Career Details for Human Resources Specialists

Human Resources Specialists

Also called:

Employment Representative, Human Resources HR Generalist, Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Recruiter

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.

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  • human resources (HR)
  • administrative services

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

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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.

  • 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
  • Human resource management software HRMS

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • SAP

Data base user interface and query software

  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft Access


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bachelor's degree or
some college usually needed

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New job opportunities are likely in the future.


per year, on average
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