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Dear Seniors,
I m working as a recruiter with 3 years of experience in a small recruitment consulting company. As I started looking for a job change due to market recession I havent find any thing and one day ,I come to know that God has blessed me and I m expecting. For my baby m very happy. But I m very depress coz of my coming career break.
Pls suggest me after a break of a year could some one start a career in Hr once again, could I will able to find out a good job once again.

From India, Gurgaon
Dear Andhri,
First Good Wishes for expecting a baby :icon1:.Dont worry too much.Remember recession is for time being & its not for ever!!!.Take care of your health.Cultivate the rest time to update yourself.Subscribe for any HR Journals,view the latest trends in our forums & coming to your question - will i get a job after 1 year? YES build your confidence level.1 year career break will not pull you down.There are many job portals to make a gud decision for the right job.Its not where you were working its what you are that counts......finally.

From India, Madras
Dear Andhri,

Hope this will find you in good spirits!!

Please accept my greetings for your coming child. May god bless you with a healthy child and may all your sorrows and worries get shed away from you. First of all I would like to know what does your husband do if he is menting handsome money every month then I suggest you to take care of yourself properly and do not worry to acquaint a job after a year or even above of that. If your husband doesnt make enough money and if you have financial problems then also no need of worry because in our profession we also have an option wherein we can work from home i.e., we can do online recruitment's (there are few firms which obliges this work) but again I suggest you not to opt this because you have to be much concern about your health.

It's not difficult to get a job the only thing is that we have to be concern about the role of work which we have to play. Keep yourself upto date by reading articles about Human Resources and as well as a randezvous on every weekend with the colleagues will do wonders. After you are done with the delivery. You have a genuine reason to let the world know, why you took a break! Endeavour with all the confidence with all the energy levels, I am pretty sure that no one can stop you to get a good job.

Thats for sure...

Warm Regards,

Mohammed Abid Hussain
Senior HR.

From India, Hyderabad
Dear Andhri,
Hearty Congratulations!!!!!!! You will be undergoing your rebirth.Do not worry about jobs as of know.Focus on the baby and yourself and stay happy.
You already have a work experience so do not worry about job and you will be able to get a job for yourself anytime.You should dedicate your time to your baby and do not think on this.The only thing that you can do is to study as many books and journals on HR issues so that you can utilize the time and update yourself.
Kumar Manoj

From India, Mumbai
Good Suggestion from Ksa04....nice one just follow what he/she said...never give up and its not the end of the road......give your best for your kid man...
From India, Srikakulam
Thanks for your blessings and suggestion to busting me up. I m well confident but get scared from market recession.
My husband is working in well known insurance company as a training Manager and getting a handsome amount of money. I was jut scaring about my career .but is true this is not the end of the road……………

From India, Gurgaon
Congrats on the First Note

Gift of Almighty Has come to YOu

Enjoy those Precious Moments

Take a Wonderful Break.

Think only the Best things in Life which will Give u Happiness & Joy.

If you are a Graduate Go for MBA or PG HR Courses.

Spend 3-4 Hours Daily in Going through HR Webistes & Start Learning from the Start.

You Start with Recruitment, Understand A-Z of the Same, then go to Induction, T & D, Employee Engagement, Welfare, Benefits & then till Exit of the Employee.

You Can download as many required materials form this Cite.

Take Rest after Delivery, Give Due Atmost Importance to your Baby as the first 2 years of Life is VEry Much Important for the BABY.

Once you come back with all required Skills, with added HAppiness & Courage Destiny is Your WAY,,,

For ur ready Reference, I am mentioning the HR Activities from which you can Start learning the ENtire PRocess...





  • Organization Mission / Vision, Business Goals, Strategy
  • Organization Life Cycle Stage
  • Organization Competency Identification (Key Competencies Required)
Competency Dictionary - Definitions
Proficiency Levels Defined
Existing Organization Competency Assessment
Existing Proficiency Levels
Competency Prioritization
GAP Analysis
o Competency Map (Employee Ratings, Observed / Desired / Gaps)
Employee Prioritization for Competency Development

Competency Development Program
  • Competency Mapping Industry/Competitor Analysis


Performance Management & Review Mechanism

Key Result Areas
      • Key Performance Indicators (Highest / Ideal Performance Expected)
Key Deliverables (Role Definition)
Competence Required
Position Descriptions Mapping across Organization
Performance Agreement
Goals / Objectives
Key Deliverables (Role Definition)


  • Performance & Potential Evaluation
Goals / Objectives (Previous Year)
Key Deliverables Assessment (3m,6m,9m,Yrly.)
Developmental Deliverables Assessment (3m,6m,9m,Yrly.)
Shortfalls in Deliverables Achievements
Significant Achievements
Strengths & Weaknesses
Competency Ratings (Managerial/Behavioral/Functional)
Trainings Received / Required Analysis
Performance Scores (Deliverables & Competencies Ratings)
Final Performance Ratings
Miscellaneous Discussions

