My HR family…

Oh what a joy it was. I worked with the most fabulous people. The Human Resource people are the people that help you get hired in the government (definitely friends to have).

In June, 1987 I graduated high school, turned 18 and moved in with my boyfriend–all within one week. I soon realized this boyfriend was not for me and called my BFF to help me move out.

Through this assignment I was able to gain knowledge and experience in the key areas of the office. I learned about the “classification” functions– this is where experts determine what the grade level (or pay) is appropriate for the duties being performed, the “recruitment” functions — this is the getting hired portion, the “technical services” functions–this is where you learn about all of the wonderful benefits you get as a federal employee, and I learned about the “management employee relations” functions — this is where you go when there is a personnel problem that needs to be resolved. And the most rewarding experience was working for the Chief of the Civilian Personnel Office, Ms. Ramsden. She set the example for a classy, smart and professional women in government.

At this time I had been converted to what was called a “Summer Hire” and received my first promotion– from a GS-01 to a GS-02. Whoo Hoo I was on my way. Find out what happened next…

About Co-Hosts Kelly & Sarah

Hi friends, Sarah and I are thrilled to bring "The Mentoring Lab Podcast" where we serve as your Work BFF Mentors. For six years we have been called to do something bigger. We felt the nudge and the poke and now we are jumping all in to bring you The Mentoring Lab Podcast. The Work BFF you wish you had. Not everyone has a work confidant, a trusted advisor or listener, non-judgmental mentor, tell you the truth - real raw truth - talk to bounce ideas off - straighten your crown not steal it person. We are here for you. Each week we will discuss a topic relevant to early, mid or senior level careerists.