Recently, our very own HR Consultant, Tracey Holdsworth wrote a piece for Human Resources Media as the Career Tip of the Month. See below for some fascinating insight from an unusual source.

While I have some significant work and life experiences under my belt, there is nothing like a know-it-all teenage daughter to remind you of what is important. Miss L is at the age where casual work looks like a good way to support her fashion addiction. A local fast food chain was advertising casual work so I suggested them as a potential employer. I was slapped down in 0.1 seconds. Miss L does "not eat there, does not like their food. Have never! Will never!''. A roll of the eyes, conversation over. Financial reward was not enough motivation.

Take a moment to identify the type of industry, product or service that is the right fit for you and that you are passionate about. As HR professionals, we are continuously marketing and promoting our organisation to potential and existing employees. To do this really well, we must be genuinely passionate about the products or services our employer provides.

Success and progression in your current role – or success at interview – is underpinned by the genuine connection and engagement you demonstrate towards the product or service of the organisation. "Life is short – do it with passion or not at all."

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