Is management/supervisory experience worth it?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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Blushing bee

@soontobemrsm11:  Well, I can only try and help from another country but I might be able to offer some advice! 

I would apply for the jobs that require the years of HR management experience, because sometimes they understand that you need to start SOMEWHERE. See if you can find someone in the know to look over your resume and highlight your strengths, degree and internships and focus less on the number of years. A lot of the time they are just looking for the right person and stipulating a number of years experience gives them an easy way to say no to those they don’t want. 

Does this banking company potentially have a HR team somewhere that you might be able to transfer to?

I think that management experience is great. But do be careful that you don’t get stuck in a rut – however if you are enjoying what you do then that is a plus. You could move to a HR job elsewhere and not enjoy it! 

I’m hesitant to recommend struggling it out with a Masters unless it will really guarantee entry in to the field. Over here, Masters hardly ever means a pay rise or position rise. It sounds like they value hands on experience from what you are saying 
(also – make sure you enjoy HR before you do postgrad! 😉

Hope that helps 🙂 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I would keep on focusing on HR. You’ll find something. And apply to jobs even if it seems you’re somewhat unqualified based on experience… this is the same problem that everyone has when they get out of college. In my field it’s the same; all that experience required. But I just got my first job in my field this year, just a couple months after graduating, even though the position I got “required” experience.

If you have anything extra (honors courses, a terrific project or research paper you can share, anything) that will show you’re a better candidate than the average recent grad, even if you think it’s a stretch, it could go a long way towards them considering an exception.

Don’t let it scare you, and apply anyway. Be prepared to talk about why you’re a great candidate despite the lacking experience. I think you’ll find something. So many people have this problem.

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