Recruitment – experience of my collegue from India- what do you think?

imagesCAE86A2GIt’s been more than 15 years since I am working a regular employee in Information Technology.

Now I have set my mind to stay and continue working in the company I am currently employed until I turn 50. I took this decision as I am done with giving interviews and going through recruitment processes, above all I getting paid very well and can easily keep myself and family happy forever.

I have planned the future of my kids; my retirement and the world tour that me and wife will go on on our 25th Anniversary.

I would like to share some of my experiences about interviews that I gave, walk-ins that I went through and lead hunting when I became pretty mature in the industry. It will certainly help you prepare yourself for your next interview or maybe you will at least remember the things that happened to me and take your next step keeping them in your mind.

When I was a starter, I would rather say a struggler because that year was badly hit by recession and I was the unlucky one to get my bachelor degree in that same year. 

Job portals were sending fake emails and all the references raised their hands as they couldn’t do anything to help me get a job.

One day, I got a call from a small firm, interview date was confirmed and I signed up. 10:30 A.M, I was called by name and a token number that was allotted to each applicant uniquely. There were six people sitting on chair behind a big wooden table and I was offered to sit on a cozy chair. Questions were showered on me one by one without even giving me a chance to complete the answer. I perspired little bit but managed to stay cool and calm. I guess they liked it and later became mild and shifted their gears to 1 from 5.

I was noticing one guy sitting on the right corner who never spoke a single word but kept staring me like a vampire who hasn’t sucked a single drop of blood for ages. I actually did not bother much. I was given instructions to sit outside and wait for the result.

After 3 hours of waiting, a beautiful lady dressed in business suit comes to me and says handing over a paper to me, “Sorry, better luck next time, here is your feedback”. I hesitated and with my dry throat said, “what happened?”. She smiled and said you did really well technically but you cannot work under pressure as you get stressed easily.

My God, I was speechless, held my document folder and started walking outside to have a fag. I took 2 or 3 drags, relaxed myself and came to home. I did not understand on what parameters I was judged.

In next interview, by grace of God, I was selected and since then I have never looked back. Gradually I learnt that the person who was staring me in that interview from a distance was actually sitting in my mind, reading my thoughts and scanning me head to toe. This is called Psychology that snatched my first job from my hands even if I had everything what they needed.

Think positive, live well is the Mantra of my life. Hope you will also follow.



Senior HR Manager
Location: Southall
Salary: Competitive

Basic Salary- £55,000-£62,000 + Industry Leading Benefits

Job Requirements

Partnering with all HR teams to ensure effective HR using standard processes and capability, ensure that HR teams are partnering with business to deliver high performance through their people.


  • Provide      functional leadership for the team of HR Managers and Advisors and partner      with others to support the delivery of optimal HR services and application      of standard practices
  • Support      site HR Managers with the development of their HR plan to meet site needs      and to progress the HR site maturity model to agreed benchmark.
  • Co-ordinate      salary review, Talent Review, PDP and headcount reporting for the      Technology.
  • Ensure      HR KPIs are monitored and actioned Ensure monthly reports are completed      and submitted highlighting key issues.
  • Advise      and coach HR Managers on how to support GMs to improve people management      capabilities and deploying HR interventions to support business strategy.
  • Conduct      layered confirmation on processes and policies.
  • Attract,      develop and retain HR talent within the HR function, to ensure capability,      succession planning and talent management.
  • Communicate      to and from Manufacturing and Supply Chain Leadership meetings.


  • Continuous      professional development record in People Management and Performance      Management
  • Management      of site HR team with ability to move the people agenda towards high      performance
  • Have      a Manufacturing background
  • Leadership      and coaching skills
  • Continuous      Improvement Planning
  • Strong      relationships with great communication skills and ability to facilitate
  • Deliver      on commitments and execute plans with excellence.
  • Degree      in business or manufacturing related subject (desirable)
  • CIPD      or equivalent post grad qualification (desirable)

