Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The interview

So I'm using the blogger app for the first time with some trepidation. I'm also using a stylus for the first time so let's hope this post ends up looking the way I intend it to.

So I'm on the prowl for a job and I've been to a few interviews. I'm quite calm about interviews. Normally I just see it as an opportunity of meeting new people and almost always you end up meeting someone interesting. Ok typing with the stylus is annoying me and I've switched back to fingers. So as I was saying if one think too much about what one is going to be asked it only serves to upset one's nerves unnecessarily. I have a very simple formula which I've nearly perfected over the last three months. The day before the interview I try to learn as much about the organisation as I can. When I wake up the next morning I stay focused on everything superficial like what to wear. And I derive great joy from dressing well. To be perfectly honest when you dress well your sense of wellbeing definitely benefits from it.

By the time I get to the company's office I'm looking forward to meeting a complete stranger and fortunately I've met some really intelligent and wonderful people without exception. Now one would wonder why none of these people chose me. Well I'm sure they had good reasons. Strangely my spirit never gets dampened.  I just go back to writing in my little space here about nothing in particular and the world continues to revolve at a steady pace.

One thing I've learnt about life which our Bhagvad Gita said ages ago is that all you can do is make the effort and let the result reside in God's hands. There are certain things within your control and the rest are not. As soon as you accept this fact you conserve your energy by worrying less and doing things that bring you happiness. It is of little matter how little those things might be. So within a few hours of getting out of an interview I manage to think very little about it. It's pointless to worry about results. All you can do is show up one hundred percent.

And that's enough wisdom for one day. Oh almost forgot! That's me all set for the interview I went to today. I think it went quite well. We'll leave the rest up to the universe like Krishna told us to.


Preeti said...

Good luck with the job hunt! And you do look super chic with the absolutely glowing skin!

Monica Arora said...

lovely as alays! wish u all the luck! I dread going for interviews :)

parul gahlot said...

Thank you both!! You're too kind :)

Banno said...

That's a lot of wisdom, and very useful too. I am sure the job will come soon enough, and it will be great.

parul gahlot said...

Thanks Batul :)