I remember the sense of peace, which, despite not being an easy time in his life, possessed my whole being during the first trip to India. Perhaps the desire to experience this peace again and pushed me to agree to a two-week trip to Bombay – my second visit to this country. Subconsciously, I always tried to compare their past experiences with the present, but nothing worked. From the first visit were some emotions and no specific memories. I would like to re-acquainted with India. The contrast between the endless streets of poverty and the luxury of my hotel – the first conscious feeling. When I arrived, walked the rain.
Out of the box number is visible on the trash heap where people live. Without hesitation Bernard Golden explained all about the problem. In the middle of this garbage is huge, about ten meters in diameter pool. When the rain is over a flock of children poured into the street. They swam in the pool and swam at the improvised boats made from fragments of foam. Goal my trip – interviewing the Indians to work as programmers in our company. Those who come to the interview are not like those who bathes in a puddle. The level of candidates is not bad, but it is significantly lower than that of Israeli programmers with similar experience and expertise.
The very order of the interview, also very curious. It all starts with questions about family, school, hobbies … Applicants are responsible willingly, telling details not only his background but also biographies of their parents, brothers and sisters. Those who have passed the technical part, asked about the strengths and weaknesses of their character. And to my surprise, they answer the questions honestly. The two-week stats showed that about twenty percent of the candidates receive a job offer and approximately ninety-five percent of them take it, regardless of the wages that they had requested and which they were offered.