Are we teaching the right life skills to our children?
I wish I knew these things during my college days
I had attended an interview during the year 2000 and this was for a sales job in a Chemical Company.
I still remember the sweaty hands, fear in my belly, and my inability to speak communicative English.
I had no idea, what the company does, I had no idea about the job details and I had no idea about the salary expectation.
I failed miserably and I was out of the interview hall in three minutes. I struggled hard to express myself.
I was not prepared. I just went to the interview without any prior information.
My college could have helped me because I was a 21 years old man coming from a rural farming background.
After 20 years, I am interviewing the freshers for the tech roles. Things have changed to some extent.
Despite having a good resume, despite learning the required tech skills, freshers struggle to express themselves. Despite having google, students neglect the basic idea of preparation for an interview.
I am so sorry to say that students from Government degree colleges struggle more.
Teaching to prepare for the interviews is as important as teaching about the 'Panipath' war. ( I am not against teaching History, this is just an example).
What do you think?