Best position to help with long term career goals?
Hey guys, as most of you have known, I have been wanting to start a staffing agency in the LONG term future. I’ve been having this idea for almost a year now and it’s still stuck in my head…especially if it has anything to do with HR because I’ve been trying for over a year now to break into that field. Honestly, I’m having a DIFFICULT time breaking into HR. I can’t even get an unpaid internship because of no experience even though I have administrative and customer service experience…not to mention a business degree!
Anyways, the technical staffing firm that turned me down for the HR internship said that they think I’d be a better fit for recruiting instead. I like recruiting but I don’t know if that will lead me into HR and I’m scared it’s mostly based on commission. The internship is unpaid and only 3 months part time. It’s a little closer to my home and possibility to hire. The HR coordinator I spoke to is actually friends with my brother.
Another staffing agency wants to interview me for a FULL time administrative assistant position, 40 hrs/week, and is contract to hire. I do like administrative work too (anything is BETTER than customer service call center job which I badly want to quit).
Which position do you think is best to help me reach my goals in starting a staffing agency one day AND possibly get into HR? Is it possible to get cross trained and ask to learn more about some HR procedures if I do administrative work?
Any advice would help a lot!! Thank you!
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