first step towards success…..
A two days seminar for Managers & frontline people on how to excel.At Radisson Suits, GurgaonOn 15th & 16th September’10.
Dr. Shubhashish Bhattacharya
MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, Shubhashish has worked in the field of sales and marketing for over 14 years in India and USA. He has worked in senior marketing positions with organisations like Harris Corporation Farinon Division, AKG (E) I Pvt. Ltd. and Methodex Infres Limited with a highly successful track record. In addition to marketing responsibilities, he has also conducted behavioral & sales training and facilitation programmes in various organisations he has worked in. Today he has established himself as a competent behavioral trainer all over India. Besides, his strengths also lie in conceptualising, planning and implementing strategies. For the last 8 years he has been focussing on People development (both junior and senior level) through in-house training and facilitation programmes. He has successfully handled people development assignments at organisations like National Panasonic, LG Electronics, Concorde Motors, Maruti Udyog Ltd., Hero Honda, Motherson Sumi, RPG group, etc.
I don't have much idea about Phd in English.
I think you are experimenting with your career--like Sourabh & Anshuman pointed out.
There's a saying in Hindi--'na ghar kaa na ghat kaa' situation.
If you wanted to get into English or Economics, why did you do MBA-HR? You could have done BA/MA in those subjects.
Frankly I am surprised how so many people just do degrees without any focus, when all the while they ought to be remembering that they are forming the base for their career--which means 35-40 yrs of life.
First get your priorities in career & life clear/straight--what do you want to become/be--5/10/15 yrs from now. Then go about charting your degrees that fufill that goal.
You will have the answer all by yourself-without anyone of us having to advise you.
my purpose of doing MBA was only to work in a reputed MNC and to grow further but seeing the limited opportunities in HR i thought of to study further and wait for the good job profile where i can give my best.
I have great capabilities of learning,hardworking and had also pursued HRD certification of 3 months and readily seeking for a good job profile in HR.
I think you made a few mistakes in judging the scenario AND making decisions. You may not like the following line, but like they say in Hindi: 'davai kadva hota hai'--if it's poor hindi, consider the spirit & ignore the grammar :-).
1] Your focus SHOULD HAVE BEEN the Career-line; NOT whether you work in an MNC or any other company.
2] I am not sure how you arrived @ the conclusion of "limited opportunities in HR". Either it must have been a total lack of effort to gather the appropriate info to arrive at a well-informed conclusion OR a skewed way of observation OR you depended on the wrong set of people to guide you [it happens quite often]. Ask any Professional HR person & he/she will tell you how wide the scope of HR in today's world is.
3] You mentioned about--a good job profile in HR. First & foremost get the definition of 'good job profile' right. I am not sure your benchmarks for the definition--but ask any HR professional--they will tell you everyone's career starts with small steps in very inconsequential areas of the expertise field. But it's such low-level exp that will form the foundation of a larger role later in the career. AND THIS DOESN'T APPLY JUST TO HR--APPLIES TO ANY FIELD.
4] I may also add that THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO FIELD/SUBJECT THAT'S NOT CHALLENGING & this includes even the most lowly paid ones too--if you read the newspapers, you must have read of the Dabbawalas of Mumbai--it invited such global attention that those lowly-paid guys were invited to IIMA to share their knowledge with--you know whom.
When you try to make a career choice, pl make it WITH YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND--nothing wrong in dreaming [since that's what takes the world forward--most of the technology we see today has been a result of that], but it should also be with firm foundation. Forget about the 'getting rich quick' syndrome--it will only put the individual into serious trouble. And in matters of career, one just ends-up wasting time--the only commodity that can't be regained.
Sorry if some of this hurt you--but just thought you 'needed' this--you may not have 'wanted' it though.
i truly respect your advise and your career guidance but it is true it has been said that there are n numbers of opportunities in HR but the fact is the opportunities are very few for freshers and they need to struggle a lot to enter in the corporate world.
Who said freshers in other fields don't have to struggle?
Struggle is a standard feature for any fresher--except the privileged few from well-known Institutions--now you know why there's so much demand for such colleges--irrespective of the degree & line/field.
But coming to think of it, the students from such Institutions struggled while being a student instead of AFTER getting the Degree--so no exemption from the struggle phase for anyone.