I want to pursue a career in human resources. What path should I adopt after Std 10?
Mohit (15) / Mumbai
A human resources professional’s main concern is recruiting employees who are fit for a company’s present and future. Depending on where you work, your responsibilities may include everything from hiring and firing to training, benefits and salary negotiations.
But being a good human resources manager isn’t just about recruiting the right people. It’s about making sure they are happy and productive in their jobs — and above all, it is about retaining them in the company.
After your tenth, you can go into any stream of your choice in 10+2, and then do graduation. B.Com. or BBA will be better as you need to go for MBA after that. You’ll need a specialization in Personnel Management/Human Resource Management or an MPM (Masters in Personnel Management) or a 2-year Diploma in Human Resource Development.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.