That was 1992. Landed up in Chennai after my Engg graduation.
Took up a Scholarship exam conducted by NIIT. Those days, if you were not studying at NIIT, you were missing something.
Got 50% scholarship for 1 year course.
Paying them back with this post now. 🙂
NIIT didn’t sell software courses then. They sold dreams. You visualized your future.
Little did I know then that I was going to land my first job through them.
Also, underwent a course in Sales at NIS, National Institute of Sales, a div of NIIT then.
Loved my Sales course more. We had role plays & our tutor at times even recorded the call & played it back. Life rolled by.
One day, saw an Ad in the NIIT notice board for Mktg Exec at Sonata. My classes were between 7-9 pm & the student service center was always closed by then.
Went before 5 pm one day. Met them. They said it’s closed. First rejection.
Told them my name & that I’m doing a course at NIS as well. That’s it.
I went to my classes.
Later, after few days, they located me.
I got my first job.
Enjoyed my work so well that I could write a story now for every deal I closed, even after so many years.
1. Branding can take you places.
2. Love your job / choose one that you love.
3. Strike while the iron is hot!
4. Marketing is nothing but weaving stories.
5. Product is a given. It’s marketing that makes all the difference.
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