Back in January 2009, one day i opened Sui Northern Gas web page and i saw "New Posts", i got happy and as i opened the link there they advertised some posts of Network Administrator, System Administrator, Engineers and some Management Staff on career basis, my interest was in "Network Administrator", so i applied for the post and submit all the relevant information. In march 2009 i received call from the head office that you have to appear for written test of Network Administrator conducted by NTS (National Testing Service) on Saturday, 4th April 2009, Test Time is 1:00 PM at ICMS Hayatabad. It was computer based test so we get the result at that time and i scored 61 marks in that test. Later on, In June 2009 i received an email from HR that you have to appeared for an interview on June 23, 2009. That was the happiest moment for me as i got a chance to prove my skills in front of them and will get this job INSHALLAH. Thee interview was in Head Office (Lahore, Pakistan) and its almost 500 km far from my home. on June 22nd night i was too excited about the interview and i was busy in preparing my self like collecting my all documents, degrees, certificates, also got with a suit and prepared my self to be there for interview. The interview timing were 09:00 am Sharpe (they have mention in the interview letter).
22nd June: In the morning when i get up......! opss i was not feeling well really as i feel vomiting, headache and also got problem in my stomach, anyway i prepared my self and went for my class (CCNP i am teaching from 10:00 to 12:00) and then i went for Bus and start my journey, on the way i did vomiting three times, felt so pain in my head and backbone but i said i will go and i reached Lahore at 11:00 pm in the night, i just took some water and green tea and went to bed for rest.
23rd June: In the morning the conditions were the same, but i took bath and took my documents and other stuff and went for interview when i reached office the time was 08:35 am and they told us to wait in the basement. we all guys (came for interview) were waiting there and at 09:30 a female and a male came with pen, stapler in hands and call one by one and checked their documents and send a group of around fifteen people to floor 5th for interview, It was 12:00 o'clock when our group turn comes, when my turn come they call my name
Me: Yes i am
Person: Please come
I entered the room and there were just three people in the panel, they said sit.
Question # 1: so sohail what are you doing?
Me: I am currently doing job, am working as a Instructor in NSIT and working in the same organization on contract basis.
Question # 2: When is your contract expires? (Ohhh Bullshit Question)
Me: In August 2009
Question # 3: Ok, how u relate your experience with this post?
Me: As i have done my Honour Graduation in Information Technology, have done with different international certifications like CCAN, CCNP, CCSP (SNPA), JNCIA-EX and also done with course work of MCSE, Orcale (DBA, 8i) and currently studying CCIE (Routing and Switiching) and in July i will get my two certification JNCIS and JNCIA-ER also and am working from last one and half year in the same field and as i am currently working in the same organization and so i am aware of the network etc.
Question # 4: what are the devices in Regional Office?
Me: Router 2600 series, switches 3550, 3560 etc.
They Said Thanks...........and i went out, now when i came out all the students were screaming and said is this is an interview, like in these two or three question how can they judge a student that whether he/she have sufficient knowledge or not, because from all students they ask just these two or three question, even not a single technical question although the job is pure technical.
One surprising thing is that in all areas like Engineering, Management etc they have call students who have marks more than 60, only in IT post they have call people who have scored till 50, because all those for which they have announce this post scored less that 60 marks, Thats what i think?.
In interview from Engineers they ask OK what do you think about Pakistan present situation, what do you think about the 20-20 cricket, do you watch etc.......They will select great Engineers.
And Pakistan says that we haver no Talent, we are backward country, if the case is like this they will be like this in future also.