national seminars training review

If you’ve ever had a job longer than five minutes, you know that training is crucial. Thanks for hiring me, now how do I do my job?¬†Different companies have different strategies for training their employees: structured in-house training programs, on-the-job… Continue Reading

bad day? 8 ways to pull yourself together

Oh, Monday. You suck. But a work-related meltdown can happen any day of the week. What do you do when you spill coffee on your silk blouse, send the wrong file to a customer, miss a deadline, and get chewed out by your boss (all in the same half-hour)? While my immediate reaction is to find the closest liquor store, I’d also like to keep my job. Momma said there’d be days like this. Here are eight ways to never let ’em see you sweat. Continue Reading

what to wear to your next job interview

You must leave your high-end accessories at home if you want to be hired. While no one should judge your competence based on a wedding ring, or the car you drove up in, it happens. A monogrammed handbag and Louboutin’s can also send the message that your salary requirements are high and maintenance level even higher. Stay label-free for an interview, and park your Lexus at the end of the street. Continue Reading

shrm-cp/shrm-scp exam: my experience

My advice to prepare for the SHRM-CP is to read every word of those textbooks for like, a year. If you live somewhere that offers a study group or class that provides in-person preparation, do it. Take the practice tests everyday, and flash those freakin’ flash cards until you’re reciting definitions in your sleep. Especially focus on the different behavioral/situational theories, risk management, and the outcomes of an effective training program. Continue Reading

8 ways to make your resume suck less

Your resume is your brand, people. It bears your professional soul. You wouldn’t post to Instagram unless your perfectly-filtered photo wasn’t well, perfect. Approach your resume the same way you would your Match.com profile and put your best self out there. Continue Reading