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HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE: A Combination Of Business & Psychology

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Mike, a retired human resources executive, tells us that he discovered his field through his college career counseling office. After taking a test and evaluating which of his university courses he enjoyed, his counselor helped him combine his interests in psychology and business and came up with the human resources field. He tells us that it is important at the start of your career to take all the jobs that nobody wants in HR because you learn a lot of necessary skills that will help you advance to the top levels in human resources.

Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations - Psychology
Job Title: Human Resources Executive

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

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$60,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
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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P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='340'>Hi</span> <span m='580'>my</span> <span m='770'>name</span> <span m='950'>is</span> <span m='1040'>Mike</span> <span m='1630'>and</span> <span m='2450'>I</span> <span m='2540'>call</span> <span m='2780'>myself</span> <span m='3310'>a</span> <span m='3710'>human</span> <span m='3990'>resources</span> <span m='4670'>executive,</span> <span m='5280'>I</span> <span m='5370'>guess.</span> <span m='6450'>And</span> <span m='6780'>now</span> <span m='7050'>I'm</span> <span m='7190'>actually</span> <span m='7760'>semi-retired</span> <span m='8690'>and</span> <span m='8810'>I</span> <span m='8900'>do</span> <span m='9090'>a</span> <span m='9180'>variety</span> <span m='9860'>of</span> <span m='10060'>human</span> <span m='10440'>resources</span> <span m='11010'>related</span> <span m='11460'>stuff.</span> <span m='11820'>But</span> <span m='12140'>for</span> <span m='12670'>30</span> <span m='13010'>years,</span> <span m='14080'>I</span> <span m='14250'>did</span> <span m='14610'>human</span> <span m='14920'>resources</span> <span m='15530'>work</span> <span m='15830'>inside</span> <span m='16680'>corporations,</span> <span m='17750'>mostly</span> <span m='18110'>large</span> <span m='18460'>corporations.</span> <span m='19260'>And</span> <span m='19470'>so,</span> <span m='19840'>let's</span> <span m='20490'>talk</span> <span m='20730'>mostly</span> <span m='21070'>about</span> <span m='21370'>that</span> <span m='21670'>I guess.</span> <span m='23200'>Human</span> <span m='23460'>resources,</span> <span m='24290'>I</span> <span m='24350'>mean</span> <span m='24560'>most</span> <span m='24790'>people</span> <span m='25030'>sort</span> <span m='25260'>of</span> <span m='25310'>have</span> <span m='25480'>an</span> <span m='25590'>idea</span> <span m='25950'>what</span> <span m='26150'>that</span> <span m='26360'>is,</span> <span m='26700'>but</span> <span m='27050'>I</span> <span m='27190'>think</span> <span m='27450'>it's</span> <span m='28010'>not</span> <span m='28250'>an</span> <span m='28350'>accurate</span> <span m='28760'>idea</span> <span m='29060'>for</span> <span m='29190'>the</span> <span m='29280'>most</span> <span m='29540'>part.</span> <span m='30310'>Because</span> <span m='31100'>it</span> <span m='31270'>is</span> <span m='31460'>sort</span> <span m='31800'>of</span> <span m='31840'>taking</span> <span m='32119'>care</span> <span m='32420'>of</span> <span m='32509'>all</span> <span m='32670'>the</span> <span m='32759'>employees</span> <span m='33430'>and</span> <span m='33540'>the</span> <span m='33630'>corporation.