What about your job? Do you love what you do? Would you rather fight than switch or could a sharp headhunter like me lure you away to a better life with out much hassle?
I ask this question because I had breakfast this morning with an HR type. Oh, think of the scandal if any of my colleagues had seen me. But this lady got it. She understands her purpose in life. And the company she works for is in alliance with her purpose, so that makes her a zealot! And zealots beget more zealots.
what’s my point? She’s in HR that forgotten science which traditionally
gets lip service only, from the Big Boys upstairs. Yet she loves her
job. And she wasn't selling me because I wasn't there to interview her.
She’s got a seat around the big table which most HR people only dream
about because she absolutely loves her job and it infects everyone she comes in
Now don’t get me wrong – she’s no bubble headed cheerleader [I know that comment will come back to bite me – so forget it – move on.] She and here team deliver real ROI. The type of ROI eevn an MBA could appreciate. She’s an anomaly and as a job hunter you need to know that some HR people get it and when you find one that does fight like crazy to join the firm because I’ll guarantee you the rest of the company gets it too. So as you go through your job search be prepared to ask tough questions to everyone you meet – even HR – or you may end up the Turkey!
And oh yes, if you run into one of these HR types you better
know what your passion is. They’ll be very very interested if it lines
up with the company’s vision. They know passion comes with other virtues with real ROI like drive, ambition, and all around excellence. So while you may not be the best
qualified for the job you could be the most passionate - which counts for more
than you know - and you get the job anyway.