We asked our students what they were struggling with when it came to finding a job in human resources.

Then, we asked our team of expert CIPD tutors for their advice.

Find out:

  1. How to find a job in HR when you have limited experience
  2. How to switch to an HR career when you have managerial experience
  3. What to do if you keep getting knocked back
  4. How to go global with your HR career
  5. How to network professionally even if you don't currently work in HR
  6. Will Brexit make it harder to find an HR job?

Each of the tutors has more than 20 years’ experience in HR, from HR Director to employment law consultant to CEO. All are CIPD Chartered or Fellow Members who work with students daily to develop their careers.

In other words – their advice could be exactly what you need to get out of a rut and into your ideal job.



How do you find a job in HR when you have limited experience?

Trying to find an HR role when you don’t have any HR experience can be daunting. Our CIPD tutors share their words of wisdom for job-hunters with no HR experience on their CV.




What's the best way to switch to an HR career when you have managerial experience?

Switching careers at manager level has its own opportunities and challenges. Managerial roles in general often require many skills that are deeply relevant to HR, from recruitment to disciplinaries.




What should you do if you keep getting knocked back?

Breaking into HR can be tough, and getting turned down repeatedly can be even tougher. Our CIPD tutors offer their thoughts on why you might be getting turned down and how to solve the problems you’re facing.




What are the global opportunities for finding an HR role?

The opportunities for HR professionals across the globe are vast, particularly if you’re accredited with a CIPD qualification. Every business in every part of the world relies on its people, and so an HR career can take from London to Sydney to Beijing to… You get the idea.

But where should you look? David James advises you on how to identify opportunities from afar.




What’s the best way in to network within HR?

Many estimates suggest that upwards of 70% of jobs are filled through networking rather than traditional recruitment or job ads.

CIPD tutor Dr. Stephen Littler gives practical steps you can take to make connections and build a professional network, even if you don’t work in HR already.




Will Brexit make it harder to find an HR job?

David James gives his opinion on whether the HR job market will be flailing or flourishing as the Brexit process continues. 




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