Migrating To HR - CiteHR
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Dear Seniors
I've worked with a financial services firm and a publishing firm as corporate communications and research person. I want to enter into hr function, and have been trying out opportunities. If I try with a financial services or publishing co for a hr career, they say they prefer hr from IT. So, to get a similar position in hr even with the industries I've worked with is not possible. I tried a junior position. That too, the preference is from IT. So, my queries are:
1. Do I begin from the beginning? ie an entry level hr job with an IT co so that I can learn the tools of the trade?
2. How do I handle the 'contacts' query? ie they call up and ask me if I have applicant database. Do I try to build a database? If so, how can I just like that without working with any company just build a database? Is it alright to just open my linkedin profile and start connecting? is that how it works?
Pl help as I'm at my wits end.
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Pl give me some guidance. Waiting for your insightful inputs.
Hi Ashwaryapai,

It's better to don't leave your present job & take this step at once. Have a self-assessment and decide 'are you really an HR person or Finance was better?'

Initially, start studying basic HR concepts (Recruitment, Compensation & Benefits, Labour Management Relations, Motivational Strategies, Workplace Diversity, Training & Development) & procedures and Indian Labour Law, which you can easily find in different sections of 'Citehr'. After a week or two, you would be able to understand the HR terms in the light of your past experience.

Also, you can start reading & understanding job descriptions of different HR jobs.

If you are already familiar with office environment (in any discipline), nobody can consider you a Beginner (even as HR employee).

After progress in Social Media Engines, candidate's database is no more a Big Issue. Yes, you should develop your Linkedin and other professional profiles to enhance your relations & familiarity in job Market.

Regards,

Adeel

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adeelchaudhary@ hotmail. com
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