Hi Elpha friends,
My journey into the world of HR has been anything but straightforward. I started off at university as a pre-med student, passionate about helping people and thinking becoming a doctor was the best way to do that. Then I ventured into non-profit work, dabbled in clinical psychology, and eventually landed on pursuing my Master's degree in IO Psychology.
Six months into my first true HR role as a Recruiting Coordinator, I was impacted by cursed macroeconomic conditions and laid off. Now, as I do some soul-searching to find my next great role, I feel bombarded by advice to "find my niche," "build my brand," and "showcase my expertise."
In my professional experience, I have thrived most in opportunities to wear multiple hats and dip my toes into cross-functional water. Additionally, I'm an open and curious person who likes to look at things from multiple angles. Essentially, I am a generalist at heart.
In today's job market, does anyone have advice on how to market my skills and stand out in networking, job searching/applying, and building a meaningful personal brand?
Much appreciated in advance!