Admin & HR
How to hire a graduate for a role in Admin and HR
Candidate profile: A highly organised and efficient team player who will be able to bring together all departments and will be confident in dealing with a variety of people on a daily basis.
Humanities, languages and communications based degrees suggest the candidate has strong verbal and written communication skills which are vital to the role.
- People skills
- Written & verbal communication
- Attention to detail
- Any experience in a customer facing role is a great sign as an HR and Admin role requires dealing with a lot of people on a daily basis. For example, previous roles in retail, waitressing or any bar work indicate use of the core skills required for this role.
- Similarly, participation in societies at university and roles on committees show organisation and people skills.
- Team sports are another bonus, as great HR exectuives have to be team players.
- Any charity or pastoral care roles are also useful as they suggest the candidate is personable and good with people.
- Any office experience is valuable and does not need to be HR specific.
- Customer service roles show the candidate has experience in dealing with clients in a professional setting.
- Poor written skills are a warning signal here - any errors on the CV or cover letter indicate a lack of attention to detail.
- Confident speaker who will enjoy interacting with lots of people on a daily basis.