 5 rules for you and your spouse at the company holiday party

  • Do’s and Do Nots for you and your spouse at the company holiday party

Halloween costumes and how they can affect your career

  • How Halloween costumes can propel or can your career, the good, the bad and the ugly

How an inappropriate costume cost an employee their job

  • It happens every year, don’t let it happen to you

7 ways to achieve work life balance

  • 7 things I see on a regular basis that keeps employees inefficient
  • How to achieve work life balance

Work Life Balance, one HR guys opinion

  • One HR guys experience with work life balance in the corporate world and the start up

How to study for the SPHR / PHR certification

  • I answer a readers question on how to study for the SPHR / PHR test for HR professionals

Why your job tenure means nothing to your manager

  • How many employees lose their jobs because they have 5,10, or 15 years of tenure
  • What your manager REALLY thinks about job tenure (they don’t)

Why your company doesn’t hire internal candidates and seems to go with external candidates

  • Have you interviewed for an transfer within your own company and been turned down
  • Why companies go with external candidates when internal candidates are right under their nose

When you should take the first job offer you receive

  • Guest post from a favorite a favorite, @alarecruiter who has both agency and internal recruiting experience
  • Great perspective on when to accept the first offer

Lowballing your job offer, a recruiters secrets

  • What I am really thinking about when I extend a job offer
  • How much can a recruiter get away with?

How HR knows you are conducting a job search

  • Poker has it’s “tells” and employees looking for a job while employed have their tells
  • HR isn’t as dumb as you think it is

The dreaded manager meeting

  • My take on the dreaded manager meeting
  • How to minimize your stress and manage your manager.  Don’t let your manager manage you!

How an HR person works remotely and keeps her career moving forward

  • A good friend who works remotely and works in HR gives her take. 
  • Consider her the 1%

How a remote employee is REALLY looked at by HR and managers

  • Everyone wants to work from home.  HRNasty gives an HR and managers take on how remote employees are really looked at.

HR explains when and why they might offer a lower salary than what you are expecting.

  • If you are accepting a position for lesser pay, this post is for you
  • How your experience relates to the job offer including being overqualified, different geographical markets, etc.

Startup Life Vs. Corporate America and which one will build a stronger resume

  • I have worked in both environments and I provide a few thoughts on stability, career, and resume building

What you need to focus on during the first 30 days of your new job

  • You just landed the job, now you need to keep it.
  • What your manager is looking for in your first 30 days

Thank you and WHY you should start a blog

  •  I say thank you and explain why you should start a blog

Dinner with the Boss

  • How to enjoy yourself, and why you shouldn’t worry

Office Hours in the workplace

  • They worked in school and they can work with your career

The workplace isn’t a Democracy

  • If you think it is, you couldn’t be more wrong

Office Halloween Costumes, what HR really thinks

  • Think your costume is cute?  Here is what HR really thinks!

What do you demand of your employer?

  • What can you demand and what you should NOT ask for!

HR lessons learned behind closed doors

  • Ever wonder what is discussed behind HR’s closed doors?  Read this whistle blower.

Hugs in the workplace

  • What is appropriate and what you can get away with

Career Advice to make yourself bulletproof in a weak economy

  • Advice that your manager won’t tell you

HBO’s Hard Times: Lost in Long Island

  • Lessons to be learned from the unemployed in this HBO documentary on long term unemployed

3 start-up myths shattered

  • don’t believe the hype when it comes to the myths of start ups.
  • Stability, Hours worked and Stock options, I debunk all three myths

Great Career advice that changed my life

  • When I was given a stellar review, I was also told how I could take my gave to the next level.
  • Advice that I wish more people in the interview process knew about

Why company parties are so important to you career  (Part 1)

  • Some basic examples how to conduct yourself and how to not conduct your self.  More importantly, is WHY these parties matter so much to not just the company, but to your career.  Reasons 1-5 of 10

Part two of the above.  Reasons 5-6 of the 10 reasons

  • more of the prior post, reasons 6-10.

How to deliver an effective review as a manager

  • Simple steps to make the annual review process easier, quicker, and more efficient
  • Why the annual review is important to individual reports and why (FROM THE INDIVIDUAL REPORTS PERSPECTIVE)
  • Why it is important for a MANGER to deliver annual reviews

How an individual contributor can take control of their annual review

  • No one likes annual reviews.  This post tries to explain the following:
  • Why a lot of annual reviews ARE ineffective and a waste of time
  • How to take control and get the most out of your annual review, at any level
  • Why your annual review is SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR CAREER

So you don’t like your manager?

