I recently started a new job as HR Generalist at a small government contracting company. I only make about $66k/ year when previous i started closer to $45k but as a single parent of a kid in daycare, im struggling. I want advice on the best way to build my career as fast as possible to reach by goal of making $100k within the next 3 years in HR. What should I do to further myself professionally as fast as I can? SHRM classes? certs? PHR? all resources welcome!

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for context, i have been in HR less than a year but worked for one company for 8 months ( manufacturing) and accomplished so much in that time I got picked up by this company.

Can you move to tech? Do you have HRBP experience?

i mean I can but I don't know how to do that. I am wondering what would qualify to move there? I only have one year with the generalist title under my belt at this point but i have worked closely to CEO/CFOs in those companies.
Since i dont the year of experience, I am wondering what I can do in the mean time to work toward building a resume for those higher up jobs in the near future.

Definitely work on revamping your resume to show projects that you have worked showing numbers/percentages to improve different HR areas: retention, engagement etc.

Also make sure your LinkedIn is optimized. Take some of the Free LinkedIn courses. Ask for endorsements.

An HR certification will definitely help.

Strategic HR roles require you to use excel, create presentations, create pivot tables and manipulate data to create reports etc. Google has a free Data Analytics course. Familiarize yourself with word, excel ,and pdf. (LinkedIn has courses you can take of this if you are a premium member) .

You have less than year of experience. You need more experience if you want to get to 100k.

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