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I have done Master of Arts in Economics from University of the Punjab, Lahore and doing MBA, HRM from Virtual University Pakistan. I want to enter in HR FIELD but have just experience of teaching related field for 1 and half years( teaching Economics) , how can I successfully enter in it

I have done Master of Arts in Economics from University of the Punjab, Lahore and doing MBA, HRM from Virtual University Pakistan. I want to enter in HR FIELD but have just experience of teaching related field for 1 and half years( teaching Economics) , how can I successfully enter in it

Query Statement: I have done Master of Arts in Economics from University of the Punjab, Lahore and doing MBA, HRM from Virtual University Pakistan. I want to enter in HR FIELD but have just experience of teaching related field for 1 and half years( teaching Economics) , how can I successfully enter in it , u know job situation of Pakistan .
As I live in Islamabad, Can you suggest any professional course which is being offered here that can fulfill deficiency of experience after completing MBA .

CCP Pakistan Advisors Replies

Dr Qamar

Certificate courses in HR might be useful, HR associations might guide better, can be reached thru Linked in. Thanks,

 Quratulain Javaid – HR Generalist | T&D Specialist | MR ISO Audits

Do not consider it a deficiency. It’s hard to get experience during student life and it’s all about the right time that did not come. But its good if you pre-plan everything in this regard. Your teaching experience in not relevant to HR field but it’s never a waste. You get confidence and it enhances your communication skills. The best you can do is to apply for an internship or as an HR assistant/HR Executive in a company.

Start it from the scratch and you will learn, as HR is all about following the right processes and understanding business procedures. You will have to compromise on the salary which is hardly 15K – 20K in the job market and once you have good 1 to 2 years’ experience, you will be in a position to move.

 There are a lot of courses in HR but you are already doing MBA in HR, you don’t need it. The only authenticated and the best certification is Canadian accredited PHR and that’s worth it but it’s expensive and also you need to have some previous experience or qualification for that too. So, the right time will come but for now just get into the job market because once you have skills, you don’t even need these certifications and courses to do.

Secondly, never talk about your weaknesses, always mention your strengths and how you can be beneficial for a company if you work for them. Google some job descriptions and case studies on how HR dept. and working and see what companies require from an HR candidate. Your qualification makes your knowledge strong but what you will learn that you can actually implement to give best results are your true skills.  Best of luck,

Maha Khalid

HR has been picking up in recent years around the world as well as in Pakistan. No courses are needed to make up for a deficiency. All fresh graduates are hired to train and preferably retain.

I would suggest this lady to use excessive research online and connect to head hunters in Pakistan to land à job at the earliest. As well as make use of LinkedIn to connect to personnel that can assure finding them aspiring roles in organizations they wish to work at.

Imran M. Ismail

My rupee worth of suggestions are as follow:

 With the current coursework in MBA it would be quite hectic to do any additional courses in HR etc. Beside that there is no alternate for experience. Additional courses might increase your knowledge but they do not cover the deficiencies of experiential learning, which comes by doing/using what you’ve learned.

 To get a professional advice join Pakistani LinkedIn groups such as TimeTrax HR professionals group or other similar groups. Regularly read the discussions, participate in them and ask smart questions to get an answer to your queries. Participating in LinkedIn groups will also help you to network with professionals in your city and you could potentially get a professional mentor who could guide you in your career pursuits.

 Also remember in a professional/working world – you are identified with your work projects (not so much with your studies/degrees…!) – therefore try to work on as many internship, class or volunteer projects as you can during your studies. You could showcase these projects during your interview with a prospect employer.

Lastly don’t forget to read blogs and articles we regularly post on our website, facebook and linkedin pages for additional insights.

If you have any additional questions then please do not hesitate to contact us. Regards,

Nida Shoaib

As Salaam U Alaikum, There are many HR certification courses available. Please check out PHR, SPHR, GPHR certifications.

Professional in Human Resources (PHR®)

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®)

Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®)

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