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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.
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Hispanic or Latino11.6%
Black or African American0.7%
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University of Phoenix22.1%
University of Washington5.8%
New York University5.4%
George Mason University4.9%
University of North Texas4.4%
San Jose State University4.1%
University of Houston3.8%
Southern New Hampshire University3.8%
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee3.4%
Michigan State University3.4%
Georgia State University3.4%
San Francisco State University3.3%
University of Maryland - University College3.2%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Recruitment & Romance Language Coordinator||Duolingo, Inc.||Pittsburgh, PA||Sep 14, 2016||$90,000|
|Recruiting Coordinator||Professional Aviation Management, Inc.||Doral, FL||Jun 19, 2015||$86,520|
|Recruiting Coordinator||Professional Aviation Management, Inc.||Miami, FL||Jun 20, 2012||$84,000|
|Campus Recruitment Coordinator||Oliver Wyman, Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 06, 2014||$73,390|
|Director, International Recruitment, Admin & SSS||Kent State University||Kent, OH||Aug 18, 2015||$72,000|
|Technical Recruitment Coordinator||Teleworld Solutions, Inc.||Framingham, MA||Jun 09, 2016||$71,000|
|Technical Recruitment Coordinator||Teleworld Solutions, Inc.||VA||Feb 11, 2016||$71,000|
|Recruiting Coordinator||Inmobi||San Francisco, CA||Feb 25, 2015||$70,000|
|Recruiting Coordinator||Professional Business Concepts||Miami, FL||Oct 23, 2014||$63,752|
|Talent Acquisition Coordinator||Pro Unlimited, Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Dec 09, 2016||$62,400|
|Technical Recruiting Coordinator||Viva USA Inc.||Rolling Meadows, IL||Sep 03, 2016||$62,150|
|Recruiting Coordinator||Mediamorph||New York, NY||Aug 04, 2014||$60,000 -
|International Education Recruitment Coordinator||United Schools Association Inc.||Deerfield Beach, FL||Nov 11, 2015||$55,000|
|Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator||Barry University||Miami Shores, FL||Oct 05, 2009||$55,000|
|Recruiting Coordinator||The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Nov 16, 2011||$55,000 -
|International Recruiting Coordinator||Els Language Services Inc.||Princeton, NJ||Aug 31, 2013||$55,000|
|Recruiting Coordinator||Viva USA Inc.||Rolling Meadows, IL||Feb 16, 2015||$54,000 -
|Recruiting Coordinator||Viva USA Inc.||Rolling Meadows, IL||Feb 25, 2015||$54,000 -
|Recruiting Coordinator||Viva USA Inc.||Rolling Meadows, IL||Sep 01, 2014||$54,000 -
|Recruiting Coordinator||Viva USA Inc.||Rolling Meadows, IL||Sep 01, 2015||$52,000 -
|Talent Acquisition Operations Coordinator||Staples, Inc.||Framingham, MA||Nov 07, 2014||$45,409|
|Recruitment Coordinator||Leadership Village Academy Charter||New York, NY||May 27, 2014||$45,136|
|Social Media and Recruitment Coordinator||E.Magination Network LLC||Baltimore, MD||Oct 01, 2010||$45,000|
|Travel Nurse Recruiter Coordinator||PRN Health Services, Inc.||San Diego, CA||Jun 28, 2010||$45,000|
|Recruiting Coordinator||Grubhub Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 30, 2014||$45,000|
|Faculty Recruitment Coordinator-(Executive Secre||University of Michigan||Ann Arbor, MI||Feb 09, 2012||$44,334|
|Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (Executive Secretary)||University of Michigan||Ann Arbor, MI||Feb 09, 2015||$44,334|
|Recruiter Coordinator||Innovo Staffing LLC||New York, NY||Sep 23, 2016||$44,077|
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