</span> </p><p><span m='34720'>But</span> <span m='35530'>nowadays,</span> <span m='36560'>the</span> <span m='36640'>role</span> <span m='36900'>of</span> <span m='36990'>human</span> <span m='37250'>resources</span> <span m='38140'>is</span> <span m='38770'>more</span> <span m='39040'>a</span> <span m='39610'>business</span> <span m='40130'>function.</span> <span m='40760'>In</span> <span m='40840'>other</span> <span m='40990'>words,</span> <span m='41830'>trying</span> <span m='42230'>to</span> <span m='42340'>help</span> <span m='42750'>the</span> <span m='42880'>company</span> <span m='43400'>figure</span> <span m='43860'>out</span> <span m='44380'>the</span> <span m='44540'>best</span> <span m='45060'>way</span> <span m='45590'>to</span> <span m='45720'>treat</span> <span m='46030'>their</span> <span m='46130'>employees,</span> <span m='46860'>and</span> <span m='46950'>the</span> <span m='47020'>best</span> <span m='47340'>way</span> <span m='47480'>to</span> <span m='47560'>use</span> <span m='47950'>their</span> <span m='48090'>employees,</span> <span m='49390'>and</span> <span m='49950'>how</span> <span m='50210'>to</span> <span m='51130'>sort</span> <span m='51410'>of</span> <span m='51490'>the</span> <span m='51580'>deploy</span> <span m='52090'>their</span> <span m='52260'>employees</span> <span m='53080'>to</span> <span m='53240'>accomplish</span> <span m='53890'>their</span> <span m='54050'>business</span> <span m='54630'>goals.</span> <span m='55800'>And</span> <span m='56060'>so</span> <span m='57010'>although</span> <span m='57490'>there</span> <span m='57640'>still</span> <span m='58110'>is</span> <span m='58510'>employee</span> <span m='58960'>relations</span> <span m='59590'>work,</span> <span m='59960'>which</span> <span m='60190'>is</span> <span m='60310'>kind</span> <span m='60520'>of</span> <span m='60620'>helping</span> <span m='60970'>employees</span> <span m='61400'>with</span> <span m='61500'>their</span> <span m='61610'>problems,</span> <span m='62780'>a</span> <span m='62870'>lot</span> <span m='63140'>more</span> <span m='63450'>of</span> <span m='63560'>it</span> <span m='63790'>is</span> <span m='64379'>statistical</span> <span m='65170'>work</span> <span m='65540'>and</span> <span m='65650'>analytical</span> <span m='66270'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='66800'>So</span> <span m='67450'>for</span> <span m='67530'>instance,</span> <span m='68090'>if</span> <span m='68530'>a</span> <span m='68550'>company</span> <span m='68950'>wants</span> <span m='69210'>to</span> <span m='69330'>open</span> <span m='69640'>a</span> <span m='69690'>new</span> <span m='69880'>office,</span> <span m='71320'>trying</span> <span m='71600'>to</span> <span m='71650'>figure</span> <span m='72040'>out</span> <span m='72210'>all</span> <span m='72500'>of</span> <span m='72600'>the</span> <span m='72700'>people</span> <span m='73140'>related</span> <span m='73600'>aspects.</span> <span m='74510'>What</span> <span m='74710'>kind</span> <span m='74910'>of</span> <span m='74980'>people</span> <span m='75380'>are we</span> <span m='75530'>going</span> <span m='75660'>to</span> <span m='75740'>need</span> <span m='76020'>for</span> <span m='76110'>that</span> <span m='76320'>office?</span> <span m='76730'>What</span> <span m='76950'>skills</span> <span m='77400'>do</span> <span m='77480'>we</span> <span m='77600'>need?</span> <span m='77950'>Where are</span> <span m='78190'>we</span> <span m='78290'>going</span> <span m='78410'>to</span> <span m='78460'>find</span> <span m='78860'>them?