EP. 11 HRnista

People of color rise! As discuss the difficulties of working for a fortune 500 company as a person of color. We also bring in some insight from a Human Resource Officer aka HRnists who will be discussing interview tips and more. Cardi B or Nicki Minaj? Find out who gets fired and how to negotiate your salary in this weeks episode!

Ep. 11 Show Notes


Below you will find an excerpt from the article I referenced during this weeks episode…

“…The personnel chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — who resigned just weeks ago — is under investigation after being accused of creating an atmosphere of widespread sexual harassment over years in which women were hired as possible sexual partners for male employees, the agency’s leader said Monday.

The alleged harassment and other misconduct, revealed through a preliminary seven-month internal investigation, was a “systemic problem going on for years,” said FEMA Administrator William “Brock” Long. Some of the behavior could rise to the level of criminal activity, he said.

Some of the claims about the agency’s former personnel chief are detailed in a written executive summary of the investigation provided to The Washington Post. FEMA officials gave other details and….”


So during the episode I received an update about a woman being diagnosed with Strawberry Gum Disease here is a pic and link to the article!

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10 Questions to Ask During A Job Interview:     

1.    What is the mission and vision of the Organization?

2.    What is the biggest challenge facing the company/department today?

3.    How would you describe your leadership style?

4.    What are your expectations of this role?

5.    What would like to see accomplished in the first six months?

6.    Are there any opportunities for growth and development?

7.    How is work performance evaluated and measured?

8.    How are department decisions made?

9.    If there was one thing about the department that you could change, what would it be?

10. Do you have any further questions you would like to ask me?

Tips When Discussing Salary:

  • Wait until after you have completed your phone screen to inquire on salary.

  • It's okay to ask the Recruiter what the minimum and maximum salary is for the position

  • Know your worth, don't undersell yourself, and be realistic. 

  • Be detailed in your resume and be sure to include your education, experience, certification and any licenses obtained. Salary is based on all these factors so you want to ensure you receive credit for the following. 

  • Some company's may offer more money but it doesn't mean it's always greener on the other side. Take into account your total compensation package. This includes wages, benefits, retirement, bonuses, etc...

  • If the salary isn't a match of what you're looking for, don't proceed with interviewing if you're not satisfied by the potential offer. This will save everyone's time. 

  • Should an offer be made and you need more time to think about it, let the Recruiter know you need a few days to think about, but don't take too long. It's suggested to take no more than 2-3 days to come up with your decision. 

What To Do When Faced With Discrimination or Harassment 

If you are faced with a matter of discrimination or harassment, report it as soon as possible to your manager, Human Resources or Compliance Department.

All claims and reports are taken seriously and will be investigated fully. To help our investigation please provide a statement that includes the following information: Date, Time, Specific Details of Incident, Where it occurred, Who it involves, Witnesses, State whether incident is an isolated event or a recurring matter. 

Below is the link to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission if you believe you have been discriminated against or harassed by your employer, you can file a claim by going to the link below:


If you have additional questions or would like to share an issue you may be having, please feel free to contact HR Professional Requina Tushelle at RequinaTushelle@gmail.com 

Disclaimer Notice: Please note that the views communicated are that of a HR Professional on HR related matters. For legal advice, please consult with an attorney for guidance.