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Surabhi Pal
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Hi All,
Greeting of the day !
I am Surabhi Pal Chaturvedi.I am B.Sc. IT graduate and persued my MBA HR fron IIPM Being Shifted from delhi to Hyderabad n finally to Bangalore I wasn\'t able to pick up a job I have an experience of 1.4 yrs mainly in technical recruitment and now its been 1 yr since I am not working. My query is , Can I still work now??? I m being hopeless and worried about my career I am eagerly looking for a decent job but not a ray of hope can be seen , I would basically make my career in HR Generalism . Please guide me and help me...

From India, New Delhi
Hi Surabhi,
Gt to see your queries, well certainly you may still try for opportunities, could be you have to start at the same level or may be lower than that. I hav positions in IT recruitment for US Staffing for Noida Location so if you are kindly share your resume at

From India, Delhi
Thanks for your response sumitplaha Currently I am in Bangalore so I am looking for openings in Bangalore itself and preferabely in HR generalist thanks for your kind response Rgrds, Surabhi
From India, New Delhi
Hello Surabhi,
In the situation/circumstances that you are in right now, getting ANY job itself is an issue--like you have experienced yourself. And when sumitplaha makes an offer to consider you for the opening available, I don't suggest you to put conditions--NOT THAT it's wrong or bad to make your preferences known, but you also need to keep in mind the situation & timing....in short JUST BE REALISTIC.
Had you had any prior HR generalist exp, then it's realistic/reasonable to have such preferences. Else, like sumitplaha mentioned, your choices are VERY LIMITED AT THIS POINT OF TIME. First try to get into some job or the other [related to HR]--and then you can think of moving later [maybe after an year or so].
There's another reason why I am suggesting this.......the more the gap between now & the timeframe you join a job, the more the chances of your getting disheartened & worried--which will effect any Interview performance. Hope you get the point.
All the Best.

From India, Hyderabad
Dear TS,
I am sailing in the same boat as Surabhi, but with different reasons.
I was into C & B, performance management for 4+ years and into recruitment, performance management and training ( Database management & Co-ordination only) for a year.
Now, should I go ahead and consider myself as a generalist or anything else?
I am not working since July 2010 and wish to restart my career by March 2012 or so.
Interested in getting ahead with HRSS and curious to know about making it happen, with my background.
Thanks for helping me out.

From Germany, Hamburg
Hi Tajsatheesh ,
Greetings !!!
I completely appreciate your input but would lik to tell that I have already worked as an HR generalist and so I find it more suitable for me or can say I am keen to keen to make my career in it as I personally find it more challenging and good to work on along with the enhancement of my knowledge.

From India, New Delhi
Hello Surabhi,
It's a surprise that you also have exp as a HR generalist--since you DIDN'T mention this in your First Posting.
In fact this is what you mentioned:"...........I have an experience of 1.4 yrs mainly in technical recruitment........".
If you want the most apt/suitable suggestions from this Forum, pl ensure you give the FULL & COMPLETE FACTUAL inputs--else not only would you be wasting the members' time but also would be hurting yourself in the long-run.
All the Best.

From India, Hyderabad
Hi Tajsatheesh,
My apologies to that I didn't pen down the HR generalist experience of 6 months and 10 months in recruitment . I completely understand the importance of posts here and my motive was NOT TO WASTE members' time but yes wanted to seek some help.
Thanks and Regards,
Surabhi Pal Chaturvedi

From India, New Delhi
Hello Smitha,
I suggest that you DON'T LABEL yourself as 'this thing/skill/specialist' or 'that thing/skill/specialist'.

Let's say, after 5-6 yrs of exp from now [meaning adding to your already ~5 yrs exp], what sort of profile would a HR person usually have--or to put it in another way, how would YOU like yourself be known as 4-5 yrs from now? You would be having close to 9-10 yrs exp then--right?
At that level would any company like to hire the HR person with just 1 or 2 of the core HR skills/areas: Core HR/HR generalist/Recruitment Specialist/Payroll Specialist.......? I guess you know the answer--the person would be expected to handle the COMPLETE HR Function--which comprises of ALL the above mentioned areas PLUS others too.
So the key would be a BALANCED Profile--where you have exposure to all the HR areas WITH a Core specialization in 1 or 2 areas.

Coming to the opportunities you can focus on now--it not only depends on what your interests are BUT ALSO on your current profile--which you mentioned. So look for opportunities where your current strengths/exp are counted--which decides your CTC when you reach that stage. If you focus on areas where you can't show a meaningful/realistic/proven past exp, you will invariably have to compromise on the salary and/or position/designation when you join any new company--it's more of a personal choice rather than a 'right/wrong' issue.

In short, suggest focus on openings where you ensure your past exp is taken into account [which decides your salary & position] AND where chances of getting involved in other HR areas are also available--which depends on YOUR Priorities in career & life.

All the Best.

From India, Hyderabad
In india Millions of Jobs are getting created and millions of professionals are availbale to choolse but still there is always a gap.
Industry says they are not getting good people and Job seekers say they are not getting good openings.
Best possible way to bridge the gap is to bring ourselves up to the expectations from the industry.
Be sure about what your skills are and figure out what the industry looking in to.

From India, Bangalore

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