21 Stone Cold Truths For Moving Your HR Career Forward…Starting Today!

By Alan Collins

Below are some stone cold truths I’ve captured as I’ve traveled through tons of SHRM conferences, read numerous HR blogs and had countless coffee chats and debates over the last year.

These ideas are NOT politically correct.

They do NOT sugarcoat the truth.

They do NOT conceal the realities of what it takes to really succeed in HR.

These are the real deal…the STONE COLD TRUTHS, if you will…about what it takes to really succeed in HR.

I tried to keep the list to 21, but I couldn’t. 

So I added a few more bonus truths at the end. 

And finally, as you’ll see, I’m big fan of Dave Ulrich.

Enjoy!

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HR Phone Interviews – Successfully Turn Them into Second Interviews with this Quick & Handy Cheat Sheet!

by Alan Collins

Got an HR phone interview coming up?

Congratulations!  Nothing beats the feeling of getting an interview invitation, except perhaps getting a job offer.

However, you want to make sure you’re ready to crush it.  And that means scheduling the call at your convenience so you can be prepared.

Below is a great tool that covers some of the key strategies that will help you turn phone interviews into second interviews…while avoiding the mistakes many HR job seekers make.  These are essential tips you definitely don’t want to overlook.

To have them ready when you need them, DOWNLOAD the “one page cheat sheet” below. 

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Three Words That Can Drive Your Success in HR This Year…

By Alan Collins

I want to tell you about one of the most empowering actions you can take this year to advance your career in HR.

I personally take this action every year in January.  But it can be done anytime.

And without exception, when I do it, a huge personal and career transformation occurs for me as a result.

It can happen for YOU as well.

What it involves is this…

Creating an empowering THEME
for yourself.  

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Get These Four FREE Bonuses. However, You Must Act Before Friday, February 21!

by Alan Collins

I’ve been working quietly under the radar on some FREE bonuses for you.

After much hard work, they’re done and I’m ready to let you have them.

These bonuses are my way of rewarding you as a reader of Success in HR and providing more value to you as an HR pro.  

You’ll find them very useful if you want to enhance your HR promotability in your current organization.

They involve one of my most popular books, She Stole My HR Promotion, pictured above.

And they’re something you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

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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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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 2019 — before the new year starts. 

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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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