Human Resource Management graduates go into a wide variety of professions. They can utilise their degree in roles such as:
- Human Resources Officer
- Training and Development Officer
- Equality and Diversity Officer
- Recruitment Consultant
- Careers Adviser
- Management Consultant
- Hospitality and Events Management
In addition, Human Resource Management graduates are in the position of being able to access a wide range of other work opportunities including approximately 40% of graduate jobs that are open to graduates of any discipline. Potential roles that are available to Human Resource graduates are diverse and can include:
- Occupational Psychologist
- Logistics and distribution manager
- Retail buying and selling
- Marketing Executive
You may need to take further qualifications or gain additional experiences to progress into these roles, so it is important to investigate as early as possible.
Current Issues in the Industry
Employers often expect graduates to be commercially aware and will expect you to keep up to date on the latest issues affecting the industry. They may even ask you questions at interview that will 'test' your commercial awareness and knowledge. To keep abreast of the issues affecting your chosen industry read the industry specific trade papers and refer to the professional associations web pages listed.
Trade Papers and Professional Associations
As well as advertising vacancies, trade papers and professional associations can help you to keep up to date with the industry news and can even help you to identify organisations to whom you could make speculative job applications. Some of these have websites with job vacancy listings and also a 'directory of members' which can prove to be effective sources of information on companies to whom you may want to target a speculative application.