The Writer is a HR professional with 13 years of HR Generalist experience in various renowned corporate brands like HDFC, ICICI.
This post is appropriate for those who have completed their academic qualification in HR or a Graduate who intends to shift into HR domain from another domain or a Graduate who is planning to shift into HR role.
Getting your first break
Every person wants a better company to work with. But only some of you will get this opportunity. To get into a good company, you should have diverse qualities in you.
I can get a job, if I have a MBA degree
In today’s era, where everybody holds a master degree, MBA is just an academic certificate that can never guarantee you a job. Your selection depends on your communication skills, confidence and above of all your skill, knowledge practical exposure on HR domain.
“..Your academic degree has not given you any practical knowledge about HR, it has only introduced you with HR role in 100% theoretical environment; which is not enough to get a job…”
HR training in your education days plays an important role in your selection in a good company. Many students do not take their HR practical training seriously. In fact, some students get fake internship certificate. This will not help them at all. HR training is the only way by which a student gets to know about practical implementation of knowledge acquired during study. Every student should take this opportunity to gain as much as possible.
For students, who couldn’t get their first break should gain some practical knowledge with any company in the field of HR as trainee – this could be in the form of trainee-ship, with or without stipend, or being associating with any HR specialist (individual or institute) rather than wasting their time sitting at home. These practical training can help them to get the exposure into the real world of HR and will prepare them for their first break.
Many students ignore these opportunities, considering their degree, but please understand your academic degree has not given you any practical knowledge about HR, it has only introduced you with HR role in 100% theoretical environment; which is not enough to get a job, as the interview questions will be asked to check how equipped you are on practical HR. That is why it is really very important to gain HR practical exposure. Get associated with any HR specialist or institutes, learn practical HR, and get some HR practical courses.