Introducing Vinod Bidwaik to the world is like showing light to the sun. Vinod is an accomplished HR Practitioner with over Two-decades of experience across industries. He is an Author of FIVE books (TWO in English language and THREE in Marathi). Career Coach and Mentor to hundreds of young graduates. He is one of the most respected HR Professionals in the fraternity, yet very simple and down to earth. It is a privilege for us to get his interview. Thank you, Vinod, for agreeing to this interview. We value your time. We are looking forward to your candid and honest response as you always are.
We would be pleased to learn about your journey from the beginning. So, please share with us about your first job interview.
My first professional stint embarked at Indian Steel, a heavy engineering Indian company. I was hired through the campus recruitment and hence that was my first job interview. After many rounds of tests, group discussions and rigorous interviews, I was selected.
The experience was overwhelming. Though the entire process was not very complicated, however, the interview was tough. One of the interviewers asked me, “Under which section of Factories Act, the occupier can be punished.”
I was clueless. My hope started fading away but I decided upon giving the honest yet witty answer and so I said, “Sir, frankly speaking, I don’t know the section, but…”
“But what?” the interviewer looked into my eyes.
“But I assure you that, if you give me the opportunity, I will ensure that the occupier will not be penalized.” I just blurted out.
The interview continued and with every follow-up question, my nerves started relaxing. As, during my college days, I was working as a free-lance journalist and a part-time sub-editor for one of the local newspapers, they asked me few questions about that.
Finally, I got selected. Initially, in my role, I had to support in hiring diploma and GETs & coordinate their training to work on a machine for machining jobs and on the assembly line.
I was very happy because it was my first job in HR (Personnel).
Few things I learned; be confident, be honest and be clear what you want from your life.
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