14 Subtle Little Cues That You’re About To Lose Your HR Job…And What To Do About Them!

By Alan Collins

No one in HR immune from getting fired. 

Sometimes the reasons are within your control.  Sometimes they’re not.

The key is to recognize the early warning signs so that you can take control of the situation as soon as possible.

Early in my career, I was doing some work for my boss, the HR director at the time, when we were about to present an offer to an executive job candidate.

But he called me into his office that afternoon and told me: “I can’t go through with this offer…and I can’t do this job anymore.” 

I was shocked and just a bit confused.

He then got up and closed the door to give us both some privacy.

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Got An HR Interview Coming Up? Here Are 7 Things Your Next Employer Is Looking For…

by Alan Collins

Question: Alan, I’ve got an HR interview coming up next week. While I’ve interviewed lots of candidates as an HR Director, I haven’t interviewed myself for an HR job in five years. 

I’m excited, but I’m nervous and apprehensive as hell now that I’m on the other side of the table.  

What’s your take on what employers are really looking for these days?  
–Sarah A.   

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Answer:  Hi Sarah, before I answer your question, let’s first talk about your apprehension.

Everyone gets nervous before interviews. It doesn’t matter if you have twenty-years of experience in HR and have interviewed hundreds of job candidates yourself as a recruiter…when you flip over to that other side of the table as an interviewee, it can be stressful.

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The #1 Secret For Being A More Successful HR Coach, Speaker & Writer

by Alan Collins

Here’s the deal.  In your HR career, you serve in a number of different roles.

But none are more important (or potentially more lucrative) than coaching, speaking and writing.  And if you want to do these well, there is ONE secret you must embrace.

I stumbled upon this unexpected revelation when I first started this Success in HR blog and coaching others.

As I got going, I quickly discovered that it was very difficult for me to talk or write about anything personal.

So I avoided doing that.

I thought that HR folks weren’t interested in me as a person.

I believed all they wanted were career building tips and HR success strategies.

And that WAS true. 

They DID want those things. 

But those things alone WERE NOT enough.

I wasn’t attracting a decent number of readers and clients until I decided to change ME.

So I sought out the help of one of my HR mentors — a former CHRO of two large organizations and now a phenomenally successful HR consultant and coach.

He immediately saw what my problem was.  And he delivered it to me with the force of knockout punch right to my face.

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Two Sneaky Tips For Nailing Your Next HR Interview — Before You Even Enter The Room…

by Alan Collins

You’ve done it!

You’ve landed an interview for your HR dream job and it’s now time to seal the deal.

So how do you prepare?

To find the answer, I tapped into my HR network of interviewers from a couple of today’s most coveted companies.

I tried to dig up insights beyond the typical “have a firm handshake” and the “dress for success” tips that everyone knows about.

Below you’ll find two quick tips to help you before you even walk into your interview sessions…

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Human Resources Team, Colleagues, Clients, Friends & Loved Ones!

Don’t search high and low for the perfect gift for the important HR people in your life. 

Find them right here!

Nothing is better than a great book…especially one that will help the people you care about advance their careers in HR.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic,” wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things.  So, this holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself?  Or surprise them with a gift they’ll value.

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7 HR Career Regrets You Must Bury Before This Year Ends….

By Alan Collins

Everyone has regrets.

Especially when it comes to our careers in HR.

We all make mistakes we wish we could take back.

We all have things we wish we could do over.

We all have things we wish we could we could have done differently.

However, as this year comes to a close, it’s time to do a reset for next year.

And to do that here are seven career regrets you absolutely need to bury and let go of right now in 2018 — before the new year starts. 

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Why Networking in HR Doesn’t Work Anymore (And What You Should Do Instead)…

By Alan Collins

Let me make a confession.

Networking is a pain.

And if you’re like me, you’re probably horrible at it.

So, I don’t do it anymore.

But that doesn’t stop me from reaching out to meet new people who can help me advance my career and interests in HR.

Hey, wait a second, you might say….isn’t that networking?

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