Times of India: "Sophisticated online financial planning software" --> FREE Limited time offer: Sign Up Now
Local » Mumbai » is degree-a more important thing?

1565 Views
  11 Replies

1 - 10 of 11 Replies
    
+7
Vote Vote
is degree-a more important thing?
Vaishali
Vaishali Picture
8 Posts
back to top
Posted 30-06-2009Reply

hi all of you i am new at hr link.i have completed mymasters in social work with the specialisation of human resource management & labour welfare.i have completed this degree from lower grade institute.now i am getting it tough to find a suitable job for me.somy question is that is the degree from a premium institute is all important thing?

especially for a h.r job?some candidate can,t afford to take an addmission in well known institutes due to a poor economial background.will corporate world only welcome a rich candidates?

Girish
Girish Picture
39 Posts
back to top
  Rated +3 | Posted 30-06-2009

Hi Vaishali

This I think is a misconception

Insititute's tag matter only at the initial stage, thereafter its your skills & expertise that matters

So, get the necessory knowledge from all the sources, sharpen your skills & buck up, pull up your socks & face the challanges.

Shubhra
Shubhra Picture
10 Posts
back to top
  Rated +1 | Posted 30-06-2009

Hi Vaishali,

Read your topic and can feel your frustation. Its not that the corporate world takes rich candidates and ignore the poor. Corporate world admits people on the basis of their personality and the faith that an individual can make a difference.

As for the degree thing; with so many education institutions cropping up one needs to be careful. Education is the main criteria hence precautions are taken to enusre that the candidiate hired has a geninue education.
So in other words degree is an important thing.

I hope your question was answered.

Shubhra

Priya
Priya Picture
1129 Posts
back to top
  Rated +4 | Posted 30-06-2009

Hi Vaishali... by my personal experience i can tellu that no company actualy gives u a job based on the college or institute from which you have graduated... During an interview you might be asked the name of your college or about your subject but it hardly matters as you move on to the next level of questions.. Interviewer usually checks your knowledge about the subject, your attitude, confidence level, are you fit for the job culture, how well would you gel in with others etc...

You tel me how much weightage would a company give to a candidate's college if he is excellent at his job, has relevant experience(if any), knows what he is talking during the interview, ready to face challenges and has a positive attitude???

So dont have this doubt in mind, work on your communication skills, have a thorough process / subject knowledge, when you go for an interview do a quick research about the company as this helps in many questions like - Why do you want to work with us ?? or Why should we hire you ?? etc ..... Have a positive approach to anything you do in life, face challenges with a smile and be strong...

All the best :) :) :) :)

Ramakrishna Varma
Ramakrishna Varma Picture
379 Posts
back to top
  Rated +3 | Posted 30-06-2009

Hello Vaishali,

Hearty welcome to HR Link.

Priya has covered most of it!

The degree or the college is not important to get a job in HR, but only if you're great in other areas such as attitude, communication skills, etc.

There are few companies that insist on a specific degree from a premier institute, but there a LOT of companies that wouldn't bother about your degree or college.

So, stop thinking about it and start focusing on improving your communication and interviewing skills while developing your attitude. Talking to other HR professionals would help a lot, and there are many members on HR Link who would be happy to offer their gracious support to you.

Best wishes for your job search!

RK

Note: Priya - that was a comprehensive and useful answer! Really appreciate it!!

Priya
Priya Picture
1129 Posts
back to top
  Rated 0 | Posted 30-06-2009

Hello Vaishali,



Hearty welcome to HR Link.



Priya has covered most of i... See Ramakrishna Varma's complete reply


Thank You so much RK :) :)

Pradeep
Pradeep Picture
1412 Posts
back to top
  Rated +1 | Posted 30-06-2009

Hi Vaishali!
Along with the replies of all friends here I would like you to check up this link about Sudha Naryanamurthy which was posted today by one of our friends and it's hard work and positive attitude that prevails everywhere.
http://hrlink.in/topics/true-story
Cheers!
Pradeep

Ananth
Ananth Picture
10 Posts
back to top
  Rated +2 | Posted 01-07-2009

Hi Vaishali,

Good Afternoon,

Just read your post and I could understand the kind of stress you are undergoing because I see myself in you. My situation was no different from yours a couple of years ago.

I have experienced few companies asking me sarcastically that, I am not from an tier1 institute therefore, we do not hire you

This point acutally made me think hundred times what is so special about students from tier1 institutions and why I cant compete them. This thought made me exercise like the protagonist in Spy Game. I made every effort to improve my communication skills, my observation skills, also made every possible effort that I understand what I read thoroughly, developed my own notes of learning.

This has truly helped me to develop a commendable knowledge and crack my interviews.

Hope it would be helpful and all the best in your job hunt

Regards,
Ananth

Shipra
Shipra Picture
404 Posts
back to top
  Rated +1 | Posted 05-07-2009

Hi Vaishali,

i don't know how to express my thinking in so many words.Its all destiny, every thing is destined.

So rather then thinking about the institute and every thing u have written here, just try for some Freelance work of consultant-it will divert your mind, you will learn things practically, will have earning- automatically your moral will be boost up.

Mean while try for a job as per your profile, register yourself to many sites for the personal contacts and openings, it will help in your job search

There is nothing to do with Institutes make your own standing, grow your skills and have a break in the market any how, rest leave on GOD !

Sabitha
Sabitha Picture
293 Posts
back to top
  Rated 0 | Posted 22-07-2009

Hi Vaishali... by my personal experience i can tellu that no company actualy gives u a job based on ... See Priya's complete reply


gud throw priya

Kamlakar
Kamlakar Picture
355 Posts
back to top
  Rated +1 | Posted 22-07-2009

Wel come Vaishali!!

I appreciate you for raising this concern on this platform!!

Its true upto certain extent that Graduates from non premier institutes faces some problems in getting a break through! (Where organisations mentions ONLY FROM Premier Institues)

But on the other ways,

What makes an Institute A premier one? Quality of the product ie the individual's performance in real field!

So tough you may take a long to get a break through, surely then it will depends on your performance!

It will be nice to mention here, that my previous organisation they used to hire MLS from Mumbai, but somehow we (I and My friend got into it, as no one was ready to join at PLANT LEVEL in remote area!) We did so well that today even MUMBAI CORPORATE OFFICE requirements are filled in through MY COLLEGE!!

So, Degree is full ticket for entry in this WORLD and DEGREE from Premier Institute is ONLY advance booking for start of the Journey....!

Seat and Journey remains the same thereafter!!


Rgds
KK



1 - 10 of 11 Replies
    
+7
Vote Vote

Recently in HR Forums

Shivani gave to Binit's reply to forum topic Ideas for Employee Engagement Activities
20-08-2020
Shivani gave to Binit's reply to forum topic Ideas for Employee Engagement Activities
20-08-2020
Shivani gave to Binit's reply to forum topic Ideas for Employee Engagement Activities
20-08-2020
 
Recent (10) | HR | Both
HR | Both   1 of 10
23-09-2019
27-01-2018
27-01-2018
07-08-2017
26-05-2017
Arun
Arun
Read this topic:
Joke ####@@@####
26-05-2017
25-05-2017
03-04-2017
27-03-2017
27-03-2017