16 top tips for finding the right HR job

first_img16 top tips for finding the right HR jobOn 26 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Findingthe ideal job in HR can sometimes seem an overwhelming task Fiona Brady offersa checklist for the least stressful route to the right career move..1.Explore all options within your current organisation first, are they goingto be implementing her? If a re-structure were to happen what opportunities maycome out of it? Too many walk away from uncertainty to miss opportunities of alife time to be given to an outsider with no internal credibility.2.Improve relations whether you stay or go. Have you really blown it with your boss or could a conscious week of egostroking and positive vibes put you back in the race.3.No race to be won. Acknowledge and accept when there is no race forpromotion to be won as it can be soul destroying to sit out the ten yearsentence for good behaviour only to find out you could of achieved more infive?4.Stick with what you really want, what you really really want and are good at?Complete your CPD log to visilise where you are going and where you want to be,putting pen to paper is often the first step in the process of committing to apersonal objectives.5.Contact old friends and colleagues to remind you of how good you are andeasy to work  with. Not only will youpick up knowledge it will refresh that flagging self esteem.6.Start with the end in mind if you want to be a HR Manager, research therole and check that it is the type of role and responsibilities you would enjoyand be good.7.Wanting and hating. Dodging political pressure can reduce quality of lifenot improve it.8.Align your CV as you would a proposal. Look on line prepare three CVs onefor industry one for position and one generalist to please all palates.9.Keep it factual explaining what you really want not only will it rule youout but will rule you in on the opportunities you are really interested in andeliminate those ones for dire emergency.10.Read the advert! Phone the agency to find out more it you think you can doit and have the experience prepare a list of five benefits on why you should beput forward highlighting them off the job description, email it with your CV.You won’t always get a Yes but at least you will have been considered.11.Keep it to yourself – Network with HR colleagues but do not tell them thecompany you are about to get that guaranteed interview for unless you enjoystiffer competition.12.Survivor alliances? Network within the CIPD branch and at events there maynot be immediate jobs but more alliances.13.Don’t wait for a job to come to you go out and find the company you havealways fancied working for through referral, press or feedback from friends andfamily. Speculative applications do work it is all part of an agency toolkit.14.Why wait for a crisis until you look for a job? Be resilient keep up activitylevels on job hunting once a month even if you are having a good run as itcould be the right opportunity at the wrong time.15.Be careful of spurious recruiters? How often have you joined a company tofind lots of personal problems that were kindly not mentioned, inhumanepolitical enemies ready for their next victim or an over enthusiasticorganisation whom forgot to tell you that sales turnover has halved but staffturnover has doubled. In fact in 1997 government figures showed that 70% of newunemployed people had been made redundant in the first three months of employment.16.Go with your instinct. Start as you mean to go on, listen to your innerfeelings, impressions its like any relationship if you look for the potentialrather than role you could end up divorcing yourself from the role.Psychological contract can be band aided but can often be broken with themistrust of misunderstanding never to be repaired.FionaBradyis a recruitment consultant at hrhr Ltd www.hrhrpersonnelservices.com Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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