technical skills != opportunity
I came from an interview last weekend for a possible job in
SG after a colleague of mine told me about the opening. It is an Indian firm
that recently opens their Global delivery center in Singapore. The interview was held
at the Renaissance Hotel in Makati.
It was a 2-step process, first was the technical interview and if you passed
you will be interviewed by the HR Manager.
The technical interview goes smooth,
first the interviewer asked me to answer a 4 set of problems ( 2 T-SQL Task and 2 .net Coding) when I read the problems, I was very excited because it's
not that hard. It's a simple joining of tables and filtering out the active
records and a method to retrieve that in .Net. After solving that problem (I solved
it right in-front of him) he reviewed my solutions and then proceed to some technical
After the interview I came back to the waiting area and wait for the
advice of their HR assistant. Luckily, the HR assistant told me that I passed
the technical interview and advises to wait again for the interview with their
HR Manager. 10 minutes later, my name was called. I was interviewed by their HR
Manager, it was a usual interview of the HR people. Later on, he started to ask
why I have a lot of short span of employment. I told him that it was a project basis
(I worked as a contractual before). After the interview he instructed me to
stay in the waiting area and wait for further advice of their HR assistant. 5
minutes later the HR assistant told me "Sorry, the HR Manager found out that you
are not suitable for the position you are applying for".
Even though I’ve passed the tech
interview, it’s not enough. It seems to me that the reason why they don’t consider me for
the position is my “job hopping” experiences.