We are looking at hiring trainee web developers and marketeers for our company. We started advertising for the position Thursday last week and conducted a round of walk-ins last Sunday (10:00 am – 3:00 pm).
Thinking that the interviews will begin at 10:00 am, I planned to reach the office just in time. Noticing a missed call from our HR with a time stamp of 9:30 am, I returned the call and was told that we had over 50 candidates waiting already! Ouch!
Upon reaching work, I saw a crowd outside our office premises and realized that these were people waiting to be interviewed. By now the number grew to over 200 (within a span of 30 minutes). It took me 15 minutes to get to the first floor as the complete stair case was jam packed with interviewees!
We had candidates coming in from not only Delhi but various other towns/cities (Agra, Jaipur, Meerut to name a few!)
All of our interviews/tests were online and required 30 minutes. Looking at the overwhelming number in for the interview, we decided to shorten the interview to 15 minutes to accommodate as many candidates as possible!
The rest of it is history – we had interviews until 5:30 pm and could not believe when I checked and realized that we had approximately 600 people take the test on the very same day!
The team did an excellent job at managing interviews for such an unexpected large number of people! Although, it was exhausting but the results were overwhelming too!