How to Become an HR Manager?

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Making a career in Human Resource is creating positive waves in job aspirants and freshers. Holding a post of an HR Manager is indeed a lucrative option and many are considering this option. Read ahead to know how to become an HR Manager – 
 
  • The foremost step to carve a niche in Human Resource department is to get a bachelor's degree. This degree would include studying social science, business administration, and labor relations. Other subjects would include English, psychology and economics.  
  • The aspirants must not waste their summer vacation time. Rather, they should pursue some relevant summer work or internships in the field of human resources. There are many companies who invite freshers and college interns to take part in their ongoing research or projects and earn credits. 
  • Having a graduate degree in hand is a useful tool in gaining a strong hold over the human resource industry. Though having a degree does not make much of a difference but it definitely increases chances of landing a lucrative job.
  • Having Master's degree in Business Administration with specialization in human resources, will lay a sturdy background to hold the position of an HR Manager. This degree will make the aspirants gain clarity over various organizational factors such as dispute clarification and resolution.
  • Find work in a human resources department and work in the capacity of either intern or a graduate. This would help in understanding the nuances of the department and make the incumbent comfortable in pursuing the managerial post later. 
  • There is great need of having a clear and concise understanding of various field and subfields of Human Resource Department such as compensation, recruitment, training, negotiation, employee welfare and organizational analysis.
  • Now after gaining enough exposure and experience pertaining to Human Resource Department, it is time to look for a suitable managerial post in a good organization and apply there. There are multiple sources from where job can be found such as online job portals, newspapers classifieds, and even job consultants. If you are a fresher, look for a good entry level HR job and then graduate to a managerial post. However, if you have gathered enough experience, than direct application for the same can be made.
  • Get an optional certification of an HR professional as having this would escalate your chances of getting hired faster.
  • There are several HR related software and applications also available that must be understood to make the work and processes simpler in understanding and executing them.
 
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Nisha Thakur is an employment and career consultant helping fresh graduates with career issues.  

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This article was published on 2014/03/08