Monday, March 5, 2007

Sweet Smell Of Success...



The day before the big day things were`t as good as I wanted it to be, I was in a very lazy mood barely able to carrying myself along. And jus as I finished my lab session I left home to take some time off so that I can prepare my resume something which hardly thought about until that afternoon...and with huge care and some deserving help from my dad I got my resume ready.....I realized that I did`t have any aptitude books or any other preparatory material to carry...that obviously describes my degree of preparation...and jus before I went to bed I was listening to my favorite..song from the movie guru "Ay hairathe..."..a song that I have listen to nearly more than 100 times but still as fresh as I listened to it the first time...

And YES...I woke with a call from my mom...and got ready in a rush as usual...and reached my class at that default time of mine 8:10 ...and on seeing people with books in their hand busy with their last minute preparations and few busy arranging their certificates...boy I realized the seriousness of the situation jus then....and ..peolple debating on changing my nickname if i got placed ..may be"carri", well that sounds horrible..."coggy" was lot better...as I was making my way to the auditorium a few tips from my senior on behavioral aspect with the HR ...hmm all of them sounding very artificial......
we were made to wait for some 45 mins and taken to the ED hall for the aptitude.. consisting of an essay writing and puzzle type questions..and and finally managed to finish a satisfactory essay on the topic.."your vision of India in 2020.."when I looked at the puzzles for a moment I felt the entire world spinning around me...I took a deep breath and started with first question and I had no idea of answering that one..that really didn’t help my momentum at all.... then I went to the next yeeeeees I got it this time...I got the next one as well..and by the end of time I felt I had done a decent job...and we went back to the auditorium waiting of the result...
The mean time we were shown a presentation about the caritor....and I was in no mood to listen to it...and of course I got a little excited when the slide on pay scale was put on...and finally after nail biting wait of 45 mins the result of the aptitude was announced...and I was place in the second group for the GD along with two of my classmates...and...I was thinking may be they are goona start after lunch perhaps it was just half an hour left for lunch... but ooops .....I was taken by surprise when we were taken to the adjacent classroom for the GD.
To my relief the interviewer declared it as an non- elimination round...and all we had to do is speak....after all that appreciation I got after that seminar on "Mind Matter Interaction" I felt it should be no big deal... but wait it jus proved my arrogance.... "should mobile phones be banned in colleges"...hmm that sounds a simple topic....well but situation was`t..
Never in my life I saw such wholesome group of ruthless people and for the next 2 mins I did`t get my opportunity to talk and booooy I was sweating I saw my entire life see-sawing and finally I broke my silence and blasted out with my groom voice for almost next 40-50seconds...and yes we all we selected for the next round, woooof !!!!!finally a sense of relief and we went to the canteen to have the lunch,.........hmmmm "sambar rice" not the best I have tasted ,but at that circumstance u get to hardly think about it and I returned back to the auditorium I could`t feel any better ...and looking at everyone preparing for the technical made it still worst....

someone called out my name and I confirmed it with my initials....it was my turn for the technical and I was waiting for more than 30 mins on the third floor balcony waiting for my turn and my stomach was`t feeling all that good at such height being a acrophobic.. I entered into the hall and my employer was sitting there and after that formal wish he asked to me to say a few lines about myself and I virtually emptied my entire orkut profile to him...and then the testing time..."what shall we talk about.. I mean technically.." said the employer with a sarcastic smile and the instantaneous answer I gave "Microprocessor".... and with few confusions apart the discussion was complete and he let me go....

Now back in the auditorium and hardly 10mins later I was called for the HR and some familiar scene... the same classroom as my GD ...and the questions.."Had Your Lunch??"..Yes sir..."What??"...sambar rice..."Where??"..at the canteen....for few minutes it was like almost answering to a army superior....and few minutes later he we switched to a lighter mood....he asked me about my family and the reason why I wanted to join caritor.... I gave a very animated answer.... " well we are done with you, if r selected you are selected welcome on board to caritor..otherwise .. you could try other companies "... Nice talking to you sir was my reply with a very acceptable expression....

And after a loooong wait of almost 3hours the results were anoounced..in alphabetical order....I was getting impatient....where is the name that starts with "K"...and Yes...."THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS" and I walked to sign my confirmation page, as if I had won a battle.....I felt very deserving...and whole lot of greetings from all around...man that’s one day.. will never forget....My first job.......

Finally I want to thank everyone who has played a role in my success either explicitly or implicitly in whatever proportion it might be....my heartfelt thanks to all and I will always be greateful to those people.



With a thankful heart,
Karthick