How to Become a Human Resource Manager

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So You Want to Become a
Human Resource Manager

Outline
Thesis: This report will offer insights into the challenging field of a Human Resource Manager.
I. Introduction A. Definition B. Background C. Statistics of Job Openings D. Thesis and Purpose E. Source and Scope of Research
II. Career Analysis A. Nature of the Work 1. Occupational Specialists 2. Duties and Responsibilities 3. Working Conditions a. Hours b. Environment B. Employment Requirements 1. Education a. Bachelor’s degree b. Master’s degree c. Professional certifications 2. Personal Skills

a. People skills b. Organizational skills c. Communication skills C. Employment Outlook a.
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With the ever-changing economy, graduates seeking employment should consider a career in this field. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, job openings are “expected to grow 13 percent from 2010-2020” which is the average rate for most occupations as shown in Figure 1 (United States). Legislation is constantly changing rules and regulations affecting the work environment, which will increase the demand for more human resource managers

Figure 1: Growth for Human Resource Manager
Source: United States. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Human Resources Managers.” Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition. Web. 5 October 2012.

This report analyzes information gathered from journals, a personal interview, Chronicle Guidance Publications, and the Occupational Outlook Handbook to help examine the field of a human resource manager and to determine if this is a career undergraduates should consider. The following research will help answer questions about becoming a human resource manager by analyzing the nature of the work, employment requirements, employment opportunities, salary and benefits, and career advantages and challenges.
CAREER ANALYSIS
NATURE OF THE WORK The
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