Dreaming is something that one can never control. I believe that dream, reality and destinations these three things make our lives perfect. I don't know how my life looks like at the age of 24. It seems was yesterday I entered in my 10th and dreamed of scoring top in state board exam. Scoring top was my first dream, I was not even top in my class was the reality and 62% was my destinations. With that achievement my life was not perfect at that time. But now when I look back and cherries that time and achievements that I had, life seems simple & perfect in many ways.
Let me take you to back in times when I was struggling to get a part time job. It wasn't that easy for me to get a part time job. For an average looking girl, who din even knows C of computers. First hurdle I faced that without basic knowledge of Computer its not possible to get a job. So I decided to learn computer basic at NIIT. During my computer course I learned about the opportunity, NIIT required female counselor. I decided to give an interview for post of counselor. After studying in vernacular language Gujarati second hurdle I faced to get a job was E of "English" also needed. That big day came when I had to appear for an interview. Branch head of NIIT was going to conduct my interview. I was all set to give first shot of my life. I was very nervous and scared. I almost tried to pleased all god and goddess with mannat and fast to pass this interview(forgot how to pleased that branch head). I entered in his cabin, was actually shivering. While shaking hand with head, I wished him good evening in the morning (blonder was, I din even realized that time). That encounter started,the first question asked by Branch head... "What are your STRENGHTS?" I asked him to repeat his questions because I din know much of English that time, out of nervousness I forgot even Basic English that I knew. I asked him, " Sir aap muje hindi mei batayege Strength ka meaning kya hai??". He was very polite to tell me the meaning. I found my self fool in front of him. I realized the how important to know English. thodi dere ke liye laga.. dharti fate kyu nahi jaati .. mei usme sama jaue. Some how, I finished that interview, and I started waiting for call from the Branch head. He will call me and tell me the result of such bad interview (See the guts, after giving such interview I even expect to get positive reply. Height of being fool I have crossed it that day). My class timing was 9 to 10 but used to wait for that Branch head every day till 12, that he would come and tell me the result of my interview. 1 week pass. I used to ask that girl who referred me that vacancy. (I was behaving like Ishwar movie Anil kapoor). mera kuch hua.. kya bola.. One fine day that branch head got tried of me, and called me in his cabin. He said "Girl, you are not getting this job because your English is weak and you still need to learn lot of things". We need experienced people. My hope for getting that job ended. I learned following lessons..
1. Language is not important but how I controlled my enthusiasm and behavior. (I made my self fool...)
2. When we have been informed during interview that will let you know .. means you are rejected..
3. If they doesn't like you face, they will ask you question... that how will you manage with your studies?? (Like they have to give our exam)
4. They need experience people, meaning you are not getting that job.. say good bye and start looking for other..
My innocence had made me fool in front of world. After that failure I din stop, I gave many interviews but din succeed to get one job. My Constant efforts to get a job was not getting an end. I had done Phd in giving interviews and learned many techniques to get fail in giving interviews, but at the same time learned to conduct myself and get hold on my over enthusiasm. One fine day one of my friend's sister told me there was one vacancy near to my place for a receptionist. I went to gave an interview succeed to get one job. I couldn't describe the feeling of getting my first job after 1 and half year efforts. It was like I won Ms World title. I was on top of the world that day.
This was the first achievement that I wanted to shared with you.
Today being in communication industry working as PR person handling bunch of clients.. When i look back and cherish that 1st experience, i cannt stop laughing at my self...
That first failure gave me the right way....