</span> <span m='79340'>How</span> <span m='79580'>are we</span> <span m='79710'>going</span> <span m='79840'>to</span> <span m='79890'>hire</span> <span m='80290'>them?</span> <span m='80360'>What</span> <span m='80530'>are</span> <span m='80570'>we</span> <span m='80690'>going</span> <span m='80840'>to</span> <span m='80900'>pay</span> <span m='81280'>them?</span> <span m='81940'>Where</span> <span m='82620'>to</span> <span m='82730'>put</span> <span m='82980'>the</span> <span m='83120'>office</span> <span m='83530'>so</span> <span m='83640'>people</span> <span m='84050'>can</span> <span m='84260'>get</span> <span m='84520'>there,</span> <span m='85580'>and</span> <span m='86100'>within</span> <span m='86580'>a</span> <span m='86620'>relatively</span> <span m='87290'>easy</span> <span m='87590'>commute?</span> <span m='88150'>How</span> <span m='88330'>do</span> <span m='88400'>we</span> <span m='88520'>make</span> <span m='88790'>it</span> <span m='88900'>an</span> <span m='89060'>attractive</span> <span m='89700'>place</span> <span m='90230'>where</span> <span m='90390'>people</span> <span m='90900'>want</span> <span m='91080'>to</span> <span m='91140'>work?</span> <span m='92030'>So</span> <span m='92150'>those</span> <span m='92510'>are</span> <span m='92610'>really</span> <span m='92950'>more</span> <span m='93370'>business</span> <span m='93790'>related.</span> <span m='93880'>And</span> <span m='94130'>of</span> <span m='94200'>course,</span> <span m='94520'>what</span> <span m='94710'>are</span> <span m='94780'>the</span> <span m='94940'>costs</span> <span m='95205'>going to be</span> <span m='95470'>of</span> <span m='95670'>the</span> <span m='96060'>employees</span> <span m='96730'>in</span> <span m='96840'>that</span> <span m='97070'>office?</span> <span m='97590'>And</span> <span m='98360'>can</span> <span m='98580'>we</span> <span m='98700'>afford</span> <span m='99130'>that?</span> <span m='99460'>And</span> <span m='99920'>what</span> <span m='100090'>do</span> <span m='100140'>we</span> <span m='100280'>do</span> <span m='100500'>about</span> <span m='100800'>those</span> <span m='101030'>costs?</span> <span m='101390'>And</span> <span m='101500'>how</span> <span m='101640'>do we</span> <span m='101830'>pay</span> <span m='102050'>for</span> <span m='102190'>those</span> <span m='102470'>costs?</span> <span m='102780'>So</span> <span m='102970'>there's</span> <span m='103110'>a</span> <span m='103170'>lot</span> <span m='103600'>business</span> <span m='104010'>related</span> <span m='105680'>analytical</span> <span m='106390'>stuff</span> <span m='106920'>behind</span> <span m='107470'>HR.</span> </p><p><span m='108445'>So</span> <span m='108700'>how</span> <span m='108890'>did</span> <span m='108950'>I</span> <span m='109060'>get</span> <span m='109320'>here?</span> <span m='109560'>Well</span> <span m='109990'>I</span> <span m='110140'>actually,</span> <span m='110650'>when</span> <span m='110800'>I</span> <span m='110820'>went</span> <span m='111000'>to</span> <span m='111070'>college,</span> <span m='111640'>I</span> <span m='111780'>was</span> <span m='111930'>sure</span> <span m='112190'>I</span> <span m='112210'>wanted</span> <span m='112400'>to</span> <span m='112440'>be</span> <span m='112660'>a doctor.