These days Willingness to Work and Enthusiasm doesn’t get you anywhere. I applied for a Software Developer position at Softwire and got rejected three times solely based on and I quote “non-top” university; as the HR at Softwire told me that they like to only put through people for interviews with exceptional academic background and top marks. Whatever happened to common sense?? In my second attempt, I explained to them my achievements despite being from “non-top” university and demonstrated my enthusiasm to work for them but all I got was a NO. Third attempt, re-tailored my covering letter, tried to explain more but NO.
I have been job hunting since last 5 months. After generating interest from several employers and recruitment agents, 1 interview rejection, and 15 rejections, 7 no responses; I have finally taken the next big move in my career ladder.
Sometimes you have to take a fall, to realize just what you can achieve.