Career and personal journeys: students hear valuable careers advice from HR alumnus

Head of HR and Volunteering at Crisis gave an illuminating presentation for postgrad HRM students

Date: 01/12/2014

PG Dip Human Resource Management (HRM) alumna, Frances Stainer, head of HR and Volunteering at Crisis, gave an illuminating presentation entitled ‘Careers in HR: career change and personal journeys’ to HRM students on the postgraduate and undergraduate HRM programmes.

Frances gave a number of helpful tips on selecting organisations as places to pursue human resources careers to ensure students gain a good cultural fit and enjoy their work. Frances explained that the big jump comes when moving up from an HR assistant to an HR officer role as those working in HR will see a step change from carrying out transactional work to giving advice to line managers.

She also noted that the role of the HR manager and director presents another big stepping stone as that involves a jump up from operational to strategic HR activity. Frances also spoke about the differences in working in the private, public and voluntary sectors and the different opportunities that can come from a career spanning a range of industries.

London Met's postgraduate HRM programmes include a wide variety of guest talks. Some are available to prospective as well as current students; please take a look at our events page and book your place.

Frances Stainer