Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Criminology and Sociology -----> now Human Resources?

Announcements Posted on
Applying to Uni? Let Universities come to you. Click here to get your perfect place 20-10-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    Right,

    I graduated 2 years ago with a 2:1 Hons in Criminology and Sociology. I thoroughly enjoyed my degree, and hoped to get a job mildly related to it, for example working in the Courts. However with the government and their cut backs, it's proving incredibly difficult and my dream of working there is slowly slipping away. After waiting near enough 2 years, I have decided to try my hand at Human Resources.

    My only concern is how on earth do I get the ball rolling? I have seen a bit about the CIPD, which seems to be a 'must have' or working towards if applying for any HR position. I don't want to waste more time and find I was suppose to do something else and etc; at the age of 26 . .time is starting to fly by and I want to get sorted.

    Is there anyone here who works in HR, or has any good advice?

    Thanks in advance.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    bump. i am also interested
    • Thread Starter
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    Anyone? . . .
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Human Resources is easy to get into if you go in via the recruitment route. It is easy to get a job in recruitment.
    • 9 followers
    Online

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DancinBallerina)
    Right,

    I graduated 2 years ago with a 2:1 Hons in Criminology and Sociology. I thoroughly enjoyed my degree, and hoped to get a job mildly related to it, for example working in the Courts. However with the government and their cut backs, it's proving incredibly difficult and my dream of working there is slowly slipping away. After waiting near enough 2 years, I have decided to try my hand at Human Resources.

    My only concern is how on earth do I get the ball rolling? I have seen a bit about the CIPD, which seems to be a 'must have' or working towards if applying for any HR position. I don't want to waste more time and find I was suppose to do something else and etc; at the age of 26 . .time is starting to fly by and I want to get sorted.

    Is there anyone here who works in HR, or has any good advice?

    Thanks in advance.
    (Original post by randomgeeza)
    bump. i am also interested
    It should be a fairly straightforward move (barring the obvious challenges on the current employment market). Both the degree and the job are fundamentally 'person' related, so you should be able to draw a number of relevant points between the two. Just draw up a list of skills required for HR (job adverts and careers websites usually say what these are) and then see how you can give evidence of having those skills.
    • Thread Starter
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    It should be a fairly straightforward move (barring the obvious challenges on the current employment market). Both the degree and the job are fundamentally 'person' related, so you should be able to draw a number of relevant points between the two. Just draw up a list of skills required for HR (job adverts and careers websites usually say what these are) and then see how you can give evidence of having those skills.
    (Original post by ClassQuick)
    Human Resources is easy to get into if you go in via the recruitment route. It is easy to get a job in recruitment.
    Thank you both :-) Will try and get the ball rolling asap.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 21, 2012
New on TSR
Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.