</span> <span m='113880'>And</span> <span m='115380'>about</span> <span m='115670'>two</span> <span m='115820'>years</span> <span m='116220'>in,</span> <span m='116670'>I</span> <span m='116850'>found</span> <span m='117150'>that</span> <span m='117290'>I</span> <span m='117370'>really</span> <span m='117920'>didn't</span> <span m='118270'>like</span> <span m='118650'>the</span> <span m='119620'>medical</span> <span m='120050'>related</span> <span m='120560'>courses</span> <span m='121090'>and</span> <span m='121160'>the</span> <span m='121230'>science</span> <span m='121730'>courses,</span> <span m='122470'>even</span> <span m='122710'>though</span> <span m='122890'>I'd</span> <span m='123020'>had</span> <span m='123250'>a</span> <span m='123290'>lot</span> <span m='123520'>of</span> <span m='123630'>them in</span> <span m='123730'>high</span> <span m='123920'>school</span> <span m='124360'>and thought</span> <span m='124570'>I</span> <span m='124650'>liked</span> <span m='124910'>them.</span> <span m='125630'>So</span> <span m='125790'>I</span> <span m='125950'>really</span> <span m='126530'>had</span> <span m='126770'>a</span> <span m='126830'>sort</span> <span m='127100'>of</span> <span m='127240'>a</span> <span m='128139'>trauma.</span> <span m='129630'>This</span> <span m='129810'>had</span> <span m='129930'>been</span> <span m='130110'>my</span> <span m='130250'>whole</span> <span m='130509'>identity</span> <span m='131070'>forever--</span> <span m='131420'>I wanted</span> <span m='131600'>to</span> <span m='131650'>be</span> <span m='131770'>a</span> <span m='131860'>doctor,</span> <span m='132230'>I wanted to</span> <span m='132410'>be</span> <span m='132510'>a</span> <span m='132560'>doctor--</span> <span m='132930'>and</span> <span m='133020'>now</span> <span m='133220'>all</span> <span m='133300'>of</span> <span m='133380'>a</span> <span m='133420'>sudden,</span> <span m='133760'>I</span> <span m='134030'>really</span> <span m='134300'>didn't</span> <span m='134540'>like</span> <span m='134810'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='135540'>So</span> <span m='136110'>I</span> <span m='136230'>did</span> <span m='136570'>what</span> <span m='136870'>people</span> <span m='137100'>recommend.</span> <span m='137470'>I</span> <span m='137510'>went</span> <span m='137720'>to</span> <span m='137800'>the</span> <span m='137920'>career</span> <span m='138170'>counseling</span> <span m='138620'>office at</span> <span m='139090'>college.</span> <span m='140100'>And</span> <span m='140270'>they</span> <span m='140380'>were</span> <span m='140570'>actually</span> <span m='141030'>terrific.</span> <span m='141520'>They gave</span> <span m='141750'>me</span> <span m='141920'>a</span> <span m='141970'>whole</span> <span m='142140'>series</span> <span m='142510'>of</span> <span m='142600'>tests,</span> <span m='143430'>and</span> <span m='143780'>the</span> <span m='143850'>bottom</span> <span m='144220'>line</span> <span m='144530'>was,</span> <span m='145430'>if</span> <span m='145490'>you</span> <span m='145610'>look</span> <span m='145780'>at</span> <span m='145830'>what</span> <span m='146000'>you're</span> <span m='146120'>doing</span> <span m='146380'>and</span> <span m='146640'>the</span> <span m='146760'>courses</span> <span m='147050'>that</span> <span m='147310'>you</span> <span m='147460'>like--</span> <span m='148290'>my</span> <span m='148420'>favorite</span> <span m='148770'>courses</span> <span m='149140'>were</span> <span m='149290'>psychology.</span> <span m='150720'>And</span> <span m='151800'>outside</span> <span m='152340'>of</span> <span m='152420'>class,</span> <span m='152880'>what</span> <span m='153040'>I</span> <span m='153120'>was</span> <span m='153330'>doing</span> <span m='153690'>was</span> <span m='153860'>all</span> <span m='154090'>very</span> <span m='154400'>business</span> <span m='154870'>related</span> <span m='155340'>stuff.