There couldn't have been a more worse time for me to graduate.. I never thought I'd be affected by the recession.. And here I am, hunting for jobs since a month and still jobless! I signed up on all the job portals I knew.. and everyday I get mails from them saying they've jobs that supposedly match my profile. I apply to all of them and rarely ever do they revert..!
Last week, I was all excited when I finally got a mail from some Datamatics Global Services saying they had a job matching my profile, and that I was to urgently come there with my resume. The next day itself, I went there accompanied by my unemployed friend. We were made to fill some forms and wait outside to be called in by the HR for some short seminar that would give us an idea of our job profiles. We waited.. waited and waited some more! Soon, it was time for lunch, we ran to the cafeteria and hogged as much as we could :D And then FINALLY the HR called us in.. After 4 hours of waiting, he tells us we have to search Google and Wiki for information on their products, edit the information to discard irrelevant info, and feed the stuff into MS-Excel! And the mail said the job matched my profile !!! 3 years of learning progamming languages, developing web based and system applications and we end up with a data-entry job! We couldn't wait there any longer and literally ran out of the office building as soon as he went in to get the Test papers! :D
Yesterday again, I went for an interview in Karrox technologies, which turned out to be a coaching class. There was a huge crowd of people lined up for the interview, guessed they all got the mail. After 2 hours of waiting, we were told that we have to pay them 50K for a training course, after which IBM will come to their coaching class to recruit people and it MAY hire us after interviewing us.. All of us left at once!!! It was like paying them to get paid!!! :D
I've given up hopes of getting employed now.. maybe I'll just complete my Masters, and by then, hopefully the situation'll improve..!! Else, you might find me in some firm working with Google and Excel.. ! :P