Your HR Resume — 10 Quick Tips For Making It Stand Out From Your Competition

by Alan Collins

Want to get a quick jump start on landing your next HR position in 2020?

Here’s how…

Start NOW getting your HR resume
updated, polished up and ready to go.

Here’s why.

Most people take November and December off.

They think: “Hey, it’s the holidays. I’ve got parties, family gatherings, turkey to consume and lots of shopping to do.”

“I don’t need to deal with my HR resume right now… and besides, hiring won’t happen until January anyway.”

Don’t fall into this trap.

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Thank YOU!

by Alan Collins

People are getting more selfish every day.

Have you noticed?

In the United States, today is Thanksgiving.

Traditionally, it’s a holiday about thankfulness and family and generosity, a day to remind yourself of all the good things and people in your life.

But that’s changing.

It’s becoming more and more about gluttony.

Not just sharing a meal with your family, but eating until you put yourself in a turkey-induced coma, waiting a few hours, and then doing it again.

Or, if you’re really impatient, you just go into the bathroom and make yourself throw up, so you can eat some more.

Oh, and then there’s shopping. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the best deals of the year, anywhere. You can finally buy all that stuff you don’t really need because, hey, you’re getting a deal.

Personally, I find it disturbing.

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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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One of These Three HR Candidates Will Be The Next CHRO — Here’s Who Was Picked & Why.

A fictional story with a powerful lesson for all HR leaders.

By Alan Collins

Josh Tindall, a successful CHRO, finally decided that he’d retire in six months.

He discussed his decision with his boss, the CEO, who congratulated him for his outstanding years of leadership in HR — and made one request:

“Josh, we’ve both been through rough times in this organization. However, despite this pandemic, our organization remains strong, profitable and growing.

“You’ve never let me down. So, I’d like you to recommend your replacement. I trust you. And, I know you’ll make a great selection for me, our leadership team and this company.”

Josh eagerly agreed, clearly excited about continuing HR’s well-respected legacy within the organization,

He knew, however, that the CEO was demanding and picking one person to be his top HR leader would be difficult.

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HR Leaders: One Proven Way To Drive Great HR People From Your Organization.

by Alan Collins

We’re living in the era of “The Great Opportunity.”

As such, conversations like these are happening in organizations everywhere…

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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 is 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 you can take control of the situation as soon as possible.

Today, the warning signals are obvious.

However, sometimes the signs aren’t as evident.

Here is a story to illustrate.

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Early in my career, my boss and I were working together on an offer for 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 privacy.

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Success in HR Does Not Define You. But Here’s Who Does.

by Alan Collins

Success in HR does not define you.

YOU define success in HR.

Confused?

There are two HR people who illustrate this perfectly.

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Here’s person #1.

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