Year 2013 was most crucial year for me to get a job. Right after my course completion I moved to my uncle place for stay to start my job search. Until January end, I was surrounded by people and celebrations. It was by Jan end I got serious that I should start job search immediately. There were multiple personal pressures which I will share in my other post if things go on well. I had a very strong wish that I should get my job by myself without any one’s reference or help. I think people who were graduate students like me in USA will exactly know my situation. Getting a job in your same stream without any manipulation after masters is a very tough thing. I didn’t know anything and started all the work from scratch. I started my 9 weeks Sai Nav Guruvar Pooja sometime around Jan 3rd week. All the events I am going to share took place from January end to April and I have almost undergone every day and night crying.
Within few days since I started Pooja, I got a call from recruiter saying that they wanted to submit my resume to one of the top Pharmacy company. That time I was over joyous, I didn’t know there is much more steps involved and that only client interview & acceptance are important. Somehow I dreamt personally about this top company which became my dream company. After my submission to that recruiter company I did not receive any further calls. I left that and started my job search differently. This time I got a face on interview with a recruiter. I attended it and only after meeting them I came to know that the position is for a very small size lab and I will be one among three people of the total people involved in that lab. Though I was happy that I at least got a call, personally I felt weak, am I supposed to get just this kind of opportunity? I prayed Baba “I don’t have heart to say that I don’t like this opportunity, but I am not completely happy either. Just take care of everything”.
Two days later I received email from that recruiter that I was not selected for that position. I had mixture of emotions. Days passed and I continued my Vrat. I tried changing my job search. This time I wished that “It’s enough of making me long for useless recruiter calls. Please let me get at least one direct hire company call”. I still remember, usually I do Pooja in morning and have my food. But that day I cried and was sitting without doing Pooja and I ate my food too. Sometime later in noon I checked my email as my regular part of work. Believe me my first phone interview call request from the director of a direct medium size company. I can’t express my feel seeing the sequence of events. Still I do not know if it’s a miracle or just a coincidence. I do not want wish to analyze it anytime in my life. Because some moments and emotions in life are really unexplainable. I had a phone interview the very next day. It looked like everything went on well. But I didn’t get any response from them later. More than 2 weeks passed, I was fed up. I constantly check question and answer site. Just like a kid, I try hitting it so many times and if I get a response relevant to my wish I will take that as an answer. I believe many of us would have done it. One of the answers was” you will get help from an unknown friend”. Whenever my uncle refers to some of his friends related to Job. I keep searching if he or she could be that helping person mentioned.
I came across 2 such persons. The last one was indeed the one who I was searching for! But I was feeling inside me, I should not get a deliberate job help from someone and no one should say at any point in my life that I got the job because of them. I wished I should get placed only through my hard work. Meanwhile we took a week time and He helped me completely to work on my resume. He mentioned “start applying and I will also refer you to my colleagues for other positions”. I started applying for positions. I submitted my resume the very next day – Thursday (April 4th 2013) to one of the recruiter for a position at the same dream company I mentioned in January. This time somehow I was pretty sure that I will get an interview call from the direct client as I have worked a lot on my resume and it’s an exact match for the job profile. I still remember I had multiple answers to my many questions that I got from my favourite question & answer site. Few of them are: “Things will be done in 8 days”, “a boy baby will be born and you will receive a letter and start your work at a big city” But multiple things were running in my mind.
One of my close friend had a due date same week. But I had spoken to her on Friday and she didn’t get any labour pain until that day. I just related it to my answers and I remained silent thinking maybe I should not relate things and get upset. However on Monday morning April 8th 2013 I received a call from recruiter that my resume is selected and the dream company wishes to set an interview with me! They asked me to choose dates on Tuesday or Thursday. My heart wanted to go for Thursday. I agreed for April 11th 2013. I still can’t express my feel I had when I got the email. I just went near Sai Baba – Pooja shelf. I called my mom and I cried. No one knows how much this means to me as I was in a very crucial stage. Later in the evening I spoke to my friend and she told me she had labour pain Friday night and was hospitalized. She delivered a beautiful boy baby on Saturday. I hope you would have understood what I think to say. That moment I could not think as a common person who thinks logically and leave it as a coincidence. More than believing Baba with full conscience, my attachment to Him started as a kid’s love to her mother or father. That unknown, untaught trust which develops unknowingly creates an internal bonding. I am sure each one of us will undergo the feel I came across at some stage in your life. That personal connectivity when you feel it, it is a bliss!
I remember I was so adamant that I will not post a reply to the experiences shared here and I wish to directly share my personal experience first. Few days before my interview I had read in this blog a similar experience that was shared. I have replied to that saying it’s almost similar and I am waiting for my turn! I had a thought I will post to narrate my whole experience when things go on well. But somehow I kept postponing after I joined at my work place and I took a year time to post this. I do not regret for that. Because sometimes we feel “I will do this if I get that”. I assume Sai Baba never expects us back, even the promises that we made to Him. Just enjoy your personal connectivity with Him. He is the Life I am living. I wish I can share with all of you in other post the most important part of my life