Question by Hanna S: What is the best way to get into a human resouce generalist position?
For the last 4 months, I have submitted endless resumes to the online databases such as monster.com, careerbuilder.com, and HotJob.com. Also, applied online to large to mid size companies in the Baltimore, MD area from commerical to government jobs.
BS in Information Systems Management
5 years as a database analyst
2 years as a senior recruiter
As a senior recruiter, it’s more of a sales job. I want more career growth and responsibility at this point. What else do I need to do to transition from recruiter to generalist? Thinking about going back to school to get a MS in Human Resource or a MBA with specialization in Human Resource. Also, which degree would be better and any recommendation for colleges/universities. If I was to do the MBA, I would go with Loyola College. For the MS in Human Resource, I would go with Towson University but their job placement center is not resourceful or able to deliver results. Need feedback. Thanks.
Answer by crzyaltego
it seems like you have more than enough experience to be a human resource generalist, you may even be over quailified
over qualified can be just as bad as under qualified because the company will think that you will not stay with the job and probably want more pay than they are willing to give.
i do not think the time and money you spend on additional schooling would benefit you enough to go back.
i would also double check your resume for errors and possibly pay someone to fine tune it
maybe the salary you are requesting is too high
make sure the objective section on your resume is clear, concise, and job specific
make a good cover letter to include with your resume that lists duties and job achievements that relate to human resources
try to contact companies directly after you email or snail mail your resume so they know you are very interested and can distinguish you from other candidates
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