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This interviewee is a Human Resources Director at a digital company. Her typical day involves managing employees and managers, making sure that they have what they need to do their jobs and improve their performance. It was during her first job out of college, as an office coordinator, that she realized she loved people and wanted to pursue this career.

Degree: Politics and International Business
Job Title: Human Resources Director

Job Summary: Human Resources Managers

Job Description

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization's management and its employees.

On-the-Job Training


Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$60,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, People skills, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills

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