Dinesh Divekar
Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer

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Dear sir/ma'am, I am looking for a change in HR field. I have 5+ years of experience in the field of academic administration. I am not directly involved in any HR functions although I facilitate many. So, I want to know will it create any difficulty to find a job in HR sector?
From India
Dear Anita,

If you wish to enter into HR field then you need to start working in HR department. You will learn lot about HR when you actually get into that department.

Your past should not be a problem. In fact it will support you. Being adminstrator, you are HR professional partially. To make sure that everything runs smooth, administrator has involve personally. This quality will help you in your future HR career.

Whether you become HR Manager or any other manager, you need to learn managerial skills. Keeping in mind requirements of the people of your category, I have devised a training programme titled "Secretaryship to Managership". Since the word secretary is used, it should not be construed as it is strictly for secretaries. It is suitable for front office staffs, admin executives, secretaries, security etc. One training company has agreed to market this programme. Wait for the further details.

Please confirm you are from what city and your e-mail ID and we will include you in the appropriate mailing list.


Dinesh V Divekar

From India, Bangalore
Thank you sir for your guidance. May I have your email ID?
Sir, since I have done my PGDBA in HR so I believe I have a strong reason to change my track. But I dont know how to get a job of my interest. Should I apply for the junior level post. But in that case there will be no use of my five years of experience.
Please guide me.

From India
Dear Anita,

If you are PGDBA in HR, then why did you hang on to your present job for such a long time? You should have kept on trying to get into HR.

Even now also getting into HR is not that difficult as such. Keep on trying. Junior or senior level position, somewhere your luck will click. But then it is always better to work under some manager. Please keep this fact in mind. Possibly this may mean working with some reduced salary. But then to gain experience, some price has to be paid. Don't dismiss your five years of experience as useless. It will be useful to you.

Another route of career advancement is to become HR faculty. How does it sound you?

One more option is becoming placement officer. I don't know in terms of organisational hierarchy whether this position is above or below admin. But then you can try with this position also.

One more option is to get into campus administration of some different institution but on a bigger scale. In this option, you will be able to utilise your five years of administration experience.

One more option is to become administrator of some mall or IT/BPO company. Generally they are paid quite good salary. For this you need to have knowledge of purchase department also.



From India, Bangalore
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