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Can a HCM Fresher go for SuccessFactors training?

Dear SAP Mentors,

I took training into SAP HCM a year back and still have not been able to get a job into SAP HCM. Now I am planning to go for SuccessFactors training. Is it mandatory to have SAP HCM Work Experience to enter into SuccessFactors or a HCM Fresher can have scope after SF training. Please advice!

Thanks in advance!

Former Member

First off, you should really read all the SuccessFactors blogs/material that @Jarret Pazahanick, @Luke Marson, and others have posted here (especially those around careers in SF).

Second, just having "training" in SF is no guarantee of a job (and very likely not at all) since it is really certification that is important. It is not like traditional SAP HR where having experience/training could get you at least a entry level position.

Third, keep in mind that the SF projects do not need the same number of resources (much less) and that there are also a more limited number out there...while at the same time, there is a flood of certified SF people in the market now.

Fourth, my advice would be to focus on HCM/HR business experience...and not so much on the "tools". That is where your worth is and can not be easily reproduced by others....nor made obsolete when the "next big, best software" is released.

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