Are you interested in learning more about labour relations, communication, personnel training, and personnel management – but you aren’t exactly sure what jobs you’ll be able to apply for once you have completed your HR studies? Don’t worry; we have done the research for you.
Before applying for the following jobs, you need to know that the job market is filled with competition in the HR industry. This means you have to make sure that you have the right qualifications and a well-written CV, and that you are prepared to get involved and do some networking in order to find a job. Kristina (@HRecruit) tells UpStartHR that if you want to get into the HR field, you have to “[g]et connected! Be active in your local SHRM group and connect with other HR professionals! Find a mentor and utilize the heck out of them!”
Here are 4 entry-level jobs that you can apply for as an HR graduate:
Human Resource Assistant:
The role of an HR assistant is largely administrative. For example, Human Resource Edu says that these professionals may be responsible for some or all of the following:
- Recording employee information
- Responding to questions from employees
- Managing schedules for senior members of the HR team
- Assisting in the recruitment process
Even though HR assistant jobs mainly involve administrative tasks, the associated duties still fall within the HR industry, and this makes them a good entry-level option if you wish to gain relevant experience and to learn more about the industry as a whole.
Human Resource Co-ordinator:
An HR co-ordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining company policies and managing employee relations.
According to Human Resource Edu, “Human resources coordinators oversee issues related to employment, compensation, labour negotiations, and employee relations. Their work is often focused on improving HR policies, processes, and practices and recommending changes to HR management. To ensure efficient operations, HR coordinators perform a substantial amount of research, data analysis, and reporting as it relates to employee productivity.”
Human Resource Generalist:
An HR generalist is viewed as the “jack of all trades” within the human resources industry. Chron states that “[h]uman resources generalists may have expertise in one or more specialty areas of HR, but are generally proficient enough in each area to provide sound advice and direction to employees and managers.”
According to Alchemy Recruitment, if you are interested in occupying a generalist position in HR, you would have to be comfortable taking on the following responsibilities:
- Recruitment and staff logistics (including space planning)
- Employee wellness, health, and safety
- Performance management (in conjunction with senior management)
- Employee training and development
A recruitment officer is responsible for sourcing suitably skilled employees for one or more organisations. Daily tasks could include anything from placing job advertisements and screening candidates to conducting interviews. Recruitment officers working within a recruitment company may also be responsible for finding new clients and promoting the company’s brand.
Now that you have a better idea of what the entry-level jobs in human resources are, you can decide which course you’d like to study in preparation for your HR career.
Click on the links below to find out more about the HR qualifications available via distance learning at Oxbridge Academy:
- National Certificate: N4 Human Resource Management
- National Certificate: N5 Human Resource Management
- National Certificate: N6 Human Resource Management
- National Certificate: N4 Human Resource Management (Legal)
- National Certificate: N5 Human Resource Management (Legal)
- National Certificate: N6 Human Resource Management (Legal)