The rules of the job in my country (or any country in any part of the world) should be based on merit and qualifications. If I hire an accountant, I will check how far his accounting skills are. ‘Can the discount on the product be deducted from the revenue or from the hardship of Goods Sold Account?’ That should be the normal rule. In addition, whether he will be able to adapt to my corporate culture, whether it will be difficult to manage, etc. must be understood from the type of conversation. This is the rule of normal interview in a civilized country.
Like I started a new job at a new company this month. I ended the seven-and-a-half-year sweet relationship with the previous company myself. Why? Because, my previous company has been sold to another company. Corporate America is a very common phenomenon. Big fish eat small fish. So many days we grew up buying other companies, this time we fell victim.
The first thing that happens in these cases is that the new management comes and retires some old employees. The upper level management switches. If you are very lucky your job will not be anything. But it turns out to be a lottery with a lot of luck. That’s why I overcame my emotions and moved on to find a new job. Also keep in mind, the state of the economy is very bad at the moment. You can’t find a job if you want to. I stayed with the office for seven and a half years showing love, then they said goodbye to me, then it can be hard to find a job. I did not take this risk anymore.
That was my job interview on the phone. Because of the Corona epidemic, everyone is now working from home. Usually people do zoom interviews. But the day I was interviewed, I was interviewed on the phone because of a snowstorm in Dallas.
The job market for young people is not growing. However, every year thousands of job-seeking young people get jobs by showing skills, but a large part of them are not getting jobs due to lack of necessary skills.
The job market for young people is not growing. However, every year thousands of job-seeking young people get jobs by showing skills, but a large part of them are not getting jobs due to lack of necessary skills. First Light File Photo
Talked about various issues. What software do they work with, what do we work with, what is their office environment like, what is mine and so on. Since many people now give or take job interviews, I am sharing some important parts of my experience. I hope it will come in handy. I have arrived. Alhamdulillah! Everything is God’s will. Write another article about this whole incident separately. For now, I am focused on today’s topic. I got it in one with only two interviews. I did not fail in the other. The manager said bluntly, ‘I like you very much, but we are looking for an accountant who has experience working with software developers. Simply put, accountant + business analyst. ‘
Lately people with this experience are in great demand. If someone has not finished their studies yet, then I would say that you can also do a few computer related courses with accounting finance as a minor. Learn SQL Code Language. This is the future of the field.
A very common question in the interview is, ‘Tell me something about yourself.’
There seems to be a very innocent question, but there is a trick here. If you start talking about your wife and baby pets, then you are excluded. If you want to talk about yourself, you must talk about your profession. You need to talk about your studies, career, successes, failures and how you overcame your failures. Don’t forget to start a private conversation. Don’t say anything that is not related to work. As you are a fiction writer, have your books on the market. Your story has killed people. But there is no contact with him in accounting. It doesn’t matter to the manager. So there is no need to raise this issue. But yes, if the manager himself says that he likes to read fiction books, then don’t forget to raise this issue.
Again, you are such a scholar that you have written a book on accounting called ‘Accounting in Simple Language’, ‘The Nuts of Accounting’ or something like that. But then your primary focus will be to bring up the topic of this book and talk about it. Because ‘Bangladesh is looking for you’!
Another common question is what are your strengths and weaknesses?
If you say I have no weaknesses, they will assume you are not willing to admit your weaknesses. So you omit. You must acknowledge your weaknesses (be professional, if you say ‘beautiful woman’s smile is my weakness’ then say goodbye) and at the same time say what you have done to cover that weakness. As you can tell, I’ve never worked with such and such software. So I took some classes, learned and hopefully I will master it in the next few weeks.
What is ‘energy’? They will answer based on what they want. Like they want someone who is good at Excel. You can fry Excel formulas, pivots, etc. in public. You will continue to do so. They want a team player. You also like to work in groups. You say that. Can’t? In this case, you will read the job requirements well.
Another common question, why do you want us to join here?
Don’t say in your life that I need a job.
At home there are sick mother, unmarried sister, retired father. The world is on my shoulders. I didn’t come for breakfast this morning …. These emotional conversations are very much eaten up by the public of the Indian Idol national event, its value in the professional world is zero.
I heard you pay a good salary … don’t even talk like this. You will be greedy. If you get a chance, you will run somewhere else.
The answer to this question is thus, ‘I think both my experience and skills are appropriate for this job. Because … “I’m excited about getting a job at this company because it will give me the opportunity to do (this and that) … (Profession related reasons. If you say I can do drama theater writing in addition to this job, then goodbye.”) That’s exactly the interview. First of all, of course, take some ideas about the company. Which is very easy in the age of Google. And if someone you know works for the company, then there is no point. ‘
If you are asked a question, say, ‘What do you expect me to do in the next six months if you hire me?’ Then ask, ‘What can be done to improve this position quickly?’
You can talk about the company’s share price, products, etc. Then you will understand that you are a well-researched serious public. As one hobbyist once interviewed at an eighteen wheeler company, I asked, ‘The world is shifting to electric cars now. What are your steps in this regard? Will you still build a diesel engine? Or are you also planning a battery-powered motor? ‘
The accounting manager was conducting the interview. Vyabacheka has eaten into the depths of this question. This intimate question he did not expect. I also just asked. Who made my battery car and who is diesel? But you have to show this in the interview.
