Placement Consultancy
Praveen Kumar Kambhampati
Director Operations
+1 Other

I Am moving to US in like 4 months, with my husband, on a H4 visa, i have completed my PGDM (Post graduate diploma in HR) from not so know college, though i have been working in Recruitment for like 2 years, but i know that's not a good enough experience to land a job.
Would like to know which course or certification i can do, to get an opportunity to work? Have a keen interest in Training& development, what the scope of this domain their? Also which colleges or universities i can target? Is a GMAT score important( even if i don wana do a MBA)?
Please help!

From India, Delhi
Congratulations on your relocation. I think you need to decide on what area you want to pursue in HR domain.

If you have worked on Recruitment for 2 years, you already are seasoned and have an advantage to pick up things running from the US. Training and Development is a very competitive area and you'd have to struggle for sometime to establish your self. It might be a bit too much on you to get adjusted to the US environment and culture and learn their training and Development philosophy and believes and gain expertise in the same area.

Take time to understand the dynamics of the business environment in the US. You seem to be going to the US for the first time. All said and done you would take a few months to get adjusted to the mannerisms and cultural fitment into the unknown neighborhood and culture.

Meanwhile stay focused on some HR news and trends in the market and gather as much inputs from friends and relatives in the US on HR practices, so as to get as much clarity as possible before you plunge into the HR market in the US. There are many NR Indians operating on HR domain. They could help you out if you are ready to slog.

Good Luck and Bon Voyage. Keep the Indian Flag High. :-)

From United States, Ogden
HI Praveen,
i really appericiate your reply on my query...sorry though for relpying quite late...
Still i want to ask few things from you more precise this time :)
1. can you suggest me any specific website or forum wherein i can speak with people with same status.
2 doing a course from a commumity college would be a good option...or its jus not good enough?
3. Also do i have to give GMAT or SAT even if i don wana do a MBA?
thanks in advance!!

From India, Delhi
Dear Akanksha,


First of all, congratulations on your relocation!
Praveen is bang on with his inputs, so you may want to take into account his opinion.
As for your queries

1. LinkedIn will be the best place to discuss your issue with some of the Indians in US. I am sure, if you search deep , you will definitely find a suitable group. You may also post your query in the local US forum of Citehr.

2. My advise would be that you first be in there before you decide to do anything. Most of the certifications done in India does not have an international recognition and those may not help you out there. Probably, you can do some certification from SHRM but i am not too sure about their international repute.

As far as doing a course is concerned, as i said , first be there. Since you are moving with your husband, you will need to take care of family life , as well. Doing a course would depend on many factors such as which college is near to the place where you stay, the placement stats, the electives offered, your eligibility for these courses, will you be able to strike the balance between college and family etc. Once you are there, you can weigh the pros and cons in a more objective manner and decision is likely to be more sound.

3. GMAT is only necessary when you are applying for MBA courses.

Team GroupHR

From India, Delhi
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