Biggest Mistake of My Life was when I Took that Job!

Biggest Mistake of My Life was when I Took that Job!

  Taking up that job was the biggest mistake of my life. Let’s rewind the story to a couple of months back. I got selected in a renowned, classic multinational company.  I was offered a hefty package which included my travel, food, even Gym! I was galvanized and said yes! I was earning while my other friends were still searching for the job. Dad was overjoyed. I was in the spotlight, my girlfriend, friends and even relatives were happy and wished me. Then, self-realization hit me hard! I was hardly 25 odd days into the job and only thing I was hoping for, were Saturdays and Sundays. I never enjoyed the work I was assigned. I started bunking, (like- school) I literally lost interest in the job and took longer breaks, like the one right now, sitting in the canteen- writing a blog! Related Read- I Chose the Life My Father Wanted for Me! The only thing which was going through my mind every day was how to get rid of this job. So many times, I thought of quitting the job but all those who wished me, laughed at me in my thoughts. I didn’t want to put my future in jeopardy by doing something silly. My conscience reminded me of all the lies, fake behavior during my interview. Why would anybody agree with all the things the interviewer says?! I was the only one to be blamed. I decided to speak with my colleague who was with the company since last 4 years. He explained, “You know most of the candidates these days do what you did in...
I Chose the Life My Father Wanted for Me!

I Chose the Life My Father Wanted for Me!

I successfully completed my graduation and one of the top company was visiting the campus for a recruitment drive. Having scored 81%, I was super confident on cracking that interview. It was always expected out of me to be an engineer hence I took up B.E. I felt a little out of place in the beginning but eventually, friends, games, hostel life and the competitive streak filled the crack. In the fourth year, I started inclining a little towards Data Structure and Algorithms. And since I invested my four precious years trying to score good marks, getting a job was an ideal thing to do. Finally, that day arrived, I wore the best shirt and put on a nice perfume, dad walked into the room and gave me his vintage watch as a lucky charm. He said, “This is it! This job will make your career. It is a kickstart to your long-term goal of being absolute best at everything!” His words encouraged me, I always fancied that watch. “Its time,” said my friend as we went inside the room. There were 13 others like me who were keen to get the “dream job”. Finally, my turn came, I started off in style. The interviewer seemed happy with all my answers but somehow it felt that the closer I got to that job, the further away I was drifting from myself. I agreed to everything the employer said. He said, “There are no fix work hours, you might have to extend as well.” I said YES! “You might have to work in shifts as well, handle a lot of...
Traditional Hiring Is Like Amateur Fishing and It’s Time To Change

Traditional Hiring Is Like Amateur Fishing and It’s Time To Change

Join the recruiting revolution with one-way video interviews Ever been fishing? You cast a line and wait patiently for the fish to come to you. You hope for that gentle tug on your line, and further hope still, that you find a fish and not some floating piece of scrap. That’s what the amateur fishing process is like. It’s long. It’s time-consuming and it’s done by people whose livelihood doesn’t depend on it. As for professionals, they do it differently. They go to the deep ends where schools of fish swim. They cast a net, they make a good catch, and they do good business. The traditional hiring process, unfortunately, is a lot like amateur fishing. Recruiters outline their offer and wait, and wait, for candidates to come looking for it. They then scan through hundreds of CVs. They schedule multiple rounds of interviews until they filter down to an ideal candidate before they can make an offer. And sure, they hire the best candidate that’s available. But very often, they are not the best hires possible. When it comes to tradition recruiting process, that’s all it is – a prayer and the possibility of the perfect hire. Whereas with new-age video interviews, it’s not just the possibility, but the assurance of the perfect hire. Also Read- 5 simple & highly effective steps towards excellent candidate experiences! The World Of One-Way Video Interviews One-way video interviews have been paramount in changing and improving the recruiting process. This method allows candidates to get in front of the camera and answer pre-assigned interview questions, without the assistance or involvement of any individuals....