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Working As A Career Consultant

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Staffing Organizational Units
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $67,490

    Average Salary

What Does A Career Consultant Do

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle tasks related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

Duties

Human resources specialists typically do the following:

  • Consult with employers to identify employment needs
  • Interview applicants about their experience, education, and skills
  • Contact references and perform background checks on job applicants
  • Inform applicants about job details, such as duties, benefits, and working conditions
  • Hire or refer qualified candidates for employers
  • Conduct or help with new employee orientation
  • Keep employment records and process paperwork

Human resources specialists are often trained in all human resources disciplines and perform tasks throughout all areas of the department. In addition to recruiting and placing workers, human resources specialists help guide employees through all human resources procedures and answer questions about policies. They sometimes administer benefits, process payroll, and handle any associated questions or problems, although many specialists may focus more on strategic planning and hiring instead of administrative duties. They also ensure that all human resources functions comply with federal, state, and local regulations. 

The following are examples of types of human resources specialists:

Human resources generalists handle all aspects of human resources work. They may have duties in all areas of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, as well as the administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs. 

Placement specialists match employers with qualified jobseekers. They search for candidates who have the skills, education, and work experience needed for jobs, and they try to place those candidates with employers. They also may help set up interviews.

Recruitment specialists, sometimes known as personnel recruiters or head hunters,” find, screen, and interview applicants for job openings in an organization. They search for applicants by posting listings, attending job fairs, and visiting college campuses. They also may test applicants, contact references, and extend job offers.

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How To Become A Career Consultant

Human resources specialists must usually have a bachelor’s degree.

Education

Applicants seeking positions as a human resources specialist must usually have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field.

Coursework typically includes business, industrial relations, psychology, professional writing, human resource management, and accounting.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Some positions, particularly human resources generalists, may require previous work experience. Candidates can gain experience as human resources assistants, in customer service positions, or in other related jobs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many professional associations that specialize in human resources offer courses intended to enhance the skills of their members, and some offer certification programs. For example, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Although certification is usually voluntary, some employers may prefer or require it. Human resources generalists, in particular, can benefit from certification because it shows knowledge and professional competence across all human resources areas. 

Advancement

Human resources specialists who possess a thorough knowledge of their organization, as well as an understanding of regulatory compliance needs, can advance to become human resources managers. Specialists can increase their chance of advancement by completing voluntary certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources specialists use decisionmaking skills when reviewing candidates’ qualifications or when working to resolve disputes.  

Detail oriented. Specialists must be detail oriented when evaluating applicants’ qualifications, performing background checks, maintaining records of an employee grievance, and ensuring that a workplace is in compliance with labor standards. 

Interpersonal skills. Specialists continually interact with new people and must be able to converse and connect with people from different backgrounds. 

Listening skills. Listening skills are essential for human resources specialists. When interviewing job applicants, for example, specialists must pay careful attention to candidates’ responses, understand the points they are making, and ask relevant followup questions. 

Speaking skills. All specialists need strong speaking skills to be effective at their job. They often give presentations and must be able to clearly convey information about their organizations and jobs within them.

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Career Consultant Career Paths

Career Consultant
Counselor Program Manager General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Liaison Case Manager Clinical Manager
Director Of Clinical Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Liaison Assistant Director Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
11 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Business Developer Business Development Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Manager Director Of Sales
Director Of Sales And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Esthetician Specialist Account Manager
District Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Community Liaison Program Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Clinical Pharmacist Clinical Manager Career Manager
Managed Care Director
8 Yearsyrs
Esthetician Medic
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Specialist Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Medical Director Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Patient Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Pharmacist Clinical Coordinator Patient Care Manager
Patient Relations Director
10 Yearsyrs
Epic Consultant Physician Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Medical Director Chief Executive Officer Sales Specialist
Regional Accounts Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Epic Consultant Trainer General Manager
Regional Director Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Community Liaison Business Developer Business Manager
Regional Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Counselor Assistant Director General Manager
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Product Manager Sales Manager
Territory Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Career Consultant Demographics

Gender

Female

70.1%

Male

27.7%

Unknown

2.2%
Ethnicity

White

80.4%

Hispanic or Latino

9.4%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

2.0%

Black or African American

0.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.3%

French

8.7%

Greek

4.3%

Portuguese

4.3%

Japanese

4.3%

Yoruba

3.3%

Russian

3.3%

Vietnamese

2.2%

Italian

2.2%

Chinese

2.2%

Arabic

2.2%

Swedish

1.1%

Marathi

1.1%

Gujarati

1.1%

Hindi

1.1%

Mandarin

1.1%

Turkish

1.1%

Armenian

1.1%

Filipino

1.1%

German

1.1%
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Career Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

22.6%

George Washington University

5.3%

Webster University

5.3%

Illinois State University

4.9%

University of Florida

4.9%

Arizona State University

4.5%

Walden University

4.5%

Kaplan University

4.5%

Wayne State University

4.1%

Temple University

4.1%

University of Washington

4.1%

Johns Hopkins University

4.1%

University of North Texas

3.7%

Northern Illinois University

3.7%

Liberty University

3.7%

New York University

3.3%

University of Southern California

3.3%

Columbia University

3.3%

University of South Florida

2.9%

University of Illinois at Chicago

2.9%
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Majors

Business

23.4%

Nursing

16.6%

Health Care Administration

7.6%

Psychology

7.1%

Social Work

6.0%

Marketing

4.3%

Management

3.6%

Communication

3.5%

Education

3.3%

School Counseling

2.9%

Counseling Psychology

2.8%

Public Health

2.6%

Human Resources Management

2.5%

Pharmacy

2.4%

Accounting

2.3%

Sociology

2.2%

Mental Health Counseling

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Finance

1.6%

Elementary Education

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

33.8%

Masters

30.5%

Other

19.6%

Associate

7.3%

Doctorate

4.3%

Certificate

2.9%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.7%
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Top Skills for A Career Consultant

HealthCareProvidersHospiceCareConsultantHospitalsCustomerServiceFinancialMedicalEquipmentSkinCareProductsJobSearchTechniquesTermCareChildCareProvidersCommunityResourcesMedicaidDiseasePatientCareHospiceServicesHealthPlanSocialWorkersPrimaryCareSalesGoalsBusinessDevelopment

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Top Career Consultant Skills

  1. Health Care Providers
  2. Hospice Care Consultant
  3. Hospitals
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Offer consultation and recommendations to family members, significant others and other health care providers for effective interdisciplinary health care.
  • Served as a Hospice Care Consultant for Compassus in Meridian, MS.
  • Research, develop and obtain new short term rehab patient referrals from 5 hospitals in eastern NC.
  • Received regular commendations for providing excellent customer service.
  • Negotiate agreements using financial analysis based on the strategic goals of the organization.

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