What forced you to choose career in HR?

Dear All,

Everyone have a dream of becoming a Doctor, Engineer, Pilot, Marine Engineer, Software Engineer in their childhood. However some or the other factors forced or influenced to choose the other career. (Reasons may be more like Family circumstances, Financial Burdens, Less Marks and so on) No one dream about becoming a HR professional in their childhood. Reason nobody knows.

In your case what made you to choose career in HR, and what was your dream career in your childhood? Share with all of us. Let us find out the influential factor which influenced or influencing to choose HR career.

To start with let me share my experience.

My dream career in my childhood was becoming a Doctor? (No idea what made me to dream that career).

The factor (s) influenced to choose HR career is/are:

Teacherís Strike during my SSLC resulted in less marks in Science, and didnít get the seat in Science Group for Pre University.

Taken commerce group, later just to have a degree instead of common degrees like B.Com or BA, chosen the specialized course on HR from University of Madras. Because of the course done, just selected the HR career. Gained experience in HR and finally started loving the HR career.

Share your experiences.


From India, Bangalore
None forced me but i have diff reason for being an Hr Profession......
I tooo have a Diff story.... i am very good in talking.....i can talk to anyone to everyone... irrespective of the fact that which position he or she is..in
So i chose Hr bcz i like talking to poeple, meeting new people and i like that every one shud know me and as an hr professional gives me all these three thingd i like to meet new people and talk to them bcz Hr is someone who can talk to anyone and thirdly, every one knows me ... bcz i am In Hr.... SO i LOVE my profession.
But wht i regret that i dnt do my MBA from good university such as XLRI, or IMT, i did it from I.P University... so this is where i lack and wich to change... which i am trying my best to change.....

From India, New Delhi
i am in very good in speaking and lots of my friend always told me that whenever i give suggestion to anyone that is very useful to them and when they all are talk to me their biggest tension will remove soon and they relaxed. That time i was pursuing for MBA but now i feel that was true because when employee come to me they really feel good to talk to me.So this thing encouraged me to choose this profession.
I like this profession very much and i my dream is to go very high in this field with my hard work and dedication.

From India, New Delhi

I wanted to be a cricket player. I played cricket up to District and University level and than i changed my mind.

My Father had inspired me to go in this field. Pls note that, we are four Brother and all are working as H R professional in different well known organization. My father is recently retired from a Govt. job and he was working as a Head of Establishment dept. (Old name of H R Dept.)

Aashit Srivastava

From India, Mumbai
Though I am more or less a beginner in Hr with around 1 and a half year of experience, but the story so far goes like this:
I was working in a training institution (newly opened), as a conselor. It was a part of a small Pvt company. The institution was not doing gr8, and I hardly had any work, so I was asked to assist the HR dept once in recruiting. The management was quite impressedwith me as I was able to close few positions. Then finally the institution closed down, simultaneously the Hr ex resigned, and I was transferred to the dept as HR Exec. So I fell into it. And then on....I enjoy every moment of my profession, esp as a generalist now.
And yes, in childhood I wanted to be a computer engineer. And then in my first HR job, I began recruiting them :)
So I firmly beleive, in life whatever happens, happens for good.

From India, Gurgaon
I am a Student of XLRI just recently joined the Post graduation on HR... My interests was in Training and Development and I wanted to be a International Trainer and Freelance consultant... and i found the two could be improved if i do this Personnel management and Industrial Relations course here... I did my engineering in Computer science from Govt.College of Tech. , Coimbatore. and in and worked with TCS and tried my hands on Training whenever oppurtunities where given in the two years... Basically Training and Development is what i am looking and thats my interest drived here..

Frankly speaking in my childhood actually i wanted to go in a Nursing profession and yes that time i really wanted to become a nun.Still sometimes i thought to become nun but we are social people and i know i cant do this but i really wanted to opt these professions.

From India, New Delhi
My childhood dream was to become a Doctor, later a Lawyer.When i was doing my P.U.C i decided to become a Software Engineer.Unfortunately i didn't get seat in MCA but got in MBA.In my first semester i topped university in Organisation Behavior and HRM, i decided at that i have to make my career in HR.
Now i feel so happy, even software engineers who are getting paid more than me also calls me madam.i'am loving it.

From India, Bangalore
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From Vietnam, Hanoi
My Childhood Dream was to get placed in a Reputed Bank.but after completion my degree i would like to choose HR Field becoz of the HR person who have taken me the First Interview .. Because of his way of speaking and his attitude makes me to Choose HR Field...

From India, Madras

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