Resume rejected before interview-very high expectations shattered

I got a call from my friend on Wednesday evening and asked if I could go for walk in interview. It was scheduled next day (Thursday) in Gurgaon.

My friend told me to prepare technical questions which were expected in the interview.The time to brush my knowledge was very short.

But it’s all about time management and stress management.

My stars are generally not good. Whatever task I start, it is either not started or if it starts it is hung and task is not completed.

Anyways I prepared for the interview, kept my resume in a good looking folder and took out a rucksack bag so that I could keep water bottle, pen and some Namkeen snacks in case I feel like eating during travel.

The interview was scheduled from 10.00 in the morning and I had to wake up at 6.00 in the morning.

Travelling from Rohini to Gurgaon takes 2 to 2 and half hours. Waking up at 6.00 means you can leave home at about 7.00.

For me doing all morning chores including morning walk and bathing is a must and hence I need extra time.

I got ready and was about to leave. I thought of calling my friend to reconfirm the interview time.

My friend confirmed that interview would be from 2 to 4 in the noon and it would be better if I could make it at 1.00 so that I would be the first one and would leave for home early.

I became irritated and asked my friend why he had told me morning time for interview. I had to wake up too early in the morning.

He reminded me that he had told me to call at around 7 in the morning before leaving as time could have changed.

I realized my mistake and thanked him. Thanks God I did not argue with him.

I thought of doing something as there was enough time for the revised timings.

What I should do?

Sleep was the best way to pass the time and become fresh before going for the interview.

I lied down on the bed and felt like sleeping.

The moment I closed my eyes, my wife called me and asked if I had kept her bangles in her rack.

Horrible things started coming in my head. I thought either I should do it and confirm or keep lying on the bed and wait for the sweet sleep to come.

I chose second option.

I slept for about 2 hours. My wife woke me up and asked if I have to go for interview. I checked my watch. It was 10.00 and I had to rush.

My wife did not ask for the bangles. Good thing!

I checked all my belongings and left. I took metro and reached at around 12.20 in the noon.

I went upstairs and reached the reception. I was very happy as only one girl was waiting.

I asked the security guard if I could make entry in the register so that I could be called first for interview.

He told me “Sir Entries will start at 1.30 and interview would start at 2.00”.

I looked at the girl and she looked at me.

She kept on staring at me for about a minute and finally asked if I had come for interview. I said “Yes”.

We started talking to one another.

We were the only one for the interview.

We waited for about half an hour and then one HR girl came and asked if we had come for the interview.

We both said yes and felt relieved that we would be called very shortly.

Another 10-15 minutes passed and the HR girl reappeared at the reception and told security guard that entries should be started at 1.30.

Hopes of both of us dashed. We now knew that we would be called at the scheduled time.

We waited for some more time. It was about 1.20 and 3 people came and headed for the security guard. We knew they had for the interview.

Another 10 minutes and more than 10 people came at the reception.

The security guard called both of us to enter details in the register.

We both rushed as serial number of entries made in the register would be used for calling interviewees.

By around 2.00 about 60 candidates were present at the reception.

We were given a slip to update our information and staple it on the top of resume.

The updated slips were filled by each candidate and were handed to the security guard at the reception.

After about 10 minutes names of few candidates were called by HR representative. I was happy that my name was also included in the first list.

We all came near the HR girl to take further instructions.

I was very happy that I would be selected and then I would take my wife to holiday after first salary. I had to get my room painted and some repairs.

But the HR girl told all of us that our experience was either irrelevant or we were over experienced.

I was shocked to hear this. In fact everyone hearing this was shocked.

Now everyone started discussing about the travel time and leave taken from the current employer. Almost everyone had come all the way that was about 2-3 hours travel.

My high expectations were shattered.

Anyways nothing could be done now other than to leave for the day.

God will give us whenever the time comes. So never expect too much in your life. If you run after things, you will not get it. The moment you stop thinking about a particular thing, the chances of getting that thing is very bright.

 

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It was raining heavily and I lost my car’s keys

For many days, I was thinking of visiting Lajpat Nagar market, a posh market area in South Delhi.

Today I got chance to visit Lajpat Nagar. This was not chance but my destiny.

I was thinking of selling mobile phones on e-Commerce portals and had to visit mobile store to check the inventory and billing details. Otherwise the phones could have been delivered at my place in Rohini. At least people listen to me and take me seriously when I talk business.

It had been warm and very humid weather for last couple of days. Today when I was about to start it started raining heavily. I listened to rain drops and my wife went outside from the back gate opening towards service lane.

She was surprised. There was no rain and it was dry everywhere. I checked from the front gate and it was raining heavily.

Infact the rain started from the side of the locality that faces our front door entrance. Hence there was no rain in the back side of the locality.

Anyways, I started my engine and we went for drive. It was approximately one and an half hour drive from Rohini to Lajpat Nagar. I was expecting more time due to rain but there was no traffic jam though the traffic was moving at a slow pace.

At about 12.30 in the afternoon we reached the destination and took parking ticket from the parking staff.

We went inside the shop and came out in about an hour after discussing the business.