</span> <span m='155770'>I</span> <span m='155850'>was</span> <span m='156030'>a</span> <span m='156080'>business</span> <span m='156450'>manager</span> <span m='156890'>for a</span> <span m='157080'>magazine</span> <span m='157760'>and</span> <span m='157900'>I</span> <span m='157970'>ran</span> <span m='158280'>a</span> <span m='158330'>printing</span> <span m='158740'>press</span> <span m='159190'>to</span> <span m='159830'>make</span> <span m='160110'>money.</span> <span m='161540'>So</span> <span m='161680'>they</span> <span m='161740'>said,</span> <span m='161910'>well</span> <span m='162040'>if</span> <span m='162120'>you</span> <span m='162210'>take</span> <span m='162640'>the</span> <span m='162850'>psychology</span> <span m='163890'>and</span> <span m='164070'>you</span> <span m='164140'>take</span> <span m='164430'>the</span> <span m='164510'>business</span> <span m='164900'>and you</span> <span m='165030'>put it</span> <span m='165260'>together,</span> <span m='165740'>you</span> <span m='165910'>get</span> <span m='166290'>human</span> <span m='166510'>resources.</span> <span m='167100'>So</span> <span m='168410'>you</span> <span m='168510'>should</span> <span m='168660'>be</span> <span m='168770'>in</span> <span m='168850'>human</span> <span m='169120'>resources,</span> <span m='169720'>they</span> <span m='169840'>told</span> <span m='170100'>me.</span> <span m='170270'>And</span> <span m='170390'>of</span> <span m='170490'>course,</span> <span m='170690'>I</span> <span m='170850'>didn't</span> <span m='171100'>have</span> <span m='171260'>a</span> <span m='171340'>clue</span> <span m='171630'>what that</span> <span m='172055'>was.</span> <span m='173110'>But</span> <span m='173540'>I</span> <span m='173680'>researched</span> <span m='174290'>it,</span> <span m='174430'>and</span> <span m='174510'>the</span> <span m='174550'>more I</span> <span m='174840'>researched</span> <span m='175155'>it,</span> <span m='175470'>the</span> <span m='175560'>more</span> <span m='175780'>I</span> <span m='175870'>felt,</span> <span m='176510'>yeah</span> <span m='176710'>this</span> <span m='176910'>is</span> <span m='177070'>really</span> <span m='177360'>kind</span> <span m='177580'>of</span> <span m='177640'>what</span> <span m='177800'>I</span> <span m='177850'>want</span> <span m='178050'>to</span> <span m='178130'>do.</span> <span m='178400'>It's</span> <span m='178560'>a</span> <span m='178630'>nice</span> <span m='178930'>combination</span> <span m='179570'>of</span> <span m='179630'>the</span> <span m='179720'>people</span> <span m='180030'>side</span> <span m='180830'>and</span> <span m='180960'>the</span> <span m='181030'>business</span> <span m='181400'>side.</span> </p><p><span m='182190'>So</span> <span m='182500'>I</span> <span m='182600'>switched</span> <span m='183220'>my</span> <span m='183340'>whole</span> <span m='183540'>orientation,</span> <span m='184370'>I</span> <span m='185310'>majored</span> <span m='185680'>in</span> <span m='185770'>psychology,</span> <span m='187110'>and</span> <span m='187390'>then</span> <span m='188110'>I</span> <span m='188880'>really</span> <span m='189150'>didn't</span> <span m='189390'>have</span> <span m='189700'>any</span> <span m='189950'>formal</span> <span m='190380'>business</span> <span m='190770'>experience</span> <span m='191065'>and</span> <span m='191360'>I</span> <span m='191520'>hadn't had</span> <span m='191760'>any</span> <span m='191980'>business</span> <span m='192360'>courses.</span> <span m='192770'>So</span> <span m='192920'>I</span> <span m='193020'>decided</span> <span m='193550'>after</span> <span m='193810'>I</span> <span m='193830'>got</span> <span m='194020'>my</span> <span m='194130'>bachelor's,</span> <span m='194560'>I</span> <span m='194630'>should</span> <span m='194850'>get</span> <span m='195740'>a</span> <span m='195880'>business</span> <span m='196300'>degree.