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RECRUITING INTERN: I Learn Something New Every Day

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Dani, is working as a paid intern at a boutique recruiting firm in San Francisco. She shares the important role she plays in this company, as an intern, and talks about how she went about finding this position and why she decided to venture outside of her chosen major. Dani also talks about what's she's learned on this job.

Degree: Communication and Media Studies - Journalism
Job Title: Intern
Employer: Betts Recruiting

Job Summary: Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

Job Description

Human resources assistants compile and keep personnel records and data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons. They help maintain records, collect data and information, and respond to questions or concerns.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
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Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Military, Office
Personal qualities
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Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented
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m='10990'>have</span> <span m='11200'>to</span> <span m='11360'>say.</span> <span m='11730'>But</span> <span m='12130'>usually</span> <span m='12590'>I'll</span> <span m='12740'>come</span> <span m='13030'>in,</span> <span m='13400'>get</span> <span m='13620'>set</span> <span m='13800'>up</span> <span m='13940'>on</span> <span m='14060'>my</span> <span m='14150'>computer.</span> <span m='15130'>And</span> <span m='15310'>I</span> <span m='15430'>handle</span> <span m='15850'>inbounds.</span> <span m='16540'>And</span> <span m='16660'>basically</span> <span m='17070'>what</span> <span m='17240'>that</span> <span m='17470'>means</span> <span m='17820'>is</span> <span m='18090'>that</span> <span m='18680'>when</span> <span m='18830'>people</span> <span m='19210'>apply</span> <span m='19820'>to</span> <span m='19990'>try</span> <span m='20170'>to</span> <span m='20260'>work</span> <span m='20460'>with</span> <span m='20640'>our</span> <span m='20770'>company,</span> <span m='21600'>I</span> <span m='21780'>will</span> <span m='22990'>take</span> <span m='23190'>a</span> <span m='23260'>look</span> <span m='23460'>at</span> <span m='23550'>their</span> <span m='23720'>resume,</span> <span m='24630'>and</span> <span m='24940'>see</span> <span m='25140'>if</span> <span m='25260'>they're</span> <span m='25440'>a</span> <span m='25480'>good</span> <span m='25710'>fit</span> <span m='25920'>with</span> <span m='26120'>us.</span> </p><p><span m='26340'>So</span> <span m='26530'>what</span> <span m='26690'>we</span> <span m='26800'>usually</span> <span m='27250'>look</span> <span m='27500'>for</span> <span m='27830'>is</span> <span m='27980'>a</span> <span m='28060'>person</span> <span m='28530'>who</span> <span m='29590'>has</span> <span m='29780'>a</span> <span m='29820'>background</span> <span m='30480'>in</span> <span m='30940'>tech</span> <span m='31250'>companies,</span> <span m='31910'>and</span> <span m='32210'>has</span> <span m='32520'>some</span> 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m='55780'>LinkedIn</span> <span m='56080'>profile,</span> <span m='56530'>if</span> <span m='56640'>you</span> <span m='56750'>don't</span> <span m='56990'>already</span> <span m='57220'>have</span> <span m='57420'>an</span> <span m='57490'>account.</span> </p><p><span m='58170'>It's</span> <span m='58370'>a</span> <span m='58420'>great</span> <span m='58760'>source,</span> <span m='59200'>that a</span> <span m='59600'>lot</span> <span m='59810'>of</span> <span m='60030'>companies</span> <span m='60580'>look</span> <span m='60860'>for,</span> <span m='61550'>if</span> <span m='61690'>you</span> <span m='61810'>don't</span> <span m='62000'>already</span> <span m='62250'>have</span> <span m='62570'>one.</span> <span m='62980'>And</span> <span m='63940'>I</span> <span m='64030'>uploaded</span> <span m='64450'>my</span> <span m='64569'>resume</span> <span m='65019'>and</span> <span m='65129'>applied</span> <span m='65489'>through</span> <span m='65700'>LinkedIn,</span> <span m='66280'>and</span> <span m='66710'>got</span> <span m='66930'>the</span> <span m='66990'>internship</span> <span m='67540'>through</span> <span m='67700'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='68240'>I've</span> <span m='68430'>learned</span> <span m='68660'>so</span> <span m='68930'>much.</span> <span m='69180'>I</span> <span m='69240'>feel</span> <span m='69430'>like</span> <span m='69640'>I</span> <span m='69730'>learn</span> <span m='70030'>something</span> <span m='70400'>new</span> <span m='70560'>every</span> <span m='70900'>day.</span> <span m='71930'>Like</span> <span m='72250'>I</span> <span m='72310'>said</span> <span m='72530'>before,</span> <span m='72840'>no</span> <span m='73080'>day</span> <span m='73310'>is</span> <span m='73520'>the</span> <span m='73630'>same.</span> <span m='74110'>There's</span> <span m='74380'>not</span> <span m='74560'>a</span> <span m='74640'>typical</span> <span m='75710'>day</span> <span m='75880'>in</span> <span m='75990'>the</span> <span 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m='86700'>boss</span> <span m='87090'>out</span> <span m='87880'>with</span> <span m='88050'>whatever</span> <span m='88380'>she</span> <span m='88570'>needs.</span> <span m='89010'>Sometimes</span> <span m='90230'>that</span> <span m='90460'>means</span> <span m='91360'>helping</span> <span m='91740'>her</span> <span m='93030'>handle</span> <span m='93460'>emails,</span> <span m='94090'>or</span> <span m='94370'>pick</span> <span m='94560'>up</span> <span m='94730'>the</span> <span m='94820'>phone.</span> <span m='96110'>So</span> <span m='96270'>definitely</span> <span m='96740'>just</span> <span m='97180'>be</span> <span m='98490'>positive.</span> <span m='99230'>Keep</span> <span m='99410'>a</span> <span m='99470'>positive</span> <span m='99910'>attitude.</span> <span m='100730'>And</span> <span m='101690'>I'd</span> <span m='102070'>be</span> <span m='102260'>a</span> <span m='102300'>very</span> <span m='102570'>motivated</span> <span m='103220'>and</span> <span 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