Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (This question is the pits.)

If you told me at 23 that I’d be spending my St. Patrick’s Day weekend debating paint samples and watching The Talented Mr. Ripley on Netflix with my dogs, I… Get the Rest

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Code Blue Jobs

Spring weather is finally hitting the Midwest, and we can actually go outside and see grass instead of snow. Where I live, the first spring Friday is usually

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What Does Your First Job Say About You?

For whatever reason, I was eager to start working.  My friends gave me a hard time as they were hanging out and sleeping in while I was up


Coasting Through Your HR Career

There is only one HR Director at your company. She is in her late 40s, has worked there for nearly 20 years, and she’s not budging. What do you

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Challenge the HR You Know

If you caught a few ads during the Super Bowl on Sunday, you probably noticed Lawrence Fishburne reprising his role as Morpheus from "The Matrix" for a Kia

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The CYA Report E50: The Right First Job For Your Kids To Have Coming Out Of College

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by and Fistful of Talent. On today’s Sense cream that hurt too "store" did t training. Packaging antibiotics online

Orange is the new black

Orange Is the New Black—Career Advice from an Unlikely Source

Like most unexciting couples in their late 20’s at any age, my fiancé and I are TV binge-watchers (a nice bottle of wine + six hours to kill

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Fish, Pond Size, and Why All Performance is Relative

I know that FOT’s fearless leader KD is a mark for Malcolm Gladwell so it is with some trepidation that I step into Kris’ wheelhouse with a Gladwell

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Whose Moccasins Are You Wearing?

Like too few of my colleagues in Human Resources, I actually fell into an HR "Business Partner" role after years in other positions. Ten years of sales, overlapped

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Can You Tell Your Boss You Can do a Bigger Job Somewhere Else?

Company and HR leaders both talk a lot of about how we all want passionate, ambitious employees. We say that we would kill for engaged, driven, people that