This is a true story as told to DiversityJobs.com where you can find helpful career interviews and job search advice in your desired industry. Visit to find a career interview in your field today. I am a human resources manager that heads up the recruitment division at a defense and aerospace company. I have worked as manager for about five years now, and worked within the recruitment division in various roles at the same company for nine years before that. In general, human resources officers strive to find and retain great employees for a company. As the manager of recruitment, I strive to find recent graduates or employees at other companies who are especially talented that would make good additions to our company. As a result, I travel to college campuses and job fairs looking for ideal candidates. When not traveling, I help oversee the interview process for prospective employees as well as training procedures. On a scale of one to ten I would rate my job satisfaction as an eight or nine. I love traveling regularly and I love meeting new people. I am always excited by the talented young people I encounter on our recruitment trips. I am also given wide reign over how I want to run this division and handle recruitment. Autonomy and freedom are incredibly important to me, so being given the responsibility of running my own department is incredibly important to me. Whenever I encounter some particularly inspiring students or potential employees it is especially rewarding. A lot of people are fulfilling their dreams by getting a job with our company and it is simply amazing to be a part of that. Needless to say, there is very little I would change about my job.
March 28, 2012