Recruitment/talent Acquisition, Career Counselling

Cite.Co is a repository of information and resources created by industry seniors and experts sharing their real world insights. Join Network
Dear HR members,

I have 2 years 6 months exp in HR field - recruitments,(One year)Backend operations(Background verification firm) & then a manufacturing firm on contractual basis as Generalist profile(T & D ,ISO 22000 Certification phase).

I am looking for a job for the last 6 months.i have given the interviews.but they told me -we will get back to you or the position has been put on hold for sometime & take couple of weeks & soon.
i am unable to understand------ where i am doing wrong ............i want the feedback whether its positive or negative. Even though,salary is not a big issue for me...i want to be in HR domain.

Any suggestions -How one can came to know abt his/her feedback in interviews?

In my case,everything goes smooth...........mean cleared 1st & iind round & final but at the end they told me ok...........we will get back to you.... this happen with me recently (Company is a big brand itself)
Why they call us & put us in a dilemma which is neither a practical approach.

Any Suggestions & Guidance is welcome.

Thanks in anticipation,


From India, Mumbai
Hello Aashi,
You have only mentioned your 'observations' of the various interviews--NOT your performances, at least in general, or the types of positions you are attending interviews for.
I can view 3 factors--pl note that any or all of them may apply to you [and also there could be totally other factors]:
1] You have a mixed exp profile in a short span of 2.5 yrs. Depending on which type of openings you are applying for, this could become an ASSET or a DISADVANTAGE.
2] You need to analyse on the RELATIVE performances between the I, II & the Final round of interviews--you will be the best judge for this. Obviously, there's a difference somewhere--your job is to analyse & zero-in on the right reason(s) and then go about resolving it/them.
3] Maybe you are shooting @ the wrong tree? You mentioned in this posting that you want HR domain & stressed this aspect [whether knowingly or unknowingly] during the interviews also....BUT maybe you are more better suited for a different domain? When the Interviewer realises you aren't interested in the domain you 'seem' to be good at, but more interested in a domain you MAY NOT really fit-in, you are being dropped? The only way to resolve this aspect is for you to do a SWOT analysis of yourself--being in HR, you know what this means/entails.
All the Best.

From India, Hyderabad
Dear Sir,
I have been called for HR -Generalist profile all the times & my performance is good everytime becoz the response in first & second round are positive but at the end answer is like i have mentioned in my previous post & your observations may be right but when resume is shortlisted by them & they called us for interviews......can't they understand what kind of people they are looking for??
Also,i have started my career as resouce exe. & then move to a background screening firm & co. was overtaken & after that got a chance to work in Generalist profile on contractual basis............Where is my fault?
Everybody wants to grow his/her skills & if i do.......whats the harm??
I think its unethical to fake something & i am true to my words & presenting the work in which i have the expertise.......... faking nothing......What one should do..........

From India, Mumbai
This discussion thread is closed. If you want to continue this discussion or have a follow up question, please post it on the network.
Add the url of this thread if you want to cite this discussion.

About Us Advertise Contact Us
Privacy Policy Disclaimer Terms Of Service

All rights reserved @ 2020 Cite.Co™