We went towards the parking lot. Vision was poor due to rain and found difficulty in crossing the road.

I gave car keys to my wife and asked her to sit inside so that she feels comfortable in this weather.

I had to go to the toilet and settle parking charges with the guy.

I came back and paid to the parking guy and sat inside the car.

I asked my wife why she did not roll down the windows. She said “you have the keys so how can I roll down the window”.

I was surprised and told her that I had given the keys to her. But she raised her voice and said “why will I keep the keys. Please check inside the washroom”.

I got out of the car in the heavy rains and ran towards the bathroom. I was about to slip at the entrance of the bathroom as the specs glasses had rain drops all over and vision had become poor.

People were urinating and I was looking here and there for keys. Everyone was staring at me and I felt embraced. I said slowly to myself “where are the keys”.

I had to say this so that people listen to it and stop staring at me and rather help me out in searching keys.

I checked everywhere and after about 10-15 minutes the parking guy came running inside the bathroom to inform me that the keys are available. I asked how he found it.

He smiled and told me very gently that the keys were with my wife.

I felt relaxed and went inside the car.

I became furious to see my wife because she was responsible for all this chaos.

I shouted “why didn’t you tell me earlier that you had the keys”.

She became angry but calmed down immediately and said sweetly “I am so sorry”.

I had no words.

There was silence for about 30 seconds.

At last I took the keys and started our car.

After about 15 minutes of driving in silence mode, my wife asked me “Are you still angry with me”.

I looked at her and smiled and then we had to start our usual conversation.

Always remember there is no point in fighting with your wife if she does not show anger. In these cases they themselves know of the mistake committed.

If they are sweet after these incidences that means they have self realized the mistake.

Otherwise also do you have any other option?

Snake dancing to the tune of snake charmer

The snake charmer starts playing flute and as if drawn by the tune, a snake eventually emerges from the container; if a cobra, it may even extend its hood.

The snake does have ears but it cannot listen in the air. It moves when the playing of a special type of tune on pipe produces vibrations on the surface.

The charmer is daring and courageous as a wrong move or a slight variation in the pipe music may make the snake aggressive due to different vibrations and may bite the charmer.

The more defensive ways include removing fang or venom glands of the creature. In some cases the mouth of the creature is sewed.

Snake charmers are available mostly in India and surrounding countries that make Snakes dance. They are also available in northern parts of African continent. They attract huge crowds at the crowded markets and fairs.

So beware next time you see a snake charmer!

Amazon rainforest-more than 350 species found

Amazon rainforest is one of the most famous and dense rainforest in the world. It is also dangerous if anyone goes deep into it.

This world’s largest tropical rainforest lies in much of north western Brazil and extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries. It measures about 5.5 Million sq km.

Discoveries by scientists have been mostly in endangered areas threatened by human activities as confirmed by World Wildlife fund (WWF). It took nearly 2 years for scientists to do this task.

Nearly 381 species were found including 216 plants, 93 fish, 32 amphibians, 19 reptiles, 1 bird and 20 mammals.

Some of the interesting new finds include fire-tailed titi monkey, or Milton’s titi, a white ball acari, a nocturnal river fish, and a ‘honeycomb’ stingray, a freshwater ray.

A Brazilian judge has held an order on proposed mining in the area nearly size of Switzerland which is really applaudable otherwise these discoveries will cease in future and we will lose all natural resources.

Landing job at coveted companies-Answer these bizarre questions

Must read for each one of you..

Want to land jobs at coveted companies?

What does it take to be observed by these companies?

You can land if you are able to answer some of the bizarre questions asked by CEO and other senior management of these companies that may force you to think out of the box.

These questions are asked by super bosses to nail the right candidate. And you should be prepared for  a curveball.

Some of the questions asked by the interviewee are given below. Questions  asked are followed by companies name, designation and candidate profile.

  • If you had a choice between two superpowers(invisible or flying)-which would you choose? Question asked by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for position of Microsoft Product-lead/evangelist.
  • How many pianos are in Poland? Question asked by BCG CEO Rich Lesser for position of Intern candidate.
  • Suppose I am your manager and you get hired in this organization. At the end of one year, what will I write in your performance review? Question asked by Bain CEO Bob Bechek for Associate consultant.
  • If you have to choose one song to be played every time you walked into a room of the rest of your life, what would it be? Question asked by Google CEO Sundar Pichai for Associate account candidate.
  • How many ping pong balls would fill this room in which we are sitting? Question asked by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner for Sales manager.
  • How will you build Facebook for the blind? Question asked by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for Product Manager.
  • If I am talking to your best friend, what will they say you need to work on? Question asked by Apple CEO Tim Cook for Red Zone specialist.
  • How many children are born every day? Question asked by Apple CEO Tim Cook for Global supply manager.
  • Give me the book title and chapter titles for a major accomplishment achieved by you? Question asked by McKinsey CEO Dominic Barton for summer associate.
  • What is the angle between the hour and minute hand at three fifteen? Question asked by Fast enterprises CEO Martin Rankin for the position of Implementation consultant.