</span> <span m='196650'>So</span> <span m='196780'>I</span> <span m='196860'>got</span> <span m='197030'>a</span> <span m='197080'>master's</span> <span m='197650'>in</span> <span m='197720'>business</span> <span m='198160'>administration.</span> <span m='199570'>And</span> <span m='200620'>from</span> <span m='200810'>there,</span> <span m='201920'>I</span> <span m='202140'>started</span> <span m='202590'>interviewing</span> <span m='203080'>for</span> <span m='203620'>HR</span> <span m='203990'>jobs,</span> <span m='204420'>and</span> <span m='204680'>I</span> <span m='204760'>started</span> <span m='205350'>into</span> <span m='205410'>HR</span> <span m='205950'>and</span> <span m='206450'>been</span> <span m='206950'>doing</span> <span m='207170'>it</span> <span m='207280'>ever</span> <span m='207470'>since.</span> </p><p><span m='208690'>Based</span> <span m='209020'>on</span> <span m='209110'>my</span> <span m='209240'>experience,</span> <span m='209960'>I</span> <span m='210020'>guess</span> <span m='210530'>my</span> <span m='210710'>advice</span> <span m='211130'>would be,</span> <span m='211230'>first</span> <span m='211500'>of</span> <span m='211590'>all,</span> <span m='211850'>is to</span> <span m='211910'>get</span> <span m='212180'>a</span> <span m='212230'>broad</span> <span m='212910'>liberal</span> <span m='213310'>arts</span> <span m='214280'>education.</span> <span m='215800'>Because</span> <span m='216090'>no</span> <span m='216150'>matter</span> <span m='216370'>what</span> <span m='216550'>you</span> <span m='216650'>do</span> <span m='216860'>later</span> <span m='217230'>on,</span> <span m='217720'>you</span> <span m='217840'>need</span> <span m='218150'>that</span> <span m='218380'>broad</span> <span m='218650'>background.</span> <span m='219000'>You</span> <span m='219350'>need</span> <span m='219570'>to</span> <span m='219650'>know</span> <span m='219850'>how</span> <span m='219970'>to</span> <span m='220060'>think</span> <span m='220570'>clearly</span> <span m='221110'>and</span> <span m='221230'>analytically,</span> <span m='221930'>you</span> <span m='221980'>need</span> <span m='222150'>to</span> <span m='222350'>know</span> <span m='222510'>how</span> <span m='222630'>to</span> <span m='222720'>solve</span> <span m='223050'>problems,</span> <span m='223960'>and</span> <span m='224180'>it</span> <span m='224250'>helps</span> <span m='224510'>to</span> <span m='224610'>have</span> <span m='224760'>a</span> <span m='224800'>broad</span> <span m='225110'>background.</span> <span m='225630'>Plus,</span> <span m='226020'>of</span> <span m='226060'>course,</span> <span m='226610'>a</span> <span m='226670'>lot</span> <span m='226920'>of</span> <span m='227010'>us</span> <span m='227500'>change</span> <span m='228220'>in</span> <span m='228380'>the</span> <span m='228470'>midst</span> <span m='228740'>of</span> <span m='228840'>our</span> <span m='229000'>careers.</span> <span m='229740'>And</span> <span m='230060'>if</span> <span m='230280'>you're</span> <span m='230560'>too</span> <span m='230710'>specialized</span> <span m='231400'>in</span> <span m='231480'>your</span> <span m='231620'>education,</span> <span m='231940'>it</span> <span m='232260'>makes</span> <span m='232460'>it</span> <span m='232550'>difficult</span> <span m='233020'>to</span> <span m='233120'>change</span> <span m='233490'>later</span> <span m='233860'>on,</span> <span m='234070'>if</span> <span m='234150'>you</span> <span m='234230'>decide</span> <span m='234690'>that's</span> <span m='234870'>what</span> <span m='235000'>you</span> <span m='235130'>want</span> <span m='235330'>to</span> <span m='235390'>do</span> <span m='236200'>or</span> <span m='236590'>if</span> <span m='236680'>you're</span> <span m='236790'>forced</span> <span m='237110'>to</span> <span m='237210'>change</span> <span m='237570'>later</span> <span m='237943'>on.