I had the pleasure of speaking with local attorney Heather Herrington for a new Philly.com piece about some recent changes to human resource laws that employees and employers need to know. Heather discussed rulings by the National Labor Relations Board related to how employers can treat employees' email accounts and social media postings, and what these new decisions may mean for workers. Herrington, who is VP of Legal and a member of the Philly Society for Human Resource Management Executive Committee, will be presenting "Hot Topics for Employers" at the 2015 SHRM Symposium being held on April 1 & 2. This will be a great opportunity to get up-to-the-minute information on HR matters, as well as a chance to network with all of the area’s top business leaders and HR execs. I'm also especially looking forward to attending the keynote with Erik Wahl, who will be speaking about encouraging creativity within organizations.
I frequently see job seekers who feel they could really use some first-hand insight into a position before they're comfortable making a major career decision, but I rarely see people who have already begun the process of informational interviewing. This is one of the most useful tools out there for field research and one of the most powerful networking strategies, yet it often gets completely overlooked in the career planning process. I recently had an article on Philly.com discussing some basics of how to get started with an informational interview. If you've been on either side of the informational interview - as a prospective candidate or seasoned professional - what's your experience been?
I'm a certified career coach based in Philadelphia. I started my own practice to help people land their dream jobs and achieve their individual definitions of success.
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