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HOW I GOT HERE
Tanya Hammond is a fellow and president of the ACT Council of the
Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). She has been active
in her chosen profession for close to 30 years as a human resource
practitioner, management consultant and lecturer.
There are many different ways to build a
career, but one that is commonly overlooked is
networking. Sometimes who you know can be
more powerful than what you know.
So how do you get better connected?
Network with purpose
Be strategic about who you connect with and
why. You want your business connections to
add value and be people you can learn from.
Go where the networking happens – industry
groups, conferences and online forums are all
great places to start. Not only will you find
people to connect with, but also any connections
you make can introduce you to new people in the
industry. This will help you become acquainted
with industry leaders.
Do your homework
Read ar ticles related to your industry to stay
up-to-date with what’s going on. Learn from
them, but also think about who you know that
might benefit from this knowledge and pass it
along. Use social media to your advantage and
post valuable content that can be shared among
your peers and connections. This will not only
keep you at the forefront of your connections’
minds, but it will also make you a reliable and
interesting source they can turn to.
Remember that every interaction people have
with you is creating your personal brand, so use
your time wisely and make the most of it.
Rosalind Cardinal is the
and principal consultant
of Shaping Change, an
specialising in improving
business outcomes by
teams and organisations.
Her career in human
resources spans more than
CAREER TIP OF
How to use networking to your advantage
BY ROSALIND CARDINAL
CASUAL LECTURER AND PHD
STUDENT (UNSW, CANBERRA),
TAILORED HR SOLUTIONS
AND TOUCHE CONSULTING
CONSULTANC Y, TAILORED
Do you have an invaluable career tip to share?
SENIOR HR ADVISOR
This values based not-for-profit organisation offers a range of services
across NSW. Reporting into the HR Manager you’ll be providing support
across all areas of the employee lifecycle.
Supporting a client group across multiple sites you’ll support and advise
on ER and IR issues in line with relevant awards. You’ll be involved
with performance improvement, performance management and
supporting with investigations. Working with the broader HR team on
the implementation of HR projects, you’ll get good exposure to all facets
of generalist HR and will communicate with and provide guidance to
stakeholders across the business.
You’ll demonstrate strong experience working as an HR Advisor in a
busy generalist capacity. You’ll have
strong knowledge of employment
legislation and modern awards and
will ideally have worked within the
not-for-profit industry previously or
have a passion for this field.
Contact Natalie Clark at
or 02 8226 9609.
DRIVE OPERATIONAL &
This exciting and innovative global business located in inner
Melbourne is seeking a progressive Senior Talent Acquisition
Consultant to join on a permanent basis.
Reporting to the HR Manager, you’ll play a senior role within
the talent team and responsibilities will be both operational
and strategic. You’ll be managing an end to end high volume
recruitment portfolio and will also take a lead on the design and
implementation of process improvement, recruitment strategy and
reporting and metrics.
You’ll have strong in-house
recruitment experience within a
best practice environment. With
exceptional, first class stakeholder
management skills, you’ll have
the resilience to manage a varied
Contact Ashley Leister at
or 03 9604 9615.
advertisement in the
paper for a research analyst
at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. I
found out early that I enjoyed the
diversity of issues and working closely
with clients around the field of HR. I
moved into a management consulting
role supported by incredibly talented
peers, managers, partners and clients
who coached and mentored me.
I’ll be forever grateful that they
saw in me the potential to
and was actively
involved in the HR
Program. This is a journey
that I’m still on and one that has
influenced me as a person, teacher
and researcher. It’s made me so
focused on professionalising HR
and ensuring that capable and
effective HR practitioners are
recognised and developed.
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