Hr & Od Consultant
Hr Profession
Manager Hr & Admn
Hr Executive
Human Resources
Working As Hr Exe Witha A Pbo.
Recruitment, Training & Development,

Very good evening to all my learned friends......... :) :) :) :)

Well i need your views about the situation given below...

Few months back i have started my career in HR field, relatively i am still a fresher to this field which is why not able to judge as to what should i do next. Unfortunately i started my career with a co. which recently got shut down as HR executive wherein my profile included everything what we come across as normal HR activities like recruitment, selection, induction, employee relation etc etc (list goes on). i had no option then to leave the company that too without being paid.

Now again i have joined a US based co which is into staffing and consulting (related to consultant, vendor, end client, customers etc). here also i have joined as HR executive but my confusion is that, the profile i m dealing here has got nothing to do with normal/domestic HR stuff as i mentioned above (recruitment, selection, induction, employee relation, payroll etc..). I am dealing with things like time sheets, raising invoice, payment follow up, reviewing contracts etc etc, its totally new to me. On demand of the situation i had to join anywhere ASAP which is why i became a part of this organization.

Now my problem is even i if continue working with this company and gain experience of some 1 or 2 yrs with the same profile, is this kind of work experience going to lead me anywhere in some good companies later on that too in HR field. Since this kind of profile has got no connection with normal HR activities, will it be adding on to my CV later on in getting some good and desired opportunities

Should i continue working with same co with such a profile or should i start looking for somthing better.

I am sure our senior members and learned friends can provide certain help in this regard and can guide as well as to what should i do next...

Looking forward for ur quick/prompt replies...


Anamika :? :? :? :?

From India, Hyderabad
Restrict yourself to recruitment, selection, induction.
time sheets, raising invoice, payment follow up, reviewing contracts - come out of it ASAP as these are not considered to be coveted skillsets.

From India, Bangalore
Do not worry you are in your starting of career, so you think which is conducive for you is HR or the present job, if present job has value in the Maket then try to improve upon that and continue there, if you are more comfortable in HR and want to have HR as a career please work on your strengths, update in the resume and take a break for one month search for the job and join it.
Because the choice is with you, Citehr gurus can guide and tell you, but you are the one who is going to face it. now just try and get to what you want.
cheers : :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
with regards

From India, Bangalore
Dear Anamika
You have started your career as HR executive in a company and now you are doing job which is irrelevant to HR. Please do not get dejeced or confused. Try to learn what ever come across in your area of function, as learning new things in any organisation will never go as waste and it will be useful to you in some other organisation. You can treat this period as your learning period and you are paid for learning something for your future.
Being you are in the begining of your career, you may look out for some other job, relevant to your education and experience, if you wish to shift your job.

From India, Madras
Dear Anamika, Look for a better job which should be strictly related to HR functions, if you really want to pursue your career in HR. Regards, Fahd Khan Sherani
From Pakistan, Karachi are just at the beginning of your career and you cannot expect a role asking you to design and prepare strategies but rather than that you can be assigned a job or role of a process-owner. I am sure as you will grow in the organization and will show your interest in the other activities that will enlarge your job-profile. You will not be doing the same thing for years to come. Just master the process that has been assigned to you...and make yourself available for additional and more responsibilities rather then moving from one company to another.
I hope this will help.

From India, Mumbai
Hi Anamika and all,

I am sorry to say but I am dissappointed with some of the replies for you to look for a new job immediately.

The job you are presently doing is one which is that of the first level of HR activities, which I am sorry to say we modern HR folks fail or dont want to do.

You see HR is not an field which includes recruitment or induction or PMS or compensation to name a few, alone. It is a ocean which no has mastered even now. The VPs or HR Heads of all the big companies in India or Abroad are still mastering this. No one can be a master in HR. I mean it.

The Job you are involved will earn you knowledge which is incomparable with any other. Let me tell you this I started my HR career with the same kind of Job Profile. But with that exposure I will be able to negotiate with vendors, consultants for my present organisation.

Never think of a job low under whatever circumstances. Every job has a meaning in it, it is upto us to gather that vital knowledge and utilize it.

I am not saying that you should stay in your current profile for your entire life. But learn what ever you can in your job. Since you are in a US based consultancy, I would like you to answer this question. What is COBRA how is it related to employees.

You have this privilage of learning the HR functions of both India and US. Utilise it.



99401 58323

From India, Pune
hello anamika
I really agreed to what vasanth sir told ,whatever u r doing has got some importance & dont percieve anything .............give some time @ ur job & then go ahead after u r skilled properly to ur boss that u r more interested in .some other profile .......................

Dear Anamika,

One of the few quotes we learnt from our seniors in the National Defence Academy was "Do not run before you can walk".

A person has to have an all round growth. Please do not misconstrue this for criticism - What good is a person if the person can only do one thing? Can you double up for anyone else in an emergency?

At some stage in life you would have to review contracts with consultants and also with vendors. Will this leanring not do you some good?

I cant help but think of the book Fish. People who seize the opportunity are the ones who rise. All this learning will hold you in good stead later in life. If you are adept at checking Timesheets etc, will that not help you in conducting audits. Instead of checking maybe you could even consider making one. That will enhance your knowledge.

Anamika, my suggestion is to try and look at the brighter side of life. An old adage (fed up with them :wink: )"I cried because I had no shoes till I saw a boy with no feet". Cheer up girl, things could be worse.

All the best

Ajay Chaudhari

From India, New Delhi
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