HR career pathing

I have a general hr career path question. I am trying to decide between a hr generalist vs. hr specialist role. What do I need to consider before making the right decision?

1 Like

Dear Lenny,

there are honestly so many factors that go into deciding what is the best hr career path for you. I recommend that you think about the kinds of responsibilities and projects that you enjoy working on, feel passionate about, and complement your strengths. Are they all tied to a specific aspect of HR or are they about different parts of the job?

Also, consider what kind of employers that you would like to work for. In my case, I am a generalist and have worked primarily for smaller organizations. Typically, specialists work for larger employers whereas generalists find more opportunities for small to medium-sized businesses.