Facebook Career Fairy: Transition From Retail To Career in HR

Trying to transition from retail to career in HR can be a challenge, especially without experience. We received the following career wish from one of our Facebook fans:


"I wish that I could find employment with little to no experience. I've worked in customer service (retail) during my undergraduate days, but now I've shifted to human resources for my graduate degree. I've been "between jobs" since I graduated in 2010. How do I find a position in HR with no direct experience? "My ultimate career goal is to get into employee development and conduct classes on how to bring out the best in your employees, handling problem employees, and so on. I even offer advice and coach a friend of mine who is a general manager on how to motivate and handle his employees, and it has truly been working for him (he won an award for best manager of the period). "I've highlighted my education on my resume with coursework, listed skills that I have acquired from previous jobs that would be useful in an HR position, and also used keywords to be located in the applicant tracking system and cater them for each job description. "Even though I'm 24 and will be done with my Masters soon, I don't want to go back to stocking shoes or working at a gas station! I'm seeking a career... I've even looked into internships with no avail... HELP!" - Kam
Congratulations, Kam! The Facebook Career Fairy chose your wish and answered it with a personalized video! Not only that, but you will also receive one FREE month inside CareerHMO, the virtual membership site that gives the everyday professional access to elite-level career coaching! Check out the Career Fairy’s personalized response below, and post your own career wishes on our Facebook page! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kixp_rUhtQ0&feature=youtu.be expand=1]
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