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How to Become a Human Resources Manager

A company's human resources manager is in charge of the department that deals with the employees. The human resources manager concentrates on the human side of the company and its effect on the general progress of the company. As a human resources manager, you'll be responsible for all aspects of recruiting new employees [source: bls]. A human resources manager keeps up to date with employment law and has to deal with any workplace problems, such as harassment. As such, the human resources manager may have to resolve conflicts involving the company's personnel. Therefore, the human resources manager needs to have excellent interpersonal skills [source: bls]. If you think you can cope with all that and much more, read on to find out how to become a human resources manager.

  1. Earn a bachelor's degree. Your degree could be in human resources, business or even in liberal arts.
  2. Earn a master's degree in human resources. This is not essential for an entry-level job but will be a plus if you want to be a human resources manager.
  3. Apply for an entry-level job in the human resources department of a company.
  4. Work your way up, by showing good capabilities in all aspects of the job and demonstrating excellent management skills.
  5. Apply for a job as human resources manager once you have several years of experience. You can apply for the position in the company where you are presently employed or in a different company [sources: education-portal].

Good luck in your job as a human resources manager!