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Careers in Human Resources

How to have a successful career in human resources

Become a vital member of any business by ensuring a happy, healthy and productive working environment

Hiring the right person for the job is a skill, requiring you to go above and beyond a simple resume scan – and like many successful businesses can tell you, human resources are the people responsible for constructing a solid and secure company.

A successful career in human resources requires you to have outstanding social skills, a passion for helping others and a sense of enjoyment when undertaking new challenges.


Industry insights

Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Human Resource Professionals is expected to be above average (between 25,001 and 50,000).


Human Resource Professionals



What type of career do you want?

Human Resources is the gateway to most businesses, responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring and on boarding new staff. Recognising skills and talent, then helping to develop and grow those attributes is all part of the job, and once qualified, you can enjoy career opportunities such as:

  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Human Resources and Change Manager
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Officer


Career options

Recruiting Manager

Lead and manage the recruitment process and the overall utilization of Human Resources Recruiters under your management, solving any issues during the hiring process.


Human Resources Director

Maintain the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of a human resources department.


*Source last updated September 2015

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