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PHR Passing Test


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December 6th, 2011 was the day I took my PHR (Professional in Human Resources) test. This was the first time I took the test but I had been preparing for it for nine months. I spent the first six months taking hr classes for my Human Resources Management certification as part of my MBA. I also decided to purchase the SHRM learning system and joined the NNHRA (Northern Nevada Human Resources Association) study group.

I am so glad I passed the test. Particularly because I think of myself as a bad test taker, I just get so nervous and can’t think straight. However, I prepared as best as I could and I am glad I can see positive results.

Thanks to those who always believe in me more than I ever believe in myself.

Teamwork Works, Does it Really?


I believe teamwork works all the time and every time, but getting to work as a team is sometimes a complicated process.

The American Management Association @AMAnet recently published an article called “What do Successful Work Teams Have in Common,” what called my attention was the word honesty and how the lack of it will impede teams to move forward.

I am currently working on my MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) through an online program. Each class has at least three group projects, which means that in every class I will be working with people with different work ethics, time zones, and work schedules.

I have great memories of Team Awesome as my classmate Elijah would call it. Team A was the best group I’ve ever had and I will tell you why. We weren’t afraid of conflict…the good kind of conflict that is.

I believe conflict is good as long as people are open to hear and understand others’ ideas. For instance, Team A had disagreements but such feedback helped us to challenge each other, and discover the best way to work together.

And as the article mentions…successful teamwork does not happen overnight, especially if teammates are not willing to learn from each other.

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