</span> <span m='238690'>The</span> <span m='238830'>other</span> <span m='238950'>thing</span> <span m='239180'>I</span> <span m='239230'>would</span> <span m='239360'>say</span> <span m='239840'>is</span> <span m='241130'>volunteer</span> <span m='241780'>for</span> <span m='241930'>the</span> <span m='242020'>stuff</span> <span m='242330'>that</span> <span m='242450'>nobody</span> <span m='242750'>else</span> <span m='242930'>wants</span> <span m='243230'>to</span> <span m='243340'>do.</span> <span m='244510'>I</span> <span m='244570'>mean</span> <span m='244740'>that's</span> <span m='245140'>always</span> <span m='245510'>a</span> <span m='245550'>good</span> <span m='245740'>way</span> <span m='246210'>to</span> <span m='247020'>learn</span> <span m='247310'>a</span> <span m='247370'>lot</span> <span m='247760'>and</span> <span m='247950'>it's</span> <span m='248090'>also</span> <span m='248650'>a</span> <span m='248670'>way</span> <span m='248960'>to</span> <span m='249090'>prove</span> <span m='249530'>to</span> <span m='249680'>your</span> <span m='249950'>management</span> <span m='250650'>that</span> <span m='250740'>you're</span> <span m='250930'>really</span> <span m='251220'>serious</span> <span m='251800'>about</span> <span m='252130'>a</span> <span m='252220'>career.</span> </p><p><span m='253450'>So</span> <span m='254660'>a</span> <span m='254740'>specific</span> <span m='255200'>example</span> <span m='255700'>is,</span> <span m='255830'>in</span> <span m='255920'>the</span> <span m='255990'>human</span> <span m='256220'>resources</span> <span m='256750'>field,</span> <span m='257180'>a typical</span> <span m='257600'>entry</span> <span m='257890'>spot</span> <span m='258399'>is</span> <span m='258589'>being</span> <span m='258820'>a</span> <span m='258839'>recruiter.</span> <span m='259640'>And</span> <span m='259820'>people</span> <span m='260100'>think being</span> <span m='260550'>a</span> <span m='260600'>recruiter</span> <span m='260934'>is</span> <span m='261269'>glamorous.</span> <span m='262310'>It's</span> <span m='262580'>not</span> <span m='262790'>terribly</span> <span m='263170'>glamorous,</span> <span m='263690'>but</span> <span m='263850'>it is</span> <span m='264060'>sort</span> <span m='264290'>of</span> <span m='264380'>fun.</span> <span m='264780'>And you meet</span> <span m='264970'>a</span> <span m='265020'>lot</span> <span m='265220'>of</span> <span m='265290'>people</span> <span m='265880'>and</span> <span m='266200'>you know.</span> <span m='268300'>But</span> <span m='269310'>nobody,</span> <span m='270130'>well</span> <span m='270370'>typically,</span> <span m='270800'>nobody</span> <span m='271150'>wants</span> <span m='271400'>to</span> <span m='271520'>do</span> <span m='271830'>some</span> <span m='272060'>of</span> <span m='272150'>the</span> <span m='272270'>other</span> <span m='272740'>hard</span> <span m='273110'>work,</span> <span m='273440'>like</span> <span m='273640'>being</span> <span m='273870'>a</span> <span m='273960'>compensation</span> <span m='274780'>analyst.</span> <span m='275470'>It's</span> <span m='275680'>a</span> <span m='275730'>lot</span> <span m='275990'>of</span> <span m='276070'>numbers</span> <span m='276480'>work.