Please check out this fantastic article by Lattice.com with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – How to Get Started With a Career in HR
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A career in Human Resources can offer a variety of diverse, exciting, and fulfilling professional opportunities.
Depending on what area of HR you focus on, you might be responsible for everything from rolling out employee wellness programs to spearheading diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives to maintaining company culture through periods of growth.
If these opportunities sound interesting and appealing, HR could be the career path for you.
However, if you feel drawn to this dynamic field but don’t have any prior experience in Human Resources, you may be wondering where to begin.
Below, the article will highlight 5 key steps to jumpstart your job-search process for a role in HR.
3. Use LinkedIn to your advantage.
When it comes to getting started in a career in HR (or any career), there aren’t many tools as helpful as LinkedIn. “Utilizing professional social media platforms like LinkedIn can help you not only identify HR professionals working at your dream companies, but [it] also provides you [with] the ability to reach out directly and cultivate conversations, glean insider information about landing an HR role at your target organizations, endear yourself to HR decision-makers at these companies, and find out about opportunities coming down the pipeline,” said Richards.
Following the companies you’d like to work for — and connecting with HR professionals who work at those companies — is a good way to start using LinkedIn. But if you want to get noticed by those companies and professionals, you need to take it a step further and be active, visible, and engaged on the platform.
Commit to posting regularly on LinkedIn and “talk about successful projects, proven problem solutions, industry trends, current events or news, or general role/industry knowledge,” advised Matt Warzel, an HR professional with over 15 years of experience in recruitment, outplacement, career coaching, and resume writing and President of resume-writing firm MJW Careers. “Get people to comment, like, or share your post. It boosts your industry and professional credibility, brand awareness, and visibility ranking.”
5. Treat the interview process like an audition.
Human Resources is, at its core, about interacting with humans. So when you do get an interview for an HR position, it’s important to showcase your people skills throughout the entire process.
“Remember that HR first and foremost is about people, and you need to be able to tangibly demonstrate strong relationship-building skills,” Richards said. “Companies will be paying attention to how you interact with their people every step of the way.”
“Treat every interaction like you’re meeting an important person,” advised Warzel. This holds true whether you’re interacting with a receptionist, a hiring manager, or the company’s CEO. Be friendly and approachable, and send thank-you notes or emails to everyone you meet during the interview process.
In many ways, the interview process is like an audition; you’re auditioning for a role with the company. And when you’re interviewing for a role in HR, the key element you want to showcase during your audition is your people skills.
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