What made you decide to study a qualification in HR?
Having worked in the National Health Service (NHS) within Medical HR, the intricacies involved in managing a multidimensional workforce fuelled my interest for pursuing a career in HR. I enjoy developing strategic success through practical and effective people management.
My decision to complete a qualification was for my own self-development, but my passion for people management and employment law made studying the CIPD level 5* qualification a natural progression. It was also an excellent way of benching my skills and knowledge and put me in a better position for future HR roles.
Did you work whilst studying? If yes, how was it juggling your job with the studying?
I found juggling studying and work challenging, however a positive challenge as I was able to use the experience and knowledge gained from my job in my studies and vice versa.
How has the qualification helped you in your career?
My confidence at work is at its peak and the qualification has helped my career tremendously. I now have the knowledge to help me progress into more senior roles. Having the completed qualification means that my skills are recognized in the HR sector. Having access to CIPD resources through my membership allows me to continue learning and developing.
What advice would you give someone considering studying a qualification?
Studying a qualification is an excellent decision, there are several modes of studying which means it can be easily adapted into your personal and work life.
* This is a pre-2021 CIPD qualification.
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