Complete Guide toNetworking for Human Resources Jobs

Town of Herndon, VA - Herndon, VA 

Acts as backup for administering employee benefits to include the town’s pension plan Acts as backup for recruiting administration, to include candidate…

$60,000 - $80,000 a year
CBG Building Company - Ashburn, VA 4.3

Conduct new hire orientations and exit interviews and provides data to show trends. Coordinate onboarding activities with IT Support, Hiring Managers and new…

$70,000 - $90,000 a year
Amazon - Remote 3.5

Flexible hours (still 40 hour work week). The ideal person will be an organizational guru, work effectively with internal and external clients and candidates,…

Valera Health - Philadelphia, PA 

Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with hiring managers to understand skills and…

Estimated: $57,000 - $77,000 a year
ETR - San Francisco, CA 

Able to travel within the US 10+ times per year for up to a week, including team or staff retreats, and conferences.

$164,400 - $182,700 a year Services LLC - Remote 3.5

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $85,600 to $149,800 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and…

$85,600 - $149,800 a year
Okta - California 3.8

This includes: conducting investigatory interviews, collecting/reviewing relevant evidence, writing investigation reports, and delivering debriefs with relevant…

Estimated: $60,000 - $87,000 a year
NALC Health Benefit Plan - Ashburn, VA 

Audits all new hire paperwork for accuracy and follow up as needed to completion. _*We have a 35 hour work week and 13 paid holidays *_.

$55,000 - $60,000 a year
Central Intelligence Agency - Washington, DC 4.3

The Graduate Studies Program allows you and the Agency to assess opportunities for permanent employment following the completion of your graduate curriculum.

$57,351 - $70,150 a year
Equip Health - Remote 

Manage the on-boarding/off-boarding process (including distribution and collection of new hire documentation, completion of I-9's, system updates, exit…

$65,000 - $75,000 a year
TSA (Transportation Security Administration) - Glen Burnie, MD 3.2

In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation…

$56,940 - $88,220 a year
Excelraise, LLC - Fairfax, VA 

Experience working in human resources or recruiting environment. Applicant tracking systems High School diploma Human resources or recruiting environment.

Estimated: $34,000 - $46,000 a year
C&A Scientific - Sterling, VA 

Plan interview and selection procedures, including screening calls, assessments, and in-person interviews. Experience recruiting for scaling companies.

Estimated: $37,000 - $47,000 a year
DispatchTrack - Remote 

*Coordinating interviews with the interview panel (hiring team).*. *Primary responsibility will be managing all aspects of a full life cycle recruiting process…

$120,000 a year
Northrop Grumman - Falls Church, VA 4.0

Strong consulting skills; able to dissect the root cause or core problem to solve and bring appropriate solutions and resources to bear deep talent mindset…

$67,500 - $101,300 a year
NRG Consulting Group - Remote 

A leader who grows and recruits talent, with a depth of knowledge and experience around talent acquisition, employee onboarding, employee development, manager…

WheelerSP - Dallas, TX 

Interface daily with leaders to provide proactive human resources advice and support, training and development, recruiting, employee engagement, and legal…

$85,000 - $125,000 a year
Central Intelligence Agency - Washington, DC 4.3

Human Resources (HR) Officers provide substantive advice across HR functional areas to include workforce planning, talent acquisition, and staffing.

$63,515 - $90,106 a year

Complete Guide toNetworking for Human Resources Jobs

Success in the human resources field sometimes is based on your professional connections, so we have put together a guide to networking for human resources jobs.

How to Network

Your first option for networking for human resources jobs is to reach out to your first degree network. Contacting each group in this network has its pros and cons.

Classmates will want to help you because they have known you for a long time and do not necessarily have any type of professional rivalry with you.

However, your classmates may not know who you are professionally. This means that they may not understand your particular situation or skill set in regards to human resources.

Colleagues have worked with you and know what you are like as a worker. They may want to help you as a result of their respect for you.

You may not necessarily be able to trust your colleagues to be discrete and observe your need for privacy with your requests.

Friends are most likely to help you because they usually have no other interest besides helping you.

While your friends have good intentions, they may not be in the best position to give you assistance and insight in regards to your professional human resources career.

Your family are the people closest to you and would have no other motivation or expectation of something in return for talking to you.

While your family wants to help, their ability may be limited since they may not be in the same professional field as you.

Another way to network involves finding online opportunities. With this form of networking, you want to make real connections.

You should reach out to everyone who is suggested to you by LinkedIn as a connection and give them a compelling reason to accept your request. Most human resource professionals have LinkedIn pages, so make sure to look among your connections to see who is connected to them. LinkedIn is a place where people go to network, so people expect to be asked for help.

An effective way to make real connections and better engage with the people in your network is to personalize your request to connect to a person. Also, it's important to post, like, share and comment regularly, and once in a while, use images because they will increase the chances of people engaging with you.

When using Facebook, join both local and national human resources groups in your area of interest and participate constructively in discussions. Make sure that you always have something to add to the conversation and never be negative. Follow up with a message if you connect with someone.

If you see that people like something you do, make sure to connect with them because once you have a conversation with them, their contacts will see you, which can quickly lead to more meaningful connections for you.

Twitter is a highly democratic forum. Feel free to take a shot at connecting with people who you would otherwise never be able to speak with like top executives. The way to successfully navigate Twitter is to be bold and approach everyone because you lose nothing.

However, first impressions do matter, even on Twitter, so ensure your profile is a good representation of you. Also, be sure to act in an appropriate way with each person you connect with. Regularly monitoring Twitter will give you an insight into how you can make a good first impression with the people you want to get to connect with.

After you have reached out to your first network and used social media, look for local organizations.

Many cities have local organizations where professionals can connect. For human resources connections, check to see if there is a local chapter of an organization like SHRM. If they are running an event locally, make sure that you attend. Also, consider finding a local chamber of commerce or business gathering because every company represented should have a human resources function.

You should also consider going to conferences for human resources jobs.

Some of the top human resources conference where you can network include the HCI Workforce Planning & People Analytics Conference, SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference and the Health and Benefits Leadership Conference. Make connections at the breaks and try to engage with the presenters and panelists about their talks.

Networking tips

Networking is a business activity so always make sure you remain professional and think of every contact as work-related. If you are going to an event, make sure to dress with the appropriate degree of formality. Make sure that you have your contact information handy to make it easy for someone to take down your details. Preferably, this should be done through business cards because not everyone wants to enter your information into their device. Another tip from this guide to networking for human resources jobs is that you should always try to offer whatever help you can to the person with whom you are speaking to make it a two-way relationship where you are not just in the role of recipient.

Common mistakes

Any contact that you make is a valuable one and you should always make sure to follow-up. Having a discussion and not getting back to the person with a "thank you" means that the conversation is forgotten. At the same time, you need to make sure that you are not insincere. There is a fine line between networking and appearing to be using someone to help you. Insincerity is what causes you to cross that line. Spending too much time talking during a conversation is also a common networking mistake since the point of the conversation is to hear what someone else has to say.