Hello! I have been working as a generalist HR for the last 5 years in IT industry. I wanted to shift to a role with more responsibilities and scope of growth. The problem is that the responses are generally for similar roles from similar companies. I also don't know how to overcome this.
I heard from a few consultancies that some companies do not hire people who did graduation through correspondence. I did my graduation and postgrad through distance.
Connecting with people on Linkedin has not helped as either they do not respond to messages or when they do, they do not have positions open.
I also considered getting SAP certified, but the cost and having interviewed a few unemployed SAP certified people made me think otherwise.
If anyone can suggest a solution, I would really appreciate.
26th November 2018 From India, Kolkata
The same problem I am facing. Its really hard to get a better opportunity when you are distance learner.
6th December 2018
Dear S Arefin,
What is happening with you is unfortunate, nevertheless, the reasons for your candidature getting eliminated could be different. First one is of course intense competition. Second pertinent reason could be your existing role. What exactly do you do in HR? If the role is too narrow then prospective employers could be considering you a novice.
Your concern about your qualification is understandable. Nevertheless, what matters is not whether you did your graduation through full-time course or through correspondence but how much knowledge you have retained. Secondly, whatever you have learnt whether you could apply in your job. Lastly, what something new you learnt and then applied it in your job. Possibly, you could not get opportunity to do all this.
Keep on trying. But then be prepared for the interview forever. When the opportunity strikes that you may not know. That time, because of your unpreparedness you should not while away your chance.
Dinesh Divekar
7th December 2018 From India, Bangalore
Iam worked as 1year accountant in service industry and I wanted to know the trading Accounting information in manufacturing company.
19th December 2018 From India, Kakinada
Working while any accident occurred to the employee there is an major bone fracture ie., hand OR leg abnormal condition from ESIC can get pension whether he will be work OR at home also? What is the procedure for the same kindly advice me.
With kind regards,
20th December 2018 From India, Bengaluru
Hi Savitha,
If accident occurred in factory premises then have to submit accident report form-12 within 48hrs of accident. After admitting in hospital the treatment procedure will be done. After the ip will get leave amount from esic in his/her sanctioned leave and at final stage the ESIC branch will send IP to Medical board for the fitness. The pension will be eligible to the IP in case of only permanent disablement(Loss of any part of the body), in other cases the ip will get treatment and leave amount from the ESIC. I hope this post helps you. If any mistakes can suggest.
Meera Sharif.
20th December 2018 From India, Jabalpur
Hello Arefin,
I agree with Mr. Divekar.
And you must not think about what other people are saying or think. Instead of doing this, you must try to increase enhance knowledge and prepare for your upcoming interviews. If you want to work with core HR, you must have to enroll yourself for relative certificate courses which will definitely help you.
About, distance education, I personally know many of my contacts who are sitting in top management with many good companies and have done their post graduation from distance education.
Apply for more jobs, be confident with your present knowledge and experience, keep learning.
Good Luck
22nd December 2018 From India, Gurgaon
Thank you so much Mr. Divekar. It was very insightful.
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Hi Arefin,
I could only suggest you that you be confident as whatever you have acheived as your qualifications.Keep yourself updated with lateste trends in industry and interact with people from industry. The best I can do is Just share your cv with men at . I shall circulate in my group. Knowedge is never waste. Waste is when you dont use or share it.
5th January 2019 From India, Vadodara
Connecting with people on LinkedIn will not push your career. There are many other options to promote yourself , make noticed...Why not attend conferences , send creative CVs, go to courses to get higher qualification - act! Simple clicking "Connect" button does not work
10th January 2019 From Turkey, Istanbul
Hello Arefin
Linkedin is one of the tool of recruiter. A LinkdIn profile and connecting with people and educational certificates will not give hundred percent assurance for employment chances. Do not think like that. Soft skills are important in today's world. Soft skills are not learnt in school and college. Employment chances are depend upon the job market conditions/situations and compititions. We are living/going to live with artificial intelligence (robotic)/ automation world.
Update and upgrade yourself and keep moving.
An adaptable mind is an essential tool for navigating today’s ever-changing world, as yesterday’s solutions won’t solve tomorrow’s problems.
Yours Sincerely
Mohan Nair
21st January 2019 From India, Mumbai
I am on the same page with my learned professionals who have given excellent inputs. Most of the people do the same job over and over again. They never think of upskilling themselves, finding new forays into modern day requirements of organisations. Nobody here has talked about HR Data Analytics. When I started using a desktop in 1987, its capacity was 386 KB.. from there i migrated to 486, 586, Pentium 1,2,3,4 and then on to laptop... so many versions and am now using a windows X. My mobile ram capacity is 8GB. All intranet portals have abundance of data.. Data analytics talks about using this data for analying the trend in terms of employees originating from same educational institutions, choice of holiday homes, facilities availed by employees. These details give insight into the employee choices and preferences and help in fine-tuning, modifying, changing, amending various HR policies for organisational growth and development. At the age of 66 I take classes for professors on HR Analytics.. How many youngsters are keen to learn these things. Recently I happened to conduct a one day class on Recruitment skills in a MBA school in Bangalore. There were around 30 students. I asked each student, in which area of HR they want to specialise after graduation. 25 students told Recruitment. I told that it is overflowing, there are more recruitment agencies in Bangalore than pan shops or mobile shops. Only a handful talked about L&D or Competency mapping etc. Here also, if we take a survey we will know that people choose path of least resistance. Nobody wants IR, Data Analytics, Performance Systems etc. For many HR means recruitment or statutory compliance. If you do not look beyond our nose, they will get depressed in the long run.
9th February 2019 From India
Mr Arefin,
I agree that networking with people n friends on linkedin/ other social media doesnt help..
Regarding ur 5 yrs HR generalist experiance in IT industry n not getting better role, I would suggest u to do some course in HR BP or do HR analyyics course..also try applying for HR BP profiles as ur HR generalist experiance n knowledge can be useful n handy for this role..
9th February 2019 From India, Pune
All that industry needs is the people with flare to bring great changes and bring in the business or help support any business/ its vertical to a standard different than their competetitors .
Excitment is the key, and challenge is the Bull, You hit it with confidence and with ability and energy oof commitment what best can be given from your end.
9th February 2019 From India, Vadodara
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