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LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, IN-DEPTH: Her Key Decision Was To Go Big Or Go Home

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Learning & Development Associate talks about what she loves most about her job, its greatest challenge, her key decisions, how hard it is to get a job in her industry, and work-life balance. Her job is very specialized, so it's not typical, but it's also not difficult. Work hard!

Degree: Personnel Management
Job Title: Learning & Development Associate

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
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$30,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
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20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
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Detail oriented, People skills, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Teamwork

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There's</span> <span m='20290'>a</span> <span m='20360'>lot</span> <span m='20560'>of</span> <span m='20620'>work</span> <span m='20980'>that I need to</span> <span m='21420'>do</span> <span m='21770'>and</span> <span m='22050'>get done.</span> <span m='22470'>And so</span> <span m='23185'>some</span> <span m='23440'>days,</span> <span m='23930'>I feel like</span> <span m='24120'>there's</span> <span m='24570'>not enough</span> <span m='24810'>time in the</span> <span m='25192'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='26340'>The</span> <span m='26743'>key decisions</span> <span m='27146'>I've</span> <span m='27550'>made,</span> <span m='30210'>one of the</span> <span m='30610'>decision</span> <span m='30850'>I</span> <span m='31000'>made</span> <span m='31460'>was</span> <span m='31830'>to</span> <span m='32280'>go big or</span> <span m='32590'>go</span> <span m='32900'>home.</span> <span m='33220'>I</span> <span m='33430'>started</span> <span m='33720'>in</span> <span m='34010'>a</span> <span m='34470'>company</span> <span m='34940'>right</span> <span m='35140'>out</span> <span m='35290'>of</span> <span m='35480'>college</span> <span m='35830'>that was</span> <span m='36271'>a smaller</span> <span m='36712'>company.</span> <span m='37153'>And I decided</span> <span m='37594'>to come to the</span> <span m='38035'>city</span> <span m='38476'>and</span> <span m='38920'>do something</span> <span m='39070'>a</span> <span m='39220'>little</span> <span m='39500'>bigger.</span> </p><p><span m='42528'>It's not</span> <span m='42976'>difficult to</span> <span m='43430'>get</span> <span m='43580'>a</span> <span m='43630'>job</span> <span m='43850'>in</span> <span m='43900'>my</span> <span m='44190'>industry.</span> <span m='44410'>It is</span> <span m='44900'>HR,</span> <span m='45580'>so</span> <span m='45895'>it's</span> <span m='46210'>not</span> <span m='46700'>too</span> <span m='46880'>difficult.</span> <span m='47450'>My</span> <span m='47710'>company</span> <span m='48080'>specializes</span> <span m='48670'>in</span> <span m='48960'>learning</span> <span m='49320'>development,</span> <span m='49706'>so it's not</span> <span m='50092'>your</span> <span m='50480'>typical</span> <span m='50670'>HR.</span> <span m='51250'>So</span> <span m='52260'>you</span> <span m='52440'>need</span> <span m='52760'>a</span> <span m='52800'>little</span> <span m='53000'>bit</span> <span m='53140'>of</span> <span m='53180'>background</span> <span m='54420'>HR-wise,</span> <span m='55340'>but</span> <span m='55685'>it's definitely</span> <span m='56030'>not something</span> <span m='56490'>that's difficult.</span> </p><p><span m='60130'>How do</span> <span m='60550'>I</span> <span m='60670'>balance</span> <span m='60935'>my</span> <span m='61200'>work--</span> <span m='62210'>what is</span> <span m='62680'>your work-life</span> <span m='63150'>balance</span> <span m='63620'>like?</span> <span m='64560'>My</span> <span m='64650'>work-life</span> <span m='64849'>balance is</span> <span m='65330'>great.</span> <span m='67708'>It's</span> <span m='68184'>definitely</span> <span m='68660'>something</span> <span m='69140'>you</span> <span m='69400'>have</span> <span m='69660'>to</span> <span m='69790'>work</span> <span m='70100'>on.</span> <span m='70390'>It's</span> <span m='70540'>hard to</span> <span m='70930'>separate</span> <span m='71320'>yourself</span> <span m='71650'>when you</span> <span m='71980'>go home</span> <span m='72415'>from</span> <span m='72850'>work, but</span> <span m='73285'>that's something</span> <span m='73720'>that</span> <span m='74155'>I</span> <span m='75030'>like</span> <span m='75320'>to</span> <span m='77250'>remember,</span> <span m='77910'>is that</span> <span m='78170'>works</span> <span m='78480'>stays</span> <span m='78660'>at</span> <span m='78770'>work,</span> <span m='79110'>and</span> <span m='79430'>life</span> <span m='79630'>stays at</span> <span m='79930'>life.</span> </p>","file":{"id":272795,"video_id":"2700696552001","name":"72286144","duration":82240,"thumbnail_url":null}});