Sr. Manager Hr/admin
Business Development, Employee Relations,
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Raj Kumar Hansdah
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Hello Seniors,
I need an imp advice...
I have graduated as a Textile Designer and have 3 yrs of work experience in the same field in mumbai, after which we shifted to abroad for 3 yrs....
Now my problem is me and my husband has decided to settle down in pune and i have no jobs of my field at all.....
I just want to know if i can get an entry into Hr field as currently m in UK and pursuing PGDHRM distance learning from symbiosis.... as we have decided to come bk to Pune by the end of this yr....
Also while pursuing the course can i get part time or full time job in HR filed as i believe some experience in Hr will help me go a long way in my new career.
Thanks for ur advice.

From United Kingdom, London
Some questions first:
1. Why you don't want to continue in Textile Designing ?
2. When your course gets completed ?
3. Do you have any family responsibility like young children or aged parents/in-laws ?
It is possible to get employment in HR Recruitment firms, (there are many in Pune), as they even take Freshers, and the span of job content is quite narrow.
Alternatively, you can work in a BPO for some time, till your course gets over.

From India, Delhi
Hi Raj,
I cannot continue in textiles as there is just no garment company at all in pune, so getting a job in pune in textiles is just not narrow but impossible.
My course gets completed in yr 2011.
Nope as such i dont hav much responsibility as its just me n my husband at the time.
What is ur advice in such case?

From United Kingdom, London
Thanks for answering my queries.
My initial suggestions (which were well thought out) stands.

Getting into HR field from a different background is not at all un-common.

My concern was - getting a job immediately upon arrival in Pune (without an HR degree/diploma).

Since you do not have much family responsibility, you can pursue jobs in BPO - mostly evening-to-late nights job (UK,US,Austalia timings); they provide pick-up & drop, good meals (not much cooking @home involved) and good cheerful working atmosphere and decent salary. Maybe, by 2011 you can manage to join the HR stream of the very same company upon getting an HR degree.

Other option of joining a Recruitment Consultant can also be looked into. The job basically involves : collection and selection of CV's, networking with candidates and companies; scheduling interviews, keeping a track on final selections and receivables from companies.

Another option could be, to join an organization as HR trainee/Executive - requires a bit of personal networking and good references.

Explore these options to see which is preferable and feasible.

Let me know, in case you need further clarification/assistance; or you have some ideas of your own.

Warm regards.

From India, Delhi
Hello Neha,
Just went thru the conversation between u and Mr. Raj....
As he said it is not that easy to get into HR Field without a basic Educational Qualification in HR... Again what would you like to work in HR (specifications)... I think you shall be able to get into Recruitment, as a starter and my advice is that to stay in that field until you know the complete flow of recruitment.
Even recruitment is a good one if you could get into some good company with good experience...
HR Generalist for you won't be possible because of your nil experience in the same...
Chal All the best then... :)

From India, Bangalore
Hi Mahesh,
Thanks for the advice...such positive replies does add up to ur confidence... :-)
Yup i too thinked of getin into Recruitment and stay on with it till i get complete knowledge...
Thanx once again....

From United Kingdom, London
Hello Raj,
I think i will go with the second option suggested by u ,i.e, of joining as a HR Trainee/Executive or get into Recruitment as suggested by Mahesh as honestly m not keen on joinin a BPO aslo bcoz i do not have ny family responsibilities at the moment, but i will surely have one in 2yrs period by the time i complete my course...
Thanx fr ur valuable advice and also for breifing me upon Recruitment Consultants job profile....

From United Kingdom, London
You can check with Syntel, L&T, VW, etc...There are lots of companies in Pune in which you can easily get into... Only thing is Trust yourself rather than others advice...
Play an optimistic role in interviews... "All the best" :)

From India, Bangalore
Dear Neha,

Ofcourse you can join as HR and with the course you are doing will add feathers to your knoweldge.

You have been a designer, so I think you can be a perfect match for companies especially animation, Studios, Telecom like Mobile, gaming company etc, where you can use your skills to recruit candidates with designer background.

HR mean Human Resources and relations, which all human beings are gifted with god and one does not have to do course to learn this skills.

If you understand the human factor and have key to details on human behavior I am sure you will shine vis-ΰ-vis any HR pro.

All the best and I am sure you don’t have to join as trainer in HR because you never have been in HR. You had an experience in some working field and that’s more than enough for you to apply for an executive position.

Suggestion, since you are in UK, try and do course on

PHR – Professional in Human Resources
SPHR – Sr. Professional in Human Resources
GPHR – Global Professional in Human Resources
CCP – Certified Compensation Professional
GRP – Global Remuneration Professional
CPP – Certified Payroll Professional
CBP – Certified Benefits Professional
CEBS – Certified Employee Benefits Specialist
CPLP – Certified Professional in Learning and Performance
CPT – Certified Performance Technologist

All the best,

From Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
Hello Mr Raj
I just went thro ur conversation with neha which was good. I am Gagan and i also need the mature advice from u. I have the degree in hr and had the 6 months of exp as hr recruiter , but now a timw working in bpo and having no kids right now. but i dont want to go for the bpo indus. Can u tell me the benefits for making carrer in hr b cause i just done the studies in that bcause of flowing trend. we are two sisters , but to help my maternal parents , never want to leave them alone in their older age. but for that i want to earn more so that to help my family ,
Please please please help me in this case, will it be beneficial or not.(apart from that i have done the graduate and masters in management)

From India, Delhi

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