I highly recommend this career as it is very rewarding. I would chose this career many times over and wouldn't trade my job for anything else.
My advice for those going into this career is to realize that although the pay is not good - the rewards are many and priceless.
The pros are flexible hours and ability to work from home. It is also fresh and new every day and rarely boring! The cons are low pay, time consuming and sometimes extremely stressful.
People should know that it is not always easy to work with others. Sometimes they are cranky, inflexible and demanding. At the same time, you get to know people from all walks of life and that is very exciting!
Human resources is an awesome career.
Human resources is a fantastic career for people who like people. I would recommend HR as a career if you are well-matched for it. The great thing about a career in HR is that it's interesting and there are so many different facets to it that you are always learning. The downside is that, though it doesn't get much respect for being one, the HR field is a very corporate-minded, bottom-line driven area of management. If you aren't interested in saving your company money, sometimes at the expense of doing "the right thing" you are probably not in the right field.
I enjoy my career as a Human Resources Manager. The biggest thing that I would have changed is that I would have went to college for it. There would be much more room for advancement and the pay, of course, would be better. The pros about my job is that it is very challenging. Keeping up with all the changing laws. Keeping the employer and the employees both happy, and the employer profitable. Coming up with new ideas on how to keep the cost of benefits down. Human Resources is a multi-faceted job.
Currently i am working as a ASSOCIATE PLACEMENT CONSULTANT. I just have one advice for people who want to pursue this career "Work hard and this is one of the best fields in which the return on your efforts is outstanding". Definitly I would recommend this career.And if i had to do it again i would like to go into this filed again. Pros is the return is the best as compared to other industries if one puts in his/her 100%.Cons are that one has to be very patient in this filed when dealing with candidates who are the number 1 concern in the placement industry as sometimes they don't turn up for the interview and yes one has to be very patient with the clients also. people should know that "placement" industry is the BEST.
I worked in executive search. It's a great way to meet people and learn how the industry works as you meet senior people. Its a stressfull industry to be in with constant presure to meet targets. It involves a lot of head hunting and inovative methods to gain accsess to information and people you're trying to head hunt for the assignment. Sometimes it takes 3 to 4 months to place a candidate. It can be a long drawn process with a closure not imminent.
It is a very bright field, as we know that nothing can be accomplished without individuals. The Human Resource Management is the field which deals with recruiting, training and development, motivating and retaining the efficient employees. So if there is no HRM then it would be difficult for any organisation to function because actually organisation is formed only by good and efficient individuals. If I would always choose to go into this career as there is great demand of good HR managers because any organisation wants to have right people which fit to its culture and this task can only be done by HR managers. As we know that all things have certain pros and cons so has HRM. The good thing is that one gets detailed understanding of how to select, train, motivate and retain people. The bad part is that one has to read much and if one are not a good reader than he/she cannot expect to be a good HR manager. So before entering any field it is essential for one to know all of this: What is he/she intrested into? Is he/she capable of doing what he/she is interested in? What are his/her strengths and weeknesses?
For people considering this career I would say that this is the best choice as in this career you deal with people,their likes and dislikes what they think.So it is a very good career as one is communicating with people and understanding human nature.
I would recommend this as the best career choice.
Yes I would certainly choose this career even if I had to do it over again.
The positives in this career are that one is dealing with people so its very interesting as all human beings are different.Human resource is very valuable in todays time and is treated as an asset so the importance of HR has increased.HR is now an integral part of the organisation.The work of HR is very challenging as dealing with people is not asy.
The negative part is that at times people in organisation may feel that HR is a support function so they may undermine their worth thinking that HR persons are not directly responsible for profits.
It is important to know that this career is very challenging as HR is a mediator between the organisation and people,so one has to be very efficient and be ready to face all kinds of challenges.
Be sure that you're comfortable being a problem solver. None of your days will be the same as the others, and often it is hard to keep your larger projects on track because of the distractions that come up with employees. The rewarding aspect is that you're helping your employees to earn money for their families and to maintain their lifestyles outside of work. Having a positive attitude about your staff is key. Also, I recommend taking human resources-related courses as an undergrad, or a SHRM-affiliate course if you are a career changer. There are some certifications, the PHR, SPHR and GPHR for human resources managers to aspire to as their career progresses.
I would recomend getting a master BEFORE you begin working. I would not recomend working for a staffing company in any capacity.
Pros are decent money and job security. Cons are that the oulook is bleak in that many HR functions are being outsourced. In fact there is a call center in India that is handling benefits questions for one of these companies. Although they cant outsource all of these positions this is a scary trend.
I think it is a great opportunity for people who went to school for Human Resources or love working with people. I would recommend this career for people. If I had to do it all over again I would. The pros are you get to work with people all the time. The cons would be that you sometimes have to let people know of bad news for example firing them. What people should know it can be a stressful job because there is something different all the time and its hard to predict.
I would reccommend this career for individuals who might also be interested in counseling, but not looking to make a full time career out of counseling. A position in HR offers the ability to counsel employees, play peacemaker, and also act as a salesmanager. The biggest con of this job is that it may often times require travel, especially for those who are involved on the recruiting end of Human Resources. If I had it all to do over again, I would choose HR as a second career, with a career in education being number 1.
Currently I am the HR Programs Management Director fo a large manufacturing company. A large downside is that no one knows what I do. I manage all Hr Programs for our company at the corporate level. Human Resources is a great field to go into but it can be difficult to crack the higher levels without an MBA. Also the pay is not nearly as good as other Director level positions say in Finance or Sales.