After interview thank you note advice:

Recently I called on some of my pals to help me navigate a question… What makes a thank you note from a candidate stand out after an interview. Check out what some of the best business professionals had to say below and let us know if you would add anything else! I mentioned some challenges […]

Don’t do it tomorrow

Why do it tomorrow when you can do it today? Time management has been my biggest challenge over the last couple of months. I thought after giving up some of my volunteer roles I would have all this free time, but that hasn’t exactly happened. I don’t know how or why, but I’m going to […]

Don’t underestimate boundaries

Boundaries at work/with work are good for you. You can love your work and have boundaries. I’d argue that having boundaries can make it easier to love your work. Boundaries at work can look like saying no to projects you know you don’t have the bandwidth to complete. Boundaries can look like not staying late […]

Who do you really support?

The most important career lesson I ever learned was to understand the business. There seems to be a lot of back and forth about HR being business professionals/or not being business professionals. In my opinion the easiest way to win this discussion is to make sure you understand the business you support-not just the people […]

Dig out the root

When I was in elementary school one of my chores was to pull weeds in the yard. I didn’t really like that chore much. Day after day I would pull up dandelions out of the yard only to find two or three times as many the next day. If you don’t get to them quick […]

Send it back

You cannot fix a communication problem by ignoring it. The first time I experienced communication problems at work was at my afternoon job in high school. I had a boss who would tell me to do something, I would go do it, and then she would freak out asking me why I did what I […]

So you had a bad day

It’s no secret that I’m a supporter of having a smile file. I can’t take credit for the idea of a smile file, but I can share the idea with you. We all have bad days, some probably more than others. A resource I use to redirect on those bad days is my “smile file.” […]

Sometimes, you’re just tired

As I’m sitting in front of the computer to crank out a blog post tonight I have to tell you, I’m tired. I created a list of 33 topics for this exercise to get back into my writing and I’ve probably only done about half of those topics. I’ve had other things come up that […]

Only HR during the day

It’s important that us HR professionals maintain our knowledge when we are fulfilling our volunteer roles. In my 10 years of volunteering with groups related to my professional day job I have seen a lot of issues that could have been avoided if we applied our strategic HR thinking to our volunteer problems. It baffles […]

I don’t have WiFi, so F-U

Tonight I’m struggling to get my daily writing done because I have limited resources. I’m kicking it back to a blog post that I still stand by: the screw you fund. I’ve learned that sometimes we need to be removed from a situation to realize that it was shady. Having an F-U fund will help […]