Job Interview of a House Fly

Miss Makkhi is feeling jittery. This is her first job interview at the end of two year postgraduate program in business management from a premier b-school. She takes a deep sigh-in before knocking the door of interview room. It’s day zero and she is going to face two top executives from her dream FMCG company. 


J (VP Marketing) : Yes. Please come in Makkhi. Good Morning. Please have a seat (or table as you may like!)

Makkhi : Thank you Sir. Good Morning.

L (GM Operations) : Good Morning Makkhi. Have are you doing this morning? Had your breakfast?

Makkhi : Good Morning Sir. Yes, I just took some quick bites from some breakfast plates in the canteen. 

J (smiles) : So, tell us something about yourself. Keep it simple. Just 60 seconds.

Makkhi (Nervous) : Sure Sir. I am a Marketing Enthusiast. I love people. I am a foodie. I like to fly keeping myself closer to the ground.

L (frowns) : Tell us your biggest strength and a biggest weakness.

Makkhi : Sir. My strength is my risk taking attitude. I dare to do things which appear to be impossible to many others. And my biggest weakness is that I am unpredictable. 

L (surprised) : Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Makkhi (smiles) : I aspire to start my own business. 5 years from now I see myself running a food speciality chain focussed on unused food from multi cuisine restaurants in metros. My B-plan is ready. All the financials look exciting. I’m expecting first round of funding to be somewhere around 100 crs. We shall break-even in …

J (abruptly) : Got it. Tell me how do you value a start-up?

Makkhi : I simple look at the canteen space and overall hygiene of the office space. Rest of the parameters are not so important, in my opinion.

L (laughs) : Explain inflation in layman’s terms.

Makkhi (smiles) : When sugar becomes expensive, sweets become expensive. People eat less sweets and I don’t have too many choices in desert. That’s inflation.

J (sighs) : What makes great managers into great leaders?

Makkhi (confident) : Managers who spend less time in decision making and take quick actions become great leaders. For me, if I can move-on quickly to the next project with speed and accuracy, I shall see myself transforming into a business leader.

J (amazed) : Your role model?

Makkhi : My mother. She taught me how to survive this competitive world full of surprises. 

L (happy) : One last question. What are you expectations in terms of profile, pay and perks?

Makkhi (smiles) : I am a humble person. I just want to learn and stay alive. I am ok with whatever the company offers in terms of pay, perks or profile. I just want to fly. The economy (sanitation) is improving and I see myself handling a challenging position in your esteemed company. 

J and L (look at each other and nod their heads) : Nice meeting you. We wish you a lot of buzz in years to come. Keep spread the Joy of Giving.

Makkhi : Sirs, it was great meeting you. Given a chance, I shall strive to make your company proud.

Door closes. Inside there is debate about management education. Outside there is buzz. Only buzz.

P.S. J and L are from a company with the most popular disinfectant brands.


Author: anilkshatriyablog

I work as Assistant Professor in the area of Accounting at IMT Nagpur. I love teaching, writing and cycling. I follow a simple principle, 'Help ever, hurt never'.

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