April 17, 2009

Day 2: Not an early Finish

After waiting for 6 hours, HP finally called me for the interview. It lasted for some 15 minutes and the questions were pretty basic: the usual 'telly us about yourself', what kind of work you have done during articleship, what do you know about Satyam fiasco etc. They even asked some journal entries!!

Anyhow, i was not selected.

April 16, 2009

Campus Interview: Day 1

Day 1 is over: an early finish. I reached Hotel Bangalore International well before the stipulated time (8.30AM) to find the place alsmost deserted. I have to admire the punctuality of my 'fellow' colleagues. It was mentioned that candidates have to report by 8.30'Sharp', but most of the candidates arrived only after 9.30.

I had only one interview today (PWC). So i sat there, bit tensed, waiting for my name to be called. Slowly hours went by and then only i learned that PWC has revised thier shortlist. During the lunch break they announced the revised list and sadly (?) my name was not in that list. Later PWC clarified that they only needed people for DT & IDT dept and that was the basis for the second shortlist. Anyhow, after waiting for almost 7 hours, i retruned home with nothing to show for my First day adventure.

April 11, 2009

Moment of Joy

A sweet moment of joy, in these times of despair..

April 8, 2009


After 2 years of PE II and 3 years of Articleship, i finally became a CA; right in midst of a recession!! I dont think there will be a more sacred time for job hunting than these recession times. Almost every major company has put a freeze on new recruitments. But that doesnot seem to be affecting the ICAI in anyway. They are still optimistic about the campus interviews eventhough in some centers not even a single company turned up for the campus placement program.

The 2 days orientation program was no difference. I herd the word 'opportunity' more time than 'AS' or 'Tax'. I attended the program in Bangalore, where 7 companies (22 companies came in the last edition of interviews) have turned up for campus placements.

Interviews in Banglore starts on 16th April.

April 1, 2009

Happy New Year

I wish all my readers (especially those in India) a very happy new year!!! AY 2008-09 is history now and AY 2009-10 with all new tax rates, at least for individuals, has become a Reality!! I hope the coming year will be better than FY 2009-09: an year of Scandals and Recessionary blues.


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