Lol thank you for your contribution(Original post by moonkatt)
I ended up in payroll work through a temp agency, the work was easy and it paid the bills. I did consider HR work and getting my qualifications but I'm not a fan of the 9-5
I got into nursing as I had an interest in healthcare, looked at ODP but there's a lot more variety in nursing.
And I drink beer, fart and enjoy watching the six nations.
Can you/should you get hired in HR as a man? Is HR for females only? Watch
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- 08-07-2016 23:29
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(Original post by William Pitt)
- 09-07-2016 01:00
Do you really think so, would you pursue a career in HR? How is it regarded among men in other departments within a given organisation, and by society in general? (compared with, for example, marketing or consulting)
Regardless, I've seen a lot of males do well from the vantage point of my mom's career in HR and I've seen women do well. I think for the most part if you inherently possess what it takes to do well, you will.
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- 09-07-2016 01:20
There are some men in HR and a lot of them are very successful. What matters is that you have the right skills for the job. That's what employers look for- the skills, not the gender of the applicant. If you think you'll enjoy working in human resources then go for it. Personally, I wouldn't want to work in HR but if you enjoy the work then apply.
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- 09-07-2016 01:22
- 22-07-2016 15:50
I would agree with J-SP that HR is an area that appeals more to women however it does look to be changing as you have mentioned. Had a quick look on Google and there's an interesting article on HR magazine about how they're looking to attract more men to the industry which might give you a better understanding and there's some interesting comments towards the end http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-...more-men-to-hr
I think if you're really interested in HR, it might be beneficial for you to try a CIPD level 3 course, which will give you a foundation certificate like this one: http://acacialearning.co.uk/what-we-...pd/foundation/ that way you'll be able to see if it's an area you would like to work in.
At the end of the day, you should pursue a career that is going to make you happy.
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(Original post by Princepieman)
- 22-07-2016 15:56
generalist HR tends to require two extremes a) empathy/coach and b) ruthlessness.
Oh and there's a lot of admin too especially at the junior levels.