Process Industry Consultant / Soft Skill
Consuting - Life Coaching
Associate Faculty-english & Communication
Recruitment/talent Acquisition, Career Counselling
Asst. Er. (it Securtities) In Hr
Human Resource Professional
This way you can make it. But you need to give a fight and always remember that there is your family back in India who must be relying upon your income.
All the best and God Bless.
As you have mentioned that it was yours' big mistake, I really disagree with this statement as you also have mentioned that you have learned a lot there on the other hand. So need not get depressed such situations normally comes in life or in career, here I agree with Mr. Ashish Thakar & Mr. V.Raghunathan take it as a challenge and fight against it. This is not an end dear. You have to grow more or if you are really not feeling comfortable there then even it is not a last job.
May be you are understanding your manager in a wrong way or may be you are right but it doesn't matter, you have to look forward just obey your manager, try to make your position strong and if not so there are opportunities waiting for you dude.
Best of Luck!
Like V.Raghunathan & other members mentioned, begin to focus on new aspects of HR AND your comm skills.
Generally anyone learns & works--irrespective of the area/field--for ONE/BOTH of these TWO reasons: (1) to gain recognition from peers & those around him/her AND/OR (2) for Self-satisfaction. In the long-run, it's the later that fetches an individual MORE than the former.
There are ALWAYS better ways to do any job--even if you did it earlier. Just try to give your best to whatever is given/assigned to you. Check out IF you have done it in the best possible way you could AND ALSO don't stop @ it. Keep thinking IF there could be other & better ways to do, even after the work assigned is done & handed-over. That's a part of anyone's learning process.
Looking back, MAYBE the Reception job assigned to you COULD have helped you to improve your comm skills, even as a part of the job itself, without having to make extra efforts for this? Just give this thought.
All the Best.
I agree with all senior who wrote above and specially with Mr.Tajsateesh. They have put you in reception all because of Communication problem and reception is a best place where you can interact with many people such as employee , visitors can handle phone call and also learn about people nature and body languages. So i suggest you to learn and improve your communication well as interacting skills.
So There is nothing bad working at reception specially for beginners.
Also I did like to add here is that , Reception is the best for to Improve communication. To learn all you need to do is be a good listener, Try to learn and improve you communication as well as writing skills. Take
day-to-day things positively which happens in office premises and leave back as soon as you log off.
ALL THE BEST AND BE HAPPY.
I think I need to correct one perception w.r.t. my remark "..........MAYBE the Reception job assigned to you COULD have helped you to improve your comm skills.......".
I DIDN'T mean to say the your HR Manager put you in Reception KNOWINGLY to improve your comm skills--IF that were so, you would have been told about the purpose for that step. In all probability, it COULD have been because your were new. Sometimes, it also happens for negative reasons.
Quite often, it JUST HAPPENS--except that we fail to realize the long-term benefits of such a situation that comes without asking.
I recollect my own First Job--I was put in an Area/Section where NONE wanted to go. All those who joined along with me got very good postings--where they were in the thick of the Commissioning Activity of a 200MW Power Plant--and I was in an off-site area. I worked there wondering at this situation--though frankly it was due to 'lack of any option', rather than 'by choice'. After 6 months, an opportunity came to our Department to send one guy for Specialized Training & everyone realized that I was the ONLY one who can be spared--the others were totally tied-up in the peak activities. No Prizes for guessing what happened next--except that my career took an EXCELLENT turn from then on.
In a single line, 'Let not your Mental frame of mind decide your Present Responsibilities/Efforts'.
All the Best.
I completely agree with all the professionals who have guided you to take right steps. I must say that, whatever you learn in your career, helps you to perform better in future. Never undermine any role, even a receptionist does his/her job with dedication/passion and can have complete satisfaction. As other suggested, your communication skill would have improved, if you had managed the reception. Communication skills are one of the core competency in HR to be successful. It is natural to get frustrated as you want to do better and grow faster, nothing wrong in that, but wait for a right opportunity. While you explore for the right opportunity, you can enhance your skills and better HR knowledge. We all have gone through these kind of experience and i am sure even you will overcome the same.
All the best and God bless you
In continuation to all that some of our dear professional colleagues have shared with you, which I appreciate, I would like to only reiterate a few ancient and well known truths to keep you encouraged.
1. Even gold has to undergo the severity of the fire to be tempered to become a jewel - Anon
2. Every diamond worth it's name has to be cut before it's polished to get the shine - Anon
3. We are used to eating food in steel plates in our country aren't we. From the mud deep below sluggish sand is separated to get iron ore from which we get the raw material which gets converted to sheets and other forms, from which one of them is the plate on which we eat our food. The process of this conversion is excruciating and laborious too - Anon
4. It's a nut that believed in itself and hung on to the ground despite the severity and odd to this day standing tall as an oak - Anon
5. Look at the bamboo tree - which is very deceptive indeed, it look's slim, stand tall, but even the worst storms have very little effect on the "bamboo trees." Their slimness allows them to bend, but as they remain strongly rooted to the soil - Anon
6. Look at the pencil, it looks better, it writes better when it's sharpened, but imagine yourself to be in the place of the pencil, I sincerely hope no one is subjecting you to life to sharpen you like the pencil. - Anon
Now to main thing.
You are too young to give up on life. Take all that's happening to you in life is a wonderful lesson. Take Gandhi for instance, went to South Africa got thrown out of the train, and from their his will to fight the imperialism brought us to be where we as proud Indian stand. Wonder what lessons you are getting in life now that may alter the life's of some in the future. Take the time and use every opportunity to strengthen your skills and develop the right competencies.