(Closed) Teaching to….HR?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am so glad you posted this because I just wrote a post about how I want to switch from teaching to HR. I am miserable teaching but still want to help people. I actually just want less work and to be able to enjoy each day, not have to make crap pay and bring my job home with me. When I have kids, I dont want to be exhuasted taking care of 25 other kids whose parents refuse to raise them right. I need a change…I am for sure following this post! Thank you!

Post # 4
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484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am in HR and love it! But it is hard to get in…I luckily had 2 HR internships when I was in college and they surely helped secure my HR job today. I work in benefits mostly…but I do all new hire paperwork…termination paperwork (the really crummy part of it!) and also work with FMLA a lot. It is an ever changing career!

Post # 6
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484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@jmmacdon:  I have my BA in Management and Human Resources. I think it sounds so by the book…but you really do need to be a “people” person. We’ve had a couple interns in our office who are books smart, but did not have the personality for HR. I think organization is key as well…and the ability to multi-task! I’m always working on a project when the phone will ring or an employee walks in with a question and I have to keep it all together! LOL

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I work in HR. I started as a receptionist/accounting assistant around 10 years ago, then moved into Payroll and then finally migrated into HR (although I still do some payroll too). It’s not that easy to get into because you do need a lot of work experience especially when it comes to dealing with people. I agree with the “people person” comment, you definitely have to be good with people!

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