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Please reference the Career Guides below.
Recommended Firsthand Career Guides
Job Function Descriptions in Firsthand
Definition: General Manager (Investopedia)
Definition: Human Resources (Investopedia)
Definition: Human Capital (Investopedia)
Definition: Human Capital Management (hcm) Gartner Glossary
Professional Associations/Job Boards
American Business Women's Association (ABWA)
Business Professionals of America (BPA)
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)
Job Search Engines
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Managment
BLS Wage Data (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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