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I have been weak in my marketing subjects as far as marks were concerned. For that reason I chose HRM as my specialized area in my MBA… But after helping some friends casually on their marketing assignments I realized I am good at idea generation part of marketing. It allows me to think outside of the box.

Now I am having second thoughts of going for Marketing as a Career. In your opinion or experience (preferred) what is better for ENFP’s HRM or Marketing as a Career.

I am finding theory part of the HRM to be boring too. But I don’t know about practical experience because I don’t have one.

Also if you can highlight what possible fields are their in HRM and Marketing, which one should be more suitable for ENFP?

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@KillerEyes, well I'm totally biased having built my entire educational career around marketing but *drum-roll* I'd say Marketing. Why? It's more creative, I think it works with the ENFP skill set the best. I scored very, very well in Human Resources Management as it sounded fun (it wasn't) but since it was successful and I got good grades I kept taking it. However, it is rules based and there's a lot of potential for causing negative emotions: Turning down interview applicants, layoffs/firings, passing someone over for a raise/promotion. You need thick skin for that. And if it's not creative and you have to work within endless rules and bureaucracy...Why would you? Not very ENFP.

My thoughts at least.
 

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I think @Moby raises excellent points. I don't know how helpful I would be in that I am an INTJ and had absolutely no interest in either field. However, I do have some experience with ENFPs. ENFPs are both idea people and people people. However they almost invariably lean more toward one over the other. Being more idea oriented may help marketers, while being more people oriented may help HR specialists. Nevertheless there remains considerable overlap for both. Marketers need sales skills while creativity and vision can be an asset depending on what one ends up doing with the HR degree. An HR degree may lead to a career as a hiring manager at a corporation, but it may also be used to be a career counselor, helping other people figure out what they want to do with their lives.

Another point to consider is that generally HR requires more credentials to break into, whereas marketing requires virtually none, so if you want to try both, getting a specialization in HR would be the most logical choice.
 

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Marketing and sales are VERY well suited for ENFPs. HR is something to leave up to the ESTJs/ISTJs. Do you really want to hire and fire people for a living? Most Fs I know wouldn't. lol
 

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at Sovereign But HR has other tasks as well. For example, Training and development, Recruitment (and no firing) and Career Counselling (I am planning to to Organizational Psychology along with my HR degre)

What do you thing of these sections in HR? Would these be bad too for me?
 

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Marketing and sales are VERY well suited for ENFPs. HR is something to leave up to the ESTJs/ISTJs. Do you really want to hire and fire people for a living? Most Fs I know wouldn't. lol
But HR has other tasks as well. For example, Training and development, Recruitment (and no firing) and Career Counselling (I am planning to to Organizational Psychology along with my HR degre)

What do you thing of these sections in HR? Would these be bad too for me?
 

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But HR has other tasks as well. For example, Training and development, Recruitment (and no firing) and Career Counselling (I am planning to to Organizational Psychology along with my HR degre)

What do you thing of these sections in HR? Would these be bad too for me?
In a perfect world where we all get to pick our responsibilities, I'd say yes. In the real world, where your job would likely encompass all that we've both stated in varying degrees (that you may have little to no control over), I'd say to ask yourself the same question.
 

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In a perfect world where we all get to pick our responsibilities, I'd say yes. In the real world, where your job would likely encompass all that we've both stated in varying degrees (that you may have little to no control over), I'd say to ask yourself the same question.
That being said, If you could get on at a company big enough to have specialized HR managers, it might work just fine. Each company is different in that regard.
 
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