Western Governors University
PFHM: Business HR Management Portfolio Requirement
March, 07, 2011
The career that I have chosen to pursue is Human Resources Management. When I started out on the path of “what I want to be when I grow up” I started in a completely different line of work. I wanted to be a Nurse when I graduated high school. I enrolled in college and I worked at a children’s hospital. After a while I started getting burned out by working long hours and on the weekend and I started to wonder if this was the right career that I wanted to continue with. I was offered a position at a staffing company that tailored to physicians and nurses and I knew right away that I loved being in an office rather than taking care of patients. With this particular position I started out in recruiting and very quickly I knew that this was the type of work that I enjoyed. I enjoyed being able to contact someone with the possibility of offering them a job and hearing that excitement in their voice that they were chosen for a position. One of my strengths is being able to speak to someone and instantly find something with them that I can connect with and make them feel more at ease with the conversation that we are having. I think what made me love Nursing was being able to have that connection with my patients and their families that I could make them forget just for a moment their problems and have a conversation that could make them smile. I found this same ease of speaking with people when I was on the phone when I was recruiting. Another strength that I have for a career in Human Resources is that I have been in the field for over ten years. I started out with a company in 2000 called CompHealth that staffed physicians and nurses to hospitals and clinics around the states as a recruiting administrative assistant. In 2003 I took a position with another staffing company called SOS...