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

Are You A True Leader?

This is the latest poem dedicated to my boss. Here goes the content: You know how hard I work How hard I have worked Over the last five years And how hard I have been working Over the last two years in particular Yet, hearing words of appreciation from you Is a prospect that is…Read more Are You A True Leader?

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?

What Work Depression Looks Like

Poem I wrote when work pressure became too hot to handle; driving me to the verge of a nervous breakdown. Here is the content: You know you are doomed When the pile of work before you Keeps growing taller and taller Despite your best efforts To cut it down to size As the old cliché…Read more What Work Depression Looks Like

Getting Sucked Into The Whirlpool Of Recruitment

Warning: This poem contains dark themes and references to death and depression. Here is the content: Recruitment is like a whirlpool Once you enter it You have effectively sealed yourself For there is no escape route On the other hand You keep getting sucked inside Deeper and deeper Until you are left with no choice…Read more Getting Sucked Into The Whirlpool Of Recruitment

How Vodafone Affects My Job

This is a poem on how my job is adversely affected by the poor service of Vodafone Idea (Vi). Here is the content: A day in Recruitment Is full of phone calls Mostly to candidates Whether it be prospective candidates To whom you have to pitch a job opportunity Or existing candidates Whose interviews you…Read more How Vodafone Affects My Job

A Boss Who Is Impossible To Satisfy

I am working on five mandates Three of which pose as much of a challenge As chasing 350 in 50 overs does The other two may not seem difficult But nevertheless, require a significant amount of time However, I am doing my best To share resumes for each mandate And schedule interviews as well It…Read more A Boss Who Is Impossible To Satisfy

Bad Days Are Part And Parcel Of Life

This is a poem about a bad day (one out of many!) I had in Recruitment. Here goes the content: Bad days are part and parcel of life They can happen to anyone in the world And you never know when Yesterday was one such day For hours and hours I searched and searched For…Read more Bad Days Are Part And Parcel Of Life