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    (Original post by AnimeCatsMemes)
    Anyone?
    As said above HR tends to pay less than other fields at the same level in an organisation. Still a great thing to study as the knowledge is applicable at any level of management.
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    Because it is ****ing dull.
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    Because of:
    a) it being perceived as being largely for women (whereas I'm guessing that men will default to the enterpreneurial side of the course)
    b) its lack of prestige - HRM at Master's level is seen as the backup for people with 2:2s, people who aren't ambitious, people who want a regular 9-5, etc
    c) its remoteness from the earning side of the business - you're not the one actually making money, demand for your services is derived from the need to manage those who do
    d) a certain degree of uncertainty as to what is actually required of HR people in different roles - what on earth do they do?
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    Because of:
    a) it being perceived as being largely for women (whereas I'm guessing that men will default to the enterpreneurial side of the course)
    b) its lack of prestige - HRM at Master's level is seen as the backup for people with 2:2s, people who aren't ambitious, people who want a regular 9-5, etc
    c) its remoteness from the earning side of the business - you're not the one actually making money, demand for your services is derived from the need to manage those who do
    d) a certain degree of uncertainty as to what is actually required of HR people in different roles - what on earth do they do?
    Unless you're in HR consulting or recruiting or headhunting/executive search.

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    (Original post by AnimeCatsMemes)
    I study Business Management at Surrey University and the majority of people I have spoken to from my course are taking the Entrepreneurship or Marketing pathway and no one seems to be interested in Human Resource Management? Why do you think this may be?
    I would think Entrepreneurship is easier than HR
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Was a jab at how on your side of the table it's fun but on the candidate's side it's usually hell haha.

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    Ahhh I see... yes what’s referred to as the weapons of mass rejection!

    But at least you get to hire rather than fire people, and generally people starting their careers are far less cynical than those who have been doing it for a while.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Unless you're in HR consulting or recruiting or headhunting/executive search.

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    Some of the specialist HR consultancy work is incredibly lucrative too.

    Coaching, psychology led work, as well as strategic HR consultancy can earn crazy amounts. Even more general things like pay/benefits consultancy, or data analytics I have seen bill crazy amounts.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Some of the specialist HR consultancy work is incredibly lucrative too.

    Coaching, psychology led work, as well as strategic HR consultancy can earn crazy amounts. Even more general things like pay/benefits consultancy, or data analytics I have seen bill crazy amounts.
    Very true.. Motivational speakers also make bank.

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    Thank you all for your great responses!
 
 
 
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