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Dear Seniors, This is regarding my career in HR that I have resumed after a break. I hold a MBA HRM degree and have worked in India and Bahrain for a total of 6.5 years. I returned to India in June 2016 for medical treatment and had my baby in January 2018. I resumed work in April 2019 in Ahmedabad in an IT company as a HR and Admin Manager. As I today see my ex-colleagues and classmates prosper in their respective HR careers I feel a tinge of disappointment as i compare my experience till date to theirs. I also feel that I am not abreast of the current HR trends.
I request the seniors of CiteHR to please guide me on how I can add to my skills, what HR certificate courses can I pursue, which institutes offering online courses are recognised in India.
Your guidance and advices will be much appreciated as I am totally clueless.
Thanking you in advance.
5th June 2019 From India , Vadodara
Hi Smita,
A good way to gauge your skill-set is to download a JD of the role you desire and map your present skill-set accordingly.
Middle Earth HR has some well recognized courses. Have a look at their website: https://www.middleearthhr.com/index.html
All the best!
5th June 2019 From India, Delhi
Dear Smita,
A person prospers in one's career provided:
a) He/she as a good qualification
b) He/she completes his/her MBA from a reputed institute
c) Immediately after an MBA, he/she gets a chance to work under a good boss
d) He/she gets a chance to implement what he/she had learned during the MBA course
In your case out of the four criteria that I have given above, which are applicable to you that you know best. Moreover, your grouse has resulted because of the comparison with your college mates. But then uneven career growth is common everywhere. Even IITians do not grow uniformly. Against this backdrop what needs to be remembered is the measurement against the entire career span which lasts till mid-fifties. Therefore, don't get disappointed because your chickens are still hatching whereas others have started counting them too!
One of the reasons why you have been lagging behind could be because of your career break because of medical reasons. But then nothing can be done on it as such. That was your fate!
You may do a course in HR but then these extra courses are useful provided you get a chance to implement the learning. Therefore, have a look at the company where you have got a chance to work. Do they give autonomy to implement the new HR practices? Secondly, the average MBA course is more than sufficient to implement HR practices.
To plan a career, I recommend you reading a famous book titled Catalyst by Chandramouli Venkatesan. Take a decision of doing any course or otherwise after reading this book. The price of the book has come down and it costs just Rs 131 on Amazon. You may click here to go to that webpage.
All the best!
Dinesh Divekar
5th June 2019 From India, Bangalore
Hi Smita,

Please check the site of CEC Home to search for related courses. These are mostly free of charge, but if you require certificate, then some nominal fees are involved. These are 3 to 4 credit courses, which are equivalent to one semester of study. The content involves video lectures, assignments and quizzes, online discussion forum, case analysis and more.

We are in the process of launching two courses "HRM for non-HR Managers" and "Human Resource Development: Systems and Strategies", which will be listed soon on the paged linked above.

Best wishes,
Team HRM for non-HR Managers
22nd June 2019 From India, Raurkela
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