5 Signs You Haven’t Let Go Of Your Old Job

Steve Boese Career Paths, Change, HR (& Life!) Advice, Steve Boese

About 79 years ago, I spent a fair bit of time working on a software implementation project in Saudi Arabia. It was a career-altering and—in some ways—life-changing experience for me back then. Consequently, I still remember my time working there really fondly, and as my pals on the 8 Man Rotation crew will attest, I can go on and on …

#Paris – The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, in the news, Kris Dunn

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career, it’s that every manager of people or talented individual contributor has a shelf life. Not sure what I’m talking about? Allow me to give you the definition below: Shelf Life – The reality that being a manager in corporate America is tough and you have a shelf life of anywhere between …

Can You Train People to Work Hard?

RJ Morris Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Change, Change Management, Coaching, RJ Morris

Think about the people who have failed at your workplace. We know that it’s not usually because they lacked technical skill. It usually falls into one of two categories: He was a jerk, or he was lazy. She alienated people, or she didn’t get enough done. Hard work matters in the workplace, especially early in your career. As you progress …

September 11, 2015.

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Coaching, Culture, Executive Search, in the news, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

Everyone remembers where they were fourteen years ago today. I remember and I reflect on a decision I made that could have altered my career. September 11, 2001.  I was working in HR at a high-tech startup with a significant presence in New York. Prior to that role I worked for Morgan Stanley and had friends still there. I was …

LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE: Some Leaders Are Just More Fertile Than Others

Kris Dunn Career Paths, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

A few months ago, I wrote about an alternative measurement of quality of leadership called Leadership Gravity.  I’ve got another one for you, but this one is about kicking the kids out of the nest rather than attracting them. Good leaders attract people to them like moths to the light you left on overnight on your back porch.  The great ones also …

Do I Want To Work In HR There?

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Culture, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting

Interesting read here about the questions you should ask before joining a start-up. Having 3+ start-ups under my belt, I can tell you I agree with most of the advice; however, the question I probably should have asked about those start-ups AND F500s was “Do I want to work in HR there?” How do you know if you’re going to …

7 Tips To Ensure Success In HR

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Seat at the Table

I don’t know about you, but I would have killed for someone to sit me down when I started my career in HR and simply tell me how to be successful.  Of course, success means different things to most people.  For me, starting out and in grad school—it was about making money!  And if I’m honest, it was about making …

Egg Hunting Advice That Could Change Your Career

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Counter-Offers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Social Networking

My daughter is four, so Easter is a big deal. Still second to Christmas, but Santa doesn’t bring HUGE chocolate bunnies so… he might drop a notch this year. Because she is four she doesn’t quite understand the “art of the egg hunt.” She also doesn’t have an older sibling to emulate. After getting hosed at the neighborhood Easter party …

How Recruiters Get Promoted

RJ Morris Always Be Closing, Career Paths, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Uncategorized

Like a lot of folks, I fell into recruiting. I did not go to college to be a recruiter. Instead, I wanted to be an astronaut. A life inside Corporate HR? Sure, it’s a close second. Seriously, though, after 18 years in recruiting, one of the top questions I get asked is, “How can a recruiter get promoted out of …