I am doing my masters in human resources management,as i faced many interviews the common quetion asked was why mba-hr after btech-IT ?why not btech-IT why hr ?reason for choosing?
what can be the impressive and best way to answer it please give me some suggestions

From India,
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
Process Industry Consultant / Soft Skill
Talent Acquisition Expert

Hi Sushama Velaga,

You have raised a question about the choice you have made in pursuing your academic career. It would have been in the fitness of things, had you indicated with what thought you decided to do a course in HR after your IT degree. Obviously you must have had a strong inclination towards HR as you might have weighed the continuation options between HR and IT.

So one point you can say is to indicate your liking for HR.

It is a matter of common knowledge that IT sector is still a growing field. The prospects and movement of people are more as compared to other industries. Hence the other points emerge -starting from ‘sourcing the TALENT’ and culminating with the challenge of ‘RETAINING the TALENT’.

While your passion for HR will give you job satisfaction, the basic course that you have done in IT will help you to understand the nuances of IT. This is very handy in recruitment, training, retention etc –the aspects that represent HR.

In future you can develop your answers on the above lines.


From India
Sushama Velaga: Why did you get into HR in the first place? Instead of focusing on an "impressive" answer, sticking to the truth is preferred.
Most of our HR fraternity typically tends to obfuscate the truth and in my opinion, is the real reason why we seem to be dumbing down our talent.

From India, Mumbai
thanku mr.raghunathan
i also like to stick to truth but its not working out...because of honest answer they gave the feedback for me on the particular aspect..though so i was just want to know the best way to answer that's it there is no intention to cheat any one

From India,
Dear Sushama Velaga,
Thank you for the feedback.
It is good to know that you like to be candid and have no intention of cheating any one.
Being 'Honest' and 'True' may give some testing times, but they are time honoured virtues
and will ultimately prevail.
I am sure you will get a good offer elsewhere.

From India
Dear Sushma,
You are the best person to answer that question. Let me ask you a couple of questions which may help you to focus and start thinking.
Why did you choose to do a degree in IT?
Did you get any industrial experience before venturing on a Master degree in HR?
Why did you choose to do a degree in HR and not take any other options?
There is no one IMPRESSIVE answer to a question like that. It all depends upon what one has done before, why they have chosen HR as opposed to other options, etc.
Finally, it would be more appropriate for you give us the answer that you give, so that we can fine tune the response to make it impressive.

From United Kingdom

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