Get Certified, Get a Degree or Get Both
Many of us obtained our degrees years ago – mine when human resources was called “Personnel.” Many others don’t have formal training in either human resources or business. Worse yet, many haven’t been in a classroom of any kind in years.
Why should you get a related degree, advanced degree or obtain your human resources certification?
- If you have not been to school in a while it will broaden your horizons in an exhaustingly amazing way.
- Your children will respect you more.
- Your co-workers and employees will respect you more.
- Your confidence will explode!
If you have a degree, start working on another. It’s good for you.
If you are worried about whether you should obtain certification or a degree, then do both. It doesn’t matter how old you are.
If it costs too much money, think about how and whether you are willing to invest in yourself or how committed you are to your career in human resources. If you still think you do not have the resources, take a course, even if it is free.