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Old 10-28-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Ranson, WV
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I am a 24 year old college graduate from NC. I have been working as an administrative assistant since June. I moved to WV with my husband, when he was offered a job in Germantown MD we could not refuse. I would really like to get into the Human Resources field, as that is what my degree is in. I have been offered a job as a Human Resource Specialist at a local casino, but it would be a pay cut.

Is getting into a field where I could grow professionally and advance more important, or is making more money and being able to save toward the purchase of a house more important in this economy. I am looking for advice from anyone who has wisdom, or experience with this type of decision.

Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg
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Is getting into a field where I could grow professionally and advance more important, or is making more money and being able to save toward the purchase of a house more important in this economy.
I think only you can answer that question. None of us know your financial situation. Switching jobs and getting the experience in the field you desire may be beneficial in the long run. Weigh your option and see where you want to be in say 10 years from now.

Best of luck Would your husband want to car pool?
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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If it's at all financially feasible, I'd recommend putting your degree to work right away. If you try to get into HR, say 10 years from now, it might be hard to explain why you pursued a different career for so long.

Plus, after a while out of the field, your HR skills might be regarded as having become "stale."

Good luck!
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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Default I tend to agree with Snorpus on this one

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If it's at all financially feasible, I'd recommend putting your degree to work right away. If you try to get into HR, say 10 years from now, it might be hard to explain why you pursued a different career for so long.

Plus, after a while out of the field, your HR skills might be regarded as having become "stale."

Good luck!

I have always been told that it is easier to find a job if you already have one. The key is "financially feasible".

Actual take-home pay sometimes does not vary as much as some people think. You do the math and see what can happen. Isn't there some new federal government office opening up in Berkeley County? Government jobs are good jobs in today's economy.

I still feel it would be better to work in your field and keep looking. Also, you never know what opportunities will open up for promotions in the new job.

Good luck!
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:51 AM
 
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Lots of Tax reasons for looking outside of Germantown for work...City Income Tax is one of them.

It's just a town...not that special for the area...

HR seems to be a job where the hiring company keeps you for a while and then blows you out...

Am I wrong about that?
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Ranson, WV
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Thanks for all of the helpful advice. I really want to start my career in the HR field, but at the same time I like being able to save up money. I guess i will flip a coin.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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I am a 24 year old college graduate from NC. I have been working as an administrative assistant since June. I moved to WV with my husband, when he was offered a job in Germantown MD we could not refuse. I would really like to get into the Human Resources field, as that is what my degree is in. I have been offered a job as a Human Resource Specialist at a local casino, but it would be a pay cut.

Is getting into a field where I could grow professionally and advance more important, or is making more money and being able to save toward the purchase of a house more important in this economy. I am looking for advice from anyone who has wisdom, or experience with this type of decision.

Thanks!
Personally as someone whose job is up and down with this economy and not too many options for me personally, I would say go with what you you have been offered, even if it is a paycut. Hopefully your husband makes enough to supplement the income you would make. Some people might disagree, but in this economy beggars can't be choosers. If there is something concrete I'd go with it. You can always weigh your options later.
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