Work Ethics

I have thought of writing about this topic for a long time. Nowadays many companies head hunt for their resources through Employment agencies (in India, they are commonly known as consultants). The way the consultants send email describing about a job opening is the main subject of this post. Here we go:

Part-1: Here the consultants will describe about their company’s profile saying we are the leading recruiting agency (I really wonder everybody claims themselves as Leaders) since 18th century and we have world-wide offices in the UK, USA, Africa, Asia and Antarctica too. Our clients include Google, Microsoft, etc…

Part-2: One of our clients is looking for a Technical Writer in his <some dept>so please send us your resumé in word format immediately.

Very few agencies are enclosing about their client’s market performance, website etc… What about the roles and responsibilities that this opening demands? What are the day-to-day activities involved for this position? Rarely very few professional agencies provide these informations in their emails.

Next is the funniest part.

Part-3: While sending your details answer the below questions:

  • Current CTC
  • Expected CTC
  • Notice Period
  • Reason for Change

Asking current ctc, notice period and reason for change are absolutely fine. What do you mean by expected CTC..? Is there any limit for human desires..? If someone getting 3 lakhs per annum mentions 10 lakhs per annum as expected ctc, how do you feel..?

In this case, I would really appreciate the western employment agencies trend they follow. They will quote their budget something like 25k pounds to 35k, they will give a range.

Few recruiters will set your notice period, yeah I am not joking.

Your notice period should not exceed more than 5 days.


Those candidates who can join within five days need to apply.

Sounds funny..? I am really surprised what kind of work ethics it is..?

  1. How can you expect someone to leave a company in five days and join a new one?
  2. What about their experience certificate, relieving order, knowledge transfers, Exit interview and other HR formalities?

Who cares..? It may sound thrilling and exciting of joining a new company in 5 days but in the long run, your career will be under question. Always one should respect and follow these work ethics.  🙂


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6 Responses to “Work Ethics”

  1. abi Says:


    How about the requirement as ” highly enthusiastic motivated team player and so on…”.

    Some are unsure of the job description and would come up with ” working on cutting level technologies leveraging latest technologies with focusing on modern technologies that takes technology to higher level ..’


  2. Rengaraman Says:

    Thanks for adding one more point Abi.

    You’re rite, All flowery words wrapped-up with technical jargons will be there on such emails. Some times we need to scratch our heads on some requirements. 🙂

  3. Karthik Says:

    i recently attended the interview after talking with the concern HR person(direct company HR, not consultant) over the phone. When she called she asked for expected CTC. i told X lakhs i expect she said no issue come over to our office for the interview . after all the usual questions she asked do u really expect X lakhs and is that ok if we need reduce that ??!!!

    • Rengaraman Says:

      Welcome Karthik (LKS) 🙂

      Though your experience sounds interesting, I feel they may be testing your confidence level. If I were you, I would answer like this, “I am confident that I am worth of X lacs I asked and I am sure I will increase your business and credentials into 2X lacs in the near future”.
      Hope your X lacs is not the double or triple of your current Y lacs ctc. 🙂

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