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I’m Justine Chiu.

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About Justine

Toronto, ON, Canada

What do you do?

I am in the field of “Human Resources”, often interchangeably referred to as “Talent Management” or “People Management”. I chose to study this field because when I was a little girl, I watched a matchmaking TV show and I knew I wanted to make important decisions about people’s relationships. I am early in my career and many things I do are not glamourous (lots of paper pushing and spreadsheet clicking), but I know what I can make out of the opportunities in my field.

I have an ardent passion for driving organizational effectiveness through the learning and development of people. That’s a fancy way of saying that I like it when people are informed and make decisions, so that more people win.

I believe that relationship building is a skill that matters in every stage of one’s career. It’s more than a “Like” on an Instagram photo, more than a comment that says “LOL”, or an e-mail response that says “Thanks!” to a task you asked someone to do. It means making someone’s day and inspiring others to do the same (for others; not for you, in return).

To me, Human Resources is not a job, and not even a career. It’s a calling. (seriously)

I love what I do and I look forward to the possibilities that I can create. Visit my LinkedIn Profile.

Blog

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