The 14 Most Valuable Job Experiences For Accelerating Your HR Career…

by Alan Collins

According to SHRM, there are 2 million HR jobs on planet earth.

However, I believe there are only 14 job assignments and experiences that will grow your career the MOST in HR.

These are those critical few experiences that are indispensable and that you should aim to add to your resume over time. 

If one of these opportunities is presented to you, take it in a New York minute!  Because the more of them you have, the more valuable you become in your career.

That said, here they are.  The 14 most important job assignments and experiences that you should look to collect and accumulate over time.

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Want even more inspirational tips, strategies and ideas for getting ahead in HR?  Then check out: WINNING BIG IN HR: 100+ Powerful Strategies For Accomplishing Great Results Faster & Getting Your Clients To Rave About You As A Human Resources Professional!   For more detailed information about this book, go HERE.

About the author: Alan Collins is Founder of Success in HR, Inc. and the author of a variety of best selling books for HR professionals including WINNING BIG IN HR.  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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6 Responses to “The 14 Most Valuable Job Experiences For Accelerating Your HR Career…”

  1. Ahmed Says:

    Nice One Allan..

  2. Diana Says:

    Thank you Alan for constantly sharing valuable articles with us!

  3. Agnella Says:

    Much appreciated .

  4. Josephine Winfrey Says:

    I have all but two, #3 and #4. But I will say that having Line experience goes a long way in building your credibility with the people who are the bread and butter of the organization. Once you’ve walked in their shoes and they know that you have, they will have a different perspective of HR and respect you as a person for knowing what their challenges may be.

    Consulting experience will train you to be able to react quickly and effectively to any given situation that you may encounter. It will also help you develop that thick skin that you will need to pull out when necessary.

    Great post Alan.

  5. Alan Says:

    Josephine, congrats on accumulating these experiences. Terrific insights. Couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks so much for taking time to share them. Be well.

  6. Sharlonda Says:

    Thanks Alan! Always great information! By the way, your “HR Resume Secrets” book was a great help to me. Even after 18 yrs in HR, there were really good lessons for me to learn to better market myself for the next role. Also, just started “She Stole My HR Promotion”.
    Thank you for always providing resources to challenge & encourage me to be a better HR professional.