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Dear Workforce What Is The Demand For Newly Minted HR Professionals

I have worked in the compensation area for more than 10 years, but am pursuing a degree in business management with a concentration in HR. I have heard that it is difficult to land HR jobs. Am I being unrealistic in thinking I’ll be able to land an HR position after I receive my degree?
May 21, 2003
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Dear Slightly Worried:
The bad news is that human resources positions are in short supply because ofthe economy. Even in good times, there just aren't that many openings at eachcompany.
The good news for you is that those seeking HR positions today almost alwaysare required to possess either an HR degree or something similar. Your degreecombination of business experience and HR is an excellent choice. HRpractitioners are being called on more and more to act strategically.
In other words, they need to understand how business operates and how astrong HR program fits in with a company's corporate strategy. Your 10 yearsof experience in compensation is a major plus in being able to sell yourself toan employer.
SOURCE: Mike Sweeny, managing director, T. Williams ConsultingInc.,Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1, 2002.
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