Getting into HR

Graduate routes into HR

15 Jul 2011

Graduate opportunities in HR are withstanding the faltering economic recovery, with organisations offering both specific graduate programmes and, thanks to the...

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HR pay and benefits – what can you expect, and when?

28 Feb 2011

Few HR professionals have enjoyed significant salary increases in the past couple of years. In fact, many have had their...

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Transferable skills for HR professionals

24 Feb 2011

We are told that some things are “for life”. But while eco-friendly shopping bags and dogs might fit this description, a job...

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Why choose a career in HR?

24 Feb 2011

Over the past 30 years the HR profession has moved centre stage. Its professionals are now known as business partners who get...

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Where to find a job in HR

24 Feb 2011

It is said that looking for a job is a full time job in itself. It takes a lot of...

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Is HR really a woman’s world?

24 Feb 2011

HR has long been perceived as a female-orientated profession, and women do in fact account for the majority of its...

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HR careers

7 Feb 2008

An HR career in people management and development can be diverse and challenging giving you the opportunity to play a real part in the future success of the organisation you work for.

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Spotlight on graduates

3 Dec 2007

According to the latest Association of Graduate Recruitment’s (AGR) Graduate Recruitment Survey 2007, graduate vacancies are set to rise for...

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Civil Service increases intake of non-white graduates on Fast Stream training and development programme

4 Apr 2007

The Civil Service has recruited a record number of black and minority ethnic graduates onto its Fast Stream training and...

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My next move… On-site customer service consultant role

17 Oct 2006

I’m an HR assistant with two years’ experience in healthcare and an MA in HRM, and I am currently studying...

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My next move

3 Oct 2006

What's the best way for a finance manager to move into HR?

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Move on up: careers in HR

12 Sep 2006

Many seasoned HR professionals started out in junior HR roles and worked their way up, but how easy is it to get into HR from other parts of the business? Nic Paton finds out.

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How to get into HR

25 Aug 2006

Getting that first all-important job in HR can be hard, but there are some handy tips to help you on your way

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How to avoid the Catch-22 of work experience

25 Aug 2006

Top tips on getting round the problem of not being able to get a job without experience, or the experience without a job

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My next move

25 Jul 2006

I recently finished a six-month maternity cover contract as a compensation and benefits officer. Prior to this, I worked as an HR administrator for 18 months. I'm looking for my next role in compensation and benefits. I have applied for roles and am getting interviews, but I am being told that, although I interview well, the role is too senior for my experience. Having only six months' experience in this area puts me in a position where some roles are too junior while others are too senior. I know I could add significant value to a team if I could get the chance to prove myself. However, as these roles tend to be fairly standalone, it seems companies only go for those people who have the exact experience already. How can I convince them I have the potential to learn quickly and add value?

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