If you love to work in Human Resources but don’t know how to start or get experiences. Here is 8 ways for you to get experiences. Check it out:
1. Study from University.
There are many universities have HR Management in their majors. You can get the very basic knowledge in Human Resource. After graduated from university, you can get a job in HR to get more experiences.
2. Find an internship in an Human Resource department.
Since internships are meant specifically for people to gain experience in a field, they’re the first step for many people who want to learn more about human resources. Because there is a great deal of administrative work in HR, many large and mid-sized departments regularly hire interns to help.
3. Look for work with your current company.
If you’re currently employed, there may be projects going on in your own company’s HR department that need staffing. Contact your HR representative and ask whether you can help. Not all projects involve confidential data, so you might be able to gain hands-on HR experience and learn more about your company in the process. If you already work in a division of your company’s HR department, volunteer to help out in other divisions. For example, if you work in the benefits department, you might offer to help the recruitment department interview candidates at an upcoming career fair.
4. Connect online with people work in HR .
There are numerous blogs, Facebook and LinkedIn groups, Twitter lists and other online networking opportunities available for people who want to connect with others in the profession. Many HR associations now offer online networking opportunities as well, which allow you to connect with hiring professionals outside your geographic area. The Society for HR Management, for example, has a members-only section of its website called “HR Talk,” which allows members to discuss a variety of HR-related topics.
5. Work at agency companies
Agencies that place temporary personnel can be a great way to gain experience in areas that overlap into HR. Staffing companies evaluate, interview, hire and place large volumes of candidates, and experience in these areas can position you for a corporate recruiting position in a larger HR department. Unlike HR departments, staffing agencies frequently hire people from sales positions or recent college graduates, and usually do not require HR experience to get started.
6. Volunteer for a nonprofit organization.
Many small nonprofit groups do not have dedicated HR professionals, and there are no special credentials required to practice HR. If you’re willing to work for free to gain HR experience, volunteering can help you gain exposure to higher level work than you might find in an entry-level HR job.
7. Join an organization for HR professionals.
Networking with other HR professionals can help you find entry-level opportunities that you might not find elsewhere. Many open positions are not advertised, but are filled through word-of-mouth. Joining a professional association and attending meetings and other networking events regularly will help you meet people who are filling HR positions. Most HR organizations hold an annual conference, which is another opportunity to gain exposure to HR professionals and learn more about various topics in the field.
8. Be open to starting out in different disciplines within HR.
Human resources is a profession with a broad subset of areas, from compensation and benefits to recruiting to labor relations. Most HR professionals (especially those who rise to an executive level) spend time in several of these areas at some point in their careers. It’s generally easier to find work in benefits in the fall, when HR departments are getting ready for open enrollment. Recruiting departments tend to be busiest at the beginning of a fiscal year and after the holidays, when hiring picks up, so those are the best times to volunteer to help. Compensation departments typically have a set cycle for reviewing organizational pay practices, so determining what that time frame is will help you choose the best time to offer your services in order to gain experience.
Article Contributed by HR in Asia‘s Team.