Answered by Dustin, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Tuesday, May 6, 2014
While this specific transition is certainly not impossible, there will be some challenges to overcome - mainly lack of HR experience. Graduate programs or training can be a significant accelerator for a career transition which I would encourage. If you can secure some sort of dedicated, entry level HR experience that is a step in the right direction as well. Finally, be persistent, all it takes is one opportunity.