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How can I start a career in Human Resources, and still make what I’m making right now?

I studied Business, I love dealing with people, the more people I get to talk to in a day, the happier I am. I wanted to work in human resources, but they wouldn’t give me a job anywhere because I had no experience. I took a job in Quality Control translating the process manuals. I got so familiarized with everything they made me technical writer, then they made me quality inspector, and now I am a production coordinator. I got promoted so much in 3 years, it made other people with engineering degrees jealous. I’m really good at what I do, but that doesn’t mean I like it. I still want to be in human resources, I’ve gone to many job interviews these past 3 years, but I still have no experience, no one seems to want to give me a job in that area, and now I’m used to making good money to just start working at some low-paying position. How can I get started in human resources, and still make what I’m making right now?

Asked By: Document Guy - 1/31/2007
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1. Speak to the HR team in your own company 2. If you are willing to relocate, look for jobs in other states/countries--maybe they will pay more Good luck!
Answered By: Y R - 1/31/2007
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You could consider getting a job at an employment agency, like Apple One working as a Recruiter or Account Executive. It is a sales/HR position but is a good entry level job into HR. After working there for 2 years you could find an in-house recruiter position, utilizing the skills you learned at Apple One and that... More
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Answered By: Christie Gordo - 1/31/2007
 
Typically when anyone makes a career change, they have to be prepared to start at the bottom. Human resources requires a lot of legal knowledge in terms of employment laws. In some cases companies require a legal degree... More
Answered By: 14b32bbdog - 1/31/2007
 
This is easy... but i'm not sure if you will make the same money in the end... More
Answered By: Develin - 1/31/2007
 
I'm an HR Rep and have been for the past 8+years. It was hard for me to break into HR. What I would suggest is getting your PHR certification I will put the link at the bottom of this question. This certification is crucial to the HR realm because it covers everything. It does take a lot of work to attain it, but if an... More
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Answered By: colette_scam - 1/31/2007
 
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