Grad Bites: Starting a Business – HR Consulting

If you’re considering a career in HR (Human Resources), or going it alone with a business idea, this video is well worth watching. Chris Matchan, an HR professional with over 30 years’ international experience, talks about setting up his HR consulting business – the type of work he is involved in, the contrasts with corporate life and valuable tips for entrepreneurs.


Grad Bites: Setting up a Business – HR Consulting


Find out more about self-employment:

Chris’s recommended reading for entrepreneurs:

Good to Great’ by Jim Collins
Why some companies make the leap – and others don’t

Explore types of self-employment from entrepreneurship, to consulting & freelancing, the pros & cons of working for yourself, useful resources, tools, courses & more

For those Budding Business Brains…
Why more & more graduates are shunning the corporate world in favour of start-up life…


Find out more about careers in HR:

CIPD: Careers
Why a career in the people profession could be right for you

CIPD  (the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) is the professional body for the HR sector in the UK


About Chris

Having worked all over the world, in a wide range of industries including high tech, drinks, sports and banking, Chris now runs his own consultancy business: headhunting, coaching, outplacements, engagement surveys and teaching at various universities.

Chris features in several other HelloGrads videos about applying for jobs and making yourself stand out in a competitive market: CVs and cover letters, psychometric testing, interviews, assessment centres and presentations.

Chris Matchan – LinkedIn


See more from Chris:

Grad Bites: Job Applications
Tackling applications, writing CVs & cover letters 

Grad Bites: Psychometric Tests & Personality Questionnaires
 The difference between personality questionnaires & psychometric tests, plus tips on how to tackle them

Grad Bites: Interview Tips – Chris Matchan
How to perform well in interviews, from combatting nerves to dealing with awkward questions

Grad Bites: Assessment Centres
What employers look for & how to be your best 

Grad Bites: Coping with Nerves & Stress
How to combat nerves in stressful situations like exams or interviews, so you can be on top form