This is the story of 24-year-old Haider Malik who stood in a London Underground station to start distributing resumes left and right in search of a job without ever imagining that he would get one of his life-changing interviews. life. “Bachelor in Finance and Banking. First Class Graduate. I am looking for a job with few requirements. Wrote my CV,”
Malik walked a little nervous to the subway station Canary Quay, in London, in the early hours of the morning last Tuesday, November 2, to install a blackboard Where you will display your CV to passers-by Hoping to find a job in the field of banking and finance.
The 24-year-old holds a first degree in Banking and Finance from Middlesex University, but I had trouble finding a job Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic; He felt he couldn’t show his personality enough in Zoom interviews.
It was inspired by his father
Owner It was inspired by his fatherMahmood, 67, is a retired taxi driver who immigrated from Pakistan to the UK as a teenager.
He decided to take a picture and buy the board from a nearby store and I have hit QR codes So that people can easily see your resume and LinkedIn profile.
At 6.45am Malik arrived at the busy station and his nerves began to flutter as he watched the crowd pass by. The first five or ten minutes I felt nervous Because I was standing there empty-handed.” My London.
“I didn’t know what to do”
“I found it really uncomfortable. I didn’t know what I was doing I found it really weird. All my resume was in my bag. I was standing there empty-handed trying to keep an eye on people and hoping to meet them instead of being proactive and talking to them.”
But staying there doesn’t seem to work, so Malik Try a different idea. He started smiling and trying to talk to people on the way to work; It didn’t take long for people to start connecting with him.
“My resume came in handy and I was saying good morning to people, just trying to engage them in a conversation. Lots of people give me their cards“They gave me their phone numbers and started talking to me,” Malik told the mentioned media.
Barely an hour after arriving at the station, Malik turned over all his resumes, and at 9:30 in the morning he received a message that heOr have been invited to a job interview. He was to hold the position of Treasury Analyst at Canary Wharf Group, a well-known British real estate firm.
“I got a text message from the department manager around 9:30 a.m. saying “Come to the interview at 10:30 in the morning.” My car was in the parking lot, so I grabbed the plate and took all my things. “Oh my God, that’s crazy,” Malik recounted.
“They met me on the 30th floor of a building and I was like Wow, I never expected an interview In this company and much less about the ‘job’.
spread on networks
After the interview, Malik got back in his car and headed home, but he quickly realized His story has spread widely on social media.
“On the same day my life changed because when I came home after my interview, I checked my phone and did it About 10 missed calls From many different numbers. I didn’t know my LinkedIn post went viral, so people were calling me.”
Last Friday, November 5, Malik attended a second interview at the Canary Wharf Group and was offered the job the same night.
The first interview was on the same day, Tuesday morning, then I had a second interview on Friday. Then on Friday night They gave me a proposal and I accepted it‘, he said. ‘It was really cool, I took the chance.’
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