Priya George
18

HR Manager
Hello Sirs/Madams, I am an HR... I was not working after my marriage. And about a year back (after my kids started going to school), I started working for my husband's company. I mean he is the owner of the company. It is a start-up company. Now I would like to look for a job in another company. My question here is when I go for interviews, should I tell you that I worked for our own company? Or how to go about it? I have form 16, salary slips, and a bank statement of salary. I am asking this question because I want to have a career on my own? Please guide.
From India, Bengaluru
Dinesh Divekar
6855

Business Mentor, Consultant and Trainer
Dear Priya,
When the candidates apply for the jobs, they send their CVs. In their CVs, the candidates mention the list of the companies where they had worked in the past. The list just includes the name of the company and the time period like "from _____ to ____". It does not include the name of the MD of that company. The interviewer(s) may or may not ask the name of the MD of a particular company. Therefore, I recommend you disclose the name of the MD provided it is specifically asked to you.
Your selection will take place based on your competence as an HR professional. The tougher part is getting selected on this count.
Thanks,
Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
Priya George
18

HR Manager
Thank you Dinesh Divekar Sir for spending your valuable time to answer my humble question. I would like to clarify my question. That is it okay during interview, while answering the question ''Tell me about yourself' ', I need to mention that I was working for so and so company from this date to that date. Then is it ok if I don't mention that I was working for my husband's company? Can I just say the company name and other details? This is the part I would like to clarify...Could you give me a suggestion to present this in a better way? Thanks in advance
From India, Bengaluru
Dinesh Divekar
6855

Business Mentor, Consultant and Trainer
Dear Priya,
When the interviewer asks "Tell me about yourself", you can run him/her through your career. Overall what duties did you handle in the past and what you have learnt in the past employments. There is no need to disclose voluntarily that MD of the existing company is your spouse.
By the way, this is a little personal question. Why do you wish to stop assisting your spouse and join somewhere? For an MD, his wife is always a trusted resource. Being the spouse, you can be the Director of the company and involve in the activities of all the departments and not just HR. This is what I have seen happening everywhere.
Thanks,
Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
Priya George
18

HR Manager
The reason is I would like to have a career on my own ..Here though I have the job in the company,I am always at home...But ofcourse whenever I need to do things,I can do it from home.When I need to take interviews or something like that I go to office,rarely....I don't get the feel that I am working.I do not have any growth career wise.As you said I get to involve in all the activities.But I want to do something on my own.I got into our own company with an intention that my career gap shouldn't be a problem if I ever want to look for another job...I mean just to show that I am already on work.So that I don't need to start my job hunt from scratch....
From India, Bengaluru
umakanthan53
5110

Labour law & HR consultant
Dear Priya,
I appreciate your reasons for securing a job elsewhere. A professional first needs to be loyal to his/her profession. As long as you remain an employee in your husband's organization, the sense of "ours" cannot be separated from your mind. It may create a greater degree of dependence on the one or the other ultimately affecting both the growth of the organization and the individuals as well. That's the basic reason underlying your statement " I would like to have a career on my own " for a career is distinctly different from a job. The career experience you gain from outside can also contribute to the growth of your family business.
Coming to your question, I am in complete agreement with Mr.Dinesh. Mere mention of the name of your husband's organization as your previous employer is suffice to show that you have the recent working experience after the inevitable break due to marriage so as to keep yourself abreast of the current HR practices. It is not necessary to mention your matrimonial relationship with the M.D of the organization.

From India, Salem
Priya George
18

HR Manager
A very big thank you to both Dinesh Divekar sir and Umakanthan.M sir for your valuable time.... It means a lot... Regards, Priya
From India, Bengaluru
zyn1
3

HR Manager
Dear Priya,
In the professional term, you have to give/share all necessary details to the interviewer's past to current experience. whether you worked for full-time/freelancer/TPA or Self-employed.
Zyn
www.haya.co.in

From India, Surat
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