Just Be Yourself !!
Well, I’ve just read a short conversation few days ago somewhere in Facebook, which is worth learning as well. So, I would like to SHARE that stuff in front of y’all right now. It’s truly an Amazing interview, and even most hilarious IT placement interviews. Well, It could probably can help you in your future interviews. Hopefully, you get the main message after reading the whole conversation.
Interviewer : Tell me about yourself.
Candidate: I am Rameshwar Kulkarni. I did my Tele Communication engineering from BabanRao Dhole-Patil Institute of Technology.
Interviewer : BabanRao Dhole-Patil Inst it ute of Technology? I had never heard of this college before!
Candidate : Great! Even I had not heard of it before getting an admission into it ..
What happened is – due to cricket world cup I scored badly! in 12th.I was getting a paid seat in a good college. But my father said (I prefer to call him ‘baap’) – “I can not invest so much of money”.(The baap actually said – “I will never waste so much of money on you”). So I had to join this college. Frankly speaking this name – BabanRao Dhole-Patil, can at the most be related to a Shetakari Mahavidyalaya
Interviewer: ok, ok. It seems you have taken 6 years to complete yourengineering.
Candidate : Actually I tried my best to finish it in 4 years. But you know, thesecricket matches and football world cup, and tennis tournaments. It is difficult to concentrate. So I flunked in 2nd and 3rd year. So in all I took 4 + 2 = 7 years.
Interviewer: But 4+2 is 6.
Candidate: Oh, is it ? You know I always had KT in maths. But I will try to keep this in mind. 4+2 is 6, good, thanks. These cricket matches really affect exams a lot.. I think they should ban it .
Interviewer : Good to know that you want cricket matches to be banned.
Candidate : No, no… I am talking about Exams!!
Interviewer: Ok, What is your biggest achievement in life?
Candidate : Obviously, completing my Engineering. My mom never thought I would complete it . In fact, when I flunked in 3rd year, she was looking for a job for me in BEST (Bus
corporation inMaharashtra ) through some relative.
Interviewer : Do you have any plans of higher study?
Candidate: he he he.. Are you kidding? Completing ‘lower’ education it self was so much of pain!!
Interviewer : Let’s talk about technical stuff. On which platforms have you worked?
Candidate : Well, I work at SEEPZ, so you can say Andheri is my current platform. Earlier I was at Vashi center. So Vashi was my platform then. As you can see I have experience of different platforms! (Vashi and Andheri are the places in Mumbai)
Interviewer : And which languages have you used?
Candidate : Marathi, Hindi, English. By the way, I can keep quiet in German, French, Russian and many other languages.
Interviewer : What is your general project experience?
Candidate : My general experience about projects is – most of the times they are in pipeline!
Interviewer: Can you tell me about your current job?
Candidate: Sure, Currently I am working for Bata Info Tech ltd. Since joining BIL, I am on Bench. Before joining BIL, I used to think that Bench was another software like Windows.
Interviewer : Do you have any project management experience?
Candidate: No, but I guess it shouldn’t be difficult. I know Word and Excel. I can talk a lot. I know how to dial for International phone call and use speaker facility. And very important – I know few words like – ‘Showstoppers ‘ , ‘hot fixes’, ‘SEI-CMM’, ‘quality’, ‘version control’, ‘deadlines’ , ‘Customer Satisfaction’ etc. Also I can blame others for my mistakes!
Interviewer: What are your expectations from our company?
Candidate : Not much.
1. I should at least get 40,000 in hand..
2. I would like to work on a live EJB project. But it should not have deadlines. I personally feel that pressure affects natural talent.
3. I believe in flexi-timings.
4. Dress code is against basic freedom, so I would like to wear t-shirt and jeans.
5. We must have sat-sun off. I will suggest Wednesday off also, so as to avoid breakdown due to overwork.
6. I would like to go abroad 3 times a year on short term preferably 1-2 months) assignments. Personally I prefer US,Australia andEurope. But considering the fact that there are Olympics coming up inChina in the current year, I don’t mind going there in that period. As you can see I am modest and don’t have many expectations. So can I assume my selection?
Interviewer: he he he ha ha ha. Thanks for your interest in our
organization. In fact I was never entertained so much before. Welcome to INFOSYS.
The fellow was appointed in a newly created section ‘Stress Management’ in the HRD of Infosys. Who thought that such a guy who just completed his Engineering in 7 years, and got a very awesome placement in Infosys, where every Topper wants to be there.
This synopsis is not only FUNNY but also worthily useful for the young aspirants like me, who have a desire to get a better job in the best organization. But you have to DAMN deserving for reaching to your desired Goal and making your dreams come true.
Brilliant Academic Performance and Well-Versed Technical Knowledge, it indeed matters a lot for getting placed. But just Scoring Good Grades in Exams is not enough as it eventually won’t make you to reach at the TOP. You really oughta be CONFIDENT without fumbling and getting terrified while sitting in an interview. And most importantly, Just Be Yourself. It is main Mantra.
Well after reading that stuff, It’s really inspiring me a lot. It is useful for my future. It’s not like that I would say kinda everything that the above guy just said. As Sometimes, even being talkative would make the interviewers sick. Offcourse, they would like to side the real in you either you tell or they would get your reality on their own very easily. But talking too much like a loudmouth is not acceptable everywhere. Be somewhat smart to a level for deciding what to say and what not.
As a matter of fact, The main message is not talk like just that guy said on his interview. It’s all about being yourself, and try your best to make the interviewers impressed by your truthful nature. Because, in this modern world, there are plenty diplomatic and fake people around you in any particular field, who rather live a life on other’s perceptions and conditions. But it’s Hard to find such true people from the crowd who come forward and just appear as they really are.
And again, I am quoting,
Just Be Yourself 8)
You never know what’s ahead of you in future. 😉
Be Honest and Original. True to be Yourself !! 🙂
For Yours and Other’s Sake !! 😀