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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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Recruiter-Human Capital||Oz Management||New York, NY||Nov 22, 2016||$177,091|
|Recruiter-Human Capital||Oz Management, LP||New York, NY||Feb 19, 2016||$165,000|
|Director of HR & Recruiting||Salesforce.Com Inc.||Palo Alto, CA||Sep 06, 2016||$161,637|
|Director of HR and Recruiting||Salesforce.Com, Inc.||Palo Alto, CA||Aug 25, 2016||$161,637|
|Human Resources Recruiter III||Amazon Corporate LLC||Seattle, WA||Jun 06, 2016||$140,000|
|Vp-Hr & Recruiting||STTG, Inc.||Washington, DC||Mar 31, 2011||$120,000|
|Human Resources Recruiter III||Amazon Corporate LLC||Seattle, WA||Dec 11, 2015||$116,000|
|Human Resources Recruiter III||Amazon Corporate LLC||Los Angeles, CA||Dec 21, 2015||$116,000|
|Director of HR & Recruiting||Salesforce.Com Inc.||Palo Alto, CA||Sep 06, 2016||$113,069|
|Human Resources-Recruitment & Compensation Speci||YMHA & YWHA-92Nd Street Young Men's & Women's He||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2013||$100,000|
|Director of Human Resources & Recruiting||Shen Zhen New World Investment USA Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Jan 03, 2011||$73,000 -
|HR Recruiter and Benefits Specialist||Globant, LLC||San Francisco, CA||Oct 01, 2012||$70,000|
|HR & Recruiting Specialist||Dice It Solutions, LLC||North Brunswick, NJ||Sep 13, 2014||$67,974|
|HR Recruiter||Dice It Solutions, LLC||North Brunswick, NJ||Jul 20, 2016||$57,500 -
|Human Resources and Recruitment Specialist||International Trainee Network, LLC||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 26, 2012||$57,325|
|Human Resources/Recruitment Consultant||Andrew's Sons Inc.||Ontario, CA||Mar 01, 2011||$54,679|
|HR Recruitment Systems and Metrics Specialist||University of Southern California||Los Angeles, CA||Jul 20, 2015||$54,018|
|Manager Human Resources/Recruitment||Ardent Hotel Advisors LLC||Scottsdale, AZ||Oct 01, 2011||$54,000|
|Human Resources Recruiter Usa/Canada||Nemak Commercial Services, Inc.||Southfield, MI||Sep 23, 2016||$52,663|
|Human Resources Recruiter/Specialist||Browse Info Solutions, Inc.||Cary, NC||Jan 03, 2013||$49,130 -
|Human Resources Recruiter||Maxonic, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$48,314|
|Human Resources & Recruitment Specialist||J. P. Original Corp.||Industry, CA||Dec 25, 2010||$46,081|
|Human Resources Recruiter||IDC Technologies, Inc.||Milpitas, CA||Jan 23, 2011||$46,000|
|HR Recruiter||Enableit LLC||New York, NY||Jul 09, 2016||$45,500|
|Human Resources Personnel Recruiter||TRN Systems Inc.||NJ||Aug 15, 2015||$45,344|
|HR Recruitment Specialist||Precision Global Consulting, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 09, 2012||$45,000|
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