The benefits of a career in Human Resources

…and how an internship abroad will help get you there!

Human Resources professionals play a very influential role at their firms. They establish company values and help to hire, train and support employees that make the firm succeed. Those looking to pursue a career in Human Resources need to be strategic thinkers who also have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Though the field may not be very glamorous, it’s an important, stable and relatively high-paying career with lots of amazing benefits.

 

6 benefits of a career in Human Resources

1. Staying power

Unlike most other career fields, Human Resources hasn’t changed much with the onset of technology. The knowledge and skill set required to succeed in Human Resources are more or less the same as they have been for years. Similarly, the career isn’t expected to change any time soon.

2. Competitive pay

A Human Resources career doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the salary. Though not as lucrative as some private sector jobs, Human Resources allows you to work in a humanist career field and still bring home a respectable paycheck.

 

a career in Human Resources

 

3. The “human” element

A career in Human Resources is unique because it’s all about working with and managing people, rather than data, money or information etc. For this reason, it’s essential to have strong interpersonal skills and a genuine passion for people.

4. Job security

Human resources departments are necessary in all types of industries, making it an incredibly secure career field that is, in fact, growing. Through year 2022 HR specialist jobs are projected to grow at a rate of 8%. That kind of job stability is difficult to find in today’s job market.

5. Your days can vary greatly

It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent 10 days or 10 years working in Human Resources – the job will never cease to surprise you. Human Resources professionals are used to taking on new projects and tasks that can vary greatly depending on the ever-changing needs of the company. It’s a job that really does keep you on your toes!

6. Influential role at your firm

Human Resources departments play an important role in managing a company’s most valuable asset – the people that work there. Having competent, capable employees who are happy and well-trained is the key to running a successful business. Human Resources professionals need to think strategically to get the best possible team on board.

 

a career in Human Resources

 

Why intern abroad?

Human Resources internships provide the experience that a young professional needs to launch a successful career. Learning the ropes at a Human Resources department at a leading firm abroad teaches a young professional what the job is all about in a real-world professional setting. The international aspect of the work experience in Human Resources adds an important component to the the experience, making it ideal to include on a resume and cite in a job interview. The Intern Group offers high-quality Human Resources internships in cities like Madrid, New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Medellín and London. There’s no better way to get ahead in this exciting and competitive career field.

 

To boost your career in Human Resources apply for an international internship today!

 

 

Sources: http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/business/blog/top-10-reasons-to-work-in-hr/

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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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