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Dear All,
I am a fresh management graduate with specilization in HR. I want to ask my seniors that is it good to start my career with a recruitment firm?
I have a fear in mind that I might got struck with recruitments only. Futhermore, it is possible to switch to other funstions of HR later in my career, say, after 2 years?
Please advice me.
Thanks and Regards

It is alright to start your career from a recruitment firm, but the point to keep in mind is that how much time do you want to work with the same kind of a profile. It is advisable not to work in a recruitment for more than a year coz recruitment firms do not have much to offer. You must plan firstly than in which sector do you want to see your career , say Telecom , IT industry, insurance , Engineering etc, then accordingly you can choose a recruitment firm which is providing recruitment solutions in that particular sector . This way you can learn the recruitment for the same industry , & then after having exp. of say 8 to 10 months you can go for a change. I was also with a recruitment firm for 6 months , now I am working with An IT Firm As An H.R Exec. Hope this will help you.

Thanks a lot for your reply kshama, well Im planning to go to the IT sector. As you said that it is necessary to plan, Im plannin to stay with recruitments for an year and then will move on as an Hr executive. So, what I want to know is that will that be a problem moving to other HR functions as an HR generalist. The recruitment will not restrict me to this dimensaion only???
Not at all Gautam. The important factor is "Time"... move ahead when you realize you have enough exp. As you said that you are a fresher, at this point of your career it is very difficult to get a profile which consist of core H.R funtions like Training & development , Performance Apprisal etc. So you have to go step by step. No doubt that if one starts working in a recruitment firm, the offer he gets are mostly from Recruitment firms, but it is up to you to accept them. You can place your Cvs in IT firms as n when you realize that you have enough experience. Core HR functions are offered only after you understand the basic functions like recruitment etc.8 Months back when I started my career with Recruitment Firm, I also had the same concern , but I kept updated my knowledge abt all the HR functions & Switched at the right time. Do not worry & just keep yourself updated & stick to what you have planned.

Hi Gautham,
As suggested by the other members it is good to start your career in a recruitment firm as specified select your type of induxtry first. Once learn about recruitment and understand how it works you could move into other core Hr functions gradually you would find them interesting too. so go ahead and good luck to you.

Dear Member,

Acc to me It is absoleutely ok if one has not exp in a recruitment firm.Yes but one has to be very sure of the industry or the sector which is to be chosne.Infact I sugggest you two options which could work fine with you.

Firstly you have to decide your area in the HR department .If it is only recruitment then yes you need to spend a good time .Again my reaosn to spend a good time is also dependent on what industry do u wanna choose as a recruiter.if u wish to be an IT recruiter join a consultant who gives specialisation with an IT Client.

Else even if you wanna be a generalist snd if u feel like spending some time in recruitment firm you should decide on your industry and be very sure of the clients and the openings you choose,.Bcoz once you have a godo exp in a particular idustry such an indsutry will alwasy welcome you with open arms atleast in their recruitmetn cell and from there on you can proceed further to otehr areas of the deparmtent,.

Last but ont the least you cna directly join a company pertaining to the industry of your choice request them to absorb u in their recruitng team and from there on graduate to otehr areas of the deparment.this way you will begin with a corproate team and also understan the recruitment procedures of the organization.

hope this helps .



I am really thankfull to all of you for your help and valuable suggestions and now I am founding myself more clear about all the issues. The the suggestions really made me more clear and focused.
Thanks and regards
Gautam Piplani

Dear Mr. Gautam,
If you can get into a recruitment agency you can get a hands on experience.
While, doing business with various organisations, you can get to know about their recruitment strategies, their expectations and the like.
So, from here, if you are going to join a regular organisation, you can be able to perform better.

That really was a nice suggestion that one will come to know about the recruitment strategies and all of various IT complanies which will help late on in career. Thanks a lot for your suggestion.
That really was a nice suggestion that one will come to know about the recruitment strategies and all of various IT complanies which will help late on in career. Thanks a lot for your suggestion. GHFG

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