March 04, 2008
HR Consultants usually have an expertise in one specialty area. The most common ones are Compensation, Recruitment (especially Executive Recruitment), HR Outsourcing and Leadership Coaching. You can work for a for a company or as an independent consultant. Most consultants have deep expertise in their field, acquired through many years of work experience or through a Ph.D., or both. If you are interested in being an HR consultant it is best to try at the beginning of your career so that you can be trained early, or 10 years into it, so that you can claim considerable work experience.
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