Career lesson 18 is about to be the hardest for some of y’all.
I understand why you may think you know it all, you just graduated with your degree. You passed all your classes and got A’s on all your projects. You studied all the HR legal cases and you memorized the “steps to recruiting” and maybe even competed in a SHRM Case Study competition.
You probably don’t know everything about where you just started working though. You may know case-law and how to plot compensation, but you don’t know why the organization does things the way they do.
You don’t know what it’s like yet to be the benefits manager and sit with employees going through medical trauma who need your help understanding the benefits plan.
You don’t know what hiring managers needs are yet because you don’t know what they do yet.
You don’t know how to run an HR department yet, because you haven’t learned the business yet.
So for today, listen. Take notes. Ask questions.