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First, I would like to say thanks to you for showing your interest and confidence to this community and whole heartedly welcoming you to CiteHR Family.

Second, whenever I found badly distracted people like you, feel never good. Seriously, this is the time to wake up and put yourself to the right track.

You have done B.Sc (Maths, Physics & Chemistry), MBA (Finance) in 2008, worked as a Tele caller for a year and now working as an HR & Admin Assistance, now, Ill take the words of Ankita and really keen to know, have you ever tried or wished to work with Finance & Accounts?

In addition to this, can you please consider your qualification and experience again and let us know what your career objectives are? You may have tried and could not get fair chances initially and had to work with very first possible options but still I do not think, you were not able to get freshers/trainee jobs with your career field (MBA-Finance). Like Ankita said above about your analytical and numerical skills that you obtained by your MBA in Finance but never used them further and got distracted with whatever life uncertainties, but now working with HR & Admin which i as well as you know, is not a fair dealing with yourself even to your educations I would say.

We understand sometime life put us on a different track and due uncontrollable conditions, got distracted but one must not stop fighting with it, and the most important thing that matter here is to FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT THING WITH A SET MOTIVE. You still can make a new start bcz this is a question about your CAREER / a professional life.

In simple words, I would suggest you to make a fresh start. Make a new CV and start looking for Freshers or trainee jobs with respect to your educations qualifications side-by-side working. Also revised your knowledge, learn/study as much as possible but for sure you must not continue with HR & Admin which is not your line, no matter you have spent 1 year and have earned some knowledge. This one year of experience, not matter concerning your professional life and career that you have to go along.

You now have to put yourself on the right track that you have lost a long ago and, I request you to read all the responses you have from expert above, so that you can now understand on how and with what you have to move ahead.

Note: Make a new CV and send it to me, I have some good contacts there in Hyderabad; maybe I can help you in something. Go to my profile for contact/emails

Dear Spandana,
Wishes for you in the New Year.
I find that you have been encouraged by every member on this site. I feel that all the members have correctly expressed their opinion that you should acquire some additional qualification appropriate to suit the qualifying criteria for the job of HR Manager. Experience will support your selection. MNCs will consider your candidature provided you pass their qualifying criteria.
Since you are a science graduate and then changed your specialized degree to Finance, then in such a situation it is possible that some bank may choose you for their risk management portfolio. For that you may also try.
With good wishes.

Dear Frndz,
I have done BBA (Regular) from IP University, New Delhi (2007). And after that I opted to MBA (HR) from Punjab Technical University (Correspondence) (2010). Now I am doing a job as Accounts Executive in a Govt Society from last two years. But i am not satisfied with the salary and also not sure about my future also, becoz i have qualification of HR and doing job in Accounts department. Even I am satisfied in working in accounts.
I request to my seniors and frends plz suggest me about my future plans. Should i change my field to HR????

Firstly I fail to understand 1 main thing, even after thinking a lot:

Why many of us are pursuing our degrees in something and later we end up working something else, which is not even remotely connected to each other.

A finance graduate works as HR and a HR graduate works in Accounts...

Perhaps we may still be a little amature while selecting our graduation, but we definitely can't be so immature whilst pursuing post-graduation...

Anyway, to answer your query Ms. Mamta -

The answer to your query lies in the answers to foll questions:
  • You said you did MBA (HR) Correspondence from PTU. So whilst diong it were you on job somewhere? In which department.
  • You current Accounts job was pre or post your MBA (HR) ?
  • If it was pre-HR, why did you not think of switching your department from last 2 years?
  • If it was post-HR, why did you take up this Accounts job?

I can understand that sometimes one needs to take up what comes on the way but a career shift is something very sensitive issue. The 1st question (at least I would want to ask you) when you look back at HR and wish to come back is - What were you doing for 2 years in Accounts if you were qualified HR back in 2010. You need to prepare for this hammer question.

I might have sound rude, but honestly, I wanted to give a honest feedback, an honest review of the coming scenario. Rather than showing you goody-goody picture, i believe its better if you're prepared for tomorrow's issues that may just strangle you more.

Hope it helped. All the best

Thanx for reply!!!
I had to join this job after my MBA due to financial crises and with no other options in HR field. And cant change the past so try to shape my future at least. And yes in our qualification time we were not in position to find out the best way for life. Now wat should i do ??? Should i do any qualification in finance?

