Leaving The Nest - Episode 15: Career Coaching Spotlight - An Overview of Human Resources HR with Becky Millis
At ROCS Grad Staffing, we often interview a ton of great candidates who are interested in working in Human Resources but they can’t seem to get their foot in the door. My guest today is here to share what her day-to-day is like and what a job in HR actually entails.
Hey there, listeners! Welcome back to another episode of Leaving the Nest. I’m your host, Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing. Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world.
Today, I’m sitting down with Becky Millis who works as an HR Director for a local company in Herndon, Virginia.
She’s here today to share her story with all of us, give some advice to those seeking a career in HR, and challenge us to explore new roles and opportunities where we may find our true calling.
I love having the opportunity to interview business leaders in the area, hear about their careers, and learn what it was like for them when they left the nest.
I’m very thankful that Becky agreed to join us, so I hope you enjoy our conversation!
Also, be sure to leave a review wherever you’re listening and share this podcast with the recent college grads you know.
In This Episode:
[02:21] - We’re introduced to Becky Millis.
[03:53] - Becky shares what her experience was like when she first left the nest.
[05:55] - This is how Becky ended up in HR.
[08:15] - What is HR and what does a person working in HR do day-to-day?
[10:20] - Becky’s finance background really helped out when she started working in HR.
[11:50] - What experience should a candidate have before they start looking for a career in HR?
[13:55] - Kathleen and Becky compare how different roles can teach all sorts of skills.
[15:49] - Becky gives her opinion on how the younger generations appear to change jobs more frequently.
[17:51] - The pros and cons to changing careers regularly.
[19:41] - Becky discusses why she loves her current company All Traffic Solutions, what they do, and who they do it for.
[21:44] - These are the trends that Becky sees when hiring entry-level employees.
[24:08] - Taking the time to learn about a role or review team members’ LinkedIn profiles is a big plus for Becky.
[25:33] - Becky’s daughter, Melissa, is doing great after trying several different roles to find what she liked.
[28:25] - The value of networking is very powerful and Becky hopes recent college grads take the time to hone these skills.
[31:04] - Kathleen wraps up the conversation.
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