July 16, 2008

How I landed into my dream job

Filed under: Interviews, Latest Trends in HR — Tags: , — Braj Mohan Chaturvedi @ 8:18 pm

I always wanted to be a Journalist. My parents had different plans, and I was sent to do an MBA. The MBA degree landed me in a Corporate with a decent job, but I was not happy. In search of perfect mach I changed two companies in four months. Finally at half of the salary I joined University Press, where I started business writing. I worked with the University Press for three years before responsibility called a quit. In my case, I discovered my strengths in a much early stage. The decision of quitting corporate and joining University press at half of the salary was not an easy decision. I could do that with ease because I had limited family responsibilities.

The mantras of success are start exploring your dream role early, and have clarity of thoughts. It is also important because by doing so you are giving yourself more scope for self- discovery in pursuing your passion. In my case I did not rely merely on my qualification, academic performance, skill, aptitude and a good luck. I worked hard to realize my dreams.

Ten action points which helped me get my dream job(s)
• Explore options early in life.
• Give yourself time to analyze options and develop clarity
• Announce your dream role to every one – friends, relatives, job portals, recruitment consultants.
• Explain what exactly you are looking from the job, and what you can offer to employer
• Enrich your understanding of the industries and the companies which can offer you, your dream role.
• Average to strong working knowledge of English both, written and oral, is essential in the global workplace. Not to forget that one of the regional language or Hindi is a must in case of India.
• In this era of rapid change learn to unlearn old and learn new. People who have desire to keep up-to-date are in great demand.
• Cultivate a range of IT skills to enhance your flexibility for a wider variety of dream jobs.
• Demonstration of teamwork and enthusiasm not only in action but also through body language is must.
• Every job demands formal attire that fits well.

I always believed that everything in this world is at your arms length if you have patience, persistence and planning.



  1. You have done a job with your blog. Send me an email.

    Comment by Narayan Swamy — October 5, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

  2. I got a first hand understanding.
    Go ahead, you deserve the best.

    Comment by Indranil Banerjee — November 24, 2008 @ 11:49 pm

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