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#JobSearch: 'I cleared 3 rounds of interview, but no job'

May 25, 2015 09:45 IST

As Prime Minister Modi completes a year in office, we asked you, young job-seekers, to share stories of your job struggles.

In the third part of the series, K Selvapriya, an engineering graduate from Thiruchendur, Tamil Nadu, tells us how she is struggling to find work a year after graduation.

'I took short hand and type writing classes after college'I studied electronics and communications engineering from the Dr Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering in Thiruchendur, Tamil Nadu.

I completed my graduation last year and got 67.5 per cent aggregate marks.

While in college I attended an on campus interview conducted by the Elcot Company.

This was for a teaching job where we had to teach students about electronics, robots and computers.

I cleared three rounds of interviews, but was not selected in the final round.

After that I attended an off campus interview in Kalasilingam College in neighbouring Tirunelveli district.

There I attended one round of interview, but was not selected.

I then got in touch with an agent whom I paid Rs 1,500.

He arranged two interviews, but the companies did not seem to offer good job growth.

So I did not take the offer.

Currently, I am attending Hindi language classes as I think it will help me if I get a job in North India.

I also took short-hand and typing classes after college.

I attended a day-long coaching class on how to write banking entrance exams.

I appeared for recruitment exams held by the Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank, but the results have not come yet.

In December 2014, I took the Railways Recruitment Exam for the post of junior engineer, the results for which is yet to be declared.

I am trying on all fronts and hope I can find a suitable job soon.

As told to A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com

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Dear young job-seekers, have the achche din arrived for you in terms of finding a job? Or is finding a job as difficult as it was earlier?

What have been your greatest challenges in finding a job?

Tell us! Write to getahead@rediff.co.in (Subject: My job search) and we will publish the most relevant responses on Rediff.com

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