Leolingham2000
Management Consultant
Zenobia_a
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Dear Friends,

I have been offered an HR job in a software company. Wherein I am asked to handle HR related functionalities, Administration job as well as Front Office.

Firstly I would like to brief you with some details regarding this company.

1) This is an ISO 9001-2000 Quality Certified IT Company.

2) Currently they have one product in the market.

2) Started jst 3yrs back (year 2002)

3) Total strength of 20 people (including the Director).

My query to u all is...should i opt of this job to startup my career in Human Resource? Presently I am working for an MNC from past 3yrs as an Administrator.

I have always been looking out for an opportunity where I could place my self in an HR Dept and this has come as a blessing to me. Though this offer seems to be a very nice offer to me, the only threat is the credibility of the company. Whether the company is authentic enough for the long run??

Would it be a wise decision to leave a fully functioning company for something which is yet to prove or show its credibility??

What are the points that I should take into consideration before picking up this job?

Kindly Advise!

Zenobia.

From India, Mumbai
ZENOBIA,

FIRST, review your own values

-are you seeking challenges / developments in your career plan.

-are you seeking safety / security

You cannot have both, it is always either one of the two,

at the growth stage.

SECOND, review the current company

-current performance

-development programs

-future plans

-opportunities for you

-how are you perceived in the company

-current performance management reviews

-perception within the company as a future potential

-challenges available within the company

-in 3 years, what have you achieved [ why did'nt you achieve more]

-what blockages/ barriers exist, which you cannot break.

etc

THIRD,

-What you want to be in future

-are you aiming to a consultant / CEO/ director of HR

evaluate your own goals.

FOURTH,

-scope the new opportuniites from all angles

including salary growth

-learning opportunities

-growth opportunities

etc

FIFTH,

-gather all suggestions and weight them with your own values.

-ignore the terms like MNC etc, because there is no guarantee

even MNC will last long.

-you have already been for 3 years as an administrator.

-there is no guarantee on jobs.

-there are no comforts in jobs, only challenges.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU MAKE THE DECISION

ON YOUR CAREER.

let me add a personal note

IF I WERE IN YOUR PLACE. SEEKING CHALLENGES/ GROWTH

OPPORTUNITIES, I WOULD JUMP AT THE CHANCE.

regards

LEO LINGHAM

From India, Mumbai
Dear Leo,

Thanks for the valuable advice....

Alike everyone i too love challenges and that’s the reason behind shifting of career......the work which i have been doing from past three years had been a very monotonous one- which actually have started disliking.

The views express by u have made me ponder over certain fact so far ignored by me. This has indeed broadened my vision.

The reason behind mailing this was, I would like know from your experiences....is it the correct approach towards shifting from one field to another......dose the company profile matter in the long run.

Also can u suggest me some way of find out information abt the company....i tried gathering information through net...The information posted on net are very concise and to the point. From where do i find out abt company’s development plans and growth strategies??

Regarding your Fourth point - "scope the new opportunities from all angles including salary growth, learning opportunities, growth opportunities" I think this being a small organistaion, I will have lots of scope to learn....Do u agree with this.....would like to know your views on this!!

Regards,

Zenobia.

From India, Mumbai
Dear Friends, I request you all to please post your views on this. Your knowledge and experience will definitely go a long way in making the right decision. Thanks! Zenobia.
From India, Mumbai
RESPONSE TO ZENOBIA

ZENOBIA,

1.You have stayed on the same position as an administrator for

3 years.

From my experience, staying for 3 years is just enough on one job,

at that level.

It is the right time to move forward/ upward. If you think, there is

no chance of promotion / moving to HR in the current company,

Then you should move out.

Company profile does count, but it is not a major factor.

In a developing/ growth economy/ business situation, what

counts is

-your contributions

-your competences

-your skills/ knowledge level

-your ability to present

etc.

In career planning/development, you must move and test your

abilities.

Also, you need to consider some personal / self development

programs to lift your competence/ ability levels to meet

the growing needs.

You may find it difficult to get informations on growth plans

and strategies. These are confidential information. You

may use friends/ relatives , if they have contacts indirectly.

The next option is

-go for the interview and ask these questions at the

appropriate time.

AT the growth stage, small companies gives you the

opportunity for developing multi competences.

If you stick there for 2/3 years,

-learn practical aspects of HR

-complete a course in HR [ if you don't have one ]

YOU CAN AGAIN GO OUT FOR GREENER PASTURE

AND BIGGER OPPORTUNITY.

regards

LEO LINGHAM

From India, Mumbai
Hi Zenobia,
Mr. Leolingham have described very clearly about the lastest trend in this fast growing work environment. days are gone ... like say job security .... government job (most times less challenging ), now its Employee centered environment. after the software revolution, idea of employer/company dominated society has gone. once an employee has the real stuff, his values are high and has more options of choosing an Employer.
I would give more priority for a challenging job career. reason: as everyone know challenge is not as easy as its spelled.... obstacles, risks involved..... after those finally, Job satisfaction, growth. . & everythin acheived.
hope a bit of your question is answered.
just an opinion
Regards
:D :D :D

From India, Madras
Dear Zenobia,
My name is Atif and i have completed my Bachelors in Computer Science and I am willing to do MBA HR as a computer student i am un aware of this field so i require your best and true opinion whether i should join this field or not and second do let me know the duration of the course and related topics.
Plzzzz
Reply me on
rizatif @ gmail.com
Take care and love
ALi (Its my nick)


Dear Ali,
Nice to hear from u…….and welcome to the ocean of knowledge!!
Firstly, i would say you should determine your goal and future plans....wat are u planning to do 10yrs down the line..
Are you really interested in being an HR Manager?? HR line has much more to human approach than just the technical aspects. If you're truly interested in getting into Hr field, MBA in HR is the right way of moving ahead with your career.
Being a computer student u can definitely go in for an HR degree. An addition degree from any reputed institution would put an extra star to your profile.
As about the institution - The location in your profile shows "UK" i do not have details/information of colleges or institutes in UK....U can find out the details on net...or else u can also mail some other member on the site.... I am sure u will get all the required information.
Regards,
Zenobia.

From India, Mumbai
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