In reply he said, ‘Brother Asked at a very good question! I don’t know the correct answer. ‘
This is the question that took me so far in the job race. I only had to go to Washington for three months to train when my wife was pregnant, so I didn’t go any further. And just then my then company gave me some more new responsibilities and explained that they have a long plan for me. So I removed myself from the market.
Bank jobs are at the top of the list of young people’s preferences
At the top of the list of young people’s preferences is the bank’s job photo: Prothom Alo
My current boss asked me a strange question. ‘Most of our team are girls. You have no problem working with girls? ‘
He has asked this question, which means he has been in trouble before. And with that comes the question of ‘behavior’. As many would say with a situation, ‘Suppose you are not in the forest with any employee. But you have to work in the same team. What will you do in this case? ‘
I have something to say about this.
The previous boss in my previous office was a girl. Less than me in age, but much more than me in experience. I am accustomed to working in only one branch of corporate accounting. And he has experience working in different branches of different companies as he does public accounting. Now there are many in my place who would not accept this issue and would focus only on age and gender and say, “If I were a beautiful blonde today, I would be promoted.”
‘Need to work under a girl?’
Or say something more dirty.
I will not just blame the countrymen. A white woman who worked with us also had this disposition. He could not believe how a girl younger than him got a promotion before him. It exists among people of all societies in all ages.
‘Today my skin color is not white …’
‘Today I say Hindu / Muslim / Christian / Buddhist …’
‘Today I say male / female …’
The events began in that Adam-Iblis era. What did Iblis say when he asked Hazrat Adam (AS) to respect him because of his knowledge and other qualities?
‘I am made of fire and earth!’
These are just some of the goal setting shareware that you can use. If you see that you have not been promoted in the job, then before making a complaint, think about what you would be promoted. For example, I myself am not interested in going into management at the moment. I want to wait another three or four years. The main reason is that my two children are small. If I work more than 40 hours a week, I can’t give time to these two. The manager’s responsibility is to make sure that the work of his subordinates is going well. It means doing one’s own work as well as the work of others. If you are very lucky, your subordinates will be very smart. You will also have less load.
But if someone is weak, then? Then twice as much time will be wasted behind it. And at the end of the day, if your team makes a mistake, you are to blame. This is why you will see that even the Minister resigns due to a road / naval accident abroad. And our habit is to blame others and wash our hands. You can’t do that. Your responsibility is to finish the job. If necessary, you have to work 24 hours a day, but you have to finish it. If not, goodbye.
I get bored of working 40-50 hours a week, where I have my own friends who work 60-70-90 hours.
You have to see if he gets the promotion, if he agrees to do it. One of my VPs, both senior VPs were crazy. So much so that the family has given up. Are you ready for that commitment? ‘I was not promoted because I am a Bengali’ – the national euphoria speech sounds very useless. The CEOs of Google, Microsoft, MasterCard, Albertsons, Pepsi (former) etc. are all Indians. They are also a minority. Their difference with you
That is, they have focused on the work without rejoicing, they have got results.
My advice during the interview is, you try to be honest. Many will suggest a lot of bad advice to hit, but from my experience, if someone starts hitting in front of an expert, it is very easy to get caught and then they will see you as a butcher even if you have the credit to turn the world upside down in other matters.
Suppose you have never worked with Epic in your life. Job Requirement saw that we are looking for Epic Expert. You saw that and wrote in the resume that you have two years of experience working with Epic. We called you for an interview. I will specifically ask you if an invoice has been recorded in January 2020, how do you find out?
If you have experience, you can easily tell by the date and remove from the ‘Multi Company Journal Detail’. And if you are a tyrant, you will try to explain Bhugichugi, which will not take me a moment to understand. In the meantime you will waste my and your time.
Instead, answer such questions as, ‘I didn’t work with Epic, but I worked with BI360. That’s how we got out there. I’m sure there’s a way to do that in Epic, too, because I think every piece of software is built around programming and logic. Only the buttons are here and there in separate tabs. ‘
Then the manager will understand how much work it takes to teach you the job. He can also take you because of this experience. Unless one of the other candidates has experience working directly with Epic.
Did I mean that?
Many more are getting a lot of questions. You can write them in the comments. If common, I will definitely answer. If not, I will be interested in learning on my own.
I am very sorry about one thing in my country. In the case of jobs, we are so preoccupied with external matters like religion, customs, general knowledge, etc. that we cannot focus on the main issue. Who will do the work of computer programming, in the interview I asked him what was the name of Rabindranath Tagore’s future. Who will do the job of finance, who does not have to face the client in life, let’s test his spoken English. Hey brother, you don’t have to bother with spoken English in America as much as you have to study in Bangladesh. We gave our lives for our mother tongue, then made English the language of the elite class instead of Urdu. What was in the destiny of Bengal, remained the same! Strange!
I don’t want to say anything about the current sensation BCS. He studied medicine for five years, studied engineering at BUET and other engineering universities, memorized how many tributaries of a river and found an ancient manuscript in a barn, etc. He applied for the post of bureaucrat! What will a government medical doctor, who will treat a patient, do knowing the source, course, etc. of the river Padma? Try to explain it to me logically, let’s see if I understand. Where exactly is the relationship of Gangotri with the disease of the patient? This is exactly the reason why we are lagging behind in the world of science despite having talent. Why? Because we lose brain power with memorization, not with innovation or creativity. We forget that famous argument of Sherlock Holmes. ‘The human brain is like an empty room. The wise man decorates the room with beautiful furniture. And the idiot turned it into a warehouse with rubbish. ‘
Annie Wage, whose country has such a tradition. If only everyone was fine.