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    What it Takes to Move into HR

    What it Takes to Move into HR
    Are you interested in working in human resources but fear you lack the experience? Many job seekers in this field are concerned about making this type of move. "Don't be afraid to apply for an opening," encourages Shannon Arens, a human resources specialist with Sioux City, Iowa-based Terra Industries Inc., a manufacturing company. "There's great growth potential." If you can't talk ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +72
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    Top Paying Industries for HR

    Top Paying Industries for HR
    Looking to get into HR and want a career that really delivers? Already an HR professional and want to take your career to the next level? HRPeople has done the research for you — Here’s our list of the top-paying HR industries. Find yours today! *Compensation and Benefits Managers* *Industry* *Employment* *Hourly mean wage* *Annual mean wage* Rail Transportation 140 $59.08 ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +35
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    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional
    Considering HR? Your timing is great. Human resources is transforming itself. Once widely viewed as mere tacticians, paper pushers, or in-office enforcers, today’s HR professionals are increasingly seen as integral to their companies’ business success. This growing strategic role means HR now has a place at the table where real business decisions are made, and that offers unprecedented opportunities for those ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +27
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    HR 101: An Overview, Part II

    HR 101: An Overview, Part II
    Congratulations! You've picked a career that has so many options we've had to divide our overview into two parts. Part I covered the roles of HR generalists, compensation professionals and information systems (HRIS) specialists. If none of those seem like the right fit for you, don't despair. Consider one of the paths listed on the following pages for your human resources ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    HR Career Path

    HR Career Path
    Climbing the HR ladder takes a combination of education, experience, and skill. The good news: HR spans so many disciplines that it is not uncommon for successful HR professionals to have widely varied backgrounds, either their first time in or if they depart and return to the field. Similarly, HR pros can follow a variety of career paths, depending on corporate ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    How You Broke into HR: Real Stories From Real People

    How You Broke into HR: Real Stories From Real People
    It seems like the number one question asked on the Human Resources message board is, "How can I break into HR?" These users followed their dreams. So for all of you who have hit the wall in your job search and are ready to give up, these stories are for you. Richard's Path to Recruiting I began a career in ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    How to Get a Raise in HR

    How to Get a Raise in HR
    You think just because you're in HR you shouldn't have to ask for a raise? The system will take care of you just like it does everyone else, right? You of all people should know better. Compensation systems have always been designed to attract,retain and motivate employee, and companies are always doing whatever they can to keep their star performers from ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Top Paying Specializations for HR Professionals

    Top Paying Specializations for HR Professionals
    In HR, you have the opportunity to specialize in a specific area, or work as a Generalist and wear many hats. Below is a list of the main specialty areas within HR that you may find yourself choosing from. We have also included salary information so you can match your interest with your earning potential. Click on the profiles below to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    HR Generalist

    HR Generalist
    Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little of this and some of that? Then the role of HR generalist might be right for you. HR generalists wear many different hats. One minute you may be negotiating your company's employee benefits package, and the next, you're interviewing a candidate for a director-level position. [widget:397] Want to find ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills

    Five Ways To Build Leadership Skills
    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss - the executive director of the organization - ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Temp in HR

    Temp in HR
    You've been trying to break into HR for a while now, so a friend suggests you contact a temporary placement agency about an opportunity in an HR department. At first, this sounds like a great idea, but now you're having second thoughts. Will this move help or hurt your career? Before you decide, consider the advantages and disadvantages of temporary work ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Get Inspired to Break Into HR

    Get Inspired to Break Into HR
    Good news: There is more than one path into the field of HR, as evidenced by these stories shared by Monster users. Follow their examples, and you may soon be the one sharing your success story with others. h4. Aimee's Journey from Social Work to Retail HR After a successful, draining, and not to mention underpaid, career in social work, I ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Worst HR Practices

    10 Worst HR Practices
    I've been in business for 13 years and have seen my share of mistakes made by business owners - many that certainly could have been avoided if they'd had a great human resources specialist to guide them. Here is my top 10 list of worst mistakes business owners make, along with advice on how to avoid following suit. 1. Failure to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Is Human Resources Fatally Flawed?

    Is Human Resources Fatally Flawed?
    Don’t think about it. Just answer me quickly: Is HR fatally flawed? How many of you answered yes? When I first started writing this in April, I said yes too. Yes, this has been on my mind since April, sitting in my draft folder waiting for me to answer the question. And I can tell you, if I waited until I ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    HR 101: An Overview, Part I

    HR 101: An Overview, Part I
    There is more to human resources than recruiting the hottest talent. In fact, this field offers many varied career paths, and the one you choose should depend on your interests. Learn what's available before you settle on a direction. Read HR 101: An Overview, Part II [page] HR Generalist Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    4 Ways To Earn Respect In Your First Job

    4 Ways To Earn Respect In Your First Job
    When you’ve worked so hard to get that first job after college, the last thing you want is to screw it up. Sadly, new grads do it all the time. The problem rarely stems from lack of knowledge or poor technical skills. It often goes back to something simpler: Your persona in the workplace, particularly during your first few weeks on ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Get into HR with 3 Steps to Success

    Get into HR with 3 Steps to Success
    Like many people trying to get into HR, Andrea Battle spent months applying for listed positions without success. Battle had decided to make the move from university administration to HR, so she initially focused on rewriting her resume to target her newly chosen field. However, she had little success when she applied for HR vacancies. "I knew I could convey my ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Advance Your Education: HRPeople Degree Center

    Advance Your Education: HRPeople Degree Center
    It can be difficult to find factual and well-written information about the different educational paths which lead to careers in human resources. What degree is right for the job you want? Which degrees generate real opportunities for job seekers, and which fail to make the cut? HRPeople has created a comparative degree guide to help you choose your path. We'll assist ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    An Important Message from the Editor of HRPeople

    An Important Message from the Editor of HRPeople
    In today's uncertain economic times, you - like many others - are probably focusing on saving more and spending less. You may be anxious about your job security, salary and employment opportunities. Over the years, I've found the best way to combat stress is to put together a plan and stick to it. Here at HRPeople we are 100% focused on ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5

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