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How to get a better HR job?

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

Many years ago, I had no idea I wanted to be in Human Resources, and honestly, I didn't even know what Human Resources really was. I was 19 at the time and my brother was working at an employment agency as a Recruiter. He told me that the company he was working for was hiring a Receptionist. I was a young single mom at the time, so I jumped at the chance, after I asked what exactly does a Receptionist do. You see, at the time, I had come from a family of non-professionals. I didn't know what the business world had to offer a single mom who did not have the "preparations" for an office job. He explained that I would answer the phone, take messages (on pink pads of paper due to no voicemail), hand out job applications, file, and that sort of administrative stuff. I said yes, I would apply. I was interviewed and after a two-hour "test" of coming coming to the office and helping out by answering the phones to see if I could do the job, I was hired. A short 4 to 5 months later, I was promoted and was recruiting. I loved it. I was interviewing, hiring, matching candidates to job openings, meeting with clients, and it was fun. After almost two years, and some challenges later, I decided I was going to work in Human Resources. I didn't know how to start, but I made up my mind that my future career was going to be helping others' while at the same time being a business woman. I was hungry for more. That same hunger gave me the drive to take my next step in my career. Keep tuning in to hear more of my story and learn how I navigated a not-so-easy field to jump right into.

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