HR Impact 2015: Resume help

In keeping with the job search theme since we touched on mock interviewing recently, lets take a minuteresume help to consider resumes.

As an HR pro, it may be common for friends and family members to ask you for your advice on their resume. You also know how much they appreciate your input.  Despite all the resources right at their fingertips on the web and in the bookstore or library, people still want and appreciate talking to someone.

Now think for a minute about those people who have had very few jobs, limited education, or a path that can be hard to explain. Why not take that another step and find some people who don’t know where to start at all and give them a boost?

I know of a lady who volunteers her time with a shelter to assist with resumes.  I’ve seen her work and the difference she is making to these people.  It’s really amazing.

While I’m always for people taking personal accountability for what needs to be done, this is the kind of boost that so many people need.

Remember, your input and encouragement could be the first step someone needs to change their trajectory in 2015.

Like my blog?  Know someone who could use the advice? Please subscribe to it near the upper right hand side of this page and/or share it using the buttons below.  Thanks for using your valuable time to visit!

Posted in Attitude, Career Development, Get Proactive, Job search | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

HR Impact 2015: Mock Interviews

For my HR counterparts, may I remind you of all the skills you bring to the table that can make mock interviewssuch a big impact on others.  Regardless of your area of expertise, there are people who can use it. 

As I mentioned last week, we’re used to being a “resource” to employees or clients and doing things to impact the bottom line at work.  While that is what we’re paid to do and want to do each day, why not find a way to use that knowledge for an even greater good? 

Impact idea #1-  Mock interviews

Depending on where you’re at in your career in HR, you may have done hundreds or thousands of interviews by now.  That’s experience someone can learn from!

How about finding a not-for-profit that helps those in need and offering to pop in once in a while to help with the questions they have?  Their clients are the people that tend to struggle the most with gaps in employment and/or job hopping due to personal issues.  They simply don’t know exactly how to address those things.  What do they say?  How much info is too much?  You can help them.  

The reality is that when someone is looking for an entry level position as many of these people are, the employer simply needs to see and believe that they are reliable and that they really want to be there.  Helping folks to make that case and believe in themselves can be huge to them and their families.

Your input and encouragement could be the first step someone needs to change their trajectory in 2015. 

Like my blog?  Know someone who could use the advice? Please subscribe to it near the upper right hand side of this page and/or share it using the buttons below.  Thanks for using your valuable time to visit!

 

Posted in Attitude, Get Proactive, Passion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Impact 2015- Resolutions for a Cause

As we near the end of 2014, many of us are starting to think about our 2015 New Year’s resolutions and goals.resolution  I hope you’ll join me in thinking about how we each can do more for others this next year.

In HR, we’re used to being a “resource” to employees and doing things to impact the bottom line at work.  How about impacting the bottom line in someone else’s life?  I don’t know about you, but as great as it is to make my boss happy, I believe helping others trumps it.

Each of us have skills we bring to the table that can make a big impact on others if we’ll just find the time and place to put them to use.  Regardless of your area of skills, interest and expertise, there are people who can gain from it.

Time after time, studies show that the impact we have on others (good and bad) have a significant impact beyond that one person. For every person we help, we likely help that person’s relatives, coworkers, friends and friends of friends.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing some ideas of my own and some I’ve taken from others.  I hope you’ll share some of your ideas too.  I know I have more capacity for helping.  Most of us do!

Like my blog?  Know someone who could use the advice? Please subscribe to it near the upper right hand side of this page and/or share it using the buttons below.  Thanks for using your valuable time to visit!

Posted in Attitude, Get Proactive, Passion, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment