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HR Speak

Imran Shahnawaz
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Imran Shahnawaz
Subhashini Sriram
HR Manager, Telelogic
Software solutions provider
Headcount: 200 employees

What I like:
Make your expectations clear before you take a chair in front of an interview board. It’s the expectation that drive people places, but it should have a strong backup of homework. Once I met a candidate who had applied for the post of Software Design Engineer. He wanted to change, as there was a mismatch between his expectations and the technology he was working in the previous company. He said his expectation is to work with the latest technology. And he substantiated his points with the research he did about the company, technology and the product line. Right now he holds the post of a Product Consultant in our company.

What I don't like:
Never criticize anyone till you think that you can prove yourself in the same situation. Few days ago when I was interviewing, a candidate said want to change as his technology manager had poor knowledge. And when I asked him about the technology that we are working on, he failed to reply. Candidates should know where they are getting into and what will be their contribution to the company.

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