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What job can I do when I am older that involve work in the office and confort the hurt people?

I would like to work in a big company to be a leader. Because I saw many leaders work in a tall building in the TV during I grew up. Even though they just an office clerk at the first time, through their own efforts, accumulate their work experience gradually, they have a broader field of vision and can handle the interpersonal relationship better. So I think that's very good. Another thing is sometimes I will comfort my friends when they were hurt. I can act with empathy, so I will stand in someone else position to think about problems. In many times, I would like to try some new things which I never learn. I think that is great for me and get more skills. Thanks for pay attention. #human-resources #helping-others


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Darlene’s Answer

Hi Yingmei,
I love your question! What to do when you want to work administratively and love to help people. I have worked in Human Resources for almost 20 years now. Human Resources is a wonderful career that is rewarding and challenging. As an HR Generalist (or one of many similar job titles) there is diversity in job tasks. The rewarding part comes from any one of many job responsibilities including assisting a new hire with paperwork or helping an employee with a leave of absence for one of many different reasons or having to let someone go (and doing it respectfully). Some days are mundane with administrative tasks but often, things are so busy you will welcome those days to catch up. It's a career where you are able to help people with all kinds of questions or issues.

The challenging part comes when employment laws, and pay, tax and benefits regulations are constantly changing. There is much to learn in the Human Resources field and the trick is to never think you have learned it all. Because it changes constantly.

If you are interested, I suggest going to school for at least a Bachelor's or Master's degree in HR or business. Start work as an HR Assistant and get certified by SHRM or HRCI in Human Resources. Then its all up to you...big company, small company, director position, training assistant, payroll, benefits. So much to do! And the skills are transferable between industries as well.

I hope this helps. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about Human Resources.
Good luck!
Darlene Dube

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Nico’s Answer

Hi Yingmei,

You can research jobs in psychology, psychiatry, nursing, counseling and social work - its wonderful that you want to help people and these jobs have the biggest impact! It just depends on HOW you want to help them. Do you want to help them overcome their problems through talk therapy? Psychology and psychiatry. Do you want to help people find housing and shelter? Social worker. Help people get off drugs? Counselor. Good luck!

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Deby’s Answer

Hi Yingmei,
You may want to research careers in human resources (www.shrm.org is a great resource), counseling (psychologist/psychiatrist, licensed counselor), social work, gerontology/elder care, or working with non-profit organizations. It really depends what kind of people you specifically want to reach out to. All of these careers require you to have good people skills, compassion, empathy and very good communication skills. Hope this helps.


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