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Why HR Could Be The Right Fit For You

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UNH chapter.

I knew from a young age that I loved being around people. I have always been very outgoing and extroverted and just love being in group settings. So when it was time to choose my major, I knew I wanted something that involved managing people and working with others. When I used to think of HR, I would immediately think of Toby from The Office; HR is commonly known as the party poopers and rule followers in a business. But more recently, businesses are starting to recognize the importance of their most valuable asset: people! Now the demand for skilled HR professionals has started to grow. In this article, I’ll share my HR journey and insights into why HR is the right career path for me and could be for you too!

You Have a Passion for People

HR revolves around a genuine passion for people. While other people may find joy in looking at spreadsheets and dealing with the numbers, we value human interaction in our work. If you find joy in understanding and connecting with others, HR provides an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in your organization. Whether it’s fostering a positive work culture, resolving conflicts or increasing employee well-being, you’ll find that your efforts are creating a noticeable impact within your organization.

You Love a Variety 

After realizing I’d be stuck doing the same stuff every day in other jobs, I ruled them out. That’s why I love working in HR — there are always different things to do. HR roles are typically responsible for a variety of things, like onboarding, benefits, payroll, learning and development, employee relations and so much more. On top of that, the field of HR has a wide array of roles including recruitment, talent development, employee relations and the list goes on. These opportunities allow individuals to capitalize on their strengths and interests. Whether you excel in building relationships, analyzing data or crafting effective communication strategies, there’s a role in HR for you.

You Like to be Challenged 

One of the most rewarding aspects of an HR career is the opportunity to solve problems and mediate conflicts. If you get bored easily, crave a good challenge or have strong interpersonal skills, this might be the right fit for you. In HR, you get to handle workplace relationships, employee relations issues and various tasks that help keep the workplace running smoothly. It’s always unpredictable, but that’s what makes it exciting! Plus, you get to stay in the know on all the workplace drama.

You’re Good at Embracing Change

In HR, things are always changing, and it’s important to keep up with what’s going on. If you like learning new things and staying up to date on the current industry trends, HR could be for you. Oftentimes, HR is the one advocating for new changes and initiatives that will help their organizations succeed and remain competitive. Now, HR isn’t the only one taking these new trends seriously — the whole business world is too. 

Choosing a career path is a personal journey, make sure you are doing something that you love! Once I learned that a career in HR aligned with my passions, it was an easy choice. If you too love working with people, resolving conflicts and contributing to the success of an organization, HR could be the right career path for you!

Paige is currently a senior studying business management with a focus on human resources and a minor in leadership. She is president of a student organization called the Human Resources Association and has an internship in HR. She loves meeting new people, the fall, and her dog.