naga Jyothsna

Greetings to all, Can anyone help me with my query. I m persuing MBA 4th Semister in HR & Marketing from College affiliated to JNTU university apart from that i m doing job as Office Assistant in Purchase Department in Cement Manufacturing Company, I have three years Experience in Purchase Dept.I want to have my Career in HR. Can anyone suggest me how should i plan and what courses will help me to get associated with HR role. Will my MBA be useful to plan my career in HR. I am in complete dilemma. please help me out.

From India, Visakhapatnam
Sr. Hr Manager
Intergrated Management Systems And Process
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It is better you may continue in Purchase function, because you have 3 years experience its easy for you to grow in your career by continuing in the same function. If you try to enter into HR, you will be considered as fresher.
PG diploma in Supply chain management course / material management / logistics, which may helps your career.

From India, Hyderabad

Dear Jyothsna
As suggested by Mr. Narayan it is better to continue with Purchase department itself. If at all you are really wanna change the career it is better to discuss with the management and initiate the process of HR functions slowly. So it might help in your career for shifting from Purchase to HR

From India, Bangalore
naga Jyothsna

Thanq Mr.Narayan & Mr.Jeevarathnam.P for your valuable suggestions.
But I m willing to shift to HR department which is relevant to my education and my dream, i would like to gain the knowledge that would make me fit for competent HR. and also i willing to find my career in any reputed MNC pertaining to IT sector. My educational background is B.Sc Computers.
In such case do i need to hide my present job and start my career as fresher. And can you please guide me the path that i should take to fulfill my dream by gaining an eligibility and complete knowledge and a way how do i approach for job.
Thanks & Regards

From India, Visakhapatnam

Dear Jyothsna,

I would like to suggest you that please sit with yourself at a quite place think deeply and answer the following questions:

1. What do you want to do in life?

2. What do you want to be in life?

3. What kind of work you want to do?

4. What are your career aspirations in the short run and in the long run?

5. What are your likes and dislikes?

6. What are your strengths and areas of improvements?

7. What are your skills/ competencies?

8. Are your strengths, skills and likes aligned with the kid of career you want to build?

In my opinion you are more successful in your career if your skills, natural talents and personality traits are aligned with your career. In your case if this alignment is there, then go for a career in HR otherwise stay in your current function.

If you decide to go for a career in HR, the best strategy is to request your current employer for a lateral transfer in HR function. Look for a change of employer if your request is not accepted. Major functional change in career is relatively easier in the same company. You face difficulties to look for a major career transition and a change of employer simultaneously. However, nothing is impossible. You can achieve your dreams if you have an intense desire.

If you decide for look for a job in HR function with a different employer, then doing short practical course in HR will help you to find the job of your choice. A few people have started offering a short courses in HR.

I am a Coach and I do career/ life/ wealth coaching. I am also a trainer and a management consultant running my consultancy under the name of Aspiring People. Aspiring People also provides guidance and support for placement. Aspiring People has launched 45 hours practical HR generalist course. You can attend classes if you are based in NCR. The course can be conducted for you online with a few classes on skype/ phone if you are not based in NCR. For more details you can contact Pooja at or Mob: 08882194410

With Best Wishes,

Indu Wadhwa


From India, New Delhi

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