The #1 advice I can give to folx wanting to pursue a career in Human Resources is that if you are unable to empathize with folx - even racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/xenophobic folx - you probably shouldn’t pursue a career in Human Resources. This work is about humans first and empathy is paramount even against ignorance, hate, misinformation, naïveté, and ingrained societal and cultural behaviors.