Saturday, October 26, 2013

Random Thoughts (Part 1) : Experiencing Life.

Hello Friends!

Its been almost 2 months since I last wrote a blog post.

There's a famous proverb - "there are times when you write history, and there are times when you Create history worth writing."

Similarly, there are times when you write your experiences in blog post and there are times when you're experience life worth writing about ;)

Last couple of months have been quite interesting. Continuous Recruitment trips, office work and then NGO work, Guest Lectures etc. It goes without saying that I was busy, more appropriately I kept myself busy. But that doesn't mean that I wasn't enjoying my life. In fact, the last couple of months have been some of the most exciting days in my life.

Though I have to agree that I have to make a few sacrifices of my own.

Most people who read my blogs and are connected to me via LinkedIn or Facebook, feel that I have one of the best jobs in the World. A job where I just travel around in flights, and visit premiere colleges. To them, its like doing Nothing!

Let me tell you, no company pays you for doing nothing (though there are exceptions in public sector and the BENCH concept in private sector too).

If I want to complain about my Job, I have a lot of things to complain about. I can complain about getting up at 3 AM leaving for airport at 4 AM to catch a flight at 6 AM. I can complain about the time taken during my journey from Noida to Delhi Airport and vice-versa. I can also complain about not getting to attend Quarterly Parties and other celebrations in Office.I can complain about the hectic schedule and whine about not being able to relax a moment.

If you think that Campus Recruitment is an easy task, think again. A job seeker has to only give 2 or 3 rounds of interviews. We, interviewers, have to interview all candidates. We need to judge people, and its NOT an easy task. You need to come up with different questions, you need to innovate new questions, because you can not ask the same questions to everybody. You need to deliver a presentation, and keep shouting the instructions (which are still not followed correctly) during the tests, then you need to continuously speak during the interview and be attentive to the answers given at all times. At the same time you need to make sure that recruitment documents are safe. Question Paper doesn't get leaked. You can't afford to lose your concentration.It requires a lot of energy and stamina.

Let me tell you this, interview is much easy when you're the candidate. Its a lot tougher when you're the interviewer. Deciding the fitment of a candidate for the profile and for the organization is a challenging task. A small mistake in judgement and you might lose a bright candidate, or you might select a trouble maker!

The point I am trying to make is, my job has problems of its own. Most of which I can not even discuss in a public posts like this one. Only my closest friends know the challenges and the troubles I personally go through. As a recruiter you have lot of other responsibilities other than conducting the tests and taking the interviews.

Still I do not talk about it...

Do you know why?

Simply because, if I start talking about my problems and troubles in my job, I will lose focus about the good things in my job. Once that happens, I will not be able to love and enjoy my job. And hence, I will not be able to do my job. Which will lead to further dissatisfaction, and finally I would become a Whiner.

Yes I work on odd hours. I have taken interviews from 8PM to 5AM in the morning! I get up at 3AM to catch a flight, I have to go through a lot of approvals and stuff. I am answerable to my boss and other seniors. But wait, isn't that supposed to be my Job?

So one sincere request, before you start complaining about your Job, remind yourself of two things:
1. You're being PAID to do your Job! Its a Job after all, not an entertainment package. No body pays you for watching Movies.
2. There are 100s of people, who are dreaming about the Job you Have! They want it badly. They need it. But they are not getting it. You know why? Because you have that job!

1 comment:

  1. Well said Aasthik. Every thing that happens in this world has a silver lining to it. I am a newbie to blogging and started it a couple of months back. Incidentally i write under the title 'Random Thoughts' too and most of my blogs are about looking for this silver lining. Appreciate if you could have a look.