True Fact: I used to (and still kind of do) hate networking. It's hard! Walking up to a stranger and trying to make small talk to find out about them and how you both could potentially help each other, has never been my strongest trait. Thankfully, I do have great friends who help me connect… Continue reading Networking for an HRNewbie – 3 Quick Tips If You’re Looking!
Heading to SHRM18 I was nervous for multiple reasons. This would be my second year attending, but my first year on the SHRM Blog Squad. I worried I wouldn't be able to keep up with the rest of the crew, Mary Faulkner and Kristina Minyard type REALLY fast. I remember seeing them at SHRM17, it… Continue reading #SHRM18 – Inspiration is All Around You
In a week, a complete freaking week, SHRM18 will be starting. Around this time, I will probably be in the SHRM Young Professional Session streaming a little bit for the NotAtSHRM18 crew. I am ready. So, I want you all to get prepared, especially the SHRM Annual First Timers. Listed below are the links to… Continue reading #SHRM18 HRJazzy Blogs to Get You Ready – Expand Your World HR!!
Hey HRNewbies, it's been a while since I've addressed a topic for you specifically, but I've had this on my mind a lot lately and feel that it needs to be discussed. A few people have been reaching out regarding questions of what they should do next in the steps to becoming an HR Professional… Continue reading Experience Matters
I'm not sure if my HRJazzy Readers have heard or not, but, little ole me will be co-hosting this Wednesdays #SHRMNextchat on Twitter with the new SHRM CEO and President Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. Check out all the details here and hopefully, you can join in! HRNewbies is a strong passion of mine because I'm… Continue reading HRNewbies – An Experience of a Lifetime!
You'd think this is something I wouldn't need to write about, but unfortunately, I do. I've said it many times that SHRM18 will be big and the McCormick Place is even bigger! With that comes the need to have volunteers to help us find our way. The SHRM17 Volunteers helped me so much while I… Continue reading #SHRM18 First Time Attendee? Be Nice
Welcome back to the SHRM18 First Time Attendee Series, this time around I want to talk with you about the different sessions of SHRM18. Before my first conference last year, I was confused as to what I could and could not attend (I have the biggest fear of walking into a room and not belonging,… Continue reading #SHRM18 First Time Attendee? Sessions, Sessions Everywhere!
SHRM18 Bloggers and attendees can't stop talking about the conference. There is something new coming out every day, almost every few hours! Because I was a first-time attendee to the SHRM National Conference last year, I want to help other first-time attendees prepare for the SHRM18 Conference! So here's the start of the SHRM18 First… Continue reading #SHRM18 First Time Attendee? Just A Few Tips – Series
[HRJazzy wrote a blog post a few months ago introducing two great guys who were looking to get into the HR world, read it here > The Break In – Welcoming New HR Young Professionals. Well, I now have an update on one of them and I asked him to write his experience in his own… Continue reading Following Up with An HR Newbie Officially in Training!! [Internships] Guest Post by Alfred Russell, Jr.
SHRM18 is coming, we are less than 100 days from boarding our planes or getting in our cars to travel to Chicago and embarking on a new year of networking and learning from the speakers and vendors during the conference. Being an SHRM18 Blogger (YAY!) I’ve been given the opportunity to interview a few speakers… Continue reading #SHRM18 Speakers to Meet – Dr. Melanie Peacock