Hello Everyone,

To give you a brief introduction about me; my name is Swathi Udhay, working as a IT recruiter for the past 4 years. I started my profession as IT recruiter for domestic market and currently i am working for the US Market.

Educational Qualification: I have done my Bachelors in Business Management and my specialization is Marketing.

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Guys, i am confused and please i require your suggestions. I seriously see that from past 4 years i have not grown in my profession and now i want to get into other fields of HR. Please find my queries mentioned below:

1. Should i get into HR generalist or HR Payroll?
2. How do i get a job in this field?
3. Should i do some HR courses to get into this field? If Yes, Please suggest some good Institution?( I need a best institute which can also place me)
4. Should i go as a Trainee HR generalist/ Payroll executive?(I am not worried about the salary, i need growth.)
5. Is there any institute/ Company which provides On-Job Training?
6. My preferred location is Bangalore
7. Should i learn some additional languages like German / French for better opportunities?

Regards,

Swathi Udhay.

From India, Madras
Hey Swati..
Hmmm where to start from, ok to me it looks that you are not yet focused about what you want in life..i mean career wise..
Bachelor of Business Management in marketing, then you worked as IT recruiter, now you want to get into Payroll, or you are talking about learning some languages which can add value ( not denying that, learning any new thing will surely add value) but dear, you need to have a vision about your career first, then things will automatically fall in place....
You realized now, that since 4 years you have been stuck in the same job, which is what happens with most recruiters if they do not look out for better opportunities..
I would like to ask you, that first you need to be clear about the goal of your career??
Are you just interested in a job or are you looking for a career in HR...
Lets hear from you first and then we will take this discussion further..:)

From India, Delhi
Hi Archna,
Thanks for your response. I entered into recruitment to make a career in HR. But what i see is, recruitment doesn't have growth prospects. I am currently working as a Sr. Recruiter but still only my designation changes and not my work(this is the part i really hate). I really want to get into other aspects of HR now. As per my search HR generalist and HR Payroll has good growth opportunities and apart from growth what i am noticing is in these field i can always learn new things. Eg: If i get into HR Payroll, i can add value to this field by learning SAP Payroll systems. I am confused whether i have to get into payroll or generalist. I sincerely wish you can throw some light and help me out in terms of choosing the field and how i can get into it?
I wish i am not too late to enter these fields and my qualification is not a constraint (I see many MBA'S, I hope a graduate gets a chance).....
Regards,
Swathi Udhay

From India, Madras
Hi Swati,

Apologies for the delay...in response, this is what we want you know, that members should give brief background about themselves when they post a query for better response from this forum..:)

Alright, now coming to your query, I would suggest to go for HR Generalist, there are plenty to learn and then execute, somehow i don't think that ways about payroll.

Tell me what are the chances of getting an opportunity to learn some other aspects of HR in your current organisation?? because that will give you chances to learn while you perform, while if you apply for other companies at this point of time, there are chances to open new prospects in recruitment only...

Qualification will not be a constraint as of now, but will surely be a problem in coming years, so if you want to take up a course side by side, that will be a good thing.

Apply for executive MBA from good institutes, there would be some in your city..these institutes provide good exposure...

Let's hear from other members what they have to say...:)

From India, Delhi
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