Category Archives: human resources

Tell Me About Yourself… What’s your 30 second Billboard Speech?

NAIL IT!® Success Stories In my first career I worked in public relations. In my PR role I wrote a lot of news releases. There’s a formula for writing a news release that gets read and it starts with your lead – the first line. Your hook. After that your news pitch either gets thrown in the slush pile or it catches the editor’s attention and gets a more thorough look. The question “Tell me about yourself” demands a good first line. It’s opening you up to share your lead to let others decide if they want to know more. It’s a tricky question
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Co-workers: Love Them or Egg Them?

I’ve secretly wanted to egg my neighbor’s house for about three months now. I’ve even envisioned ‘decorating it’ for Halloween. I know, this is bad, like way out of alignment. But the truth is I didn’t even realize I was harbouring these toxic thoughts until my mother-in-law visited and innocently commented that the neighbor’s renovations were sure taking a long time. Right? RIGHT! Finally, someone else has noticed the grating, whining sound of the wood cutting machine, the pounding of nail after nail after nail, the constant conversation of co-workers up on the roof measuring things. It’s tough, this co-habitation
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Guest Post: The Best Interview Questions To Help You Hire a Human (er…employee) by Jamie Sussel Turner

Jamie Sussel Turner is a former school principal living in New Jersey who is now a professionally certified coach and author. I met Jamie at a conference we were both invited to attend this past Spring and we quickly connected with our mutual passion for writing and coaching in a way that helps others create practical, forward-moving career strategies. I’m thrilled to have Jamie provide a guest blog on hiring and interview tips. As a school principal, I once hired a teacher who cried at her interview. The tears welled up when she identified kindness as one of her best attributes. I
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Is Your Career at a Crossroad? Or do you just need to get ‘aligned’

Is Your Career at a Crossroad? Or do you just need to get ‘Aligned’ Continue reading

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“Simple steps to a good job make for a self-help book that works”

With September feeling to many like the start of a new year it’s a great time to re-visit Step One in my book, NAIL IT! and do the contrast to clarity exercise.  It will help you focus on what you really want in the coming months. Here’s a review of my book, Simple steps to a good job make for a self-help book that works that I finally have a pdf to post. Thanks to reviewer extraordinaire Kaye Parker.

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Connections

Learn how to connect with what is important to us so that we can get more of that in our career. Continue reading

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