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dear members,

I'm an MBA(HR) Fresher and I'm looking for an HR Generalist kind of profile.But today i received a mail saying there is an opening for content development posts.

So one company executive had called me and asked me to attend the interview.

I searched in the search column for this post, but could not find rite one.so im posting it here.

now my question is that...I aspire to become an HR PRO, but now i'm not looking for IT recruiter,I'm particular that i need an HR General profile only..So should i take up this job, if selected in the interview.

What will the my future growth. Also what should be my ideal salary for a fresher like me.

Although i did some research in Google about job profile of content developer.and here it is which i have found.

Job Description
You would work with a team of subject matter experts in developing world-class assessment material.
You may be required to create the following:

 Test banks

 Quizzes

 PowerPoint Presentations

 Interactive e-learning material

Your work would be based on the source material already provided, thus precluding the use of extensive external research.
Subjects that we typically deal with are management and business, marketing, science and math subjects, law, social sciences, and economics.
If you are comfortable with any of these, and have strong written language skills, this could be the ideal opening for you as a knowledge management professional.
As a bonus, you will be working with the top names in global publishing.

I'm in a dilemma so please help me guys.Whether to go for HR field or this type of field.Although i dont have any idea about content development.
please help seniors.


Waiting for your positive reply.

From India, Bangalore
Dear Ajay
If you have got the above JD from consultant/company, I would suggest that there is a great scope of learning, but then it is more towards content development and not towards HR.
IF you interested in making a parallel career than HR, go for it, if not then keep searching. There is great scope for you to develop yourself in to HR research analysis side, but then coming to main stream HR would prove difficult, then if you have Brand name things make become bit easy when you search for future jobs.
And about ideal salary please search various online survey and marketing data.

From India, Mumbai
Dear Ajay,
Octavious has already given you sound advice. You may learn more theory ans well as develop your presentastion and writing skills. However, it will not help you in getting a job in the HR field. But, sometimes instead of sitting idle while search for the right job, it's better to do something useful. Working with professionals (subject matter experts) may help you to get a deeper insight into the topics. It may also help you to enlarge your network of cvontacts.
Have a nice day.

From United Kingdom
Hello Ajay,

Octavious & Simhan have both given the right advice. But finally it's YOU who has to take the decision.

I believe that nothing happens without a reason in anyone's life--it's just that we miss the point at that point of time since our focus would be somewhere else/on something else.

Sometimes it's worth remembering: a bird in hand is worth 2 in the bush. But if you can afford [financially] to keep looking out for pure HR roles/jobs, you can give this Content developer job a pass. It depends on your financial situation.

You will also need to keep in mind the possibility of more delay than anticipated in your hunt for a HR job--more the gap, tougher to handle the interviews when you get them.

Also look @ it this way: obviously the company has noticed something in you that you aren't aware yourself--else why would they focus on you when there are so many out in the world who would jump at this opportunity? Maybe you should ask this in the interview--just to update your knowledge-base about yourself.

Option-1 could be:

You have not mentioned the name of the company. If it's a large one, there could be a chance of your getting into HR later after you develop your network & credibility within the company. And the exp of content development would definitely come in handy--in devising/writing HR policies in the company. You could tell them during the interview--that you wish to be considered if such a opportunity arises.

Option-2 could be:

Join here [assuming you will get this job :-)]. You can make up your mind as you go along--once you get the feel of things in this role, who knows? You might begin liking it so much that you may not take a HR role even if offered on a platter--seriously. I know of quite a few persons whose qualifications are something & the roles they perform totally something else.

Option-3 could be:

What I mentioned above--give this a pass & keep looking for HR jobs, subject to your financial/family situation.

I hope this helps in your decision, more than confusing things :-)



From India, Hyderabad
Hello Ajay,
Call it Providence replying to your query or plain coincidence, I just got a mail from one HR site that had this Link. Pl see & I think it will answer your apprehensions/concerns with better clarity.
Why Hunting for a Great Job Will Hurt Your Career | BNET

From India, Hyderabad
Thank you octavious, Simhan Sir, and Ts for insights into my query. I'll follow alll your guidelines.
And TS i read about the article..something is better than nothing.I'll give an interview and shall update it to you..

From India, Bangalore
Dear Ajay,

As per your request through private message, I have read your query.....

Mr.Simhan is right that instead of wasting your time, he advised to join..

But one thing Ajay. If your strong ambition is HR, then just wait and try till you get the job in HR... instead of jumping into some other profile.

Why because, if you join some other field, may be due to various reasons, you may happen to spend some long time with it..... may be in that company or in other company of same profile......

After that you get opportunity only to your experience related field, but not in HR. Then you may not fit into HR, as per the companies, based on your experience.....

And by that time, your field of interest would be HR... but your expected salary would be more as you will be drawing more in content development till that time.... your thoughts will confuse you like.......

"I would have job satisfaction in the field of HR. But now, if i go for HR positions, i should again go as a fresher with low salary comparitively. And all this experience till now doesn't work for HR... What to do now...???"

So, as per your interests and ambition, you decide.... based on all the above.....

All the best

And Ajay, when i am trying to reply to your private message, the following message is being displayed...... May be you have to edit your settings.... pl check..

The message is - "ajayaatreyasa has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her.

If you are trying to send this message to multiple recipients, remove ajayaatreyasa from the recipient list and send the message again"


From India, Vijayawada
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