Hr Consulting ,trainer -creative Thinking
Principal Hr Consultant (ohs&w)
Hr Leader - Syntel Inc
Well, those who say that you have too much experience probably need to get their heads examined!..
You are finding difficulty to switch over to HR which was your educational qualification & have worked on technical field ..right..so the potential employers feel that you don't have the credentials to work in HR field
What i would say is that it is how you present yourself , your confidence & structuring your profile which is in technical field to HR strategic point of view. Infact this should be your biggest strength that you understand technical terms which most of my colleagues may not be able to understand or evaluate/assessment.
Above all you have the sensitivity to the positions as you have worked in the technical field & you would be able to serve the company well once you wear the HR Hat.
Remember no experience is no too much or to less but how we learn from them & leverage it.
3rd March 2005 From India, Pune
Everyone says that you have too much experience. isn't that a good thing. "
As I understand you are a HR graduate, but worked in a technical field and now want to switch back to HR. You are facing problems with Hiring managers disqualifying you for your 10 years of technical/overall experience as too much experience.
There is a possibility you may hit with obstacles just because you seem out of touch with HR for 10 years. I am not sure how you are presenting yourself to organisations and what career plan you have in mind, because based on your experience you can tailor your profile, highlight relevant areas that may be directly applicable to HR/recruiting areas of the job and attract attention of organisations.
You will have to customise yourself to the need of the organisation and present your uniqely for each position you are applying for. Experience brings enrichment in our career and you will have to use it to your advantage to get the much need attention.
5th March 2005
You can't overlook the absolute importance of a good profesional resume/cv either. Why are us HR types so poor at this? I found a brilliant little "how to" book on the internet for only $10 AUD. I think the site was . You might want to take a look, make sure you've got this base well and truly covered.
6th April 2005 From Australia, Ballarat