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.
“There is no job that’s better than another job. It might pay better, it might have better benefits, it might look better on a resume and on paper. But actually, it’s not better. Every job is worthwhile and valuable.”
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
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.
Maybe you are early in your career and you are trying to find your place. Maybe you are mature in your career and trying to figure out what’s next. Maybe you’re a mother, father, job seeker, business owner, fully engaged employee, full time student, homeless, underemployed, underpaid, overwhelmed and about to burst at the seams.
Don’t focus on the drama. Focus on how to navigate the drama. Think of your current situation of frustration as a level in the game. The elevation of your career weighs heavily on your ability to master the level you’re in.