Tabiash Shandab – Class of 2014

I am delighted to hear that our association as part of the MISI family is going to be enriched with the second MISI Alumni e-newsletter. I must thank all those associated with this project for such an emphatic initiative.

I know the placement season is round the corner and I think I can use this medium for a brief tete-a-tete on the same. It is very easy to give discourse but at the end of the day, what counts is You. Believe me we all have one or the other jobs waiting for us. But when and where is the question that pricks us. It is purely a function of three things-quality of effort, job scenario, and our previous experience. The placement greatly depends on the fit company is looking for. For example, in my case I wanted to join a product company, having spent almost 5 years in a consultancy earlier. You must be surprised to know that I got a shortlist from a FMCG major for an engineering role! Believe me I had interviewed for a supply chain role.

Nonetheless, I managed to grab a couple of offers-obviously both of them consultancies. I had a purely engineering consultancy experience earlier and failed to convince the product companies to recruit me in a supply chain role. I realized that business consultancies could at least connect to what I used to do earlier and what they expected me to do. I could sell attributes such as problem solving, negotiation skills, client engagement from my previous experience. It is worth noticing that these skills may not be relevant in a product company. Before each application we should have the wisdom to gauge our fit before the company does it. It will help us view our candidature pragmatically.

I will be joining eCEOs as Manager on 23rd of February, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur and would keep you all posted on my job front. Finally, I wish MISI Batch-2015 the best in all their future endeavors.