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Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Messiah in White !!

I am not a religious person or at least I do not believe in rituals. But I bow my head to the superpower that makes things work in precision and allows life to move ahead smoothly in a world that is driven by madness. And this is one such story about my encounter with 'HIM' which made me believe that nothing is impossible if we have the desire to grab it with both hands.

Even during since my school days, I had the dream to be a part of the workforce of a certain Indian IT major. One of the founders of this organization has always been my idol and I always lapped up his interviews in whichever media they appeared. But my entrance rank was not enough to secure a seat in NIT/REC and I had to take admission in a college that did not feature on my wish list. Though it made me sad as I thought it to be a setback which diminished my chances, I never gave up hope. My resolve grew stronger and I started working consciously on my soft skills along with bettering my programming abilities. Plus I practiced a lot of Shakuntala Devi's puzzles which are a regular feature in the written tests of that particular organization.

To get an edge during the interviews, I started attending GD and PI classes. Our faculty, an retired Air force man who always wore white, was a great source of inspiration. He helped us master the finer aspects of a personal interview and gave us generous tips on cracking every kind of interview. Though it was a short program which ended in two months time, I continued my association with the institute and started taking part time classes along with my college studies and programming classes. It provided a boost to my confidence and improved my communication skills as I had to deal with folks who were much older than me and some of them were already working. As I was making a decent money, it also reinforced my belief that not being able to crack the entrance did not mean the end of the world and I could take up teaching which I really enjoyed.

During my final semester, I got a call for campus interview twice from my dream organization but could not attend the same as my seventh semester results were not yet out. Still, I was hopeful of bagging my dream job. Finally, I finished my B Tech and moved to Hyderabad . After a month, I received the third call and made it through the written tests. But I had butterflies in my stomach before the interview and I decided to offer a prayer at a Gurudwara near my hostel. Now, even though I have been raised a Hindu, there was no hesitation in me as I walked the steps of the Gurudwara. I offered a white sheet and some flowers and promised to come back if I cracked the interview.

After offering my prayers, I boarded a bus and reached the interview venue. Though it went quite well and I was able to crack most of the questions, the seasoned HR guys did not let out any hint to whether I had made it or not. And the next week was full of agony as I kept checking my inbox twice every day for any mails from the HR. Finally I gave up hope and did not check my mail for the next couple of days. Then I had a dream early one morning and a guy dressed in white kept asking me to check my mail. I was stunned but it seemed like some kind of divine intervention. I quickly logged into my system but could not see any email from the HR. I was about to dismiss it as a dream but then I thought of checking older mails. And it was there in my mailbox. I had received the offer letter five days back but I had not logged in to check my mails. My joining date was just three days ahead and I would have missed it had it not been for the strange dream and the messiah in white. Till date I remain thankful to 'HIM' and believe that he is there to help me at every step in my life.

This post is written for Housing.com.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes we have to believe in our beliefs. Nice take on the prompt dear..:)


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