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Want To Start A Career In Human Resources? (HR)

June 7, 2021
women in human resources

If you’re looking for a well-rounded education that will open as many doors as possible, look no further than our Executive Business Administration program. It’s great for someone who has been in business for a while and is looking to upgrade their skills or someone who is just starting out. It’s the kind of program that will open a TON of doors. Why? Because it covers the four major knowledge areas that anyone going into business or starting a business needs to know about: marketing, administration, human resources, and accounting.

Today we want to talk about Human Resources (HR). Human Resources is an area that we’re asked a lot about. It’s a growing field and a fantastic way to build a career in business.

Human resources (HR) is the department or person within a business that is responsible for all things worker-related. That includes recruiting, selecting, hiring, onboarding, training, and promoting employees.

HR professionals are also responsible for staying on top of new legislation guiding how workers need to be treated during the hiring and working process.

It’s a lot, and a keen understanding of people, conflict management approaches, and even where to find and access legislation is key to doing it right. In any sized company having and keeping good people is truly the key to success. A solid background in HR (like the one you’ll get at Willis College!), will give you the skills to make sure your team is solid and all working to lead the company toward success.

Is HR right for you?

In addition to a great education, an HR specialist also needs certain soft skills (personal qualities) to succeed in this occupation. For example, interviewing job candidates requires an HR professional  to have strong listening skills. He or she also needs excellent interpersonal skills including, social perceptiveness (the awareness of another person’s reactions), excellent speaking skills,  the ability to convey information through writing, sound judgment, and superior decision-making skills.

Jobs in HR will probably be within an office environment so if you’re looking for a 9 to 5, traditional opportunity this will work well for you. Picture yourself in a smart business suit working with and supporting a team. This is a position that makes a big impact and you’ll absolutely have the opportunity to make your mark on any organization that you work for.

So what are you waiting for?

Education that will allow you to succeed in various fields within the business sector is one of the smartest things that you can invest in. Start your own business, join one that needs your knowledge, or just sharpen skills that you already have to go further in a job you already hold. The possibilities are endless!

Our next Executive Business Administration program begins soon! Don’t wait, take the first step towards your new career today.

What Our Graduates Are Saying

I chose this program because I have always wanted to work in an office setting and eventually get into the government. I would recommend anyone to Willis College any day.
Victoria Woolsey
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