Today I received an interview letter by British Telecom, the job profile was keenly in my interest list, it was an ORT engineer, i.e Operational Readiness Testing position, related directly with network positions. I was technically prepared for this position & appeared for the interview in DLF-2 , however finally not selected, what occurred there was demoralising.
The whole interview session was divided typically into three sections:
Technical face to face interview by BT.
Two seniors from HR department came & described the job profile & what first stroke me as he said the job will be 24*7 , if there was any problem for those people who were present there,he asked! People raised there hands & responded that they have no problem with this. I was shocked whatever. (No salary package was announced).
As the number of candidates touched figures of 120 or more, the group discussion process started with each team consisting of 25 people, this sounds whatever good,but after taking away ist 2 teams i.e 50 candidates, the ist HR (a gentleman) shifted to another room. We,the rest were left in the existing room with another HR (a lady). She started to show some hurry after 1hour passed with the last two teams, she started our ist round with herself, & what was not expected that was, she told that she would not take a GD, rather she would give each candidate 60 seconds to appear before all & introduce himself as well as would tell his expertised skills,certification & other courses related to the job profile, that would be the ist round of interview.
After couple of rounds of introductions I was able to know about 80% candidate present there were either M.Tech or 3+ years experiences in IT / presently working in MNCs like CTS,Accenture. I told my bio & share my keen interests in joining this company.
Finally I got to know that some of fresher candidates were chosen & mostly experienced candidates in Networking fields were selected as well. Standing in this point, my question is, if all job fields are opted by experienced candidates, then what will be the future of fresher engineers? Start working in insurance companies? Or being jobless? Or is this candidate selection process of checking speaking ability with sharing own bio is right?