Today I went for an interview at a company called Synovate Research. Before visiting their office, as usual I checked their website. It was interesting. It talked about my favourite word – CURIOSITY.
They said that they are a curious organisation. I got happy. Why? Well I’m inherently a curious fellow at heart. So I thought that the company motto and my life’s motto are similar. My motto is ‘Curiosity is the cure for boredom but there is no cure for curiosity. It is endless. It is what makes us human’.
Anyway, coming back to the interview. Upon reaching there I found out that there is only one test which is administered to everyone, irrespective of their interest in Qualitative or Quantitative Research profiles. Knowing that in a Qualitative profile hardly any number crunching is required, the test seemed absurd! Qualitative profile is based more on the researcher’s communication skills and not how well he calculates standard deviation and multivariate analysis!
So, I knew it was sure that I won’t make it to the next round.
Wish the company had a separate test, so that they could have had a ‘curious’ guy to work for them.
I’m sure they missed a good candidate in me.