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Q: I am a 22-year-old economics graduate. I have around one year experience in a placement consultancy. I want to go for masters. Should I opt for MBA in human resources (HR) or work for another year?

Aditi Pradhan

A: It is prudent to re-skill yourself while the going is tough. If you are keen on dealing with people and interested in organisational restructuring, performance management and training, you can surely pursue a course in HR.

Q:I have completed MBA with HR as major and finance as minor. I have joined an institute as spoken English faculty. But I am not satisfied with my job. What should I do to improve my prospects?

Olivia Bose

A: If you have passed out last year, it is understandable since recruitment had virtually come to a halt in most organisations due to recession. Things are looking up now and organisations have started recruiting. If you try hard you would be able to get a job now. Since you have done MBA, I do not think you need any further qualification.

Q:I have completed graduation in economics and am working as a frontline executive in a pharmaceutical company for the last four years. I am not satisfied with my work. I wanted to do MBA but since most institutes seek at least 50 per cent in graduation, I cannot apply. What should I do?

Himangshu Choudhury

A: It is important to have a good academic record, otherwise one would lose the race early in life. There are some upcoming MBA institutes where the minimum eligibility is graduation. You can contact these institutes and see if you can get admission there.


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