The World’s Best Advice For Advancing Your Career in Human Resources

by Alan Collins

Looking high and low for the best advice for advancing your career in HR? 

Find it right here!

If you’re a Human Resources professional looking to take your career to the next level, the books below are perfect for YOU.

They also make great gifts to members of your HR team or your HR colleagues.

Most can be ordered at Amazon and delivered to your doorstep in the next 1-2 days.

Many are available for your kindle as well.  Enjoy!

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For the super-busy HR professional, WINNING BIG IN HR: 100+ Powerful Strategies For Accomplishing Great Results Faster & Getting Your Clients To Rave About You As A Human Resources Professional! is like having your own personal coach at your disposal.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

Can be delivered in 1-2 days.   Also available for your kindle.

 

 


For the person who wants to take their HR career to the next level or who aspires to become a human resources executive, UNWRITTEN HR RULES: 21 Strategies For Attaining Awesome Career Success in Human Resources is an absolutely must-have blueprint for success.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

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Packed with inspirational HR quotes, short stores and  meaty career tips, BEST KEPT HR SECRETS:  400 Most Powerful Tips For Thriving At Work, Making Yourself Indispensable & Attaining Outrageous Success in Human Resources will help the HR professional stay on top of their game and a provide a constant source of motivation they’ll refer to often.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

Can be delivered in 1-2 days.  Also available for your kindle.

 

 

For the HR professional in the job market, HR RESUME SECRETS:  How to Create An Irresistible Human Resources Resume That Will Open Doors, Wow Hiring Managers & Get You Interviews! provides step-by-step guidance for landing their next interview and finding that next HR position faster.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

Can be delivered in 1-2 days. Also available for your kindle.

 

 

Want to discover how to capitalize and make more money from your HR expertise?  Then YOUR HR GOLDMINE: How To Turn Your Human Resources Know-How Into A Lucrative Second Income…Without Leaving Your HR Day Job!  reveals inside secrets for making this happen.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

Can be delivered in 1-2 days.  Also available for your kindle.

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HR Professionals: How You Can Survive Being Merged or Acquired By Another Company…

by Alan Collins

When Google bought Motorola, it laid off 11,000 people.

When Fedex bought Kinkos, it got rid of 9,500 people.

After AOL bought the Huffington Post, 900 people got pink slipped.

When Microsoft bought Nokia, it put 18,000 people on the street.

And many of those let go were HR professionals.

But what’s even worse is that these just a few examples!
Large companies acquire smaller ones hundreds of times globally every year.  And chances are if you haven’t been involved in one of these situations yet as an HR pro, you soon will be.

With the volatile nature of the public stock market, companies are buying each other left and right like cheap antiques at an estate sale.  And when they do, corporate bloodletting happens and lots of unemployed bodies hit the street — especially those in HR.

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How One Simple 20-Page Report I Wrote One Weekend Completely Transformed My HR Career…

by Alan Collins

This was 2006.

A cold day in January.

I was attending a local SHRM meeting in a downtown Chicago hotel.

I’d paid $35 to attend a session on something to do with HR technology. Frankly, I don’t remember the exact topic.

However, down the hall from the SHRM session was a free seminar being put on called: “Creating Multiple Streams of Income in Your Spare Time.” I remember that title exactly.

Intrigued, I left the SHRM session, walked down the hall, snuck into this seminar instead and quietly took a seat in the back of the room to see what this was all about.

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The HR Resume I’ve Never Forgotten

by Alan Collins

I was recruiting at Purdue University, my alma mater.

This was ten years ago.

I’m on the last candidate of the day and I’m anxious to get the heck home.

His résumé is “very light” — no extra-curricular activities, no sports, no nothing. 

Essentially it says: Purdue, 3.2 GPA, Masters in Human Resources Management.

His work experience: Elliot’s Fine Dining, references on request.

After interviewing all day I’m exhausted.  I’ve seen all these top candidates come in strutting their stuff like peacocks. They’ve got 3.9 GPAs, extensive summer HR intern experiences and some have even studied abroad.

Impressive group.

And now, here comes this guy.

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Create Your Own Luck & Advance Your HR Career: 4 Tips For Making It Happen

by Alan Collins

“Damn!  Another early morning HR presentation.”

That’s what Mike muttered under his breath as he slowly climbed out bed at 5 am.

He had given three presentations to different business groups around Miami.

And this would be the tenth one he’d given in the last year.

He was tired, but excited at the same time.

He had promised his good friend Cynthia, president of the local SHRM chapter, that he’d help her out.  She had lined him up yet again to give his presentation on: “The Top 10 Ways To Use Social Media To Attract Top Talent.”   

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HR Talent Reviews: The One Embarrassing Mistake You Want To Avoid…

by Alan Collins 

When I worked at Quaker Oats and PepsiCo, we did Talent Reviews every year about this time in February.

We used these reviews to assess our talent — their performance, skills, promotability and for succession planning.

You know the drill.

Like most organizations, we did them for all of our functions: Finance, Marketing, R&D, Sales, Manufacturing…and, of course, HR.

These review meetings covered every manager in the organization — and cascaded up the organization to the CEO.

So this was deadly serious stuff.  And no one took these reviews lightly.

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Do This To Help Your Boss & You’ll Sabotage Your HR Career — In 5 Seconds or Less!

By Alan Collins

A great way to build a terrific relationship with your boss is to help and support him.

That’s no secret.

Bail him out of jams.

Be his advocate.

Defend him to others.

However, sometimes your boss REALLY doesn’t want your stinking help.  

Even if he tells you beforehand that he does! 

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Manage Your HR Career Like A Celebrity — Even If You’re Not Rich & Famous!

By Alan Collins

Did you know:

…That actors like Angela Jolie and George Clooney appear in movies…AND earn extra income directing their own films, making commercials and from monthly residual checks from their previous shows.

…That athletes like LeBron James and Maria Sharapova earn their livelihood playing the sport they love…AND also profit from endorsing merchandise from energy drinks to beauty products.

…That singers like Taylor Swift and Quincy Jones write their own songs…AND rake in more cash from the royalties earned by their older ones.

None of this is probably new news to you.

But the more important question is what all these celebrities have in common.

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The HR Resume Black Hole: Why You Don’t Hear Back After Submitting Your Resume…

by Alan Collins

Do you know what black holes are?

According to scientists, black holes exist throughout our galaxy and solar system.

They travel through space and “suck” up and destroy everything they come in contact with.

Yes, everything.

The hole itself has a gravitational pull so strong that it will swallow small planets, whole asteroids and anything else in its path.  And once something is inside the hole, it can’t escape and it’ll never be seen or heard from ever again!

Scary stuff.

That said, have you ever applied online or at a company website for an HR position you thought you were absolutely perfect for…only to never hear back from the employer?

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How To Make Your HR Day Job More Enjoyable, Exciting & Fulfilling…

by Alan Collins

“Sarah” (not her real name) was one of the most knowledgeable employee benefits directors I ever worked with.

However, during the last few years of her 30-year career in HR, she had developed a reputation for being sarcastic, bitter and for pissing people off.

Sadly, when she decided to retire, very few of her colleagues asked about her future plans.

They didn’t care.

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