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Hello seniors :D

I am an MBA fresher...I am through with my regular exams are due in May.....I was on the lookout for a job from past one month...all the offers i used to get were from recruitment consultancies...and the genralist Hr roles offered me just 8000 pm.I decided not to join below a salary of 10000 pm in a generalist Hr role after doing a post graduation......

Finally, I have got campus placement in an upcoming hotel chain....for a generalist Hr role...but they are taking me on contract basis(unlike a permanent job)....and offering me 14000 pm......

I also have another offer for a senior management recruitment consultancy that is offering me 2.3 lpa......

I am in a state of confusion as to which company should i join...the hotel chain is very near to my home whereas it will take me 2 hours to commute to the consultancy.....

Please help me decide which company should i join....

1. Shall I prefer generalist Hr over recruitments?

2. Shall I give preference to higher salary?

3. Sahll I prefer a permanent job over the contractual one?

4. What are the implications of doing a contractual job, unlike a permanent one-(dont we get salary slips, experience certificate,etc.---please advice)

Do let me know ur advices and viewpoints....please guide me its my first job and i need a good start to my career....ur comments would be valuable....!!!


Thanks and Regards


4th April 2008 From India, Delhi

I would say that as you are a fresher in HR field, at this point you should not worry about salary too much; instead try to get into a good company as an HR generalist as a permanent job.

Getting into a recruitment consultancy kind of job will not do anything for your future prospects even though you might be getting more salary initially. Moreover, it is very difficult to break out of the recruitment profile and to move onto a generalist profile later on: afterall, one needs to have the generalist exposure in the long run to be able to grow into the managerial cadre.

On top of that there are not too many opportunities a fresher gets as an HR Generalist in companies; so personally my advice to you is to join some company as an HR Generalist in a permanent role; if not, then atleast on a contractual basis.

As far as salary is concerned, this is the usual amt. one gets as a fresher dont look at it from a short term perspective: and go for a Generalist profile dear.

6th April 2008 From India, Calcutta
Hi brandon
you said absolutely right. it has been a week i joined a recruitment concern and the kind of productive work my bosses are expecting out of me is as if i hav e done mastery in headhunting and cold calling. these people are telling me to head hunt for various positon in various industies. can you tell me what can i do in order to meet their expectations. i mean suggest me some methods for effective head hunting if you can.
thanks a ton
7th April 2008 From India, New Delhi
Thnx for ur advice :D
I have joined the company as a generalist HR.....on contractual i also felt that even if a recruitments career offers a higher salary...but its difficult to switch to generalist later on...and my interest area is into generalist HR only.....
Anyways thnx for ur advice!!!!
7th April 2008 From India, Delhi
hi pinkii
i also got offers from so many recruitment consultancies....but i decided to wait for a better opportunity...and luckily i got one...i had a very gud offer for 2.3lpa in a consulatncy.....i wud have joined recruitments only at last if i dint get this job in a company as a generalist HR.....
they also expected me to headhunt and do cold fact they asked me to give a demo during interview only....not even considering i m a fresher...and know nothing abt it.....
my freinds are also working in recruitment consultancies....they tell me how they headhunt for candidates and do cold calling......
u have to follow a well-thought out strategy and appropriately target ur calls to people and speak with confidence and adequate voice modulation...have a script ready......prepare well before calling prople...and follow up effectively
i wish u all the best for ur career!!!!
7th April 2008 From India, Delhi
hi mansi
u can join anything depending upon your interest, skills. But yes it happens to 1 in 30that a fresher gets a generalist role so i think you hshould better join the company iwth 8000/- because later on the experience will be a feather in your hat to move up the corporate ladder.
actually there is nothing harm in joining a consultant but again as i said you ask yourself whether you just want to learn a part of hr ie recruitmets or you want to gain wholesole knowledge on gamul of hr functions....
as regards your third question, i do not think you should go for a contractual job.
all the best and do share your final decision to me
7th April 2008 From India, New Delhi
Hi Mansi As pinki said first decide yourself ur career objective and accordingly u drive. Offers are plenty u analyse and take a decision of your choice. rgds savithri
7th April 2008 From India, Madras
Take up the generalist profile if it comes ur way , recruitments may not take u to the top level someday but a generalist profile with less salary will teach u
Joining / exit formalities
legal complaince
policy making
and much much more
u shud consider this advice honestly !!
gifty moza
7th April 2008 From India, Delhi
Hi Mansi,

I would suggest you to take up the Generalist HR role.

Dont go in for a temperary position immediately after your post grad, it might take efforts to explain the reason after couple of years during an interview and hence a temp position is a strict no. Though nowadays Temp positions enjoy the same benefits as a permemant employee but the only problem is that you are not a registered employee and hence there are high chances that they can fire you without a reason also you wont be eligible for PF benefit.

Now for a senior management consultancy please have a through look at their profile and make sure that they are reputed. The only problem working with a recruitment consultant is that your job scope is very narrowed as it pertains to recruitment only. But still its worth a try as you will be in direct payroll and if the name is reputed enough to put up on your resume.

With no contracts or bonds signed you can join the recruitment consultant as this might give you a specialization and if performed well in turn will allow you to get into a better organization with a good package, Anyways your growth wont be hampered as you already have a post grad and hence its only about getting the breakthrough.

Hence to sum it up

A permenant job is always better than a contractual one.

HR generalist role is quite wide and hence for starters a recuruitment role can be preferred as you can speacialize in the same.

I really dont beleive that money has to be the first criteria in your first job, your career is based on the path you are going to follow from here and hence career should be considered before MONEY.

Thanks & Regards,

7th April 2008 From India, Thana
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