What is more important in HR, experience or education?
Experience. When it comes to HR experience is more valuable than education. I am not saying that education is not important, it is, but to be good at HR we need to have enough experience to know our job well. I know one of my friends who had a BA in HR and she did an internship and a part time job for 6 months, but she still couldn’t find a job in HR. She was also had a 4,0 GPA. She was devastated. Most of the times people working in HR are the ones who don’t even have a degree in it, it was something that they earned throughout their work experience.
The best way to get into the HR without having enough experience is networking; as you can always find job seeker events, local groups and associations. Volunteerism is also another good way to gain experience and use your skills. If you know that the HR career is the career that you want then don’t lose your focus and do everything you can to be qualified enough. HR can be a very satisfying career, but it is not for everyone. Before you decide on your future career, make sure you do all the required research in order to be sure that you are a good fit for that career.
by Mirela Kardasevic, ASU, Braathe Enterprises Virtual Intern