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Working As A Self-Employed

  • 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

  • $56,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Self-Employed 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 Self-Employed

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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Self-Employed Demographics

Gender

Male

58.7%

Female

39.9%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

64.0%

Hispanic or Latino

14.7%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.3%

French

7.7%

German

5.5%

Chinese

4.3%

Mandarin

4.0%

Arabic

3.2%

Russian

3.0%

Italian

2.3%

Portuguese

1.9%

Swedish

1.7%

Korean

1.7%

Carrier

1.7%

Japanese

1.5%

Polish

1.3%

Tagalog

1.1%

Dutch

0.9%

Thai

0.9%

Dakota

0.9%

Hindi

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%
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Self-Employed Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.8%

Liberty University

8.1%

Kaplan University

6.4%

Ashford University

5.2%

Texas A&M University

4.4%

Purdue University

4.4%

Arizona State University

4.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.8%

University of Houston

3.7%

Oklahoma State University

3.5%

Texas Tech University

3.5%

University of Southern Mississippi

3.4%

University of Central Florida

3.4%

University of Maine

3.2%

University of Florida

3.2%

University of North Texas

3.2%

Florida State University

3.2%

Boise State University

3.2%

Pennsylvania State University

3.2%

Strayer University

3.0%
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Majors

Business

26.3%

Accounting

8.0%

Psychology

5.5%

Computer Science

5.2%

Nursing

5.0%

Criminal Justice

5.0%

General Studies

4.7%

Health Care Administration

3.7%

Electrical Engineering

3.6%

Management

3.4%

Education

3.4%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Communication

3.3%

Automotive Technology

3.2%

Finance

3.1%

Marketing

2.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.8%

Information Technology

2.6%

Cosmetology

2.5%

English

2.5%
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Degrees

Other

35.2%

Bachelors

30.2%

Associate

15.3%

Masters

8.7%

Certificate

6.2%

Diploma

2.1%

Doctorate

1.3%

License

1.1%
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Top Skills for A Self-Employed

  1. Customer Service
  2. Online
  3. Financial Statements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Retained customers and earned new customers by providing exceptional customer service and asking for referrals.
  • Designed websites and organized marketing strategies for online customers.
  • Prepared and issued financial statements, audit opinions and other management reports required per standards.
  • Employed a variety of materials for children to explore and manipulate in learning activities and imaginative play.
  • Performed Asset and Property Management/Leasing/Acquisitions-Dispositions/Site Selection/Broker of Record/Business Development

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