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Unfair interviews

1 Jan

Sometime ago I interviewed for a big and well known MNC … I thought that the discussions went pretty well but after a few days got a callback but this time for a different group, that is, restart of the process ūüė¶ ¬†. ¬†After some days another call and same story. ¬†“The last discussion went pretty well but unfortunately we could not hire you since we got an internal candidate. ¬†It is our company policy to give priority to internal candidates.”

After a few such good interviews but bad experiences I asked the HR representative for a frank opinion about whether I had a fair shot at the job or was I making up for numbers ( do they have a target of ‘n’ interviewees per position) . ¬† The answer was an expected ” we have fair hiring practices ” etc. ¬†But I didn’t get anymore calls.

Why do people do such things?   Why force a candidate to take a day off to interview when you know beforehand that you are fulfilling some shortsighted HR policy.



73 students crash (fail) out of IIT Roorkee

12 Jul

The students along with their parents and families and neighbors and villages are sitting on a dharna in front of the institute gheraoing the dean and professors.¬† Raul scion of an illustrious political family sits on an hour long hunger strike demanding –
1. No student should be failed for the first three years of the course.
2. For all reserved seats the passing grade in the final year will be 3.5.
3. The passing grade for all non-reserved seats will be revised to 6.5 in order to keep the average GPA for passing at 5.0 and so that the quality and reputation of the institute is maintained.
4. The professors who have given these students less than 5.0 marks in any paper should give a public apology in writing for failing in thier jobs to teach these students.
5. Since the above 4 were not in operational for these years the students were not able to budget their time well and tried too hard to obtain 5.0.  Hence as a special exemption these students should honorably given a pass irrespective of their score.


The facts in this blog are virtual Рexcept  the headline.

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