Interview Desk

Interviews are unavoidable in everyone’s life. As we all know, an interview is a conversation where questions are asked and answers are given. In common parlance, the word “interview” refers to a one-on-one conversation with one person acting in the role of the interviewer (asking questions) and the other in the role of the interviewee (responding to the questions).

Interviews usually involve a transfer of information from interviewee to interviewer, which is usually the primary purpose of the interview, although information transfers can happen in both directions simultaneously.

Interview Desk:

India’s first on demand interviewer platform which is entrepreneurial venture of Pichumani Durairaj, who comes with over 15 years of HR experience in companies such as Amazon and KLA Tencor.

Kiruba Shankar

The event hosted by Chennai’s renowned blogger Kiruba Shankar kicked off with a fun quiz on the topic of interview, jobs etc. Also a short video about the company that showed their ideas, aim, and about the CEO followed.

Pichumani Durairaj

Mr. Pichumani Durairaj, CEO of InterviewDesk started his speech speaking about his career, and introduced Interview Desk.

He mentioned that he was always been passionate about helping people, be it people, who want the right break in their lives or companies who want to hire the right candidates that fit their requirements.  This passion made him to pick up HR as his prime area of specialization.

“I’m a big believer in Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule of specialization”

“With fast growth companies, the complexity of recruiting increases drastically. The requirements for people with varying skill sets and high-end specialization increases. Let’s face it. It is not possible for a recruitment manager in a company to be exposed to all these technologies. Without in-depth knowledge, it is not possible to ask the right questions and consequently, it will be difficult to hire the right people.  This is where the Interview Desk model works brilliantly. Interview Desk follows a Marketplace model, which helps in attracting interviewers with varying skills.  This way, we are able to attract interviewers who have decades of experience in the right fields to ask the right questions.  The marketplace model gives us tremendous advantage of scaling up real quick across all geographies,” he added.

The Chief Appraisers of the event were

Mrs. LathaPandiyarajan, Managing Director, Varam Capital

Mr.ManikandanThangarathnam, Director of Engineering, Amazon

The Chief Motivators of the Company were

Mr.KumarVembu, CEO & Founder of GoFrugal Technologies

Mr. Bhupesh Nagarajan, Executive Director, Indira Projects, and Development

Mr. Lokesh Kanagaraj, Film Director

Mr. ArasuShanker, CEO, EShakthi.com

 

Latha Pandiyarajan

Mrs. LathaPandiyarajan, MD of Varam Capital and Co-Founder of Ma Foi continued after Mr.Pichumani. Mrs. LathaPandiyarajan being a grand old player in the HR industry,  She spoke about her journey in the HR industry, shared her experiences and barricades she came across as a Co-Founder of Ma Foi Management Consultants P Ltd in early 90’s.

ManikandanThangarathnam

Mr. Manikandan, Director of Engineering, Amazon. Amazon Fire Stick, Echo Dot, Fire Tablet are few of his brain child’s. Mr. Manikandan shared his experiences and difficulties in hiring resources.

Manikandan was followed by a panel discussion between the chief motivators of the company.

Mr.KumarVembu, CEO & Founder of GoFrugal Technologies , an innovative point of sale solution for all retail shops and restaurant businesses, and has over 25,000 active clients. He scaled this venture from scratch again without any external funding.

Mr.Bhupesh Nagarajan is a civil engineering graduate, now a full time Techno commercial personality leading three verticals of businesses. His Company Indira Astron drive which involved in Manufacturing of parts and accessories for motor vehicles is official partnered and incubated in IIT madras incubation cell yesterday.

Mr. ArasuShanker, CEO, EShakthi.com– women’s fashion clothing company with a fashion personality and identity of its own.

Mr. Lokesh Kanagaraj, Film Director with a mixed career graph- Graduated in fashion technology, did MBA and was a bank employee for four-and-a-half years until he got an opportunity to direct short films.

Interview Desk

And the event concluded with unveiling its brand identity.

My Take: 

Interview Desk is truly a HR 2.0 initiative. Kuduos, to the founder Mr.Pichumani Durairaj for this novice product. Interview Desk is not only for job seekers but also for HR professionals who has interviewing as their passion. One can also get paid for interviewing and build a brand for yourself. Thus, Interview Desk acts as a platform for both the Interviewer and the interviewee. My best wishes!

Also hats off to FNEntertainment who managed the event well.

 

Disclaimer: “The post is in collaboration with InterviewDesk”.

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