Consultancy_hr & Ir
Senior Analyst - Talent Management
Sakshi Gadoo
Training & Development, Recruitment
Mayur Visavadiya.
Erp Consultant

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hi everyone..
well m in Mba first year..slightly confused about my specialization..Had decided to take HR..But after joining the college and undergoing my studies i feel that whatever i study in my marketing books i can easily relate it to the world outside however in HR subjects i only get to know the theoretical side..I have asked some seniors and they said marketing isn't good for girls in the longer run, a lot of field jobs and travelling involved..So am planning to take up HR major and marketing or retail minor..Plz give me ur advice regarding this.


From India, Mumbai
Hi Sakshi,
I think it would be good decision on your part to swtich over to HR. Even if many people tell you that everything is theorotical, it gives you an advantage to deal with people, understand people, their likes / dislikes etc. If you join a good company after completion of your course, I assure you that the big companies follow very good HR Practices i.e. As taught to us during the academic year.

From India, Pune
Hi Santosh.

Well thanx for your suggestion.till now we had common subjects for everyone and are now actually being taught specialization wise. So am liking HR and find intrest in the case studies...
Checked your to know that u r in aurangabad.I have completed my engineering from JNEC aurangabad.

Good to c ur reply :)


From India, Mumbai
Hey Sakshi,
Good to know that you did your engineering from JNEC. Why this sudden change from technical field to commercial field ? Are you basically from Aurangabad ?
Santosh Iyer

From India, Pune
Hi sakshi,
This is mayur. HR is not based on theory, it is more practical than other subjects. Resistance to change is always resides in the nature of humankind and HR proffessionals are assigned responsibility to align them with org. goals and Objectives. By this way it more challenging task than marketing.
with wrm rgds,

From Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

At the outset let me assure you that the way the world is chanigng, no occupation will remain preserve of any gender and no occupation will discriminate gender. Yoy can take up Marketing and succeed. The opportunities to grow in the career in relation to the hierarchy is possible and perhaps faster.

HR will not offer opportunities of rapid growth in career along the hierarchy. You may or may not good money, but if you are truly cut out for HR, then tremendous personal satisfaction awaits you in future.

One must always do what one likes. You must understand if your personality and preferences are more oriented to Marketing or to HR. There are ways to determine this also.

HR may not offer you the gloss and glamour of marketing or a seat in the front line, but you will be dealing with the MOST important resource of the organization. Your tasks will not be limited to just managing HR syatems, but certainly include "upgradation" of the resource.

You have to make a choice, make it work and after a while if you feel your choice was not correct, you still have to make it work. This is possible.

The decision is difficult, but the joy and the sense of responsibility in committing to the decision you make is enormously challenging and enriching!

Let us know what process you choos and what decision you make!



February 3, 2007

From India, Pune
HI Samvedan, Mayur and Santosh
Thanx a lot for ur suggestions and i guess m on the right track now..M finding HR studies intresting and i hope that i have the same zest and gusto to move ahead and b a successful HR manager..

hope u guys will guide me if i have any doubts.
With WarmRegards
Sakshi [/quote]

From India, Mumbai
Hi Sakshi,
One must go for it ..if one has the passion for it....
HR is like a doctoral profession. The learning never ends....
Even i faced this question two years back....
And its also important to get placed in a good company otherwise you may not be satisfied with the monetary part of it.

From India, Hyderabad
hi Mallet
Yups even i feel that the field of HR is very vast.. There is a lot to learn and the desire to learn shud b intrinsic. Well thanx for ur valuable guidance.
Do keep in touch

With regards

From India, Mumbai
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