You can also look at different industries and the kind of opportunity that they provide for fresh graduates
In human resources industry, the human resources tends to be just a small part of an organisation’s business. There are a few human resources graduate training schemes, which tend to form part of a large intake of graduates into various areas of a large organisation. If this appeals to you, target your applications to organisations or sectors that interest you – but be aware that there will probably be only one or two entry-level positions with employers.
Useful skills for a career in HR and recruitment include:
excellent interpersonal skills such as empathy, sensitivity, tact and discretion
the ability to get on with a range of people and work well in a team
strong organisational and administrative skills
good time management
IT skills, particularly if you’re interested in training, much of which is done on computers
numeracy, financial skills and budgetary control.
Job Opportunity for Human Resource industry
Many human resources professionals work across the board while others specialise in certain areas. A small employer may only have one personnel manager, who covers all areas. You’re more likely to focus on one area if you work for a large organisation with a big HR department. Areas of work include:
Employee relations Designing and implementing policies to balance the needs of employees and management in terms of working conditions, equal opportunities, grievance procedures, etc. The idea is to make employees happy so they’ll work hard, thus increasing productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Employment law Understanding the laws relating to employment and providing advice to employees and the organisation. Making sure equal opportunities legislation is followed during recruitment, understanding the laws about unfair dismissal, and providing advice to employees regarding maternity leave, harassment and...