Emerging Professionals

Melissa Carrillo PHR, SHRM-CP

 Emerging Professionals Director

“Emerging Professionals”  February 2018 Update

All professionals start somewhere…and it is usually at the beginning! Through education, experience, resource sharing and connections, our seasoned Texas HR professionals have risen and come forth to take the HR field one step further.

Whether you are a college student who is ready to emerge into the workforce, or whether you are a professional seeking a career change, our committee is committed to providing you with the tools needed to be a successful professional in the HR career:

  • Education:
    • Whether it is formal classroom education, online webinars, or chapter workshops, education in the HR profession is important for emerging leaders to develop the operational skill, knowledge and abilities needed to successfully perform.
  • Experience:
    • Emerging leaders excel when a combination of education and tactical experience is gained! Professional internships, job shadowing and other tools can be used to provide this much needed and valuable experience.
  • Resource Sharing:
    • Serving as ONE HR professional team in Texas, our committee believes in the long lasting value of resource sharing. When our emerging leaders are beginning their career, they may not always have an idea of where to go to begin a particular project; however, when able to share resources with those who have already been down that path, our emerging leaders gain insight on how best to move a project or endeavor forward!
  • Connections:
    • Most importantly, our committee is excited to help your emerging leaders connect with those seasoned professionals who have been in the field for some time now. We believe that the future of this field depends largely on those who come behind us, and as a result we are dedicated to sharing our knowledge and growing the new and emerging talent!

TEXAS SHRM is committed to helping local chapters create, or enhance their current strategy when it comes to developing successful HR professionals! This is done when chapters create plans that will focus on the mission at hand – cultivate your emerging leaders!!

As your Emerging Professionals Director, I am committed to helping you connect with those that are starting out in the profession of HR that we love and respect so much. Should you need any information on the formation of such plan, or should you need help connecting with emerging professionals in your area, please reach out to us at melcarrillo@epcounty.com. We look forward to working with you on the development of your emerging talent!

 

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