Monday, October 20, 2008

The Choice...

Scene 1:

Q: So dhruvin, why do you want to go in for a sales and marketing profile?
Ans: Sir, I think I am good at Execution. I have been involved in various execution projects during my job as well as engineering and I really do not feel comfortable while planning out things. I believe I am good at and also like to maintaining lasting relationships with people. I have been travelling a lot and have enjoyed it thoroughly. Plus operations and IT are not my favourites. And I am not really good at numbers. So i believe I am best suited for S&M.

1 day later:

Q: So dhruvin, why do you want to go in for a finance profile?
Ans: Sir, Whatever little I have learnt till now, in our accounting, macro economics and finance subjects, I have found my self comfortable with the same and also found it interesting. I am interested in stock markets too and have been an investor for nearly 2 years now. IT and operations aren't my favourites. And I believe, I lack the creativity and the witty and smart sense of talking, as characterized in any marketing job. Combined these, I believe finance would be the most suitable career for me.

Now, what the hack.. !

I had developed these answers essentially for the summers, but actually have ended up believing in both of them !!! What to do.. !

I remember my engineering days where in we studied not less than 48 subjects - Design, Manufacturing, Refrigeration, Air conditioning, Thermal Engineering, Metallurgy, Fluid Engineering and what not.. ! All I used during my work were some concepts of half a chapter of a power plant engineering book.. !- Domkundwar.. ! I still remember.. !! :)

So the point is, does that really make a difference to think and make an informed choice.. ! If I had really liked design, did I have an option to join a firm which offered me a design job.. ! Nah, We dint have that luxury - at least at that time..

But may be, better to make an informed choice.. As they have rightly said, "Destiny is a matter of choice.. " !

So, well, i guess I'll have to start thinking over it again from scratch. And hopefully would come up with an answer at least by the time i have to opt for one of them.

Meanwhile, when you've taken this much of a pain to read up til here and I am sure you do know me as you have been able to locate this obscure blog, why don't you suggest something.. ! And I am serious about it.. ! :)

Cheers.. !

Till next time,

Dhruvin.

PS: Read this a while ago - "Ask for what you want - you may get it.. ! " :)

6 comments:

Sarath said...

Atleast u have your answers prepared... i am still trying to figure that out also

Sudharsan Narayanan said...

Saale Ek jagah Coke bechna pasand nahi, doosre jagah safety standards, jhoot bol bolke tu to Congress topi pehen sakta hai

Nikhil Gidra said...

Gud One Dude..most of us in a similiar dilemna..:(

Dhruvin Dashani said...

@Sarath
Answers becomes questions.. ! I hate Choices. !

@Sudharsan
Beggers are not choosers dude.. ! :)

@Gidra
Consultants are never in dilemma sir.. ! :)

amit said...

"...... if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t. ......
........"
Baz Luhrman

Dhruvin Dashani said...

@ Amit

That helps.. ! :)