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Hello seniors, I am having 2 years exp.as a HR officer from engg.mfg. orgnisation employee strength 2500.resigned due to marriage.despite having good exp.in HR ,recruitment , skill gradation, knowledge in laws(DLL) wefare activities,lack of fluency in english leads to unemployment in city like mumbai. I came from rural background worked in satara city, so no such exposure to english speaking.
Is fluency in english is everything? Attitude, positivity, past exp.dedication and commitment towards work dont have value?
Please guide me on this problem
From India, Mumbai
Hello, As i am having good experience and knowledge , succeded in the first 2 rounds even technical round but lack of fluency in english leads to rejection in VP round. Plz guide me for interviews
From India, Mumbai
2 suggestions:
Try enrolling in English speaking courses. I have no idea about costs, but you don't need to go for anything expensive.
Also look at jobs in the manufacturing sector where IR would form part of your HR responsibilities. Since you have knowledge of labour laws, that would be a great advantage, along with your strong language skills. Look at companies based in Navi Mumbai & Thane - they would be more willing to accept your skillsets as they are.
Regards
Ryan
From India, Mumbai
Dear All
I am Also Coming From Poor Background , past Three Years i am Working In Leading Auto Mobile Industry ,Struck in English Does Not a Matter , it is the Communcation only not a Rocket Science ,,,, HR means He id the Only Person Mange all , if you Struck means your Admin Skil it a Reduce ,
I like to Mention Some Key Points
- Wheel Power On your Mind
- Do affarid about interview , that is not your last interview
- if it is right or wrong belive your self
- we are a HR Not a Employee
(Regulary watch , English Film ,Hindu ,(Talk freely with Your Friends )) That is Few way to Improve HRS
All the best for your Growth
From India, Chennai
Dear All,

Such kinds of problems are facing by lots of people coming from non city locations & specially, who are from IR & labour law background. seems they are more interacted with local govt. authority in local language.

But, see the another side of coin, rejecting or not selecting due to poor English communication, it does not mean that there is nothing any value of your Attitude, positivity, past exp.dedication and commitment towards works.

Language is the part of communication, which complete the whole process of communication.

When we are working in corporate world, English is the common language,which we use for most of communications. which we need to learn. many times, we need to talk with internal employees or out side client etc.. so, we should know that English language & we can improve it.

Major part is, in India we have given more important to English language, if you see china & Japan country,even many other countries they have adopted their own language for all communication including corporate work also, that why many other peoples learn the their language before going in their country, but they never felt bad about poor English communication.now a days, they are also learning the english.

we should look at it in different prospect, English is only language, which can be learn as like as any other language. Nobody can felt guilty that, if he cant speak hindi or regional language but, he can speak English, rather feeling bad, they feel proud that, if they cant speak any other language so, what..? they can speak English fluently.

So, don't feel bad, take step toward learning point as positively & face the situation & don't scare about it.

Regards,

Tushar Swar
From India, Mumbai
Hai rupali,
fear of speak in other language which is need in day to today life.
Today can split in two words to and day. 'to' as knows by all that to reach other end. When to reach 'day' means all ways. To reach other all times it takes some time. All off sudden no one can proficient. Day by day improvement will come in all deeds which we do.
Tip : Think in english and talk in mother tongue. For this read any small grammar book from first page to last page.
From India, Visakhapatnam
Hello Rupali,
Similar views like yours have been expressed by a number of persons in the past also.
Please search in Cite HR.
Type "Improving English" inside the box that reads WHAT DO YOU NEED.
You can find this box right above in the title bar.
After typing press "research".
You will get plenty of reading material.
You can also refer the articles in DOWN LOAD THREAD and RELATED INFORMATION
that you would find along side these postings.
It is good that you have other good behavioural aspects.
Improving English would reinforce your stature.
So please start working straight away.
You will see the difference after a year or even earlier.
Wish you good luck.
V.Raghunathan
From India
Hello Rupali

I understand the situation you are facing, and it is a difficult and challenging one. It can seem overwhelming mentally.

My recommendation is to take the "advice" you get on this site with a grain of salt. Just read some of the suggestions above -- they themselves do not know how to write correct English, and are urging you, in effect, to ignore your need of improvement in this area. Frankly, the majority of the folks who have advised you above do not have a clue, or exposure beyond India -- it is obvious from the language (English) they use.

In your area, HR, the English language is a critical component for understanding and interpreting discrimination laws, company policies, their application, and then relaying that interpretation back to your team-members in clear, lucid terms. The HR field IS about communication and effectiveness, not efficiency. It is about problem-solving, not task-doing.

I recommend some English comprehension classes, and then "How to be a trainer" courses, including Facilitation and Presentation skills.

For the record, I recently came to India after spending the last 25 years in the US, where I was a Sr. Ops Mgr with Fedex Corp. I worked with a broad range of industries and companies, including Caterpillar, Mitsubishi, Lockheed Martin, Annheuser-Busch, Disney, and the US Air Force. I've been in India for the last couple of years doing Organizational Development for some US Based MNCs.

Try to not be too hard on yourself, for everyone has to learn at her or his own pace. It's okay to make mistakes -- for they make you stronger.

