One of the most significant issues I’ve seen while working with top talent in HR and payroll is that many professionals don’t manage their careers effectively. My best advice when it comes to managing your career is to think of it as your own business. By shifting your approach, a new perspective of ownership emerges.
No matter the payroll or HR position you hold, chances are you’re not receiving a gold watch and a retirement party from your current employer. Even if you’re in a rock-solid, secure job, someday you’ll be faced with a decision to look for a new job. How do you know that “someday” isn’t today?
Congratulations – you’ve landed an interview for your next payroll or HR position! Now it is time to not only nail the interview but make a great first impression so your interview (and your HR job candidacy) doesn’t get derailed. At Willory we've heard of far too many payroll and HR candidates’ chances for the job die before the interview really gets going. Why? Because the payroll or HR candidate makes a terrible first impression. Here are some things for you to consider ensuring your own interview doesn’t go off the rails.
As you embark on a payroll or HR interview, what do you do when it’s over? Twenty years ago, you would have mailed a “Thank You” note as a follow-up to your HR interview – but is that a valid strategy today? Or does sending a note make it look like you’re either desperate or out-of-step with the times? Let’s examine post-interview Thank You notes and whether they help or hurt you land your next payroll or HR opportunity.
With 500 million users, chances are you have a professional profile on LinkedIn. But are you utilizing the site to its full potential? Whether you’re looking for work or wanting to build your network, ignoring LinkedIn could mean missed opportunities. According to LinkedIn’s latest report2, over 75% of people who recently changed jobs used LinkedIn to inform their career decision. From a recruiting standpoint, people who follow your company on LinkedIn are 81 % more likely to respond to your InMail than those who do not. So, how can HR & payroll professionals the most out of the social platform?
CNBC’s new program “The Job Interview” is the talk of the talent acquisition community as it aims the camera into an HR professional’s daily lives, making it reality TV fodder. The show allows the general public (those who watch) to analyze candidate interviews. My major takeaways from this as a staffing manager and insider tricks to avoid looking bad in an interview follow.