</span> <span m='277870'>But</span> <span m='277990'>if</span> <span m='278070'>you're</span> <span m='278190'>going</span> <span m='278490'>to</span> <span m='278580'>advance</span> <span m='279150'>in</span> <span m='279410'>human</span> <span m='279660'>resources</span> <span m='280230'>over</span> <span m='280370'>the</span> <span m='280460'>years,</span> <span m='281010'>you</span> <span m='281160'>really</span> <span m='281410'>got</span> <span m='281600'>to</span> <span m='281640'>learn</span> <span m='282010'>compensation.</span> <span m='283240'>And</span> <span m='283570'>same</span> <span m='283810'>thing</span> <span m='284050'>with</span> <span m='284150'>training,</span> <span m='284590'>some</span> <span m='284740'>people</span> <span m='284990'>don't</span> <span m='285170'>want</span> <span m='285310'>to</span> <span m='285380'>do</span> <span m='285530'>training,</span> <span m='286320'>but</span> <span m='286770'>it's</span> <span m='287040'>important.</span> <span m='287690'>And</span> <span m='287880'>so,</span> <span m='288430'>probably</span> <span m='288840'>one</span> <span m='288980'>of</span> <span m='289030'>the</span> <span m='289110'>best</span> <span m='289400'>things</span> <span m='289650'>I</span> <span m='289740'>did</span> <span m='290170'>was</span> <span m='290320'>early</span> <span m='290600'>in</span> <span m='290700'>my</span> <span m='290810'>career.</span> <span m='291730'>I</span> <span m='291860'>did</span> <span m='292170'>everything</span> <span m='292790'>in</span> <span m='292870'>HR,</span> <span m='293730'>literally.</span> <span m='294290'>I</span> <span m='294430'>mean</span> <span m='294650'>I</span> <span m='294770'>like</span> <span m='295030'>to</span> <span m='295420'>tell</span> <span m='295620'>people,</span> <span m='295970'>I've</span> <span m='296170'>done</span> <span m='296390'>everything</span> <span m='296790'>there</span> <span m='296920'>is</span> <span m='297040'>to</span> <span m='297150'>do</span> <span m='297340'>in</span> <span m='297450'>HR</span> <span m='297880'>and</span> <span m='297960'>I</span> <span m='298010'>have</span> <span m='298240'>all the</span> <span m='298420'>scars</span> <span m='298950'>to</span> <span m='299030'>prove</span> <span m='299340'>it.</span> <span m='299950'>So</span> <span m='300110'>some</span> <span m='300340'>of</span> <span m='300450'>it</span> <span m='300500'>wasn't</span> <span m='300820'>easy</span> <span m='301150'>and</span> <span m='301260'>some</span> <span m='301470'>of</span> <span m='301580'>it</span> <span m='301670'>wasn't</span> <span m='302050'>fun.</span> <span m='302350'>But</span> <span m='302540'>I</span> <span m='302610'>really</span> <span m='302940'>think</span> <span m='303230'>it</span> <span m='303340'>formed</span> <span m='303790'>a</span> <span m='303850'>good</span> <span m='304080'>basis</span> <span m='304490'>for</span> <span m='304610'>my</span> <span m='304750'>career</span> <span m='305080'>later on,</span> <span m='305420'>and</span> <span m='305720'>really</span> <span m='306040'>allowed</span> <span m='306330'>me</span> <span m='306430'>to</span> <span m='306530'>rise</span> <span m='307000'>to</span> <span m='307100'>the</span> <span m='307190'>very</span> <span m='307560'>top</span> <span m='308020'>levels</span> <span m='308430'>of</span> <span m='308560'>HR</span> <span m='309200'>in</span> <span m='309320'>some</span> <span m='310370'>big</span> <span m='310750'>and</span> <span m='310890'>well</span> <span m='311180'>known</span> <span m='311460'>corporations.</span> </p>","file":{"id":265635,"video_id":"2708218627001","name":"70838400","duration":313962,"thumbnail_url":null}});