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How to Choose a Career Path: HR Generalist vs HR Specialist

How to Choose a Career Path: HR Generalist vs HR Specialist

HR has so much to offer—to employers, to employees, and to career-seekers. In fact, to many considering HR as their next career, it can seem like HR has too much to offer. The field covers so many areas of responsibility within organizations that it can be hard for the new HR pro to know which career path is best for them.


HR Generalist vs. HR Specialist

Previous episodes of HR Party of One--BerniePortal's popular podcast and YouTube series--have covered how to start your HR career, which HR certifications are the best, and what are the top HR conferences in 2022. But in this episode, guest host Taylor Dennis explores career paths, specifically the difference between HR generalists and HR specialists. By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of which career path is best for you.


Additional Resources

You can stay informed, educated, and up-to-date on important HR topics with BerniePortal’s comprehensive resources:

  • BerniePortal Blog—a one-stop-shop for HR industry news
  • HR Glossary—featuring the most common HR terms, acronyms, and compliance
  • HR Guides—essential pillars, covering an extensive list of comprehensive HR topics
  • BernieU—free online HR courses, approved for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit

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