Grad Bites: Working in HR
Chris Matchan has over 30 years’ experience working in HR (Human Resources), with a wide range of companies from multinationals to start-ups, and he now runs his own HR consultancy business. In this video, he discusses the work he does and shares valuable insights for anyone interested in an HR career.
Find out more about working in HR:
Why a career in the people profession could be right for you
Professional CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) qualifications are often a prerequisite for HR roles, particularly at a senior level.
Having worked all over the world, in a range of industries including high tech, drinks, sports and banking, Chris now runs his own consultancy, focusing on headhunting, coaching, outplacements, engagement surveys and teaching at various universities.
In addition to this video on working in HR, he also talks to us about setting up his consulting business, and offers advice on job applications and how to stand out in a competitive market: CVs and cover letters, psychometric testing, interviews, assessment centres and presentations.
See more from Chris:
Grad Bites: Job Applications
Tips on applications, writing cover letters & CVs
Grad Bites: Psychometric Tests & Personality Questionnaires
What are psychometric tests & personality questionnaires, plus tips on how to tackle them
Grad Bites: Interview Tips – Chris Matchan
How to nail an interview, from combatting nerves to handling awkward questions
Grad Bites: Assessment Centres
Why employers use assessment centres & tips to help you perform at your best
Grad Bites: Coping with Nerves & Stress
How to combat your nerves in stressful situations like exams or interviews, so you can be on top form