7 Ways To Become Awesome in HR — No Matter How Much (Or Little) Experience You Have!

by Alan Collins

Envision being the Wonder Woman, Batman or Superman of Human Resources in your organization.

That’s what it’s like when you gain a reputation with your clients as someone who is awesome in HR.

It’s like being a super hero with super powers.

A lot of things become irrelevant.

It won’t matter how much HR experience you have.

It won’t matter what college you went to.

It won’t matter what degree you have.

It won’t matter whether you’re HR certified or not.

No one will give a crap about that stuff.  Instead, they will be spellbound by your awesomeness. 

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26 HR Career-Boosting Moves You Still Have Time To Make in 2017…

by Alan Collins

It’s that time again.

We’re now into July and we’re slightly more than 50% of the way through 2017.

Where the heck has the year gone?

But more importantly…have you taken the actions necessary to drive your HR career forward this year?

If not, it’s still not too late.

Stuck for ideas?

Not sure what you should be going after?

No problem.

I’m going to give you 26 ideas to consider.  They’re not new.  I first presented them two years ago.  But I’ve updated a few of them to make them more actionable.

However, most of them are still brain-dead simple.

A couple are completely out-of-the box.

Many of them take some work.

But all of them absolutely kick butt.

Here’s the deal:  Pick two of them and start making things happen.  You’ve still got time.

Here you go: 26 ideas, any one of which — if achieved —  will easily place you among the top 5% of all HR professionals and make 2017 a year you’ll never forget.

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Part 2 — 100 Tips For Crushing Your Career in HR

by Alan Collins

Today, we’re picking back up on my top 100 tips for crushing your career in HR.

A few weeks ago, we started with the first 5 tips, which you can find right here.

Now, it’s time for tips #6-10.

Hope you enjoy these nuggets.

That said, let’s get started.

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How To Make Your Personal HR Brand Better…

by Alan Collins

I recently had coffee with a frustrated HR leader.

He has been super-active applying for posted HR jobs in his organization for two months.  But stressed out because he wasn’t able to get past the initial interview phase.

When I asked him to describe how he was positioning himself to interviewers, he confused me.  I just couldn’t grasp just what the hell he did.

He described working with his clients on “human capital optimization” projects and implementing “talent management” and “organization effectiveness” initiatives in his organization.

When I asked him to further define these buzzwords, it took him about 20 minutes to translate these into accomplishments and results that I understood.

I have a feeling that’s been his problem.

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5 Reasons Every HR Professional Needs Their Own Book…And How To Make It Happen Quickly!

by Alan Collins

When I finished my 8th book, HR Interview Secrets, I celebrated by going to dinner with a bunch of colleagues and friends at Ditka’s in Chicago.

Thick steaks.

Lots of mashed potatoes.

Chocolate cake.

Plenty of adult beverages.

Quite a few diets were abandoned that night.

There was also great conversation about the book.

But not what you’d expect.

Most of the comments were some variation of the following:

“Jeez, I’d like to write a book too, but…,”
“I have an idea for a book, however…,”
“I wish I had the time to write a book…”
“A book? I wouldn’t know where to start…”

I told the HR folks in the group that I understood. At one time, I felt the same way. But, based on what I knew about each of them, I strongly suggested that they, too, should get their OWN book going – now!

When they asked why, I was in no mental condition to answer them clearly…especially after a full meal and two vodka martinis. But I promised them I’d write out my rationale, post it on my blog…and provide them with some “help” on how to get their own book done fast.

So, guys, here you go. I’m delivering on my promise.

Here are 5 big reasons to author your own HR book…

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The 70% Rule: Your Shortcut For Getting Faster Results in HR…

by Alan Collins

Here it is in a nutshell…

This is one excerpt from Best Kept HR Secrets.

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Want more strategies for leveraging the 70% rule and THRIVING in your career in Human Resources?  Then check out:  UNWRITTEN HR RULES: 21 Strategies For Attaining Awesome Career Success in Human Resources featuring FREE EXCERPTS that can be downloaded HERE.

About the author: Alan Collins is Founder of Success in HR and the author of a variety of best selling books for HR professionals  including UNWRITTEN HR RULES.   He was formerly Vice President – Human Resources at PepsiCo where he led HR initiatives for their Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses.

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100 Tips For Crushing Your Career in HR — Here are Tips #1-5…

by Alan Collins

Today, I’m going to start sharing my top 100 tips for crushing your career in HR.

To keep from overwhelming you, I’ll be piecing these out in small batches over the next 6-12 months.

They’ll be in no particular order.  But all will be actionable.

Hope you enjoy these nuggets.

That said, let’s get started with the first five.

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