Complete Guide toNetworking for Human Resources Jobs

0020 Capital Women's Care - Fulton, MD 

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as the first point of contact for coordination employee relations issues, new hire…

Fauquier County Government - Warrenton, VA 

The Fauquier County Human Resources Department is seeking an HR Generalist for the School Division and County Government. 457(B) individual retirement plan.

$20.92 - $37.03 an hour
Ashby Ponds - Ashburn, VA 3.6

Sources top-level talent and makes appropriate referrals to Hiring Managers to further screen/interview candidates for hire. 401k for all employees 18 and over.

$64,502 - $96,753 a year
FYI-For Your Information, Inc. - Arlington, VA 3.0

Opportunity to work remotely (per contract requirements). The Human Resources Assistant is responsible for performing a full range of technical and…

$68,000 - $78,000 a year
AllTransPack, Inc - Sterling, VA 

O Manages staff PTO requests and tracks employee hours and overtime. O Coordinates and conducts initial interviews, drug screening, reference and criminal…

$22 - $26 an hour
Peraton - Chantilly, VA 3.2

A minimum eight (8) years of overall experience in human resources management. The sites are staffed and managed to support the collection of biometric and…

Employment Enterprises - McLean, VA 4.2

Collects and analyzes HR data, and then makes recommendations to management. Administers human resources policies and procedures that cover two or more…

$30 - $34 an hour
Grammarly, Inc. - Remote 4.6

Coordinate day-to-day benefits processing, including employee questions, new-hire enrollments, life events, and terminations.

$94,000 - $192,000 a year
L2T - Herndon, VA 

Conduct new hire orientation, provide benefits briefing, assist with and track enrollment progress using Benetrac system. Holiday parties and networking events.

Estimated: $58,000 - $85,000 a year
Causal - Remote 

Support the recruitment function by coordinating with agency recruiters, scheduling interviews, writing job descriptions, supporting outreach efforts, and…

Estimated: $47,000 - $66,000 a year
Booz Allen Hamilton - McLean, VA 3.9

Ability to greet new hires on day one of orientation in person or virtually if starting remotely. Support the coordination and facilitation of all aspects of…

Ascension - Remote 

*Ascension's Fall 2022 Virtual Hiring Event* As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension offers you choices when it…

Files.com - Remote 

You'll get full Health/Dental/Vision Insurance coverage (plus 75% of Spouse/Family coverage too), 401(k) with generous matching, 11 Company Holidays per year,…

Estimated: $66,000 - $92,000 a year
TRESUME - Ashburn, VA 

Design and post ads on various job portals and social media platform. Craft recruiting emails to attract passive candidates. 0-1 yr relevent experience.

$30,000 - $40,000 a year

You’ll ensure the necessary support is also provided to commanders across all branches. You’ll be trained in document preparation, drafting requests, and…

$25,575 - $100,695 a year
Comfort Keepers - Sterling, VA 3.6

Desirable to have a minimum of two (2) years of related experience in a human resources and/or supervisory capacity. High School diploma or GED required.

$50,000 - $60,000 a year
Custom Human Resource Solutions - Remote 

Consultants may be scheduled anywhere from 10 to 30 hours per week. Hours may fluctuate based on business/client needs, but consultant availability is required…

$50 an hour
QSR International - Remote 4.2

Coordinate all employee agreements and other new hire (or acquisition-hire) paperwork. Coordinate the onboarding process and facilitate orientation for new…

Estimated: $46,000 - $64,000 a year
REI Systems - Sterling, VA 3.7

Drive talent acquisition including sourcing, screening, conducting interviews supporting REI’s recruiting life cycle to meet corporate and team goals.

Estimated: $72,000 - $98,000 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.