hi to all seniors,
well as per the posts that i have seen under this forum... they all seem to be of a very very serious nature... but i do feel that the question that i pose can be only answered by you seniors only... as you would have faced the same...
the question is--- Is it really difficult for MBA HR Freshers to get into MNC's or companies as a first break??????
I would be thankful if any senior could suggest ways for freshers to get into good companies which would be helpful for many freshers like me...
and also would like to know as to how is the market presently for MBA HR Freshers with a B.Tech Background...
Thanks in advance...

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Dear Rakesh,

Frankly speaking to your question, it is very difficult for the fresh graduates to get in......

There are some certain observations;

1. Fresher's aimed at very high salaries and companies
2. Dont have exposure to the market
3. Reluctant to start their carrers at low salaries.

Rakesh, same happen to us when we left our business school. With dreams of Ideal MNC and handsome salay. To get something in your life you have to work really hard.

Being a senior, i want to convey something to you.

Dont go for the big names. Start your carrer at a place available to you at first. Stick to the company for a while and after sometime when you learn through experiences companies will follow you. Normally MNC's hire freshers as MTO's, internees etc. For this you have to pass their tests and fullfill the criteria.

Once you get in to some experience, then MNC's will definitly approach you, because HR is a very demanding field.

Your second query is about B.Tech background. I dont think so that B.Tech backgroung will help you out. These both are completly different fields. B. Tech will benefit you, if you work for any related technical or engineering firm.

Please, do not hesitate to contact, if you need any other assistance.

Wish you best of luck for your future.

From Pakistan, Islamabad

Hi Rakesh,
My Suggestion is that there are good number of openings for recruiters-few companies or consulting companies do hire fresh years. what you need to concentrate is on to fetch a job in one of the functional area and then concentrate in that area for a while you start exploring your knowledge on other functional areas of HR.
Please dont jump to conclusions that if you are getting into HR that means you will take care of everything and anything. Just focus on looking for jobs...i doesnt matter if its MNCs or not but to be frank, you will have great exposures working with Small and mid size companies to start with.
Please mail me back if you have any questions.
Good Luck!

From India, Hyderabad
Brandon 69

Hi Rakesh!
I can fully empathise with you my friend! After completing my PG in HR, I had to wait a full 6 months before I got a break.....but what a terrific break I got!
I would like to advice you not to get desparate and join some consultancy firm: from my own experience of friends, once you get stuck into a consultancy profile it is very difficult to break away and start in some MNC.....do not be disheartened: There are still quite a few companies who do take on HR freshers as Trainees. I say: it is better to get a break as HR Trainee in some big company rather than go in for some small company which may be willing to take you in as HR Executive: you see, the opportunities to work in the various diversified fields in HR and to learn,are much more in a big MNC as compared to a small Company.
But, do not wait if you do get an opening even in a small company: my point is go on hunting but shun consultancies like plague.
My Best Wishes to you for your career.

From India, Calcutta

Hello Seniors,

Thanks to all of you for promptly replying to my question.... i am genuinely very much elated to receive responses from you all...

Apart from the discussion that we had started in the above post... i would like to first share one intresting thing from my end.... this query that i have written is the first query that i had posted in the citehr.... and I must say that it really feels great to receive responses and help from completly unknown quater... and seeing this even i have made in a resolution stating that even i would go ahead and post in responses for people who need them... in order to give them the same kind of happiness that i received.... thank you guys once again for inspiring me...

and as far as the issue in discussion is concerned... and yes i do agree what Syed has written with regards to his observations

There are some certain observations;

1. Fresher's aimed at very high salaries and companies
2. Dont have exposure to the market
3. Reluctant to start their carrers at low salaries.

somehow i do feel that i am sailing in the same boat of the observations that syed has furnished.... but my question again is... dont you think Syed and RK... that.. isn't it normal for a person who has done his MBA and B.Tech to ask in for... if not high, but decent salaries ??.. and when we go in for consultancies they sometime pay us far less.. specially in hyderabad... and as Brandon puts in.. even the exposure that we get is focussed only in the area of recruitment majorly... then how would it be possible for people like me who are intrested in the other facets of HR to get those kind of roles????....

