Check Stars of Firms Too…

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December 7th, 2009 Praveen Bose

What could be the criteria that might apply for your selection in a company? It could perhaps be your professional excellence, or your academic excellence or whatever else the company may consider as the abilities required for you to carry out your job well.

Think again. Some of the companies may be rejecting the applications for various other reasons. Perhaps your stars could influence your chances in making it to a job of your choice. The date of birth in your CV gives away too much about you and your possible success in an interview it seems.

A firm, I believe, tracks the time you walk in for the interview. In addition to that it will also check your date of birth and “compare and contrast” it with the firm’s stars, and I wonder perhaps if with the horoscope of the company too. That would save you the trouble of attending an interview where you may not be selected at all.

A firm that I know of forwards a copy of the CV of a prospective candidate to its ‘official’ astrologer  and of course with the additional information of the time that the CV came in. Now, it is not the senior officials of the company who can decide on selecting a candidate. Till the astrologer gives his nod, no one in the company will even dare to act on an application to a job vacancy in the company.

I know of just this one company. I am sure there are many other companies that may be doing this ‘in thing’. But, I am yet to come across any concrete evidence of such incidents.
So, when you check the background of a company while applying for a job, see if you can get the horoscope of the company or its founder. That should help you assess your chances of making it.

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2 Responses to “Check Stars of Firms Too…”

  1. Achyut Menon Says:

    Praveen, It is not uncommon actually :-) !

    Yes, as a recruiter with abt 17yrs experience, I have a similar bunch of stories to narrate. We have had examples-of small firms-who have sought the ‘time of birth’ of candidates along with the resume (not just satisfied with the date of birth) so that they can configure if the prospective employee would be compatible.

    Why, I know candidates who refuse to join certain companies-because they are located in a particular building in Punjagutta, Hyderabad. I must confess-over the past decade, it has been indeed a graveyard of companies -that didnt just blossom even after IPO stage!!

    We aren’t even talking about ‘vasthu’ -I recall several companies remodelling their office, or even relocating -since it wasnt facing a particular direction.

    Yes, we are like that only!!

  2. Archana Says:

    OMG what are u saying?? and does this company also decide its lunch hour after consultation with its astrologer!!! sick


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