New Findings on Genetic Mutations Shed Light on Schizophrenia—and More

New Findings on Genetic Mutations Shed Light on Schizophrenia—and More



Much of the genetic risk for schizophrenia is inherited, but not all. Now, a study finds that a small number of de novo mutations—those occurring in the individual but not the parents—disrupt certain genes encoding postsynaptic proteins, which may have a part in triggering the disorder.
Furthermore, the study of 623 patients and their families found significant overlaps between these mutations and pathogenic mechanisms underlying autism and intellectual disability, wrote Michael Owen, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Britain’s Cardiff University, and colleagues. The study was published today in the journal Nature.
“How disruption of these synaptic mechanisms affects brain function to produce psychopathology cannot be answered by genetic studies alone, but our identification of de novo mutations in these gene sets provides the basis to address this,” said Owen and colleagues. Findings of overlaps among the mechanisms associated with schizophrenia, autism, and intellectual disability may add support to approaching research into mental illnesses that “places more emphasis on domains of psychopathology (for example, cognition) and their neurobiological substrates rather than current diagnostic categories,” they suggested.

10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

Every day, stop and ask yourself these questions. Then make sure you take the right kinds of actions.

1. Who would cry the most at my funeral?

Those are people who love you unconditionally. Start returning the feeling.

2. Do I spend enough time with the people who would cry the most at my funeral?

You probably don’t — even though those are the people who see the good in you, and make you feel good about yourself.

3. Who would I want to cry the most at my funeral?

Chances are those are the people you neglect the most. You care about them but you’re taking them for granted.

Stop taking them for granted.

4. Am I proud to tell people what I do for a living?

If not, it’s time to start looking elsewhere. Titles come and go. Money comes and goes. Pride is forever.

5. Is my company a business I would want my children to run?

There may be aspects of your business you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy, much less your kids: insufferable customers, unbearable employees, difficult working conditions, uncertain long-term prospects.

If you would say to your child, “No, I wouldn’t want you to have to deal with that…” why do allow yourself to continue to deal with that?

Naturally you want your kids to be happy. You also deserve to be happy. List the problems, then fix the problems.

If you want a better future for your kids, show them the way by making a better future for yourself.

6. Do I say “no” more than I say “yes”?

“No” ensures today will be exactly the same as yesterday — or maybe even worse.

Who wants that?

7. Do I spend money instead of time?

Maybe you buy your kids “stuff” because you feel guilty for being away so much, or missing events, or being distracted most of the time. Maybe you buy your significant other “stuff” when you feel guilty about not paying enough attention or showing, by word and action, that you truly care.

Or maybe you spend money on productivity tools instead of putting in the time to change inefficient work habits. Or maybe you buy expensive fitness equipment and trendy workout gear instead of just sucking it up and working out more.

Money never produces the same results as time. Expensive clothes can’t get you in shape; productivity apps can’t make you more efficient; a new tablet can’t transform your business life.

Money can change some things, temporarily. Time can change anything, forever.

And don’t forget: Your kids will soon forget the video game you bought them but they’ll never forget the afternoon you spent together.

8. Do I think of myself as a noun?

“I’m a CEO.” “I’m a founder.”

You’re in a box.

Start defining yourself as a noun and you start to feel like you’ve arrived (even when you haven’t). Slowly your focus shifts to “being” rather than doing, to maintaining a sense of self rather than striving to continually improve specific skills.

And you slowly close yourself off to other activities, other ventures, and other possibilities.

Don’t define yourself by what you do. Never let yourself be a noun. Be a person who does lots of verbs–and is always open to more.

9. Do I make other people feel good about themselves?

Unexpected praise, like the gift given “just because,” makes a huge impact.

Every day, people around you do good things. Praise at least one of them, sincerely and specifically. They’ll feel great. You’ll feel great.

10. Do I scare myself?

If not, you should.

Don’t scare yourself with fear of the future, or the economy, or injury or death, but with things you decide to do that push, stretch, challenge, and leave you excited and thrilled and relieved in an “Oh my gosh I can’t believe I did that!” way.

We all have fears. What matters is what we do when we’re hesitant or nervous or afraid. When we turn away, we die a little inside; when we face a fear and do what we really want to do, we feel truly alive.

Are you living… or really living?

You only get one chance. Make sure you live