I have a Bachelors degree in Office Systems Administration (Secretarial Sciences) and a MBA in Human Resources. Five years after graduating of my MBA in HR, I still have not being able to land a job in the HR field. I am planning on studying for an HR Review course to try again to land a job in the field. Is it a good decision or should I try to study something else. I am 45 right now.
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Thank you for taking the time to answer and for your advise. There are a couple of HR "schools" that offer a 1 year HR review course and promise to help you land an HR job.
Unfortunately, here in Puerto Rico, employers give more importance to experience than the degree. The review course is around $2,000 and really I am not sure if I will be able to obtain the job after all.
I once went to Florida and was offered a job as an HR Assistant but I declined since it was only 20 hours. I am not sure now if that was the right decision.
Is there an email address I can keep in touch with you, other than this platform?
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hello there! Your question really caught my attention, because we have some things in common!!! First of all, I too have my BBA in Office Administration and my MBA in Human Resources Management. For the first nine (9) years of my career, I worked mainly in Executive Administration roles, until I decided that I wanted more and to go back to school and pursue my MBA-HRM. Once I did that, the possibilities have been endless. So, I have been working in HR for about seven (7) years now. I started off as a Human Resources Assistant. I've also worked in Benefits Administration and I currently work in Talent Acquisition/Recruitment. So see...I have done a few things within this field and my favorite has been the latter. My advice to you is to stay focused and I would not change to something else. I would join some professional networking sites, such as Linkedin and join some of the groups on there. I would also apply to some agenices that focus on Human Resources jobs. I really hope this has helped you in some way!