  • Not many people like their manager, but at the end of the day, it is your career, not theirs, so it is in your best interest to manage this relationship.  This posts talks about:
  • Why your manager may act the way they do towards your career
  • Why your manager may have been promoted despite your lack of trust in them
  • How you can help your manager help you

How to carry yourself in a corporate environment

  • Lessons learned from watching the HBO series Hard Knocks.  Hard Knocks takes us behind the scenes of training camp for the Cincinnati Begals.  There are a lot of similarities to how pro athletes carry themselves and the way WE should be carrying ourselves in corporate America.

Don’t let your manager manage you.  Manage your manager.

  • Effective ways to manage your manager without them realizing they are being managed.
  • Set yourself up for a raise, promotion, transfer, or just keeping your job in an unstable economy.

Bring something to the party

  • In today’s economy, your manager may have hired you to do a specific job, but they way you are going to be kept around, promoted and given raises, is if you do MORE than just what you were hired to do.  If you make a difference beyond your job description.  A lot of folks don’t know it, but even though they are getting their job description done, they aren’t making a positive impact to the department or the company’s bottom line because of their other behaviors.

Why Cost of Living Raises are NOT your friend

  • If your company or manager is giving you a cost of living raise / adjustment, you are only hurting yourself.  Here is why.
  • Trust me, you don’t want to receive a raise like this.

Resignations, top things to remember  

  • Everyone wants to say “take this job and shove it”.  Do’s and Don’ts when you resign to keep your career on track.

HR Builds the Culture:

How HR views Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s post game interview

  • Most people didn’t appreciate Richard Sherman’s post game comments.  What this HR guy saw and why he is a fan and you should be too.

Employee referral programs

  • My thoughts on why employee referral programs are working against the company and the employee

A case for marijuana in the workplace

  • One company’s story to make marijuana OK in the workplace

What message is your benefits plan sending to your company?

  • Not all benefit plans are created equal, and the message they send is very different.  
  • What company culture is your benefits plan creating?

Why HR doesn’t get the respect it deserves and major props to developers

  • How a group of developers expanded my HR mindset and taught me a valuable lesson that everyone should learn. 

How Jimmy Johns gives me a complete HR experience

  • Jimmy Johns is a great example of Organizational Development and here is why I am a fan!

Job Descriptions, you get what you describe

  • Most job descriptions read the same.  Read one description for a bank teller you a have read them all.  If I am on a job search, I get lost in all the descriptions.
  • Why I believe the hiring process starts with your job description and can help build your culture to hire exactly the type of workforce you are looking for.

The Executive recruiting candidate experience is killing your brand

  • Make sure that everyone has a great candidate experience, but at the end of the day, these VIP’s have the biggest networks and the most influence, so treat them right.

What culture means to me

  • For some companies, culture means pool tables, ping pong, free pop, and great benefits.  For me, culture comes from the teams within the company, and doesn’t need ANY of the above.  Culture comes from getting team members who are in sync with the company goals and how they are going to be achieved.  It also starts with not just getting great employees, but employees who agree with your company philosophy and will not just live the ideas, but promote and defend them.

HR as driving force in communicating company decisions

  • Don’t like a decision that was made at your company?  Do something about it.  HR should be the proactive force in driving engagement with the company philosophy, mission and decisions

Offsite and Team Building, Start up style

  • How a start up spends an offsite building culture, team, and communicating goals

Recruiters and Hiring Managers want to read your blog

  • What your blog can show to recruiters and (hiring) managers, and why you should have one.
  • If you are over 40 read this
  • If you are applying for a readership position, read this!

Why Internships Fail

  • Reasons why internships fail, and how you can increase the odds of your interns coming back as FTE’s.

Hire people who love what they do, they will work 24/7

  • New take on “choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life

Study recommends managers should NOT send weekend emails.  I say ANSWER THEM and WHY!

  • I can’t believe this study made it to print.  The cake is a lie.  You want to get right sized, then don’t answer the email.   Read the logic.

Why its HR’s Fault for Casual Dress Day “Don’ts”

  • Casual Dress day always has its tragedies.  What are they and how to avoid them.

Does HR Report to the CEO in Your Company?

  • Why I believe HR should report to HR and the difference it can make

Office Halloween Costumes from HR’s perspective

  • What you think is cute of funny could be limiting your career

Why this HR guy likes Star Trek vs. Star Wars

  • 7 of 9, Why I like Picard, and why the USS Enterprise is the ultimate Start-Up

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