  • Rewards & Recognitions - What is to be Rewarded/Awarded?
Overall Performance
Critical Performance
Spot Performance
Personality Growth
Loyalty Recognition
Best of the Best (Individual, Team, Group Recognitions
Developmental Deliverables (for Career / Succession Planning)
Trainings Required (Objective, Priority, Evaluation Parameters)
Organization Support Required
Career Planning
Succession Planning

Recruitment & Selection

  • GAP Analysis / Future Requirements
  • Budgeting New Manpower, Cost Estimates
  • Recruitment Plan of Action (Numbers, Time Frame, Sources, Cost, Internal Movement)
  • Internal Resources / External Resources
  • Position Description
Candidate Specification
Experience Specification (Mandatory/Preferred)
Key Performance Indicators (Highest / Ideal Performance Expected)
Key Deliverables (Role Definition)
Competence Required

  • Sources of Manpower (External)
Placement Consultants
Job sites
Campus Recruitment
Employee Referrals
Head Hunting
Professional Institutions

  • Vendor Relationship Management (Agreements, Contracts, Quotes)
  • Manpower Requisition Process (Authorisation, Documentation, Closures)
  • Selection Methodology
  • Interview Process (Panel, Evaluation Methodology)
  • Testing Processes (Test Instruments, Administration, Monitoring
  • Documentation
  • Forms & Formats (Requisition, Application Blanks, Interview Evaluations)
  • Recruitment MIS Reports

Training & Development


  • Training Needs Identification
  • Skill-Gap Analysis
  • Competency Map (Employee Ratings, Observed / Desired / Gaps)
  • Training & Development Plans (Technical / Soft Skills / Knowledge)
Competency Development Programme.
Behavioural & Functional
Skill Development Programme
Performance Improvement Programme


  • Training Calendar
  • Prioritized List of Training Programmes
  • Individual Analysis
  • Faculty Feedback & Analysis
  • Employee / Supervisor Feedback
  • Developing Knowledge Sharing Practices
  • Training Effectiveness Parameters
  • Key Improvement Indicators Defined (Performance, Skills, Competence)
  • Time Frame for Improvement
  • Review Mechanism



  • Oganisations philosophy & values
  • Work Culture
  • Best HR practices / Policy
  • Grievance Management Process

  • Employee Communication formal & informal
Notice Boards
Inter Dept meetings
Dept Meetings
Staff Meetings
Suggestion Scheme
Work culture survey, Analysis & Findings
Employee Satisfaction Survey, Analysis & Findings
Effective Grievance Resolution



  • Offer / Appointment Letters, Compensation Sheet, Contract Letters, Consultant Agreements etc.
  • Salary Fitment Benchmarks / Salary Matrix
  • Joining Formalities & Documentations
  • Documentation Coding & Revision Guidelines
  • Induction & Orientation Company Overview (History, Business, Market, Products/Services, Geography)
Company Presentations
Key Personnel Meetings

Technical / Domain / Process Training Programme
  • Maintaining & updating Personnel Files
  • Compensation & Benefits Administration Salary Structure (Fixed, Variables, Perks)
  • Employee Welfare Schemes
  • Insurance Covers
  • Retiral Benefits
  • Tax Consulting
  • Legal Compliances (Employment / Labor / Compensation Acts)
  • Incentives, Motivational Allowances
  • Employee Relations Employee Benefit Schemes
  • Birthdays / Anniversaries
  • Festival Events
  • Sports Events
  • Inter Dept Events / Competitions / Games / Quizzes
  • Health & Safety Measures.

From India, Coimbatore
Hi all,
I am arunachalam from Bnagalore.
I am going to appear for three central government exams(NHPC,BSNL,PGCIL) for trainee officer(HR). It would be great if you provide me some model question papers. Please mail me to or mail you contact number i'll call you or feel free to contcat me at 9901507473.

From India
Hi Andhri,
Congrats to you....! Regarding your worries about your career break,I can perfectly relate to it because I had been in this situation 4 yrs back.I had taken a break of 2 yrs for my baby,but I was lucky enough to get a very good break as soon as i was ready to come back.
I would suggest you utilize the time efficiently,u can build your skill set by learning something related to your field..you can enrol for any course( distance learning).
I actually took my PG diploma in HR from Symbiosos in distance learning when I had taken the break .
Also check for work from home options..there are many opportunities available...That would help you to keep yourself engaged and aware of industry happenings etc..
Also read up a lot thru internet or books etc...
And above all,take care of your health!!!
Good luck to you!!!!

From India, Mumbai
If your husband is earning well, then why are you worried about your career, concentrate on your baby now. Dont go after money and career, your family should be important to you, and as a mom you care for your child till the number of years your mom cared for you. Else after two years you will send your child to some creche, babysitter and if you sit whole day in office, what will be use???? . Rest is upto you. Life is not about earning money and working in a job.
From India, Pune

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