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    March Meeting- Unwritten HR Rules: 7 Strategies For Advancing Your Career in HR Your Boss Won't Tell You About!

    Date: March 23, 2016, 7:30am – 9:00am
    Alan Collins
    Workforce Center of Will County
    2400 Glenwood Avenue
    Joliet, IL
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    Alan Collins is Founder of Success in HR. He specializes in providing insights and strategies to Human Resources leaders and professionals who want to advance their careers to the next level -- faster! He currently serves 12,000+ HR subscribers through his flagship newsletter, "Success in HR" ( and inspires countless others through his books, presentations and coaching.

    For eight years, Alan was Vice President - Human Resources at PepsiCo where he led HR and talent management initiatives for their Quaker Oats, Tropicana and Gatorade businesses. His business career includes 25+ years of HR experience in Fortune 100 companies

    Alan is the author of Unwritten HR Rules: 21 Secrets for Attaining Awesome Career Success in Human Resources, which has ranked among Amazon’s best selling HR books for the last four years. He has written six books and over 120 articles and white papers, some of which have appeared in the pages of HR Executive, HRM Today and Linked:HR. He earned his BS in Management and MS in Human Resources & Industrial Relations, both from Purdue University. His works can be accessed at


    This presentation will provide a simple roadmap of seven “unwritten” strategies for taking control of your HR career and managing it successfully. These are strategies that your boss or organization probably won’t tell you about and will be illustrated with actual experiences, case examples and anecdotes – not theory.

    Embracing these strategies is essential in today’s volatile and uncertain global economy where mergers, restructurings and rightsizings occur constantly…and where you are just one re-organization away from being out of a job.

    You may find this especially presentation helpful if your HR career seems stuck in a rut or if you've concluded that no matter what you do, no matter how hard you work, you're not getting the appreciation, advancement opportunities or rewards you want.

    This presentation is based on the Amazon HR best seller: Unwritten HR Rules: 21 Secrets for Attaining Awesome Career Success in Human Resources and presented by its author. This book is considered by many the “career bible” for HR professionals aspiring to reach an executive role in Human Resources or desiring to take their careers to the next level -- either inside or outside of their current organizations


    - Why being great at your job and generating strong performance reviews is not sufficient for advancing your human resources career in today’s competitive marketplace.

    - The 3B’s that really matter if you want to take your HR career to the next level.

    - The three types of relationships essential for moving your HR career forward faster: what they are, why you need them and specific examples of how they can help (or hurt) your HR career.

    -How to present yourself more powerfully and have more impact in your next HR interview.

    - A simple, practical seven-point game plan you can put into action right now that can give you an edge in differentiating yourself from the rest of the HR pack so that you’re  more marketable and enable job and career opportunities come to you.