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“I highly recommend Becoming a Human Resources Professional for anyone seeking a career in HR or already in one and looking for direction.

Dr. Deborah A. Osgood, PhD, MBA, Co-author of Kick-Ass Leadership: Discover What Makes Leaders Tick and Team Building: Turn Personal Strengths into Group Success

Becoming a Human Resources Professional

Lessons from the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of one woman's journey

Based on real-life experiences, Becoming a Human Resources Professional follows Maria from her first job to her dream role as a high-ranking human resources professional.

Maria learns what the profession is really like, confronts the obstacles along her path, and makes crucial decisions that lead to her success. The valuable lessons from her journey form an essential how-to guide for anyone pursuing a career in HR.

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By the end of the book, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the HR profession, practical strategies for career growth, and the confidence to navigate the challenges and triumphs of a career in human resources.

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Table of contents

Highlighted HR career tips are included throughout the book, and organized as a list at the end.

  1. Early Career

  2. Early to Mid-career


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      Christina A. Danforth – author of ‘Becoming a Human Resources Professional’.

      Christina A. Danforth, SHRM-SCP & SPHR, launched HR Jetpack in 2016 to support and educate HR professionals around the globe. She started her HR career at United Technologies Corporation (now Raytheon Technologies) after obtaining her Master's in Business Administration. At UTC, she worked in Labor Relations and in Staffing and HR Management. She was also an HR process leader in Performance Management, Change Management, and DEI. After discovering a passion for supporting the development of her HR peers, she set out on her own, and HR Jetpack has celebrated several years as the #1 SHRM Education Partner. Christina lives in Massachusetts where she continues to focus her time and energy on helping Human Resources Professionals succeed!

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