Warm Wishes,

Deep
From India, Bangalore
dear child
i take this privilege of calling you a child as i am a septuagenarian
i will teach you spoken english free of cost through the net provided you can find time and have a net
pl link with me in skype "dr_ram" or rhinoramanan@gmail in google talk.
if u are serious and sincere i am at your service .
blessings
dr ram
From India, Indore
hi Rupali i needs to talk with you regd labor laws. can i have ur contact ?
From India, Amritsar
Dear Friends,
English is not a superior language but it is a business language,
A person with extraordinary domain knowledge and poor language skill has to work hard and it hardly works on his career growth
Same person with moderate domain expertise with good language skill can lead a team with progress.
In India itself it is equal to 18 official regional language
English can be learnt with in couple of months to read write, speak and listen by proper training and guidance it is not a "Manthra" but "manthra for success.
All the very best to acquire the skill
Regards
K.Thaniyarasu
Training consultant
+91 9865447581
From India, Chennai
hi Rupali,
I am also from rural background, and i am doing MSW IN HRM we also have labour laws in our study, same thing was happened with me, i was tensed all the time because my poor english, but believe me if you try to over come from this problem one day you will be master in english fluency. don't afraid about english lets face it.
From India, Pune
Hello Rupali,
Relax, looking to ur present situation, I wud suggest you to practice mock interviews at home considering the questions that are most common in an interview in general.
This'll give a feeling to the employer that even though u r not perfect, u've working knowledge of English & can handle professional situations fairly.
The mock practice'll help boost ur confidence.
In an interview u'll have to handle the impromptu questions skillfully & answer them confidently in Hindi.
Once u gets a HR job, u can hone ur english speaking skills.
Best Luck
From India, Mumbai
Hi Rupali,

I wish I had perfect content for you. For now, I would seriously suggest reading conversations in English. One site that really helped me improve my English is...

WritersCafe.org | The Online Writing Community

On this site, please visit the following link to see some live conversations in progress...

Live Feed | WritersCafe.org | The Online Writing Community

This is basically a free site where members share their poetry and prose. Most conversations are about a poem or a piece of prose that someone has posted. This site is a very good way to study "spoken English" even though it's actually written (as in typed and posted). While conversing, most people on this site write as they speak. You'll also get good exposure to global English as this site has members from all over the world.

Read and read and read till you feel confident. Then you can review poems and stories and maybe even write some of your own.

It's a fun way to learn without any pressure. :)

Sincerely,

~ invisible indian
From India, Meerut
Fact is, good English speaking skills are a must for a professional career.
Sure, hardwork, talent, teamwork, ability to learn etc have tremendous value - but their value is realized only when you speak good English.
In today's connected world, English is the defacto language of all business activity and you just fall out of the flow if you do not speak English.
Obviously, there are solutions and there are people who who overcome this weakness by their determination and hardwork. You will have to figure out a method that would work for you but there is no running away from it.
From India, Delhi
And yes, it is a practical skill which you will acquire through practice - reading English or listening to English will not help you speak English. You will have to practice speaking to actually speak English,
From India, Delhi
Dear friends
remember that Hindi medium professional are not weak than English language professional . Remove the feeling English is a tough to speak . To remove the fear of English , you should contact with psychologist as well as coaching provide training . Remember grammar in English is secondary than knowledge of subjects as well as dare to speak gradually with pause .
From India, Lucknow
I disagree. Are you kidding me? One should contact a psychologist to remove the fear of English? Grammar is secondary, as long as you speak slowly with pauses? That is a substitute for knowing a language? Ignore your handicaps? Ridiculous!!

This is precisely the lack of exposure that I'm talking about. The level of "advice" on this site is... shocking... to put it mildly. This site seeks to transform, but the experts are trasactional. You have no idea what transformation means.

Rupali -- I completely disagree, as a global professional. Learn English. Express yourself. Travel to other countries and explore their culture. It's not that hard. You do not need a lot of money. Bright, talented people like yourself can overcome these barriers, like many of us who tried and succeeded. My father wore his first pair of shoes at the age of 16, because my family was dirt-poor... they went for days without food. Yet he managed to go work in Germany. I was never given pocket-money as a kid in Bombay... for there was no money my parents could give me. But I managed to graduate from American universities, and lead global companies in 4 continents.

English is not a limitation. Overcome it, defeat it. As Richard Bach said, "Argue for your limitations, and sure enough... they're yours."

Deep
From India, Bangalore
Hi Rupali and anyone else who is interesting in acquiring proficiency in the English language,

We've worked on ten modules for enhancing communication skills.

If you've always wanted to learn from the best and if you want to learn to speak and write like the best, then we're confident that you'll find these ten modules extremely useful.

Each module has a video. The video features a poem by Mr. Ed Hart who is an American national. Before you read the text of the poem below each video, it would be a good idea to simply listen to the poem and see if you can decipher both Mr. Hart's accent as well as comprehend his poem.

Many of us need to interact with American nationals as part of our professional lives. We need to have the ability to decipher some accents that are common in the United States of America. The videos we've uploaded feature a sort of mix of a California and Minnesota accent. Once you've heard the accent a bit, you can read the text of the poem and self-assess if you got the words of the poem right. Then, you can read the notes for learners below the text of the poem and see if you got the meaning of the poem right. In case you're a trainer and reading this post and want to use these modules as part of a training session on communication skills, please read the note for instructors which is below the notes for learners.

So, basically, what you'll see is...

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The last module contains a poem about Christianity. In case you have any problems reading a religious poem, feel free to skip it. No issues. The poem has been featured only for the purpose of enhancing communication skills.

Sincerely,

~ an invisible indian
From India, Meerut
sir, i can join you on skype for english speaking as i am also not in speaking.
I can write the mails & letter very effectively, but sometimes i didn't crack interviews due to lack of speaking of english.
From India, Delhi
Knowledge of English is always very helpful in career progression and acquiring knowledge .
Make serious efforts to improve your language skills.
Knowledge of English + Hindi and local language will help you to grow in your career.
Reading English,attending regular coaching classes and conversing in English could help you to master the language.
From India, Pune
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