It has already become our tradition from time to time to look closer at careers in different fields and industries. It is our pleasure to assist our customers and readers to help with some tough career choices and resume writing challenges. This time we decided to take a closer look at a career in Human Resources. There are many people who would like to try themselves in this field as they believe it is interesting and there is plenty of room for growth and advancement. So if it is something you always wanted to try you may find this blog post very helpful. On the other hand, if you have never thought of it before this entry may be the starting point to start considering this career vector...
Breaking Into a Human Resources Career
As we have mentioned before, there are many people who are willing to develop a career in Human Resources. In addition to a wide range of development opportunities, the annual income for HRs is definitely above the average in the United States of America. But it is not that easy to actually have a successful career if you don't know what you should be doing while you are a teenager. The thing is that it is way easier to start a Human Resources career if you plan it all ahead when you are in high school. If you are still young then plan your education and work experience in a way that would help you get qualifications beneficial for HRs.
This type of career demands such personal characteristics and skills as good interaction with people, integrity, business management, and confidentiality. So that's what you will have to work on... You might want to start with education. Almost all HR positions require a four-year degree. A big plus if you have a degree in Human Resources or other subject related to managing personnel. There are special schools offering business degrees focused on specific careers so if you don't have one you can go with this option choosing the most attractive career in HR. Either it is a specialized or general career degree in Human Resources that you are pursuing you should still take courses or complete trainings on such topics as management, training, recruitment, etc. It would also be good to obtain certifications like SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) or PHR (Professional in HR) to increase one's chances of breaking into a human resources career. After you got your education settled, you need to find a position within the industry.
The job search process for HRs isn't really that different from most of the jobs out there. There are plenty of online resources were employers place different kinds of job openings. Additionally, you can look for specific online resources that offer jobs in the Human Resources Field. There are a couple of job boards offering positions in this industry. Also, don't neglect social networking sites as well as professional networking with your acquaintances. Lastly, if you are already working for a company, not in the role of an HR, it well may be that this very company may need one. You can always check whether you can to enter the HR department within the company. So get your resume ready and good luck.