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I really love the company I’m with, I also really need a change. I’ve started taking classes towards finishing my bachelors, to have a positive effect for potential job opportunities within said company. Would it be premature of me to go ahead and apply for positions that are in HR, where my interests are, when I don’t yet have the degree to back it up? I have many years banking experience as well as leadership experience. Thoughts? I’m currently in Ga, and the job would be in FL. TIA

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I think this is a good conversation to have with your manager during your 1:1s. Most forward thinking organisations will care about retaining a certain level of quality in personnel and would like to put people in roles where they are happier, fulfilled and motivated to keep add value.

So don’t be shy to bring it up. Telling your manager about the steps you’ve taken towards this career path, will be a plus for him/her to take this more seriously.

My 2cents. All the best.

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Thank you, I have a 1:1 scheduled for Friday. I was planning to let my managers know I want to start applying, and the steps I’m taking to become a stronger applicant. I just don’t want the fact, that I don’t have the degree yet , but still in process, hinder me from achieving my goal

Did you check to see if they will help pay for your education? Many places do.

Yes they do, and I plan on taking full advantage of it. I was more so curious if you all think that not having the degree obtained, even though I’m in process of getting it, will reflect negatively in the interview process? Like I said I have some relatable experience, but I’ve not actually worked in HR before

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