Human Resources Specialists

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HR Coordinator (Human Resources Coordinator), HR Generalist (Human Resources Generalist), Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Recruiter

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What they do:
Recruit, screen, interview, or place individuals within an organization. May perform other activities in multiple human resources areas.
On the job, you would:
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).



  • human resources (HR)
  • administrative services

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Safety and Government

  • law and government

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills

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

Problem Solving

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


  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


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

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • Workday software Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Blackboard software
  • LinkedIn Hot Technology

Human resources software

  • Oracle Taleo
  • TempWorks recruiting and staffing software


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

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