Syed and RK... its not that i am speaking against your point of view but i genuinely feel that healthy arguments always tend to bring out the best and valid points from both ends whether it may be for or against the topic...

I personally feel that there are many many freshers like me who are in the present situation... and i hope that this post of mine should actually be helpful in creating a right kind of impression in all those confused minds and should be useful for them in knowing the ways to approach corporates and also help them in their decision making...

i would be extremely happy if you'll could provide me your email ids... firstly its because... i need them... as i want to personally thank you people for your responses and secondly it would be of great help to me for any advices in the future...

It would be great to see if more seniors could participate... as every point of view given by you people might benifit others in their career immensly ....

once again thanks in advance....

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From India, Secunderabad

hi seniors, 66 people viewed.... and no replies.... :confused: come on seniors... help us freshers.... eagerly waiting for your responses... Regards Rakesh....
From India, Secunderabad
Hi Rakesh
Thankx for your valuable post.
i truly emphatise with you as even i am going thru the same problems.
I ve done by BE and i am employed with a consultancy firm since 1 yr and all i get to do is Recruitment.I want to learn the other facets of HR and currently the opportunities i get is all for consultancies.I am desperately looking 4 opportunities in a company yaar where i can do bit of Recruitment along wih other HR activities.
Do mail me.I found your post to be very helpful for me.

From India, Bangalore

Yes, its seemingly next to impossible for MBA-HR(freshers) to get a break in a Generalist Profile. All one could find would be Consultancy Openings. But if you are an MBA from a top B School then you neednt worry.
Corporates dont take Freshers, since HR is a work of huge accountability and the need is of a person who has previous experience and apart from this. Why would company want tp incur Training cost on a fresher when experienced generalists are available in abundance.

From India, Delhi
Hi Vineeta
Thanks for your suggestion.
But does it mean that we should look only for opportunities in Recruitment.
does it help if we hav 1yr of exp in Recruitment and then trying to shift to Generalist role.
I am confused.
Pls help me.

From India, Bangalore

hi everyone,

first of all thanks for replying to the post.. seniors.... and yes as i said earlier... as to what problems we freshers actually face...

As many of the seniors say that its important to first gain experience in HR.... and then it is easy to climb the ladder thereon... is what i understood from the initial posts... but what do you people suggest when it comes to the problem my friend Simonthy is facing.... though he has a hands on experience in recruitment for a year... he would still be considered as a NO for the role of a generalist...

and as Vineeta says... Are the posts only for the top B-Schools??... but i do have a point to mention here with respect to only the cost parameter ( again with due respect to the people who passed out of the B-Schools)... as per her she says that the cost associated for training a HR is a burden to the organization... but if we look at the other side of the coin... is it not true that these students are paid 2-3 times more than a postgraduate from a not so recoginsed college... and also dont you think that there is always a fear of actually loosing them to other companies because of their expertise....

and on top of it... what do you think would happen to the people who have talent in them though not experienced.... didnt we study that performance is more important than experience!!!...

and how can it be that a person can gain experience... when he is not provided the opportunity:huh:

and though it might not be relavent to the earlier question... i actually want to broaden the horizion of our topic by asking a query

We all generally know as to what a HR round comprises of for other fields like engineering, production etc.... My question now is.... when it comes to the field of HR.... what is that a Senior HR looks in for when he is hiring a fresher candidate for HR entry level position????

the basic purpose of asking this question is to understand as to... what is expected from a HR fresher???... if incase he does get an opportunity or a call from the companies or corporates.....

I would actually urge not only the seniors... but also other freshers like me to join and post any of their queries.... all i can say is that it would immensly benifit all of us... in gaining the correct and timely guidance form our seniors....

All you freshers, I sincerely wish that we make use of the ample guidance that we can get from our seniors...


From India, Secunderabad

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