Help me break into the Human Resources field!
February 24, 2009 5:27 PM Subscribe
How can a person with no HR experience get a job in Human Resources?
posted by Piscean to Work & Money (12 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I am an unemployed qualitative sociologist who had to drop out of college before completing my Ph.D after becoming a victim of economic layoffs a few months ago. I already have an MA in sociology and do plan to return to my doctoral program. In the meantime, I need a job. My past 20 years of work experience have been in social services, IT work and qualitative sociology (research). I have been interested in moving into the Human Resources field and have found open positions; unfortunately, every job -even entry-level positions- requires prior HR experience. I am willing to work as an intern while I am on unemployment in order to gain experience, but have yet to find such opportunities (and of course I actually prefer to work, as I need the income). Does anyone have any ideas to help me break into this career?