“Everyone you will ever meet, knows something you don’t.” -Bill Nye
Stay Interested & Interesting: Tips From HR Professionals On How To Advance Your Career
Continued professional development is incredibly important to many, if not all, professions. Learning from colleagues and their experiences is an important part of professional growth. The Human Resources industry in particular benefits from continued professional growth as it helps HR professionals to keep pace and maintain awareness of industry standards across the field.
By learning from and communicating with colleagues you will maintain an awareness of industry trends and how you can make a meaningful contribution to your workplace. The workforce evolves daily thanks to new technologies and an increasingly global workforce. To stay relevant and develop with the Human Resources industry requires some effort on the side of the professional.
Here are five top tips, straight from the ever evolving world of Human Resources:
Stay Up To Date With New Resources For Recruiting
One of the most important responsibilities HR professionals are tasked with is the recruiting and hiring process. In order to cut cost and save time, many human resources professionals turn to recruiters, headhunters, and staffing agencies to help fill positions. Working with a recruiter or headhunter can help you find that rare and qualified talent, as recruiters and headhunters rely on a vast array of professional connections and relationships. You will need to be matched with the best recruiter for your needs, which is where a valuable service like Recruiters LineUp comes into play. Recruiters LineUp takes into consideration your specifications like industry, location and niche, and matches you at no cost with the most relevant recruiters or headhunters for your needs. Free, easy to use services like Recruiters LineUp are there to help to make your life easier and to impress management with your ability to locate great talent.
Take Care Of Yourself
Surprised to find this in our list of advice? You shouldn’t be. You’ve heard that speech flight attendants give before the aircraft takes off- in case of an emergency, place the oxygen mask on yourself before helping others. When your job is to handle often sensitive and emotional situations, it’s important to check in with yourself. Take a mental health day if you need. Do whatever it takes to remain communicative, professional, and motivated.
Facebook and LinkedIn groups are just two examples of platforms where you can connect and discuss best practices, industry trends, and loads more. There are many great industry specific online resource centers, as well as great (and free) search tools for everything from general questions to recruiting and hiring.
Learn from Startups.
Yes! If job creative and talent development are at your core- Go. For. It. Start ups fight for their existence and believe in the product to the point that they take on a massive amount of risk and uncertainty. Sometimes the only way to truly advance is to do something new and uncomfortable. Be more creative with your ideas and be more communicative about you need to achieve your goals.
Use Your Social Network
Take time to invest in your online professional network- both with your peers and those you find inspiring and motivating. You never know what will inspire your next great idea. Follow interesting and relevant groups and companies to stay aware of industry trends and keep an eye out for any inspiration. By checking in with your peers and continuing professional development you are sure to achieve more confidence as you continue to make meaningful contributions and win victories for your team and for your organization.
Above all, remember that investing in your career also means taking care of yourself. Take time to discover best practices in the industry, it will pay off in the end. Stay interested and interesting. Human resources is a constantly evolving field and the most successful professionals will be those who embrace change and learn from others.
To find the right recruiters, headhunters, and staffing agencies simply use the free search tool to the right of this page.