Doing Your Best May Not Always Be Enough

This is a poem I decided to write after working very hard on a niche Investment Banking role and  yet getting no positive result to show for all my efforts. Here is the content: You need to do your best As far as work is concerned In fact, that applies to other aspects of life…Read more Doing Your Best May Not Always Be Enough

Moving On From The Struggles Of 2022

This is a poem about my Recruitment struggles in 2022. Here is the content: 2022 was a pretty eventful year on the whole There were a lot of ups and downs And of course, twists and turns However, as far as Recruitment was concerned It was almost as barren As the plains of the Rayalaseema…Read more Moving On From The Struggles Of 2022

The Sheer Weight Of Hiring Investment Bankers

This is a poem I decided to write, after struggling with an Investment Banking role for a new boutique client of ours. Here goes the content: I must have said this about a hundred times But hiring Investment Bankers is one of the most difficult jobs Especially if your client is not a company That…Read more The Sheer Weight Of Hiring Investment Bankers

Hard Work Doesn’t Always Pay Off

Poem I wrote after struggling with an extremely niche Investment Banking role. Here is the content: "Hard work always pays off"I've heard this many timesBut I would beg to differSpeaking as a recruiterThe nature of our work, is suchThat you may bend your back for two days in a rowAnd ultimately end up getting nothingHowever,…Read more Hard Work Doesn’t Always Pay Off

Welcome To The World Of Investment Banking Hiring

My latest poem on what the world of Investment Banking hiring looks like. Here is the content: Recruitment is never easy Was never easy And will never be easy We all know that Except for some sanctimonious jerks Who think we are making a mountain out of a molehill And thus make it a point…Read more Welcome To The World Of Investment Banking Hiring

The Worst Candidates

Poem on the worst candidates whom you may encounter; while hiring for an Investment Banking role. Here is the content: I know I am probably saying this for the nth time But hiring for an Investment Banking role Is nothing less than a wild goose chase Especially if the domain happens to be Technology You…Read more The Worst Candidates

Is Nothing Truly Impossible?

My latest poem on Recruitment, which is also meant as a message to all those who say that nothing is impossible. Here goes the content: They say that nothing is impossible And that the word itself says “I’m possible” Clearly, they haven’t worked in Recruitment And that too in a startup Imagine handling multiple roles…Read more Is Nothing Truly Impossible?

My Latest Poem on Recruitment

Every minute, every hour Every day, every week You put in the hard yards Searching for the right candidate In every portal possible Scanning tons of resumes Knowing that, by hook or crook You’ve got to find that perfect fit However, after a few hours You hit a dead end Gritting and gnashing your teeth…Read more My Latest Poem on Recruitment

Something has to give

Something has to give After hours of frustration Hours of thankless toil Where are the fruits? Trust and rapport built Through days of understanding Days of convincing Evaporate at the eleventh hour Causing me to tear my hair out And start all over again   But are my efforts recognized? Do all those hours count?…Read more Something has to give