Finding Work within the Human Resources Field
This may seem daunting, especially if you have little to no experience. My suggestion is to work your way up the ladder. Take any role you can grab within HR, generally this would include HR Coordinator, HR Assistant and the likes. The point is to get into the HR department and prove your worth. Once there, take on projects, ask questions, again‐ become a sponge of information.
If you are currently working for a large corporation, check the internal jobs listings and see if there is an opening. If not, don’t let that stop you. Speak to those in HR, tell them your interest – they are there to help and usually HR in inundated with work. Finding a person who has an interest in HR and takes the initiative to develop that interest will not likely go unnoticed. You may just find yourself working in the HR department sooner than you think.
Lastly ‐ another great tactic for landing your dream job, whether it be in HR or not, is by networking. If you are a student, reach out to companies of interest and request an internship within an HR department. If you are a career‐changer, use the networks you have built to market yourself.
Listen, Learn, Take the Initiative and Be Passionate. These steps can lead you to a satisfying, lucrative and important career in HR.