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My First Job

05 Jun

Hi Friends Good Morning to one and All, I am very much happy to say that my Job got confirmed at Prime Ki Software Solutions Pvt Ltd. It’s anunforgettable day in my life. Now I can proudly say to everyone that I am also a Job Holder.

One’s first job offer is usually a cherished memory. I would like to share “My First Job” experience.

I experienced many ups and downs to get this job. I remember the days…… “When I was studying I had to dream to get place in a reputed organization as a Software employee and to go with further studies. Since there were a few months left for me to kill before the course, I started looking up job opportunities. I completed my Engineering from a college in my home town  near to Hyderabad in the year 2010. I was very much inspired by founder of Infosys i.e. N. R. Narayana Murthy.

From then I started my hunt for Job. My parents are not so educated. Frankly to say there is no one to guide me in getting a job. I came from a middle-class family. My father is the only source of Income. I know if I can’t get job now, I will become more burden. So I gave up my dream of Higher Education. I decided to support my family economically, by getting a job.

I know most graduates undergo these challenges at some point in their lives, but I felt I was totally down.

I came to Hyderabad and joined in technical training Institute. I used to stay in hostel at SR Nagar. I used to work for 14 hours daily. At that time the only goal I have is  “ To get a Job”. Even though I have got above 75% throughout career, I haven’t got much interview calls. I used to feel my life is over. Now a whole year had passed and there wasn’t a single call from any Recruitment organizations. It was disheartening, but how could I let go of my dream so soon, so easily?

When I was in hostel, every month my father used to send me 4000 rupees. In that, 2900 rupees I used to pay as hostel fee and with little money left I used to spend whole month. From my room to Training Institute bus fare is 4 rupees. I used to walk all that distance to save those 4 rupees. In the evening I used to drink sugarcane juice and used to continue my lab practice in the Institute. I came to know the value of money, parents and I came to know value of life. In the last two years I haven’t gone even to a single movie. I haven’t met any of my friends because I can’t show my face without job.

As months passed, the road ahead seemed uncertain to me. At that point of time, I wasn’t sure if I should go ahead and follow my dream to do a Job or go by pursuing my post-graduation

Daily I used to question myself “Everyone is getting job, why am I not getting? Really Do I deserve it? Am I worth full to get a job?” like this many questions started rising in my mind. At that my parents stood with me. They were the only support that made to stand up and fight back.

I spoke to a few people from the profession and they advised me not be too adamant about my options at the start of my career. They advised me to try looking for opportunities outside of Hyderabad. On a fine day with god’s grace I got Interview call from Prime Ki Solutions Pvt Ltd.

I gave my interview at Prime Ki Software Solutions Pvt Ltd on Feb 24-2012. Till the final results were announced I was very nervous. The time when results were announced, for a moment I thought I conquered the World because I was selected. But my happiness hasn’t last for long time. I reported at Prime Ki Software Solutions Pvt Ltd on march-5-2012, they told that 3 months is probation period, where if the performance is not good they have rights to terminate me and for the first three months I have to work for free.

After one week I was placed into project. From then for three months, I worked as if I was very hungry of work. During that period I faced lot of financial problems. Daily my traveling expense is around 45 rupees. I used to come by local buses even though they are very crowded. Because the bus fare is very low compared to auto rickshaws. I haven’t even gone out with my team to have coffee or lunch in those 3 months. I used to have milk which was provided in our office. I used to get lunch box from hostel for the lunch. There are no words to explain the struggle that i faced during that period.  I can’t ask my parents for more money, so I spent very plain life.

Finally today i.e. on 5-June-2012, I got my offer letter. I don’t have words to say. I called my parents and told them the news, they felt really happy. At that moment I am unable to stop my tears. I let them roll down because; I only know how much pain I took all these days to get the job. I know how many sleepless nights I spent, I know how many interviews I gave, I know how many organization steps I climbed for job, I know how many people I requested for reference, Finally I know what am I.

My words may look funny to you, but I want to tell everyone that.

“Life is not easy, as we dream and Life is not as hard as we think. The only thing is you have to understand life.”

Small suggestion to Job Seekers.

During your job search, constantly remind yourself of you capability to locate a suitable job and that there is a fantastic opportunity waiting for you. Discard all ‘negative’ thoughts that are not supportive to your job search. Listen to advice and guidance that will help make progress in your job search and not the unhelpful talk that will paralyze you with fear. Fear is not useful in a job search situation because it closes you down instead of opening you up to all the opportunities that exist out there. If you fail in 100 Interviews, you should be ready to give 101th interview with same fire, interest, zeal that you shown on the first.

If you get job early, you are Good.

If it takes few attempts to get job, you are Great.

If takes many attempts to get a job, then you are Unstoppable in future.

 Where to look for jobs

There are a number of ways you can search for jobs:

  • through newspapers
  • on the internet
  • by registering with recruitment agencies
  • in trade journals
  • through friends and other people you know

Personal and social skills

Ask yourself the following questions about life outside work:

  • Do you get on well with people?
  • Are you on a local committee or a member of a community organization?
  • Are you part of a team, (for example, a sports or quiz team)?
  • Do you have skills from caring for your family, (for example, organizational skills)?
  • Have you done any voluntary work?
  • Have you been to any evening classes or training?

Employment skills and experience

Ask yourself the following questions to think about skills you have developed, including those built up in jobs you have had before:

  • Did you develop any skills that will be useful in the job you’re looking for?
  • Have you worked as part of a team?
  • Did you need to share information with others?
  • Did you follow or give instructions well?
  • Are you a good timekeeper?
  • Do you have IT skills?
  • Did you get any qualifications?
  • Were you praised for any part of your role?

One should experience the Job Hunt. It’s really challenging and a memorable experience. I shared about my first job experience, What about yours?

I heart fully wish every job seeker to get placed in a better organization as per your dreams.

Posted  By …………………………………………………………Experienced Job Hunter.

 

Please feel free to share your story and any lessons you learned, you experienced, you came across in your life in the comments below.

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6 Comments

Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Experiences of Life.

 

6 responses to “My First Job

  1. Raja

    June 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Congrats

     
  2. susheel

    June 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in life, to understand it

     
  3. Lucky

    June 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats prvn..I hope your talent and hard work will give you good opportunity to excel there..I am sure you will be able to meet the new challenges without any difficulty..

    Wish you good luck and congratulations again!

    Your loving friend..

     
  4. RENU

    June 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Congrats praveen

     
  5. Lucky

    June 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Congrats prvn ..you really deserve it..
    Wish you all the best in future..

    Your Loving Friend

     
  6. vishnu

    June 7, 2012 at 5:13 am

    this post recalled my past one year life,good one,i think the founder of info-sys is narayana murthy not r.k murthy

     

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