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5 Effective Study Tips for your SHRM Exam

Posted on November 3, 2018 6:51 am;

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If you are looking to advance your career, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are the most up-to-date credentials to help you achieve your goals. In order to gain these credentials, you need to enroll and sit an exam. No matter what level you are at in HR and how experienced you may be, it is important to study and prepare for your exam, as it is not as easy as you may think. These are some of the most effective study strategies for your SHRM exam.

  1. Preparation courses

You should find out as much as possible about the courses and make sure you undertake the right one to help you achieve your goals. There are preparation courses available which are led by SHRM instructors, so can greatly increase your chances of passing the exam. You may find courses at your local college, but these can be costly, so you may want to ask your employer to cover the costs or help you out.

  1. Understand the topics

There are likely to be topics that you are comfortable with and others you are a little less sure about. It is a good idea to know what topics will be covered during the exam, so you can study a bit more for those you are less knowledgeable in. You might want to take a look at the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) for more information on the topics covered in the exam.

  1. Group study

Studying can be much more enjoyable (or at least less stressful) if you study with someone else. There are lots of people undertaking the exam, so you might want to team up with someone to share ideas. Even if you don’t find someone doing the same subject, it can still be worthwhile to have a study buddy to help you stay motivated.

  1. Practice

There are plenty of tools available to help you practice, both online and offline. Study guides and tutorials can be useful for preparing for the exam and it may also be worth trying out different tests to get you ready for exam situations. The more you practice, the more comfortable you will be when it comes to sitting your exam.

  1. Reduce distractions

The best way to ensure your exam preparation is as effective as possible is to reduce your distractions. You should aim to schedule your study time at a time when you can really focus, as this will make it much more valuable. The last thing you want is to waste any time when you’re trying to study.

If you are looking to further your career, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP courses are a great way to do it. Preparation is key to give you the best chance of success.


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