Previous Article Next Article I am an arts graduate working in HR for a medium-sized company. This is myfirst-full time job after temping in secretarial/admin-related positions forthree years and I have been here for 18 months. I am disillusioned with my joband I want to change careers to something more hands-on and creative,reflecting my real interests. However, I fear that the office jobs I have had havepigeonholed me as an admin person. This is something I want to leave behind. Ineed to be able to sell my HR/office experience to a potential employer in away that helps them to see what I am really capable of. Any suggestions? Claire Coldwell, consultant, Chiumento Start by thinking about what you want. You say you want something morecreative and hands-on, but what does that mean, and is that where your skillslie? Use your job description as a starting point, but also think about otherexperiences, such as your degree study or involvement in leisure activities.List all the things you like and dislike, are good at and not so good at, andcompile a picture of the skills you have and where you need to develop. Thiswill also help you to see which skills are transferable outside HR, if that isthe direction you decide on. It might be that in the light of this analysis, there are opportunities inyour company. Talk to your manager about this, and get his/her view on whatwould suit your skills. Consider what options are available in terms of roles and furtherqualifications. Clive Sussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas If you are going to escape from being permanently classified as an HRadministrator you need to review your skills and qualifications. This is a veryfrustrating problem and one frequently encountered by junior aspiring HRprofessionals. If you have not already done so, you need to gain your CIPDmembership as this will give you a good basic grounding for more senior posts. If you are a CIPD member, I suggest you try and be more proactive in theworkplace and talk to your boss about your feelings. It would be worthwhile toask whether you can undertake any small projects or reviews of processes andsystems for example. Is it possible to transfer to another role in thedepartment that may increase your skills set? If your prospects are still limited, consider applying for roles in small HRdepartments that may give you broader exposure and help you move to a juniorofficer level. Warren Green, director, EJ Human Resources I suggest you study for the CIPD qualification. This will demonstrate thatyou are committed to developing a career in HR, and even if you have littlepractical experience, it will give you a theoretical base. Talk to your HRmanager and explain that you wish to develop in this area. Maybe he or she canfilter work to you that you have not been involved in before. If this is notpossible, it is essential that when applying for new HR roles, your coveringletter indicates your interest and passion for HR, with examples of how you seeyourself developing, given the opportunity. At more junior levels, employerslook for potential and enthusiasm in the people they recruit. Comments are closed. How can I escape admin-only label?On 12 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
In addition to natural beauty and immense cultural heritage, all visitors looking for an active stay in nature are ready for 47 kilometers of educational hiking trails and 470 kilometers of cycling routes, which will surely be one of the main attractions. Krka National Park is reopened to visitors from Monday, May 11, at a promotional ticket price of 50 kuna for adults and 25 kuna for children and youth. “Visitors have at their disposal all presentation centers and facilities, souvenir shops as well as catering facilities at Roški slap and Lozovac, with the necessary respect for all epidemiological measures in force. Entry into the closed premises is allowed to a certain number of visitors at the same time, with prior disinfection of hands and soles with disinfectant that will be available at the very entrances to the closed premises of the Park.”Point out from the Krka National Park and add that the catering facilities will be opened in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health. In order to make the Park more accessible primarily to domestic visitors, the ticket price in the promotional period is 50 kuna for adults and 25 kuna for children and youth from 7 to 18 years. The working hours of Skradinski Buk are from 9 am to 19 pm, and the locations on the middle and upper course are from 10 am to 18 pm. “When visiting the Krka National Park, visitors are invited to adhere to the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health as well as the use of protective gloves and masks and, if possible, contactless payment when buying tickets. conclude from NP Krka. After a break of almost two months, the Krka National Park on Monday, May 11, reopens its doors to individual visitors, who with promotional ticket prices in the period until June 18, 2020 will have the opportunity to discover the charms of Croatian natural and cultural heritage. NP “Krka”.