Finding YOUR voice

Too often we try to cherry pick the parts of our lives that we think will resonate most to me people. What I believe is that your story will not be for everyone and that’s okay. You cannot possible touch everyone who reads your message or hear your voice. The hope is that your intentions are well put that even if you only reach one that would be enough.

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So you want to work in Human Resources

I’m often asked “how do I get into human resources”? I’ve also familiarized myself with many articles about how professionals, recent graduates and others alike can get into human resources. In the past few weeks, I’ve interviewed various HR professionals from a variety of organizations – assistants, coordinators, recruiters, generalists, business partners, analysts, specialists, advisors, managers, VP’s and one CHRO. Although each of these professionals were from different industries, it was interesting to find their feedback to be very similar.

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The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet

Using LinkedIn doesn’t have to be hard. Use this cheat sheet to help you get started. If you don’t have access to the resource library or have been unable to watch the videos- set aside 20 minutes today to build a profile to get you noticed. And don’t forget to connect with me- Cari Hawthorne

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Feeling Insecure? 3 tips for handling insecurities

Yes you. You are amazing just the way you are. There’s this saying that says something to the effect of “.. your worth doesn’t diminish because of someone’s inability to see your value”. When things don’t go the way you would expect them too, don’t start doubting yourself. Tweak where necessary but resist the urge to feel as though you have to change who you are to accommodate others. 

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You Didn't Get The Job. Now What?

We’ve all been there- that weird space between the time you’ve interviewed for a job and the time you are waiting to find out if you were selected. You replay every second of the interview back in your mind. Wishing you could have said this or that, anxiously sitting on pins and needles until you know the outcome.  And even though you know there is a 50/50 chance that the answer is no, there is some comfort in knowing. You tell your friends how the interviewers laughed at your jokes, said you were one of the top candidates and that you would hear back very soon.

And then it comes.

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What to really consider when considering job offers

You have just received a job offer you have been waiting for. You’ve done your research on Glassdoor, looked up some market data and now it’s time to talk details. When you consider a job offer, is it for the money, the growth or the perks of the company? Many times, your first reaction is to accept as not to seem disinterested.

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Everyone won't be happy for you- Now what?

Good, bad or indifferent, people will always have an opinion about you. We have to stop expecting people to celebrate us and learn to celebrate ourselves. Whatever accomplishment you’ve achieved- it’s yours now. Don’t get discouraged by the noise in the background of folks who won’t celebrate you.

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Stop Doubting and Start Doing

If we are honest with ourselves, I am sure we all can say that we’ve doubted ourselves at some point or another. We doubt our abilities, we doubt our relationships, we doubt our skills and this list can go on. I have been extremely guilty of this lately.

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Why am I not getting the interview?

I get it. Searching for a job can be frustrating. You toil away on application after application, just to receive an automated email saying “you aren’t qualified” or “we already filled the position.” As a senior in talent acquisition, I go through what seems like thousands of resumes and applications a day and what I see leads me to believe that it’s very possible that job seekers just don’t know some of the basics needed to be considered for an interview.

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Five People You Need to Succeed In 2018

Just having a mentor is not enough. You need other people like the sponsor, the champion, the raving peers and the humble haters to succeed in 2018. As you become more self-aware and emotionally intelligent, the identification of these folks become a lot easier.

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Revamping Your Job Search: Veterans Edition

I applied for numerous positions. Didn’t it mean something that I was a veteran? That I managed to survive life overseas? Didn’t it mean something that I made it back home safely and so did the rest of my company? Like some other veterans I know, I felt defeated. I felt discouraged and I felt that the last 8 years of my life were for nothing. I experienced some tough times obtaining employment after serving.

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3 Ways to Get Employers To Come To You

How many times have you said this or heard someone say this about the job searching process? I hear it, read it and have likely said it myself a few times. I understand how frustrating the job search can be. When I returned from Iraq, I thought it would be easy to obtain employment. I thought my military experience would be enough to secure my place in the workforce. Sadly, I was mistaken. I wanted to share some ways that you can get employers to come to you.

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