Tag: Career

Hello…

I’ve spent time away from the blog this summer trying to decide what I want to do with this space. I know in my heart there’s a need for NotesFromHR to help people build their confidence at work but I am not entirely sure blogging is the best avenue. I […]

Just in case that entrepreneur life fizzles

  In recent years entrepreneurship has seen a meteoric rise especially among people of color and I have enjoyed the fruits of their labor. I try to shop exclusively from small business owners for gifts and a few personal items. It is my hope that all of my favorite entrepreneurs […]

February Career To-Do’s

Managing your career should be tackled in small daily and monthly actions for long-term success. Notes From HR monthly to-do’s are actions you can do in small bites. February is ripe with opportunities to lose the fire in the belly spirit the month of January swept in. There’s something about the month […]

January Career To-Do’s

Managing your career should be tackled in small daily and monthly actions. With this in mind, I will be sharing to-do items for each month. Our Notes From HR to-do’s are simple things you can do to take things up a notch. January To-Do’s Start the year off on the […]

Travel Adds Value to Our Career Psyche

Traveling adds tremendous value to our career psyche, not just in terms of relieving stress and recharging but boosting our career game. Years ago I made a pact to travel outside of the U.S. at least once a year, This year, my wanderlust bug led to South Africa and the […]

I Got a Promotion!

I got a promotion today, and I am over the moon. Promotions are far and in between when you are near the top of the ladder in your chosen profession, especially when you are already the head of the department. So it feels good to be elevated to Senior Director […]

Notes on Formal Dinner Table Setting

The season for celebrations is upon us. Over the course of the next few weeks or your career in general, you will be invited to formal business dinners. A formal business dinner can be stressful if you are unfamiliar with table etiquette and trying to be a good conversationalist with […]

Career Lessons from this Laughable Election

It’s no news that this election year is riddled with gutter politics. As I watch the race for highest office in America, and arguably the world, I find actions and responses from both candidates laughable and cringe-worthy at times. On the flip side, these candidates are giving us valuable lessons […]

Start a Career Journal

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who like to journal and those who don’t. I fell in the latter category until I discovered career journaling. I learned that I’m one of those people that had to have a specific topic to write about and only then […]

The Minimalist Mindset for Career and Life Success

I’ve been tinkering with minimalism lately and it is making a profound impact on my mindset. Minimalism is the act of stripping away excess stuff from your life and getting off the vicious consumer ferris wheel. We’ve all fallen under the spell of our social media feeds with inspiring outfits, […]

Soft Skills for the ‘Technical-Know-How’ AfriGen

AfriGens win the gold when it comes to technical skills. We are ‘technical-know-how babies’ (where my Nollywood fans at??) when it comes to hard skills that are easy to quantify like reconciling an account ledger or determining the right medication formula for a patient. But when it comes to soft […]

You want to be a badass? Don’t take the exit

I recently celebrated a significant birthday. One of those birthday years that make you feel old, but at the same time makes you realize that you are a badass because you have accomplished some major stuff. Rather than focus on the two gray hairs that had sprung in my hair […]

First Generation African Notes

For the first time in my adult life, I am witnessing first generation Africans flourish in America. When I look at my social media feed, I see dynamic pictures of African entrepreneurs, thought leaders, artists, doctors, students, models all pursing their dreams and in some cases living their dreams. These […]