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TALENT ACQUISITION, IN-DEPTH: Easy To Get An HR Job

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Crystal is a Human Resources (HR) Assistant Director. Crystal tells us how it's pretty easy getting a job in Human Resources and has nothing to complain about her job. Human Resources also looks pretty similar from company to company she explains.

School: National University ; Purdue
Degree: Human Resources Management
Job Title: Human Resources Assistant Director
Employer: Pest Tech

Job Summary: Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other

Job Description

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also may handle human resources work in a variety of other areas, such as employee relations, payroll and benefits, and training. Although human resources specialists are employed in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in employment services, working for staffing and human resources firms.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$30,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, People skills, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Teamwork
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m='13440'>not</span> <span m='14650'>entirely</span> <span m='15850'>a</span> <span m='16270'>manager,</span> <span m='17140'>I</span> <span m='17240'>have</span> <span m='17970'>management</span> <span m='18440'>impact.</span> </p><p><span m='19500'>What</span> <span m='19740'>do</span> <span m='19820'>I</span> <span m='19960'>dislike</span> <span m='20350'>about</span> <span m='20540'>my</span> <span m='20650'>job?</span> <span m='21420'>I</span> <span m='22150'>actually</span> <span m='22620'>really</span> <span m='22990'>like</span> <span m='23240'>my</span> <span m='23390'>job</span> <span m='24070'>and</span> <span m='24260'>my</span> <span m='24390'>position.</span> <span m='26640'>Human</span> <span m='26860'>resources</span> <span m='27420'>is</span> <span m='27530'>definitely</span> <span m='28110'>the</span> <span m='28210'>field</span> <span m='28550'>I</span> <span m='28580'>wanted</span> <span m='28810'>to</span> <span m='28870'>go</span> <span m='29120'>in,</span> <span m='29430'>it's</span> <span m='30520'>a</span> <span m='30600'>different</span> <span m='31380'>company</span> <span m='31870'>I</span> <span m='31950'>work</span> <span m='32189'>for,</span> <span m='32900'>so</span> <span m='33180'>that</span> <span m='33390'>makes</span> <span m='33660'>things</span> <span m='33890'>challenging.</span> <span m='34540'>But</span> <span m='34980'>overall</span> <span m='35570'>the</span> <span m='35770'>human</span> <span m='36020'>resources</span> <span m='37870'>will</span> <span m='37990'>stay</span> <span m='38150'>the</span> <span m='38270'>same</span> <span m='39180'>from</span> <span m='39430'>company</span> <span m='39780'>to</span> <span m='39860'>company.</span> </p><p><span m='40880'>So a</span> <span m='41320'>key</span> <span m='41540'>decision</span> <span m='42210'>that</span> <span m='42510'>led</span> <span m='42790'>me</span> <span m='43150'>to</span> <span m='43430'>where</span> <span m='43690'>I</span> <span m='43750'>am</span> <span m='43960'>right</span> <span m='44170'>now</span> <span m='44430'>would</span> <span m='44770'>be</span> <span m='45060'>continuing</span> <span m='45520'>my</span> <span m='45650'>education</span> <span m='46250'>and</span> <span m='46410'>getting</span> <span m='46620'>MBA.</span> <span m='48421'>I</span> <span m='48830'>was</span> <span m='48940'>able</span> <span m='49260'>to</span> <span m='49980'>narrow</span> <span m='50400'>down</span> <span m='51010'>the</span> <span m='51130'>field</span> <span m='51560'>that</span> <span m='51750'>I</span> <span m='51890'>wanted</span> <span m='52260'>to</span> <span m='53010'>work</span> <span m='53400'>in,</span> <span m='53630'>instead</span> <span m='53910'>of</span> <span m='53990'>just</span> <span m='54180'>getting</span> <span m='54410'>a</span> <span m='54520'>broad</span> <span m='55170'>communications</span> <span m='55910'>degree</span> <span m='56290'>in my</span> <span m='56470'>undergrad.</span> </p><p><span m='57720'>How</span> <span m='57850'>difficult</span> <span m='58310'>is</span> <span m='58430'>it</span> <span m='58650'>to</span> <span m='58740'>get</span> <span m='58870'>a</span> <span m='58960'>job</span> <span m='59270'>in</span> <span m='59380'>my</span> <span m='59540'>current</span> <span m='59870'>industry?</span> <span m='60570'>It's</span> <span m='61530'>actually</span> <span m='62090'>pretty</span> <span m='62490'>easy.</span> <span m='63800'>Believe</span> <span m='64370'>it</span> <span m='64420'>or</span> <span m='64500'>not,</span> <span m='65610'>I</span> <span m='65880'>came</span> <span m='66260'>in</span> <span m='66560'>with</span> <span m='67030'>the</span> <span m='67300'>educational</span> <span m='67820'>background</span> <span m='68320'>and</span> <span m='68500'>no</span> <span m='68650'>hands-on</span> <span m='69080'>experience,</span> <span m='69670'>so</span> <span m='69820'>it</span> <span m='69960'>was</span> <span m='70150'>tough</span> <span m='70400'>for</span> <span m='70540'>me.</span> <span m='71320'>But</span> <span m='71570'>once</span> <span m='71790'>you</span> <span m='71930'>can get</span> <span m='73240'>a</span> <span m='73260'>little</span> <span m='73660'>bit</span> <span m='73880'>of</span> <span m='74210'>hands-on</span> <span m='74590'>experience,</span> <span m='75540'>it's</span> <span m='75850'>super</span> <span m='76120'>easy</span> <span m='76340'>so</span> <span m='76450'>you're</span> <span m='76570'>going</span> <span m='76680'>to</span> <span m='76720'>have</span> <span m='76860'>to</span> <span m='76940'>start</span> <span m='77180'>out</span> <span m='77420'>as,</span> <span m='77670'>like,</span> <span m='77790'>an</span> <span m='77870'>HR</span> <span m='78210'>assistant</span> <span m='78650'>somewhere</span> <span m='79780'>to</span> <span m='79910'>get</span> <span m='80060'>that</span> <span m='80220'>hands-on</span> <span m='80930'>work</span> <span m='81160'>that</span> <span m='81300'>you</span> <span m='81410'>need</span> <span m='81590'>to</span> <span m='81690'>move</span> <span m='81870'>up.</span> </p><p><span m='82650'>My</span> <span m='82840'>work-life</span> <span m='83290'>balance</span> <span m='84040'>is</span> <span m='84880'>pretty</span> <span m='85240'>fantastic.</span> <span m='86100'>I</span> <span m='86280'>just</span> <span m='86660'>changed</span> <span m='87100'>my</span> <span m='88240'>daily</span> <span m='88510'>schedule</span> <span m='89060'>to</span> <span m='89210'>start</span> <span m='89470'>later</span> <span m='89760'>in</span> <span m='89850'>the</span> <span m='89920'>day,</span> <span m='90880'>so</span> <span m='91060'>that</span> <span m='91190'>I</span> <span m='91270'>can</span> <span m='91470'>do</span> <span m='91680'>morning</span> <span m='91980'>workouts.</span> <span m='94420'>And</span> <span m='94580'>then</span> <span m='94850'>they're</span> <span m='95010'>really</span> <span m='95200'>flexible.</span> 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