Last month, a relative reached out to me, asking me to prep her for an upcoming interview. This was going to be her first full-time position since graduating from school, and she needed me to run a mock interview with her. So, I collected her resume and all the details about the position. As we … Continue reading How to Nail Your First Job Interview: 12 Tips From HR Experts
Today, September 26th, is #HRProfessionalDay. It is a day dedicated to everyone who works in HR and an opportunity to appreciate HR professionals for the work we do in organizations. Unlike many HR professionals who “fell” into the profession, I like to say I chose HR. During my undergraduate study, I majored in Business Administration, … Continue reading 4 Misconceptions About HR Professionals
Image Credit: Pixabay Even though it is difficult to admit, we have unconscious biases that influence our interactions and decisions. If we do not check those biases, organizational leaders and HR professionals might create unintended outcomes in the workplace. A few years ago, I didn’t pursue a career opportunity with a particular consulting company. The … Continue reading Can Your Job Posting Attract Diverse Candidates?
Image Credit: SHRM When SHRM canceled the 2020 Annual SHRM Conference due to the pandemic, I felt I had missed out on what would have been another fantastic opportunity to learn and interact with HR professionals from around the world. However, when SHRM announced its brand-new digital series called Tune in Tuesdays, you can imagine … Continue reading Creating a Powerful Workplace Culture: Key Takeaways from Former Netflix CTO, Patty McCord
After completing the 5-part blog series on Mental Health in May, I promised myself that I would rest for a week. One week turned into one month, and here I am in July, without any new blog posts. I realized that there was more to this. I had allowed unpleasant memories from the past to … Continue reading Today, I Choose to Celebrate My Small Wins!
A job search can be an arduous task with many steps. Typically, the first step is to create a resume that convinces the recruiter to consider you for an open position. Think of your resume as a spokesperson or a promotional tool—it is important to create a resume that makes a great first impression to … Continue reading 10 Things You Don’t Need on Your Resume
Source: AdobeStock I always look forward to the weekends because those are times for me to catch up with friends and family. During most weekends, there is often a planned or unplanned phone conversation that occurs, which could last for a couple of hours. Sometimes, those conversations touch on HR-related subjects, especially if we discuss … Continue reading How to Set Employees up for Success During Onboarding
Earlier this year, I took the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification exam and passed it. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing some tips for those preparing to take the test. An HR certification is a great way to demonstrate your HR experience and knowledge. I took the PHR exam, administered by the HR … Continue reading How to Prepare for Your PHR Exam
© Disability:IN Every October, the US Department of Labor (DOL) observes the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign celebrates the contributions made by workers with disabilities and also raises awareness about the issues they face in employment. According to reports from the World Health Organization and the World Bank, over a billion … Continue reading 5 Ways to Practice Disability Inclusion #NDEAM
Since I returned from Las Vegas, I have been reminiscing about my experience at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM19). I thought it would be worth sharing in a blog post. From June 23rd to 26th, 2019, the city of Las Vegas was buzzing with so many HR people. With a total of … Continue reading My #SHRM19 Experience: Highlights and Takeaways