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I just got an HR Assistant job. How many years can I put in with that position before I could advance?

I have an HR bachelor's degree and will start my new job very soon. I am hoping to advance within the company, but if that's not possible I would obviously need to look outside the company for opportunities. Most higher level HR jobs require HR experience. How many years in this position do you think would be adequate to advance to a higher level position such as assistant director or maybe director of one HR department (benefits, training, etc.)?

Asked By: summer_ella_06 - 6/17/2007
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It depends on many things such as the company you are working for and your performance on the job. If you are good at your work and there are always growth opportunities in the company you should be able to get a promotion within 2-3 years... More
Answered By: Abel - 6/17/2007
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It depends on how large the company is that you are working for. Larger companies usually have more diverse job responsibilities, thus giving you more diverse experience. Then you could move to another company after a year of experience, especially if you then moved to a smaller company. Also, in a larger company... More
Answered By: minimickimichelle - 6/17/2007
 
This seems like something you should have asked during the interview. Each company has their own guidelines.
Answered By: maximumluv - 6/17/2007
 
An HR Assistant is a great place to start for what you want to do. Learn, learn, learn all you can. In order to get a higher level HR position (especially one in management) you're going to need at least 2 years experience on the job. Without a degree you'd need more than that, so your degree is working for you... More
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Answered By: Wishmeluck! - 6/17/2007
 
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