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In my previous job, I had the pleasure of working with an Excel ... "Super User" would be downplaying his skill set. He could make the program do the seemingly impossible. The best part is that he was an equally good teacher: He could show me a sample of what I would need to do… Continue reading Super User
Years ago, back in the days when I was still working in Human Resources, I went to a lot of job fairs. Hiring is a numbers game, so the more places I went, the more chances I had of filling my positions. I was at a rather poorly attended fair when the man from the… Continue reading Eye of the Tiger
In my final interview for my current job, the company president handed me a book. He wanted me to read it and take notes because it fully described my new role. The book is The Machine: A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function by Justin Roff-Marsh. I took that as a good sign… Continue reading Summer Reading
We had picture day at work last week. Now that there are digital cameras, a lot of the pressure of getting my picture taken is gone. I got so nervous for school pictures that I ended up taking horrible shots. Even as an adult I'm not immune to bad pictures under pressure, as my driver license proves.… Continue reading Color Coordinate
For years I have been enjoying oatmeal flavored by peanut butter and bananas. I’ve always done it the same way: Heat half a banana and the milk in a microwave for 30 seconds. Take the banana out and heat the milk another minute. Meanwhile put the peanut butter on the oats and slice the banana… Continue reading Watch out for the Banana
I find it hilarious that an internet meme could inspire a blog post called “pretentious.” Recently I saw this bar joke plus grammar joke meme going around. The best part of this for me is the fact that I understood all of them! In the past, whenever I didn’t know something, I felt intimidated by… Continue reading Pretentious
I am so excited to start a new path in my career journey. From the initial job ad that I saw throughout the entire thorough interview process, the position has felt like it was created to suit my strengths. I was bouncing off the walls when I got the offer. As I prepare for this opportunity,… Continue reading Lessons from Jobs Past
I am now in full-scale job search mode. For years, my most dreaded interview question was “What is your greatest weakness?” I completely choked on that one at my last job; luckily, it wasn't a deal breaker. From my background in HR, I hate it when someone gives a positive trait for that question. Fortunately,… Continue reading Interview Mode
With it being the beginning of a new year, so any of the blogs I read are selecting their words of the year. This always annoys me. Maybe in my HR career I was forced to suffer through too many mission statement brainstorming sessions. To me, they are one and the same - meaningless and a… Continue reading What’s in a Word?