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SHRM Video Channel: HR Career Advice 

Listen to experienced HR professionals share their wisdom on how to land a job, develop your talents and prepare for the next stage of your career. New videos are added regularly, so check back often for the latest career guidance.

LATEST VIDEOS
 Conrad Venter

Situational Leadership
Conrad Venter, Global Head of HR at Deutsche Bank AG, explains how his leadership style varies to meet the needs of his clients and the specific situation.

 Lisa Bender

New Experiences Pay Off
Being willing to take on new roles—even ones that didn’t seem to be immediate steps up the ladder—worked well for Lisa Bender, vice president of HR at MITRE.

Finding the Right Job
Tips for HR Applicants

Tips for HR Applicants
Several seasoned HR managers discuss the things they look for when hiring HR professionals.

Jeremy Eskenazi

Recruiting on the Rise
Once considered an entry-level HR function, recruiting now offers significant career advancement opportunities, says Jeremy Eskenazi, managing principal of Riviera Advisors Inc.

Beverly Widger

Network Broadly
To expand your career, your network must reach outside the walls of your current employer, says Beverly Widger, SPHR, senior VP of HR at Claremont Savings Bank.

Diana Sadighi

I Should Leave
When Diana Sadighi, HR director for Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, realized she no longer fit an old job, it was the first step to bigger and better things.

Debbie Bullock

Never Stop Networking
Debbie Bullock, director of human resources for the Brandywine School District in Delaware, says HR professionals should network whether or not they are actively job searching.

Personal Development
Angela Hills

Authentic Leadership
It is more important to focus on being yourself as a leader, rather than trying to emulate the style of other successful leaders, says Angela Hills, senior VP at Blessing White.

Lewis Benavides

I Hate My Boss!
Lewis Benavides, Assoc. VP of HR at Texas Woman's University, offers real-world advice for coping with an insufferable manager.

Holly Curtis

Challenge Yourself
Volunteering to take on jobs she had never done before helped Holly Curtis, president of The People Perspective, gain important and varied experience.

Holly Curtis

The Benefits of an MBA
Getting an MBA helped Holly Curtis, president of The People Perspective, advance her HR career, gain credibility and gain a broader business perspective.

Dan Krick

Learning by Negative Example
Working for someone who did not manage people well became a learning opportunity for Lewis Benavides, SPHR, associate VP of HR at Texas Woman's University.

Dan Krick

Valuable Experience
Dan Krick, HR director for Lincoln Industries, says HR certification and experience on stretch assignments are keys for any professional's development.

Johnna Torsone

Reasonable Risk Management
Johnna Torsone, CHRO for Pitney-Bowes and a former employment law attorney, relates how she learned to "prudently manage risk."

Mark Fogel

Leaders Take Risks
To be effective, HR and other executives must be willing to take risks -- and learn from their mistakes -- says Mark Fogel, VP of HR and administration at Leviton Manufacturing.

Josh Bersin


Global Leadership Development
Josh Bersin, president and CEO of Bersin & Associates, discusses the increasing importance of global skills for developing leaders.

Tony Frost

The Business of Doing Right
Tony Frost, Executive Chairman of ITO International and formerly of the World Wildlife Fund, says business reasons are the most effective way to convince corporate leaders to do what is right.

Developing Skills and Knowledge
Conrad Venter

The Benefits of Global Experience
Conrad Venter, Global Head of HR at Deutsche Bank AG, discusses how his varied global experiences have benefitted him professionally.

Brian Cox

MBA or Master's?
Brian Cox, PHR, HR operations director, R&D, Lilly Co., believes it is more valuable today for HR professionals to obtain an MBA than a master's degree in HR.

Jennifer Krueger

Opportunity and Tenacity
Jennifer Krueger, SPHR, senior manager at Ahold, says HR professionals must seize opportunities to gain new contacts and experience, and be tenacious enough to get them.

Jamie Brown

Get to Know Your Staff
New managers make a key mistake if they don’t get to know their team on a personal and professional level, says, Jamie Brown, SPHR, director of professional development for Max Credit Union.

James Maher

Coping with Federal Enforcement
Experiencing an OSHA inspection and immigration raid early in his career provided valuable lessons to James Maher, SPHR, HR director at Day & Zimmerman.

Jack Smalley

Accentuate the Positive
Focusing on a subordinate's strengths—not his weaknesses—provided many positive results, recalls Jack Smalley, director of HR, learning and education for Express Employment Professionals.

Melanie Young

Career Benefits of Six Sigma
Melanie Young, VP of corporate HR at Arrow Electronics, says that learning Six Sigma techniques has helped her HR career in a number of ways.

Janet Yankee

Stretch Your Self
Janet Yankee, Sr. HR business partner at Fifth Third Bank, says HR professionals must always push themselves to develop new skills—and ensure older skills are up to date.

Dan Krick

Valuable Experience
Dan Krick, HR director for Lincoln Industries, says HR certification and experience on stretch assignments are keys for any professional's development.

Wendy Bliss

Project Management for HR
Wendy Bliss, J.D., SPHR, founder of Bliss & Associates Consulting and author of the SHRM book The Essentials of Project Management, offers tips on obtaining important project management skills.

Ed Cohen

Leading By Knowing
Ed Cohen, Chief Learning Officer for Satyam Computer Services, discusses why business acumen is critical to HR professionals' success.

Bob Fulmer

Know HR and the Business
Bob Fulmer, distinguished visiting professor of strategy at Pepperdine University and academic director at Duke University for Corporate Education, says HR professionals need to understand both the business and the profession.

Mark Fogel

Key HR Skills
There are several key skills HR professionals must possess to remain effective, says Mark Fogel, VP of HR and administration at Leviton Manufacturing.

Making Connections
Scott Warrick

Don't Be a Legal 'Enforcer'
Being overly dogmatic with legal issues is a sure-fire way to derail an HR career, says Scott Warrick, president of Scott Warrick Consulting & Legal Services.

Beverly Widger

Compensation Connections
Participating in compensation survey groups can provide HR professionals with valuable networking opportunities, says Rebecca Manoli, senior account manager with Pearl Meyer & Partners.

Beverly Widger

Network Broadly
To expand your career, your network must reach outside the walls of your current employer, says Beverly Widger, SPHR, senior VP of HR at Claremont Savings Bank.

Keith Ferrazzi

Overcome Negative Networking
Keith Ferrazzi, CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight and a well-known expert on networking, offers tips for making connections in uncomfortable situations.

David Pease

Mentoring for All Ages
Mentoring can help workers at any stage of development, says David Pease, VP of HR & Staff Development at Sebasticook Valley Hospital.

Debbie Bullock

Never Stop Networking
Debbie Bullock, director of human resources for the Brandywine School District in Delaware, says HR professionals should network whether or not they are actively job searching.

Mark Fogel

Building Business Partnerships
Mark Fogel vice president of HR and administration at Leviton Manufacturing, discusses how he became a business partner and built relationships at his company.

Beth Clark

Get Thee Three Mentors
Beth Clark, CEO of Allegro Training & Consulting, explains why any professional needs multiple mentors and how best to tap their expertise.

Debbie Bullock

HR: The People Profession
Debbie Bullock, HR Director for the Brandywine School District and Mike Losey, former CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, discuss the importance of valuing interpersonal interactions for HR professionals.