Mental Health Counselor Wanting to Change Careers Into the HR Field

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jiggins in Seattle, Washington

81 months ago

Hello all,

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington. I've been working for a local non-profit for over three years and I am ready for a career change. Does anyone on here have experience with changing career paths into the HR Field? If so, how did you go about it? I've submitted my resume to various companies, but haven't heard anything back. I've looked into the PHR certification and it appears that I can take the exam after one year of HR experience because I have a master's degree. What else can I do, besides self-study and research, to put my resume at the top of the stack? Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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susyfoto in Seattle, Washington

81 months ago

please email me a copy of your resume. susyfoto@gmail.com

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jiggins in Seattle, Washington

81 months ago

susyfoto in Seattle, Washington said: please email me a copy of your resume. susyfoto@gmail.com

The email account didn't work when I tried to send you my resume. Do you have another email?

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susyfoto in Seattle, Washington

81 months ago

susyfotovk@gmail.com

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Sam in Albany, California

57 months ago

jiggins in Seattle, Washington said: Hello all,

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington. I've been working for a local non-profit for over three years and I am ready for a career change. Does anyone on here have experience with changing career paths into the HR Field? If so, how did you go about it? I've submitted my resume to various companies, but haven't heard anything back. I've looked into the PHR certification and it appears that I can take the exam after one year of HR experience because I have a master's degree. What else can I do, besides self-study and research, to put my resume at the top of the stack? Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Hello, I am in the same situation, although I'm not licensed as a mental health counselor, i have my MA in it. I too want to change careers into HR. Did you find any information on how to go about doing so? Thanks.

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HR Generalist in NYC in Elmhurst, New York

15 months ago

Most CEOs and employees are crazy. Your degree and licensing will help you tremendously. I could tell you stories, just buy me a beer if you're in NYC.

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CM in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

2 months ago

jiggins in Seattle, Washington said: Hello all,

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington. I've been working for a local non-profit for over three years and I am ready for a career change. Does anyone on here have experience with changing career paths into the HR Field? If so, how did you go about it? I've submitted my resume to various companies, but haven't heard anything back. I've looked into the PHR certification and it appears that I can take the exam after one year of HR experience because I have a master's degree. What else can I do, besides self-study and research, to put my resume at the top of the stack? Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Hi you could set up some work experience for a couple of weeks job shadowing an hr colleague in a local company. This looks great because a) you will learn the skills b) you are a proactive worker ready to put in the hard work. Good luck, C

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