Getting your first human resources job can be a real challenge. Often, companies want a person with HR experience. But then how do you get HR experience if no one will give you a job? Huge Catch-22. That’s the dilemma from this reader:
I currently work in a dead end job where’s there is no place for me to move. I have no real human resources experience and it seems like I’ll never get hired into an HR role. I’ve been sending out my resume but not getting any responses. I applied for a position as the assistant to HR Director role but he kinda brushed me off. I have no idea what part of HR I want to get into. There are so many options – I’m getting overwhelmed. Any suggestions on what I can do? How did you start?
Taking an entry-level role is a common way to gain experience. Not only in HR but other professions as well. Here are a few posts I’ve written in the past about human resources careers. I hope you find them helpful.
What advice do you have for someone trying to get an HR job right now? Leave your thoughts in the comments. Thanks!