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Anyone have a career in human resources? How did you get your job? What was your educational background?

I want to work in human resources. I have a degree in economics and I'm not sure how to proceed. I've been applying for jobs in the clerical field, accounting, and one position as a human resources clerk. Is it hard to get work in HR?

Asked By: sweetnsassy - 1/25/2008
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Apply to the state Division of Workforce Development or the agencies that do the Workforce Investment Act. All they require is a bachelors degree in anything. The position is Employment Consultant. Here you will learn all about employment laws, unemployment, workers comp, tax credits etc...This is a way to get on the... More
Answered By: David W - 1/25/2008
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remember you cant be friends with anyone you work with if in hr because you might be told to fire them.
Answered By: Janie J - 1/25/2008
 
I would suggest that you attend a local SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) meeting in your city. It's a good place to network. You could also take some HR Classes at your local University. Human Resources encompases a broad area of knowledge that includes both Federal and State employment laws, companpy... More
Answered By: hvnlydiva62 - 1/25/2008
 
It's hard to get started in HR without any previous HR related experience, which sounds like the position you are in. It is good to hear that you are aiming for an entry level position to start. Expect the entry level salary to be much lower than you would receive in an entry level position in accounting or economics... More
Answered By: Jen - 1/26/2008
 
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