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Human Resources Specialists

Also called: Employment Representative, Human Resources HR Generalist, Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Recruiter

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What they do:
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare or maintain employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.


  • human resources (HR)
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Human resources software
  • ADP Workforce Now Hot Technology
  • Human resource management software HRMS Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • LinkedIn Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology


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

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