how to answer a question like why did you choose H.R. for your job
Well, why did you choose HR for your job? I don’t think there is a “right” answer to your question. I will say if you say, “I chose HR because I really like working with people,” the person interviewing you might burst into paroxysms of laughter.
So, to answer your question, I will pretend someone has just asked me why I chose HR for my career.
I really like people. Ha! I do. More specifically, I like training people. I entered Human Resources with the goal to be a trainer. I had strong technical skills and strong experience teaching college level classes, so I jumped in. I landed in an HRIS department and I’ve been in HR ever since. I’ve never realized my original goal of being a full time trainer, but I do conduct regular training sessions and find that works out well.
So, now I throw out the question to all my HR readers. Why did you choose HR for your career?