How can you get started in Human Resources if you do not have a degree in Business?
If you have a bachelor's degree in a field other than business, how can you enter into the business field? What are good jobs to start at in order to make this transition? #business #human-resources #hr #graduated
Human resource managers act as liaisons between employees and corporate leadership. Within an organization like a company or a charity, HR managers are responsible for maintaining positive relationships between the employer and employees and ensuring that workers are happy and satisfied. The path to becoming a human resources manager is long but can be rewarding.
Getting the Proper Education
Take relevant courses in high school
Pursue internships or summer work during college
Human Resources professionals have various educational backgrounds. At PwC, I have met HR professionals with degrees such as accounting, psychology, and even computer science. If you're interested in pursuing a career in HR , I would recommend searching for internship or entry level positions in the field to get your "feet wet" and build up your experience. To share a little about my own career path, I began at PwC as an administrative assistant. This gave me the opportunity to get to know the business, build strong relationships, and build my brand as a strong and positive contributor. By laying that foundation, I was able to find a HR job within the firm and progress in the field.
Best of luck in your career path!
There are many different paths in HR...if you enjoy relationship building and working directly with leaders in a business to solve problems, you might want to think about a career as an HR Business Partner. If you prefer to specialize in an area you can consider becoming a recruiter, working in compensation and benefits, talent management, Learning and Development, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and HR Information Systems.
To echo much of the advice provided, you could start with considering internships or volunteer HR opportunities.
Secondly, get involved in your local HR chapter (HRPA in Ontario), and volunteer, work with a mentor, etc... build your network. Many times, we get our foot in the door somewhere based on our connections. Explore some post grad courses possibly and internship roles.