I am looking for some advice regarding the decision of which direction to take my career.
I am currently studying for my CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resources, and have recently started in my first entry level HR role. Unfortunately this role does not provide the general HR exposure and experience that was promoted to me at interview with very little progression opportunity.
Whilst thinking about my career ahead I have been in a dilemma as to whether I should remain within the HR field or branch into the L&D area. Obviously this would require further entry level study, all of which I am self-funding. I already have a BA Hons in teaching with Qualified Teacher Status which may support a career in L&D. I am very keen at this stage in my life to be learning and progressing and striving for higher level roles (and a greater earning potential). Many of the higher level L&D roles I have seen appear to pay exceptionally well but I am concerned regarding the progression available. I am aware that within HR there are so many different aspects that have the potential for specialisms and climbing the ladder.
Unfortunately it is not currently financially viable for me to undertake the L3 and L5 courses in both HR and L&D.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.