03.03.16

My first personal interview.(Or, The one with the choice)

Train ticket

So, two companies came today. One, recruiting for engineer trainee. And two, for a management trainee.

The catch? Both started at 8:30 am.

After thinking for a while, I chose the management trainee. Why?

1. The job location was closer to home.

2. The salary package was more.

Okay. The placement starts at 08:30 am, they said.

Got up at 5:30 am. Got ready and left at 7:00 am. Reached the main campus at 8:29 am. auto →bus → train.

Okay. Searching the venue in the big campus took a half hour. Entered the hall at 9:00 am.

Nobody had shown up. Only the students. Found some people I knew. Went and talked to them. Discussed what each knew about the company. So, that was fun. I studied to be an engineer, and this company was looking for management post. We talked about why each had chosen to attend this company rather than the engineer trainee one.

9:15 am: Nobody.

9:45 am: Nobody.

10:00 am: Finally, they show up. Speak a little about what their company stands for, what their aim is, what they are recruiting for, how much they pay.

Okay, I am slightly impressed by what they said. Then,

10:35 am, the exam starts. 11:35 am, exam ends, papers are collected. Asked to go and have lunch and be back by 1:30 pm. We did.

Then, results are announced. I am selected.

After the announcement

Felt good for a moment, then it dawned on me, there is going to be a next round that is trickier than this.

They ask us to assemble at 2:00 pm. We do.

They show up at 3:00 pm.

Interview starts. I was the 13th to go in. It was 5:00 pm. Tensed+scared, I go in.

“Okay where are you from?”
“I am originally from Telangana, but I was brought up in Chandrapur, Maharashtra.”
“What is your Engg stream?”
“ECE, Ma’am.”
“Why do you wish to go to management from engineering?”
“Sir, I eventually wanted to end up in management. But reading about this company, the vision resonated with me, I have always believed in making foundation strong. So, I chose to attend this company.
“Okay, what were your favorite subjects?”
“Physics, Maths”
“What area in physics?”
“Many, for example, Ohm’s law”
“What is ohm’s law?”
“Under controlled conditions, voltage is directly proportional to current.”
“Okay, what is current?”
“Rate of flow of charges”
“What are charges?”
“It is a fundamental property of a body”
“What are resistances? Are they good or bad?”
“Any obstruction in the current is resistance. Whether it is good or bad depends on the situation.”
“How is it good?”
“Protects many articles from damage.”
“So, Tushar, are you comfortable working in Nagpur?”
“Yes, absolutely. I have stayed their for two years.”
“Okay, Tushar. You may leave. We will get back to you with the result.”
“Thank you.”

Then, I leave for the rail station. No train till 6:00 pm.

Reaching the platform
In the bus back to home.

Then, reach home at 8:00 pm. train → bus →auto.

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