I had my PHR back in early 2000, then made a career change to a paramedic (I know, right). I called SHRM and they said I'm eligible to test again even though I only currently have 1.5 yrs of HR.

I purchased the online study guide and it seems that HR has gone in a completely different direction - more operations related than employee relations etc.

Did anyone find this online training to be helpful? I test in July, so any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks - lauren

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Did you want the PHR again or to take one of the SHRM tests? They’re run by different companies and I prefer the PHR personally. More general HR with PHR, SHRM is heavy on their competencies.

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This ^
If it is a shrmcp then purchase their BoK from the shrm store. That helped me. Also, I would recommend to begin networking with your local shrm chapter for opportunities to re enter into HR. I'm not sure how long you have been out of the field, but a lot has changed since the pandemic and before in 2017.

Best of luck and hope this helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odPwic97fpA

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