I did my mba in 2010. And lost in a interview because of less than 60%. I got an offer, but due to not interested in marketing, i didn't join. After wards, I really really prepared hard for 'hr' in banking field, but unfortunately not succeed.
(I have some interviews for POposts in banks, but not 'HR').
Now I really felt fever of fear about my condition.
How to build my career in 'HR' field? Any chance of living again? or my career is over?

From India, Mumbai
bodhisutra
246

Manager, Operations
Nothing is over till you accept it as over.
Three things:
a) Why are you so fixated on HR?
Find out the reasons - you haven't really worked in HR so you don't know what it is like. Most of it would be from what you'd have heard or read about HR jobs. Everyone doesn't like carrots and you don't know if you too would like it till you have actually eaten one. If you refuse to eat anything else till you get a carrot and the carrot takes time to come - you might end up starving or at least going hungry for a long time.
b) You could join marketing or any other area and then try to shift to HR. People have done it. Of course, there are no guarantees. This however seems to be the smartest strategy to me. You will get a job sooner and with it, your confidence back. Plus, you will get another day to fight and come back to HR.
c) You could also go in for some additional certification or diploma (HR veterans can guide) and keep pushing for the HR job.

From India, Delhi
Hi there,
To get things strait, I suggest you join a small company. your MBA would help you getting a job. In such company you will get the exposure to Personnel department.
You can also join a consultancy and do hardcore recruitments if you interested in it.
The above two jobs are comparatively easy to get and have decent profiles for beginers. After getting experience you could get a job in reputed organization.
As far as gap is concerned, while in interview if asked i suggest you to say the truth rather than making up a story.

From India, Anjar
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Training Coordinator in Global Skill City
Hi,
What Gurpreet has said is correct. You can start up with small company or Consultancy where you will get more to learn and even will have good exposure. These jobs are easy to get and are meant for beginners.
You also continue growing your knowledge in the subject you are interested. I am dam sure by the time you come of that first job you will be person with very good experience.
Believe in yourself.

From India, Bangalore
Don’t lose hope. Joining a smaller company and being more open towards other opportunities should be the solution.
From India, Ghaziabad
Thanks for the reply. Could you suggest some courses?
BTW, I can't hide to appreciate your idea- spoken english on phone.
Thank you so much for your advice. Felt something energy, I'm not alone here and my life gateway is not closed. Thanks again.

From India, Mumbai
nijanc
18

HR
Hello HR-Love,
See HR is living thing its not easy to learn by studying any courses or study materials. Instead of learn by course and materials better try to hunt job in HR. As my seniors are mentioned above ..get some exposure in small concern then forcost your next level.

From India, Chennai
Anu_Hr
16

HR
Hi,
I think you should find out more about the PO posts at the banks. As mostly after working in the PO post for some duration, they conduct internal exams for applying in other depts of d bank. You might get through in the HR dept on clearing the exams. Also, as an Hr you need understand the operations of the bank. Working at this level, you will get to learn about the sector by the time you get the desired HR position . hope this helps you.
Regards,
Anu

From India, Pune
bodhisutra
246

Manager, Operations
@HR-Love: Thanks for the appreciation :)
A certificate or a diploma gives you credibility in the market which often works as an entry point to a career. Remember how a BTech or an MBA opens up career opportunities for you though most of your learning would still happen AFTER you join the job.
The risk of joining a small company is that a) their process and practices might be unprofessional and not well defined so you may not learn much, and, b) it may be very difficult to break out of the small company zone into a reputed company.
Another good advice was what @Anu_Hr said, it could be the smartest option:
Absolutely!

From India, Delhi
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Training Coordinator in Global Skill City
Hi,
I agree with you that small company will not have well defined process and practices, but it is a place where you can explore more and have your own strategy. You can accomplish your process and procedure and bring professionalism in the area where you are working. Whereas in the reputed company, everything is well defined and planned, the only thing you have to do is to follow them. There may be chances of using your ideas in this company but there may not be complete authority given to you to take decision.
And this is also true that sometimes you may not be able to switch from small company to big one, but that totally depends on you. The company you have selected to work and how you take the decision.
To become an HR, you can take some short term courses, but it is experience in HR field that makes you good.
I also find Anu_HR idea good. You can try for it.

From India, Bangalore

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