Recently, I held an interview with Robert Braathe, the founder of Braathe Enterprises about his experience in the HR World, and what recommendations he has for people interested in it as a future career. I would like to share his responses:
Marissa: How long have you been in the HR Profession?
Robert: I’ve been working in the Human Resources field since 1997.
Marissa: What in particular drew you to the HR Profession?
Robert: I found the thing that drew me to the HR field was the ability to hire people, to train them, and to set them on a great path inside a company and for their future endeavors.
Marissa: What are your favorite and least favorite aspects of an HR job?
Robert: There are several aspects of HR that I enjoy, mainly being the huge variety of people I get to meet in this field and being able to see people grow. I find that exciting! My least favorite thing about HR is how it can be repetitive at times. It’s also not fun having to fire people or say no to people with their proposals.
Marissa: What can you recommend for someone like myself to do in order to better prepare ourselves for a career in HR?
Robert: Well do a virtual internship with Braathe of course! I would recommend job shadowing, volunteering for companies at trade shows as their representative, and to interview people to find out how they got where they are, as you’re doing with myself.
Marissa: What would you say your greatest accomplishment in the HR Profession has been so far?
Robert: My greatest professional accomplishment so far is that I’ve hired over 300 people in the past six years to work for me.
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