I Just passed my PHR and am so excited, happy and pleased with myself for this accomplishment. I am a member of SHRM- but need to find an active chapter and get myself out there. I paid for my membership and the SHRM -PHR prep class (3 months) on my own so that I owe NOTHING to my current employer and would not feel obligated to stay in my current job.
I was laid off due to job elimination and have found that most employers not only suggest having it but are requiring it now...for the application process. I'm signed up for the PHR class and hope to take the test in the fall.
I've always thought about taking the PHR test, but in honesty I've done very well without one. As a matter of fact I'm an HR Manager of a large local government agency and I'm a board member of a HR Association so...
I think they're important, one day I will probably take it - but I've been in HR and payroll for 20 years and have done quite well. Though it may sound contradictory, I would encourage people just entering HR to get their certification as some companies do look for it.
Hi! I have my PHR and I think it helped me early on in my career but the more years of experience you get the less that seems to really matter. I'd like to get my CCP and then CBP and have taken some of the courses but it's pretty expensive so I'll likely only finish if I can get an employer to cover it or get a scholarship. Since they are much more difficult to get, I feel these certifications are more highly respected.
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