In the past 6 years I have changed my telephone operator for the sixth time now. Earlier I had Reliance which turned out to be a big CHOR, then Vodafone which was good but costly, then BPL turned Loop, which I dumped for Do-co-mo, coz it was cheaper.
I really saved some money using Do-co-mo, not only because it was cheap but also because it never had range. So even if I wanted to call somebody I couldn’t. And if somebody wanted to call me, forget it. I saved money but also lost friends…
Then I realized that “Har ek friend zaroori hota hai!”, and so even after the pathetic Abhishek Bacchan ads, I went ahead and bought Idea. And yet in my office, only at my particular seat I get no range!
I never really worried about not having range, coz when I wanted to call somebody, I could go out and call. And in a way its good that there is no range, Im never bothered by stupid “Set kijiye..…character dheela hai…as your callertune only Rs 30/month”
Easiest way to lose credibility…
But now as recruiter, I find that there are so many people who lose out on great jobs, which are tailor made just for them, only because of their stupid mobiles.
Most people put up their resume on famous job hunt sites such as Monster, Naukri, Linked In etc and yet fail to update their mob nos. and email ids.
If you have a hotmail id, that you have put on your resume do you make sure you check that account too??
Sometimes people apply to a job, and leave no contact mail id or a telephone no at all! How are we supposed to track them down?
Many people do not want to disclose their mob nos.. Understandable. Then atleast make sure that you check your mails daily. I once sent a mail to one such candidate and she called back one month later to ask if the opening was still available!!!
Nowadays opportunities don’t knock. They ring. If you are a job seeker are you doing enough to make sure that you are accessible?
It should not happen that opportunity rings but.. “aapki seva asthai roop se stagid ker di gayi thi” … whatever that means!!!!