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The most common
topic you will find about the positive effects of HR when browsing the web will
be focused on the organization and its employees, but seldom how these effects
can also benefit university students. We will discuss how through the
lens of HR you can actually become a better expert in the area you are studying, even before you graduate. We will approach this topic from
two sides, one of them is understanding what HR managers look for in an
employee, how that can help you with your academic progress and consequently
your employment later on. We will by all
means avoid complicated metrics and make it as simple as it really is.
We all know that our years at university are not just about our love of the discipline we chose but also mark the path of our success in the years to come. So it's important for us to know what HR managers look for in a potential employee, and how we can make our CV and ourselves “marketable”. So the first step is very simple: just look at successful professionals that you respect in the field you are studying, and try to identify what sets them apart from the rest. Is it their soft skills? If yes, how did they nourish them? Did they join some university societies/educational simulators like MUN? Do they have in their CV some interesting seminars that you could also attend? The key here is to find the fine line of enhancing your skills as well as enriching your experience (and thus CV) with activities that will stand out in the eyes of HR managers.
The second angle from which we will approach in this is how do we incorporate HR practices in order to survive our years in university? HR has always stressed how important wellness is. So simply take care of yourselves! Set for yourself a realistic goal and turn it into a plan that will help you achieve that goal without having to pull all-nighters and stressing out a week before finals. By the way, that is good practice for enhancing some of the most desirable skills HR managers are looking for, planning and prioritizing.
Make sure you find your balance and then aim for the stars!
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