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#1 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Im really dragging my heels with my HR course.

I thought I would love it and it would be right up my ally but im struggling, I just cant get into it.
It doesnt excite me or interest me its just so boring.

Should I just do it anyway and push though it and force myself to do it even though I hate it?
I havents studied in almost 10 years and im doing it online so I dont know if thats a normal way to feel about studying or not.

Advice?

Edited by Retro_Mumma, 09 April 2012 - 09:48 PM.


#2 suzy-c

Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

I think there are benefits to continuing this, as well as quitting.

On the one hand, do you want to have wasted just this amount of time on it, then go on to something more suitable, or do you want to waste another couple of years on it, just to get "something" finished, then waste a few more years being employed to do it?

Or, do you want to go back and reflect on why you wanted to do HR in the first place, and see finishing this dreary course as a means to a desired end?

My opinion is that studying can be a butt, and can have little to do with how interesting it will be to work in the field. However, the boring bits sometimes need to be lived through, to get to the desired goal. If it isn't a desired goal, you probably won't get very far.

#3 -al-

Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

I think HR and Trainer courses do tend to be hard to get through, particularly self paced/online courses.
Have you looked into other delivery methods?

#4 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE (-al- @ 09/04/2012, 11:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think HR and Trainer courses do tend to be hard to get through, particularly self paced/online courses.
Have you looked into other delivery methods?


Yeah, thats the only thing that offered in this area.

Education options in rural areas suck!

#5 Guest_BellyBug_*

Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

Im doing the same course, online too, and while I am finding it a bit boring and a bit hard to get my head around, I am pushing through because of the $$$ I have invested as well as the fact it is something I ultimately want to work in/with when I return to the work force.
Or at the very least, something to put on the resume.

#6 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:28 PM

QUOTE (BellyBug @ 09/04/2012, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Im doing the same course, online too, and while I am finding it a bit boring and a bit hard to get my head around, I am pushing through because of the $$$ I have invested as well as the fact it is something I ultimately want to work in/with when I return to the work force.
Or at the very least, something to put on the resume.


Same but now im thinking if I dread it so much while im studying it, will I like HR when im doing it as a proffesion?

I still dont know what I want to do when I grow up!

Very frustrating because im the sort of person that gets what they want and I always seem to be able to work out what I want and go for it but career wise im a bit lost.

I really like to do charity work, organise events, go to meetings and educate people about causes.
Anyone know how you get a paid job doing that? Whats the job title?
At the moment im doing it in a volunteer role.

#7 Blossom11

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:03 PM

I would think public relations with a charity or sometimes I see jobs advertised for people with fundraising skills with charities.

I worked with a public relations person for the Leukaemia Foundation for work experience/volunteering and that's what she did (back in the 90's).

#8 Goggie

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

Studying HR is really dry! I remember the reading sucked and I did it 10 years ago by correspondence so understand what you mean about it being boring and not what you thought. But practicing it is a whole different thing and a great job that I love all these years later. I vote for sticking with it, it will all be worth it in the end:)

#9 Goggie

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:15 PM

QUOTE (Retro_Mumma @ 09/04/2012, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like to do charity work, organise events, go to meetings and educate people about causes.
Anyone know how you get a paid job doing that? Whats the job title?


Public relations coordinator in a corporate company would do this kind if thing. Also look for events/marketing manager although these events may not be charity ones.
Just thought of more - look for anything with Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR in the title. Many of these roles work on charity and fundraising for large corporate clients, and it's a growing field due to the changing society and the need for businesses to be more community minded.

Edited by tauruspregnant!, 13 April 2012 - 11:34 PM.


#10 Sancti-mummy

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:23 PM

QUOTE (Retro_Mumma @ 09/04/2012, 11:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Same but now im thinking if I dread it so much while im studying it, will I like HR when im doing it as a proffesion?

I still dont know what I want to do when I grow up!

Very frustrating because im the sort of person that gets what they want and I always seem to be able to work out what I want and go for it but career wise im a bit lost.

I really like to do charity work, organise events, go to meetings and educate people about causes.
Anyone know how you get a paid job doing that? Whats the job title?
At the moment im doing it in a volunteer role.


There is exactly that role out there - it is called a "Community Development Worker" - I work with a few, and people have got there through a variety of methods - journalism, social work, and environmental scientist, administration...  Study what really gets YOU about this - you could probably put a few of the units you already have done toward some sort of convertable degree, but look at your local council events or community development section, if there is any sort of neighbourhood centre...

I didn't know about it until a few years ago with a temp role!

#11 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

QUOTE (tauruspregnant! @ 13/04/2012, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Public relations coordinator in a corporate company would do this kind if thing. Also look for events/marketing manager although these events may not be charity ones.
Just thought of more - look for anything with Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR in the title. Many of these roles work on charity and fundraising for large corporate clients, and it's a growing field due to the changing society and the need for businesses to be more community minded.


Awesome, thanks for the info.

Id never thought about PR before or know much about it. Off to google original.gif




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