 

Some of the other questions being asked that may have multiple correct answers. It all depends on you if your answer is among the ones that the interviewer is looking for.

 

  • You are standing on the surface of the earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you? Question asked by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
  • Which thing you didn’t get chance to include in your resume? Question asked by Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 how weird are you? Or On a scale of 1 to 10 how lucky are you in life? Questions asked by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh.
  • Tell me something that’s true, but almost nobody agrees with you on? Question asked by Paypal Co-founder Peter Thiel.
  • There are 5 questions that Dropbox Founder Drew Houston loves asking  to check if a candidate is passionate to constantly improve.

 

  1. Who is the best in the world at what you do?
  2. Who are you influences?
  3. What have you learned in the last year?
  4. If you were able to sit yourself down 10 years ago, what advice would you give your younger self?
  5. What are the most important lessons you’ve taken away?

 

Indians don’t kiss-48 cuts in film by CBFC

Indians don’t kiss and don’t use cuss words.

But the film “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” has used many such words and is intense with kiss scenes.

The film directed by Kushan Nandy & produced by Kiran Shyam Shroff and Ashmith Kunder has star cast-Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Chitrangada Singh, Tahir Bhasin, Bidita Bag, and Roopa Ganguly.

The movie, filled with humor and romance, is a quirky ride into the life and times of a small time contract killer, Babu, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Generally actress does not take up this issue with CBFC.

But Bengali Actress Bidita Bag has taken CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani after 48 cuts were ordered in the film.

This Bengali lass has put messages on social media including instagram that Indians ladkiyan are very sanskari and do not use abusive language. Is it hypocrite society?

I do not understand when we will grow up?

We listen to Bakchod shows and reality shows including Splitsvilla where these things are common. Why such serials are not banned in India?

 

Formula 1 cars more safe with Halo device

Formula 1 race going racy on race circuit and everyone is eagerly waiting as to who will race faster to finish first. Suddenly 2 cars come closer about to touch.

In next 2 seconds the cars collide and are turned upside down and the driver of one car dies.

This has been the case in many races across the world every year.

Motor federation has come with a new device “Halo” which is extra protection on the helmets worn by car racers.

The device was tested for the first time in 2016 and will be introduced in all Formula 1 car races from 2018.

This device is designed to give extra cockpit protection to limit head injuries. This forms a semi circular barrier around the driver’s head to avoid attracting flying debris without completely closing the cockpit.

Many drivers were divided on this with Lewis Hamilton openly opposing this device.

Let’s hope the drivers should feel a bit more safe now..

Now no more smelly linen in public-Thanks to New Hanger

If anyone crosses you and leaves a disgusting smell, how you will feel?

Obviously disgusted.

Yes, you wear linen and then hang in your wardrobe without washing it leaving smelly air in the surroundings.

Panasonic that has been associated with electronics including TV, camera, Smartphone etc has come with new a product-Hanger.

The system requires a power source and is equipped with a unique cable that is plugged into a wall socket, but the device also includes pack for batteries in case users are without an electrical socket.

This hanger uses a deodorant and has a high voltage charge to create nanoscopic water particles, resulting in greater moisture collection without harming a garment’s fabric.

This deodorant hanger reduces odour intensity within 5 hours and it works well to eliminate the smells of smoke, sweat and grilled meats.

This hanger will be launched in Japan for 20,000 Yen (about USD 180). Its release outside Japan has not been confirmed officially.

TEAL-World’s new favourite colour

A global survey by approx 30,000 people across 100 countries by UK’s Hull City of Culture 2017 during a paper exhibition has found new favourite colour-TEAL which has been admired by people on this planet.

TEAL- new colour was invented by Miss Marss who blended rich blue, grey and green tones that was inspired by colour on the river Tay, in her native town, Dundee, Scotland.

Do you know that Teal is actually a small freshwater member of Duck family whose eyes are surrounded by this colour?

Colours are associated with many things in life including our mood and behavior. This has a direct bearing on our working and may make us a good or a bad human being. This nature has impact on another person’s life in this world.

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But nobody can decide whether it is blue or green. It’s you who will decide the intensity of colour whether it is blue or green.

 

 

 

Why Jack Daniel will die in Europe

Jack Daniel may soon die in Europe especially in European Union (EU) if US President Donald Trump goes his way.

Trump is planning to tax steel import from EU which will be a detriment to the EU business community. In retaliation EU will impose heavy tariffs on import of many things like orange juice, dairy and- in what would be a blow to lovers of Jack Daniel and other distilleries and breweries preparing Bourbon and will result in annoyance in US business sector as confirmed by EU president Jean Claude Juncker on the sidelines of G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Juncker has clearly stated that any action taken by US on import from EU will be counter attacked by EU within 48 hours and it will not take 2 months to take action.

EU is one of the largest markets of Bourbon where Jack Daniel is known to many people as an “On the Rocks” drinks and is a great pleasure and is also used as wine and women blend.

Trump is leading US in a businesslike manner and not as a matured politician where the politician has to keep a very degree of patience.

Let’s see what lies ahead for Bourbon companies?