Showing Off at Penn College

I’ve said it before (on my LinkedIn page), that one of my favorite parts of my job as an HR manager at Highway Equipment & Supply Co. is any opportunity I get to spend time at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. On February 15, 2017 (my birthday), I took, Mary Alexander, Highway’s new marketing and communications assistant to Penn College’s Earth Science Center because I thought it was important that she experience firsthand our relationship with the school and see how really awesome it is there. We met with and received a tour of the heavy construction equipment technician program from Continue Reading →

Avoid Eating Unpopped Kernels of Corn by Doing Your Research Before Heading to that Interview

Following a recent brief phone interview with a recruiter, I received an offer for an in-person interview for the next day. Exciting news, right? Read on. The recruiter told me the company’s name (I confirmed the spelling with him), that they are a growing global company expanding into my region, and they have a niche market for the products they sell. I specifically asked for and received assurance this was not a sales position — my interview was for a management position. Several flags went up during the 10-minute conversation. Among them, the interviewer tried to butter me up so Continue Reading →