The career track of the Human Resources Management personnel, just like any other sector, involves having the basic skills, the experience, the specialization certificates and degrees and a career graph that begins at the entry level positions.
More often than not, the entry position for Human Resources Management happens to be the HR assistant. Later on, with more experiences and certifications, the assistants rise on to becoming managers that handle important operations like staffing, recruiting, performance reviewing, payroll managing and overall administration.
Taking an overall or general approach, the new entrants can make into various operation segments and build upon their experience in handling all the necessary parts of the usual HR management like recruiting, onboarding, training, managing compensation and other activities.
The specific approach takes specialization of particular sectors, rather than all other important operations, and provide the expertise in specific operations that can be used as a consultancy service for special companies and their specific requirements. For example, hiring services specifically for recruiting of a particular talent level keeping in mind the current trends, which a general approach guy won’t suffice.
Meanwhile, professionals in other aspects of management like Business Administration, Finances and Marketing may also jump into Human Resources after having experience in people skills and certifications to polish their knowledge of the field.