Human Resources Managers

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Employee Relations Manager, HR Administration Director (Human Resources Administration Director), Human Resources Director (HR Director), Human Resources Manager (HR Manager)

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Aircraft Armament Systems; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F/A-22; Equal Opportunity Superintendent; Force Support, Special Operations; Personnel Apprentice; Recruiting Service, Tanker; Regional Band Apprentice, Trumpet; Regional Band Craftsman, Trombone; Regional Band Helper, Trombone; Regional Band Journeyman, String/Electric Bass
Army Reserve Career Counselor (Army Reserve); Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Cyber/Signal/Military Intelligence Immaterial; Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Force Sustainment; Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Infantry/Armor/Field Artillery/Combat Engineer Immaterial; Command Sergeant Major (CSM) MOS Immaterial; Force Development; Human Resources Officer; Human Resources Technician; Recruiter; Senior Human Resources Officer
Auxiliary Operations Coordination; Human Resource Management; Personnel Administration Specialty; Reserve Program Administrators; Yeoman
Career Planner; Career Prior Service Recruiter; Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA); Manpower Management Officer; Personnel Officer; Recruiter; Recruiting Officer-Marine Corps Total Force Expert-Recruiting Station Commanding Officer; Recruiting Officer-Multiple Tour Expert; Recruiting Officer-Operational Expert-Recruiting Station Executive/Operations Officer; Sergeant Major of The Marine Corps
Administrative Officer; Career Specialist; Command Master Chief (CMC); Conversion NEC FOR Force Master Chief Petty Officer; Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer; Intelligence Total Force Support; Navy Counselor (Counselor); Personnel Manager; Personnel Supervisor; Recruiting Supervisor
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force; Command Chief Master Sergeant; Force Support, ABM; Force Support, C2ISREW; Force Support, RPA; Force Support, Trainer (if Prefix P); Recruiting Service; Recruiting Service, C2ISREW; Recruiting Service, RPA; Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.
On the job, you would:
  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.



  • human resources (HR)
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Safety and Government

  • law and government

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Time accounting software

  • ADP ezLaborManager
  • Kronos Workforce Timekeeper Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Mentimeter
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Human resources software

  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • UniFocus Watson Human Resources Manager


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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