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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 Latino9.8%
Black or African American0.7%
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University of Phoenix21.2%
George Mason University5.9%
Michigan State University5.5%
University of North Texas4.5%
Arizona State University4.5%
University of Houston4.5%
University of Texas at Austin4.0%
Florida State University3.9%
University of Maryland - University College3.9%
Pennsylvania State University3.7%
Ohio State University3.6%
University of Central Florida3.5%
Northern Illinois University3.5%
Texas A&M University3.3%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Senior Recruiter||Avispa LLC||New York, NY||Jul 09, 2016||$177,395|
|Senior Finance Recruiter||MF Global Holdings USA Inc.||New York, NY||Feb 25, 2010||$175,000|
|Application-Senior Financial Products Recruiter||Bloomberg, LP||New York, NY||Apr 07, 2014||$160,000|
|Senior Recruiter||Google Inc.||Santa Monica, CA||Jan 23, 2012||$158,500|
|Senior Recruitment and Talent-Americas||BT Americas Inc.||Irving, TX||Jan 12, 2015||$153,795|
|SR. Recruiter||Citadel LLC||New York, NY||Mar 11, 2016||$150,000 -
|SR Mngt Assoc-Mngnt Systematization & Recruiting Transform||Bridgewater Associates, LP||Wilton, CT||Jun 06, 2016||$137,717 -
|Senior Recruiter||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Oct 08, 2016||$120,000 -
|SR. Recruiter||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Sep 04, 2015||$120,000 -
|Senior Technical Talent Acquisition Consultant||Talend Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Jul 09, 2015||$115,586|
|Senior Technical Talent Acquisition Consultant||Talend Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Jul 09, 2015||$110,000|
|Senior Recruitment Consultant||Earthstream Global Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 22, 2016||$100,000|
|Senior Recruiter||MUFG Union Bank, N.A.||New York, NY||Apr 25, 2016||$100,000|
|Senior Recruiter||Atlassian, Inc.||Austin, TX||Nov 03, 2014||$97,074 -
|SR. Talent Acquisition Specialist||Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Oct 11, 2016||$95,000 -
|Senior Recruiter||It Convergence||Redwood City, CA||Oct 07, 2014||$93,517|
|Senior Recruiter||Coeur Mining, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Jun 09, 2015||$92,000|
|Senior Recruiter||Coeur Mining, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Sep 06, 2015||$92,000|
|Senior Recruiter RPO||Korn/Ferry International Futurestep, Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 20, 2012||$90,000|
|Senior Recruiter RPO||Korn/Ferry International Future Step, Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 28, 2012||$90,000|
|Senior Recruitment Consultant||Michael Page International Inc.||New York, NY||Dec 05, 2011||$90,000|
|Senior Recruiter||San Francisco Health Authority||San Francisco, CA||Apr 21, 2014||$78,853 -
|Senior Recruiting Consultant||Sap America, Inc.||Newtown, PA||Sep 12, 2013||$77,095 -
|Talent Management Specialist-Senior||Cummins Inc.||Houston, TX||May 08, 2016||$75,600 -
|Senior Recruitment Consultant||Michael Page International, Inc.||New York, NY||May 01, 2015||$75,000|
|Senior Recruiter||Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.||Englewood Cliffs, NJ||Dec 01, 2010||$75,000|
|Senior Recruitment Consultant||Michael Page International, Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 01, 2011||$75,000|
|Senior Recruiter||Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Nov 07, 2011||$75,000|
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