Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I Ain't Jobless Any More

Wipro conducted campus recruitments at our college on the 26th - a total of 85 people were selected from our batch, and I'm one of them!

There were three rounds in the selection process. The first was a written test which had three sections - Verbal, Analytical (Quant+Reasoning) and Technical. The technical section was damn tough (wanted to post some questions here, unfortunately my brain only remembers this one question about BIOS Shadowing). The other sections were very easy. Then there was a technical interview. Was pretty nervous about this round after I heard they grill you left, right and centre in all the subjects that evaporated out of your head soon after you wrote the exam. But thankfully I was interviewed by this guy who asked me the simplest questions imaginable. I managed to take a peek at his Interview Assessment form - one of the comments said "Very good in OS and programming languages". And the only OS-related question he asked me was "What is a deadlock?". And when I started my explanation along the 'circular wait' lines, he asked me to explain taking only two processes!

Okay so after the technical interview, we had to fill up this huge application form and then go for the HR interview. The HR round didn't start off so well (partly because I was asked questions about the Pre-Placement presentation, which I didn't bother paying attention to), but once they started asking me questions about my hobbies and all, it was fine. It was around 4:15pm by the time I finished all my rounds of interview. Then it was a super long wait till 11:15pm when the results were announced.


(L-R) Ravi, Varun, Me. Pic courtesy Yugs.
Time: 10pm


The seven hours in between were such a drag - nothing to do but sit/stand around and make idle conversation. Finally when the HR guy came out with the list of selected candidates, there was anxiety written all over people's faces (that anxiety turned into joy when they heard their names called out, of course). Reached home at 00:15am that day - I've never been in college that long before!

Since then, days have been passing by with me doing absolutely nothing all day. Oh well, I guess that makes me a jobless person with a job...

14 comments:

Ismaele said...

Congratulations! =) My best wishes to you for your new job and adventure! ;)

Rajeev Turlapati said...

:) i guess even with the technical tension your HR skills should take you through.and it did :)
cool..congrats again.
btw even i always wanted to stay til late nite in col but never happened :P :(

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!

Wheres the party? :D

Sim Sim said...

Hmmmm....ok....so you are a Wiproite now.....i am only concerned about the party and nothing more......How about quoting that special night of our results as "One Night at CVR" ???
And i very well know 'why' you put that photograph!!!!

Pablo said...

good thing you got the job. now you can send me money! :-D

imtiaz said...

Congrats dude!!!
Good Luck for the future....!!

Mira said...

Hey bro Congrats! Are ya planning to work right after eng or going to do ur MBA? Work is always tempting!

Karthik Abhiram said...

Hey. Net is back. :)

Nice post and congratulations (was good to be in Hyd when all this was happening).

em said...

Hey Varun,

Did the "PDP" training forced down your collective unwilling throats help :)

Mallika Menon (one of the trainers)

Varun said...

Ismaele, Rajeev -- thanks a lot guys!

Anonymous -- Thanks... whoever you are. And sorry, I don't treat nameless people :)

Aash -- Why did I put that photograph??

Pablo -- LOL! If at all I'll be joining only next year (I still have a yr of engineering left you know), so it's gonna take time till I start earning :P

Imtiaz -- Hey thanks Imtiaz! Never knew you had a blog too... gonna check it out soon.

Mira -- Hehe thanks sis. Nah MBA is still my top priority. If I get a crappy score, this job is a good plan B ;)

Karthik -- Thanks!

Mallika -- Mam! :O How'd you know my blog address??

I actually liked the last few sessions - where the interview questions were discussed and all. They didn't help directly, since I wasn't asked a single question in that list (not even the "tell me about yourself" one :D), but it helped in getting an overall feel of an interview and knowing how to answer questions keeping in mind what the interviewer is looking for. Those tips you gave would have been in the back of my head while I was answering :)

Kamal said...

congratulations for getting into wipro...
and i m expectng a party as well...

about being jobless one of my friends was once asked - where do u work and he replied saying - i dont work anywhere but my salary is given by wipro

Varun said...

Kamal -- LOL!!

Roopali said...

Congratulations!! and All The Best for Meeow.......

Varun said...

Finally the posh UK comment! Thanks a lot BH!