Why Students Should Consider a Career in HR

I recently sat down with a group of students from a variety of college and universities to discuss career strategies and goal-setting.  The topic quickly turned into a Q/A about the state of HR. The following is an excerpt from the event. How would you describe human resources to someone who isn’t in the field? HR isn’t just HR […]

The HR Guide to Getting and Crushing Your Dream Job

The HR Guide to Getting and Crushing Your Dream Job People often assume that you have an abundance of free time when you’re job hunting. They figure you’re either phoning it in at a current employer or channel surfing in a bathrobe. The truth, however, is that searching for a new gig or vying for a key promotion is a full-time role in itself. The HR Guide […]

Unhealthy Self Talk

There’s an old joke: You can talk to yourself all you want. It’s when you start answering yourself that you’re in trouble. There’s some truth to that. Healthy people talk to themselves all the time. They unconsciously recite their grocery list while shopping, mutter a sarcastic line in response to a ridiculous statement, or even absentmindedly work through the logistics of […]

You Need Zs to Be an A Player

As a father, business owner, CHRO, and gym rat I know first hand how hard it can be to fit it all in. I’d like to believe that I need less sleep than the “average” person, but that’s just a bravado cocktail comprised of one part optimism and five parts foolishness. You simply can’t escape biology. We all need to recharge […]

How to Overcome Interview Fatigue

A single interview can be a nerve-racking experience. If you’ve encountered a series of rejections and have outrun your financial cushion, an elongated job search can be emotionally exhausting. So how can you reboot your enthusiasm, calm those pre-interview jitters, and land the gig? Chase the Right Role When changing jobs candidates naturally look for parity if not improvement in the position sought. […]

Common First Time Managers Issues

If you followed the tips in my last column you should be well on your way to establishing credibility as a new manager. Of course, life doesn’t always go according to plan. When circumstance throws a monkey in the wrench, a fly in the ointment, a pain in the (fill in the blank based on magnitude), you’ll need to up your game. The following described […]

Tips for First Time Managers

So you finally scored that manager promotion. Congratulations. Now grab your helmet. Seasoned managers know that the title and accompanying pay increase comes with a variety of additional responsibilities. To make the most of the opportunity follow these tips.   Change Your Focus – Marshall Goldsmith once said, “What got you here won’t get you there.” It today’s incredibly competitive world, past […]