Wednesday, February 28, 2007

MBA commoditized ??

Ok this is the only place whr i can easily pour in my thoughts, my opinions (whether right or wrong) Here I placements at Hel(L) are just round the corner, ppl hv started studying fr tht i guess, can see a lot of "DND"'s in my gtalk. But ws jus thinking ..some ppl targetting finance co's..thts the mecca fr them..similarly some IT, based on their backgrd and hence the higher chances of landing up thr anywyz. Me too started with great fin-focus, but as i 've always been not a very-planned i am again, after 2 yrs, after having already gone thru the laterals process, hving done the mistake again of not applying to some good well-suited co's fr the finals process, made to think again tht aren't thr enough special courses to take care of say, equity research, say valuation, or say erp implementation, orr watever......
Aren't we as mba's supposed to be doing sthing better..aren't we supposed to be directed at places, whr its partly in our hands to take the responsibility of the future of the company. This, i think, is obviously impossible, by entering companies which recruit atleast 50-odd ppl in the same yr fr similar posts....the number of offers for the truly 'relevant' posts are minimal..the reallly few consulting co's, which u can nt even dream of without great cg's etcccc. and a handful of other co's giving really snr, responsible positions.....frankly its nt much different from just another software engr entering the workplace..guess only its one-level above

PS: know in this case, i might be terribly wrong, but then as i said am nt a very planned person...this is wats running in my mind nwadays.. Plz Pardon my ignorance

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Games Life Plays :-(

Am back to the only place i come back to whenever i am feeling down. So thr it goes..Life plays yet another game with me...2 companies showing me absolutely great profiles, finally ending up giving nothing. There was Wipro Consulting selecting me and one another guy, for a permanent US posting for consulting, but the US firm needs previous consulting work-ex. I remember the placecom member saying me that the company was really desparate to take you. I really had a beautiful interview, i knew.
And then , there was CitiFinancial. Again, out of watever number of ppl it shortlisted and interviewed, I was the only one to be said that they are making me a temporary offer, and i might have to go thru a telephonic interview. Considering that it didnt make any offers to anyone else, it ws quite a positive thing. Plus, it was offering a profile, which wud be just a dream for anyone on campus..A Product Manager of their To-Be-Launched Insurance Group (of the role of an Asst. Vice-President). Then, they kept on taking interviews-after-interviews..personal, telephonic, and total had 4 interviews wiht them (as opposed to the normally only 1 interview that most companies take)....But here's whr my luck strikes back again....the last interview (the video-conf)wasnt too good and i think their decision wud be based on tht, primarily bcoz those ppl (fr tht dept) had seen me fr the first time then. Actually has been ard 4 days after the video-conf., and the company hasnt called back, And i know i have yet again lost it..The pcom guy somehow cant reach they HR person of the company since these 4 days.I know its gone, opportunity lost.......But frankly think why did this have to happen...wud have been much better if they wud have chucked me out in the first interview itself..wats the use....know that they aren't aware....but ask me, It Hurts :(