10 Positions Where You Can Start Your Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Career

Today’s business landscape is an ultra-competitive place for recent college graduates. With the pressure of various financial commitments, it is vital to begin developing your career. With a Bachelors degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership you can explore a number of career paths.

Remember, a career is not something you are given; a career is self developed over time. Below is a list of the top 10 most common entry level positions to consider as you start developing your career in human resources and organizational leadership.

1. Benefits Specialist

Assist in the design, negotiations and management of the different employee benefit programs.

2. Executive Assistant

Provide high level support for the office and for top executives by assisting in the research, reporting and scheduling of important activities.

3. Hiring Coordinator

Can support their management team in the recruitment, interviewing and placement process of new employees.

4. Human Resources Generalist

Depending on the size of the organization, they may handle all aspects of human resources; which requires a thorough understanding of the business.

5. Internships

Gaining experience is critical to developing your career. An internship helps you build up an overall knowledge of the organization to then find a specific area that interests you to specialize in.

6. Labor Relations Specialist

Tasks include preparing information for use during bargaining agreements; an understanding of wages, the economy and labor laws is critical.

7. Occupational Analyst

This position conducts occupational research in order to develop insights, as well as identify work force trends to help businesses better utilize their employment base.

8. Office Administrator

May plan, coordinate and oversee all of the support services or more, depending on this size of the organization and its needs.

9. Recruitment Specialist

Are involved in the screening or interviewing of applicants, and must be very familiar with their organizations specific job duties.

10. Training Coordinator

Supports employee talent development by creating training programs in order to help personnel gain further knowledge in key performance areas.

These top 10 most common entry level positions’ job titles and duties may vary depending on the size and nature of the organization, but by getting your business degree in HR you will have the knowledge and abilities you need to begin developing your career within human resources and organizational leadership. As you gain more real-world experience further professional growth opportunities may await you.

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Grant Tilus is an Associate Inbound Marketing Manager for Collegis Education who writes articles on behalf of Rasmussen College with the aim to inspire, motivate and inform current and prospective students in a positive way.

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