Sample 1 - State of California

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Human Resources Specialists*
(SOC Code : 13-1071)
in California

Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen,recruit, interview, and place workers. Excludes “Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists” (13-1141) and “Training and Development Specialists” (13-1151).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20131st Qtr$32.89$23.40$31.34$40.75

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
Projections for this occupation in California are not available.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Employment Services 6,72644.4%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0549.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9624.4%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services10,0463.6%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6752.6%
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1,9391.9%
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,8581.4%
Legal Services 58,4711.3%
Individual and Family Services 22,2731.3%
Office Administrative Services 2,1641.1%
Colleges and Universities 2,3171.0%
Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers 41,9361.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Prepare or maintain employment records related to events such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
Inform job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, compensation, benefits, schedules, working conditions, or promotion opportunities.
Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.
Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Schedule or conduct new employee orientations.
Maintain and update human resources documents, such as organizational charts, employee handbooks or directories, or performance evaluation forms.
Confer with management to develop or implement personnel policies or procedures.
Select qualified job applicants or refer them to managers, making hiring recommendations when appropriate.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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Alternate Titles
Corporate Recruiters; Employment Coordinators; Employment Program Representatives; Employment Specialists; Executive Recruiters; Personnel Coordinators; Recruiters; and Recruiting Managers
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