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HR Florida President Heather Deyrieux Discusses What Makes an Interview Candidate an Instant Hire with Girlboss

In the Girlboss article, “5 Managers On What Makes Someone An Instant Hire,” HR Florida State Council President Heather Deyrieux  shares insight on what job candidates should do before, during and after an interview to be a cut above the rest.

In her commentary, Heather recommends coming to the interview with ideas. Specifically, she noted considering the following questions: “How can you contribute to adding to the bottom line?” and “Is this in the form of development, cost savings, hiring the right talent, process improvement?”

Additional advice highlighted in the article includes acting confidently during the interview, but not getting too comfortable (e.g., checking your phone) as well as asking specific questions about the role to express you’ve done your research and are interested in the position.

Heather currently serves president of the HR Florida State Council, where she is responsible for establishing policy, strategies, goals, and objectives consistent with those of SHRM. She also provides guidance to elected and volunteer members who are responsible for accomplishing Council and SHRM objectives and is accountable for ensuring all Council activities, goals and objectives are reached.

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Heather “HD” Deyrieux, MSM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is the Manager – Workforce Planning with Sarasota County Government. As part of the Human Resources Team, she supports over 2,200 employees and 1,100 volunteers. She previously served in the private sector as Director of Talent at Dental Care Alliance, Director of Strategic Development at the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), and Director of Strategic Planning & Development with the Great Job Spot Network. HD has previously served as the President-Elect, Conference Director, Secretary, Treasurer, Emcee and other roles for the conference. Heather earned a Bachelor of Science in General Business and a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources at the University of Central Florida. Go Knights!

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