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A human resource job is a nice and secure place where you can start climbing up the career ladder. You must know the workplace and the right people who can put you in that position. Here are some ways to help you find a human resource job.
Start Targeting Human Resource Gigs on LinkedIn
If you’re someone who’s a bit internet savvy, then it’s a good idea to get on LinkedIn. You can find HR jobs on this platform by creating a professional profile with keywords to help you identify your career interests. Make sure to have a complete profile showing your job experience, a good photo, and what type of things you want for your job future.
Not to mention, you can research companies and see if there are any human resource opportunities. You’re able to contact them directly and send them a resume for more information.
Speak to Your Current Employer
If you’ve been on the job for a while, this may be the fastest route to get the human resource gig you desire. You’ve already built rapport in your current position, but it’s a matter of the employer knowing you have the goods to get the gig. You can speak candidly on why you deserve the job position.
They can give you advice on what you need to do going forward to be more successful in acquiring that gig. From there, just do your job the best you can. You want to keep yourself on their radar to separate yourself from the pack.
Go Above and Beyond the Protocol
Taking initiative is a step towards being a leader. Employers look for that because it shows that they can take charge and they’re willing to do more for the company. As a result, this shows some of your true value and that you could be useful for other things outside of just your regular 9-5.
For example, maybe you started in the mailroom then worked your way to liaison to the human resources department. When you’re able to take on different tasks, it shows your versatility. Manoeuvring in this manner can help prepare you for human resource gigs.
Alicia Thompson says
Hello Lauren, what a great post! I totally agree about using Linkedin, it’s such a powerful platform! Thanks for sharing! Alicia
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