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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 4 years ago | Rated: +26
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    STEP 2: Is HR Right For You?

    STEP 2: Is HR Right For You?
    Before you dive into the field of Human Resources, it's important to consider whether this is the right industry for you. Don't take HR lightly, it's tough work! Not only do you have to stay up-to-date on the latest HR trends and news updates, but it's also vital that you stay educated and properly certified throughout your professional career. Find out ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    STEP 1: Learn about HR

    STEP 1: Learn about HR
    What is Human Resources? Human Resources is a rapidly evolving function in today’s business environment. HR departments, formerly known as Personnel, dealt largely with the administrative function of an organization, such as handling employee benefits questions or recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new staff in accordance with policies established by top management. Today’s human resources workers manage these tasks, but, increasingly, they ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +72
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    STEP 5: Get into an HR Program

    STEP 5: Get into an HR Program
    It is always helpful to have an "internship":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/search or prior exposure to HR if you are applying for an HR degree. If you don’t have direct HR experience, however, don't give up. This is your chance to demonstrate that you understand what skills are required to be a successful HR professional, and what you have done to build your abilities accordingly. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    STEP 7: Consider HR Certification

    STEP 7: Consider HR Certification
    HR certifications require professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the core principles of HR practice and the application of those principles. If you have found an "HR specialization":http://hrpeople.monster.com/benefits/articles/135-specializations that you would like to pursue in your career, HR certification may be the right option for you. Here is a list of the best known certifications in the HR industry. h4. "HR ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    STEP 6: Research Salary and Employment Trends

    STEP 6: Research Salary and Employment Trends
    Whenever you consider a career in a particular field, it is imperative to research its current and growth potential. For example, if you repaired typewriters for a living, your career would be over by now. HRPeople has put together the critical statistics you need to know: how much you'll make, which industries are hiring, and where the jobs are. • *HR ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    STEP 9 - Get Hired

    STEP 9 - Get Hired
    Optimize your resume As a human resources professional, your resume is expected to be top-notch. Take this quiz to test its effectiveness and to see how your resume will stand up in the candidate poll. "HR Resume Quiz.":http://hrpeople.monster.com/quizzes/show/1 Do your homework before the big interview -by John Rossheim, Monster contributing writer With employers in more control of the labor market, candidates ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    CCP/CBP/GRP/WLCP

    "WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals":http://www.worldatwork.org/waw/home/html/society_home.html, an affiliate of "WorldatWork":http://www.worldatwork.org, administers the exams required for attaining the prestigious Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®), the Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®) and the new Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®) designations. h4. Why Certification? Certification speaks volumes about who you are as a professional. By completing our certification programs, you establish yourself as being ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    STEP 8: Expand Your Network

    STEP 8: Expand Your Network
    Join HR organizations There are a number of HR organizations that bring together HR professionals and students with the aim of advancing individual careers as well as HR as a whole. Joining an HR organization is a great way to meet people in the field, to learn about specialty areas and to network for a job. Most organizations charge a small ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    PHR/SPHR/GPHR

    PHR/SPHR/GPHR
    The "Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)":http://www.shrm.org offers three certification courses in Human Resources through the "Human Resource Certification Institute.":http://www.hrci.org h4. Why Certification? Certification sets those with the credential apart–or above–those without it. There are a number of advantages to seeking certification. Certification becomes a public recognition of professional achievement–both within and outside of the profession. For many, achieving certification becomes ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    STEP 10 - Continue Learning

    STEP 10 - Continue Learning
    Further Training As an HR professional, it is essential that you continue to uplevel your skills, even after you get the job for compliance reasons, to be able to train managers in your organization, and also to bring the newest best practices into your job. Find further training in your area here. Books Many HR professionals make reading a regular part ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    CPS/CTS

    CPS/CTS
    Since 1961, the "National Association of Personnel Services":http://www.recruitinglife.com has been certifying recruiting and staffing professionals nationally. Today, there are more than 10,000 professionals designated as Certified Personnel Consultants (CPC) or Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialists (CTS). Over 300 professionals are dually certified, a trend that continues to grow as the market and demand dictates more blended capabilities. h4. Why Certification? Certification is viewed ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +9
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    MBTI

    MBTI
    The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the leading personality test used in corporations today. An increasing number of HR professionals are involved in administering and interpreting MBTI results for which in-depth knowledge of this tool is highly desirable. The "MBTI Certification Program":http://www.mbticertification.org offers certification for a three year period. One must first become a qualified practitioner with at least one year ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search

    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search
    HRPeople's job search capabilities offer a lot more value to those searching for HR jobs than might be noticed at a first glance. We can help you find exactly the jobs you are looking for - this article will help you get the most out of your search for HR jobs. Seven Secrets: Power Job Searching Awaits We can help you ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    CPLP

    CPLP
    The "American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)":http://www.astd.org Certification Institute built the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance™ (CPLP™) credential to provide a way for workplace learning and performance professionals to prove their value to employers and to be confident about their knowledge of the field. The CPLP™ competency testing process requires candidates to pass both a knowledge exam and a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Tell Me About a Time When... Be Ready for the Behavioral Interview

    Tell Me About a Time When... Be Ready for the Behavioral Interview
    As soon as you hear the words, "Tell me about a time when...," you should be aware that your interviewer is probably using a behavioral interviewing technique. This technique uses your past experiences and behaviors as an indicator of your future success. In other words, if you can demonstrate through examples that you accomplished something before, the interviewer may have the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Internships and Your Resume

    Internships and Your Resume
    Looking for a proven way to jump-start your post-college job search, pursue a career change or just get an edge? Internships could be the answer. Here's how to use your resume to get an internship as well as portray your experience once you've completed one. The Internship Advantage Recent graduates and career changers have something in common: Minimal real-world work experience ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This

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