Hey ladies so I'm mostly a lurker but recently @theycallmelinz posted about looking for another job outside of her specialization and it was almost as if I could've written it as I'm experiencing similar frustrations in my own field and you all gave amazing advice so I'm hoping you wouldn't mind sharing some of that wisdom with me.
A little BG, I have a BA in English LA but I haven't used my degree to help me find work instead I've been working in logistics and intermodal dispatching for almost a decade. I recently (Sept '14) took a new job working for a different transportation company solely dispatching and handling customer service pretty much on my own. I've realized that dispatching just isn't for me and I want to start new somewhere else and have the opportunity to grow within the new co.
I've been doing some searching and HR has caught my eye. I'm working on my resume so I can start sending it out for HR Assistant positions. I feel like I have a lot of transferrable skills that would make me a good candidate but most of the positions I see are looking for at least 1-2 yrs. of "HR Experience".
I think what I'm trying to ask is if anyone works in the field what are some of the most important qualities that you would look for in an HR assistant where you could overlook the lack of specific HR experience?