Sure we cant undo the past...

Now answer these -

Are you keen on HR or Accounts?

What motivates you - HR or Accounts?

If you are not interested in Accounts, a financial course would make things difficult for you.

Not only would you be doing numbers day in and out, you'd be frustrated.

Don't do something that would not be liked by you... Its a long way to go... You have a journey of 20-25 years more... Calmly understand where you wish to go and accordingly take a decision, as you too know you wouldn't be able to undo your decision anymore.

If you think Finance motivates you, yes, you can take up some financial certifications, master your excel skills before you move up to SAP or other software, do your groundings in such a way that it makes up for the lack in academics.

If you think HR motivates you, your path is a little difficult -
  • Prepare you CV afresh.
  • You can start up with a fresher HR role. (Sure you've 2 years exp, but A/c expereince is irrelevant for HR role, am sure you too must have figured that out, you being HR academia)
  • Refresh all your HR knowledge and understand its application. (Pls understand you should show not just theoretical knowledge but how would you apply them in practice)
  • While changing, pls do not consider salary as your foremost criteria. Consider the profile as you need some base to change.

Also what profile you wish for in HR? HR handles multiple things, what is it that you wish to do?

Hope it helped :)

Hi, You can persue PGDHRM/MBA/PGDBM from SCDL/IGNOU/Manipal/Annamali Universities. They are offering various programs through distance mode.
Hello Mamta,

You are MBA in HR, so you must try to go back and continue with HR as it is your basic line. You just have started your career and at this stage if you take corrective steps, would be really good for you and your career.

Though, you are currently running on a different track and with the situation like you and Spandana are, sometime face difficulties to switch back to the original work field based on education, and this is not an easy thing too. But it is really important to take corrective and timely action bcz this is a matter of CAREER /life.

Life uncertainties and distraction with whatever reason, and it is acceptable but as I stated above in response to Spandana, as soon as one realize this, need to correct it or take appropriate action towards it.

One thing you both must not forget that the new and original work field that you gonna join or we are requesting you to do, can give you the right direction to move head in your career and life and for this you have to fight with your present and upcoming problems.

You now have to try looking and apply jobs as per your educations. By continuing your work as present, you need to start your search. Make your CV, apply jobs and attend interview and also the most important thing you have to do is that will help you to revised/polish your skills and knowledge.

As you are now out of touch with HR, now you have to start your study, practical, learn as much as you can by reading discussions here or visit that will directly put you through the websites where you can learn and study our Industrial Acts

Hey frends,
I think Accounts motivates me more than HR, Now wat shud i do??? Please suggest me any type of course or diploma which is well recognised. I dont want to go back to HR as my current job is related to Accounts and also at my graduation stage i gain a lot of knowledge in Accounts also..

Hi Mamta,

Being an HR person working for Accounts for a couple of years and now having affinity for Accounts. Now in this case, the switch becomes a little tricky as you don't have the base to switch. But it is not the end. You can always re-start knowing the length of time you still have to walk. I would suggest you the following:
  • Reformat your CV to give emphasis on your Accounts. (Place your qualifications below and your work ex above so that people can see accounts before HR. This way when you apply for Accounts job, people would not put it aside by seeing HR on top)

  • Enquire about different certifications in finance.
  • What's your graduation degree? Commerce? If so, be prepared for Qn - Why did you take up HR during your MBA, when your interest lies in Accounts.
  • Check out if there are any part time masters course you can pursue in Accounts so that you can let go your MBA (HR). or better, I do not know if any college/institute in your city provides this, but at Welingkars in Mumbai, we have a course of 1 year which gives you a 1 year diploma course in various subjects including finance. If you get similar course it would really make it look better as it would be of the mark of MBA.
  • Side by side learn excel throughly. Excel is a database and is a substitute in most companies. You should know all formulae and all applications. Make it very thorough.
  • Once you think you're fluent in Excel go for SAP/Oracle courses in finance.

Sure all this would consume time, but if you have to change your career path, I guess the basic grounding should be done.

Also, if you do this, switch would be better and people would know eventually you're focused and have made up your mind and have undertook tasks to prove same.

Hope it helped. All the best :)

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