If you’re just entering the field of Human Resources or are looking to advance your career as an HR manager, then you should know which traits to develop in order to accomplish your career goals.
A quick review: in some way, shape or form, the following “basic” criteria are typically listed in job postings for HR positions:
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred in some cases)
Human Resources certification (a preferred option for some)
Advanced knowledge of Federal and State Employment Law
Ability to work in fast-paced environment and flexibility with changing priorities
Effective oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proficient use of Excel, Outlook, and Word
If you think you are lacking in some of these basic points, then make a prioritized list of what you need to improve upon and how you will do it. Having these basic skills and knowledge will make you better prepared to advance to the next level in your career.