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...
4 Ways To Nail Your Dream Job Without Making Compromises!

4 Ways To Nail Your Dream Job Without Making Compromises!

Remember the last time you hated putting on the perfect act during your interview? What if we told you that you don’t need to? That you can display your true self and still bag that offer! A lot of times, people try to adapt and make compromises to land their dream job. You might change the way you are in hopes of impressing your interviewers. Or you might hold back from displaying your creativity. But that only results in an unhealthy work environment for both parties. You’re better off finding the right opportunity from the get-go than having to keep making adjustments. In fact, here are a few interview tips to ensure that you land your dream job, without compromising on who you really are. A meeting between equals If you walk into an interview believing that you are on another’s mercy, you’ve lost half the battle. Sure, you need a job. But the organization also needs a talented employee who can help them direct the sails and bring in excellent results. An interview is a meeting between two equals who have something to offer each other. The sooner you realize that, the more confident you’ll be. Ask questions Most candidates walk into an interview fully prepared to brace all the questions that’ll be fired at them. How about we let you in on a secret? You can ask questions too! It’s important to know all about the place where you’ll be spending a good part of your day at. So be inquisitive. Ask about the team you’ll be working in. Discuss your job responsibilities and figure out if...
5 Lesser Known Tips That’ll Help Candidates Nail That Interview!

5 Lesser Known Tips That’ll Help Candidates Nail That Interview!

It’s common for candidates to scour the web for tips and tricks before that big interview. Most individuals go by the basic rules such as dressing for the job and offering a firm handshake, and that’s perfectly alright. But that’s also something that every other candidate is doing. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you will have to go the extra mile. Thankfully, doing that is not very difficult. Here are our top five methods to nail that interview. Think Like An Equal Here’s what many people fail to understand – when you walk in for an interview, you’re there to see if a transaction can be made. They need your time, skills, and experience. And in return, you deserve to be compensated with a monthly paycheck. An interview is an interaction between two parties who are assessing if they are a good fit for each other. Thinking of it as a relationship of equals can drastically change your approach and help you exude confidence. Platforms like Monjin, allow you to submit a one-minute self-intro video, that will enable you to narrate your accomplishments and your overall story in a crisp and clear manner to get the right attention. So, walk tall and think like an equal. You’ll be surprised how things pan out. You can submit your one-min intro video here. Watch Your Non-verbal Language We’ll admit that monitoring your non-verbal language a.k.a body language is not unheard of but very few realize the impact it could have on interviewers. Amy Cuddy, a professor & researcher at Harvard University explains how nervous poses such as...
Forget CVs! This is how you can land your dream job.

Forget CVs! This is how you can land your dream job.

If you’re still sending out CVs by the dozens; if you continue to wait by the phone, waiting for a call from that innovative, million-dollar company, you’re not going at it the right way. It’s a competitive world and there are many out there vying for your dream job. The only way to get through is to by getting your profile in front of top-notch recruiters. And that’s exactly why you need to switch to video. Here are our top five reasons on why video interviews are the way to your dream job. On familiar grounds Ever wonder why artists stick to their desks or rooms when creativity takes over? It’s because humans are known to find comfort and confidence in spaces that are familiar to them. You may or may not be an artist. But when you are job hunting and you need to be at your very best, it makes sense to give an interview in the comfort of your home. A familiar setting can calm your nerves and help you nail that interview.  Reduced turn-around time How often do you take a short-cut when you’re travelling? Chances are you do it almost every single day. The average interview process involves sending a CV, getting on a phone call, and if everything goes well, finally scheduling a meeting. But why do all the back-and-forth when you can take a short-cut and do more in less time. Take the short-cut. Skip the unproductive routine and save time with video interviews.  A chance to be at your best Here’s the thing. Everyone is always talking about putting your best...
Can An Idea Change Your Life?

Can An Idea Change Your Life?

I know it can. In fact you would agree, for so many entrepreneurs and organization large or small, are built on an idea.  Decades ago, when the great motivational speaker said Earl Nightingale said, “Just one idea can change your life,” there was so much of wisdom and truth in just one sentence, it profoundly altered good fortunes for generations to come.  I want you to let that one sentence sink in. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.  Said Goethe and asked us to just begin it.  Even Kaizen, the Japanese approach to continuous improvement with small, non-threatening, easy-to-take baby steps.  Once you are comfortable with first step, you try another.  Take this one step approach and see how far it will take you.  Well on this Women’s day and in the spirit of continuous improvement, we invite you to take a small yet bold step towards your next best job.  We say it bold, because it has revolutionized the way many multi nationals now hire their next talent. We Invite You Digitize You Resume At Monjin’s Video Interviewing Platform And Boldly Sell Your Skills  How’s that this change from paper resume to a video interview helps you sell better   Demonstration sells – the best sales person knows, demonstrations has so much selling power than mere presentation.  You sell your skills for a job. The best way to show your confidence, articulation, presentation skills, interpersonal skills and knowledge is to actually demonstrate it.  Maximization of your efforts – Once your Video interview is done, it works on...