After more than 10 years in which I worked in the field of Human Resources, both in small local companies and in large multinationals, world-renowned, with tens of thousands of employees, I want to share with you my knowledge gained hoping it helps you first decide if you want to work in this field, how much it suits you and then take the first steps towards a job as an HR specialist or HR manager, why not?
I happened to come across the HR field by applying for a job as a programmer. I was a 3rd year student in Economics and Computer Science and I really wanted to work. I didn’t get the job of programmer. I did not have enough experience, but I was offered a job in the same company at the Personnel, Education and Payroll department as it was called at the time.
I learned little by little and I received assignments from all areas, areas that I will tell you about: recruitment and selection, payroll and benefits, training and development, performance appraisal, employee motivation, labor law, human resources management, relationship with employees.
You will find out what skills you need to develop to be a good specialist in this field and what challenges you may face during your work. And bonus, how can you get hired in this department without experience.