My competitive test scores at High-school level were good - hence I studied
engineering at a good college.

Once again, my test scores were good and my profile was good - I did my MBA from
a top school.

Finally, company Y was offering fantabulous salaries, so I applied and started
working there.


And this is what happened behind the scenes.

1) Applied to 300+ companies to get to the fantabulous offer.
2) Took 6 years to build my profile and get into the top MBA program.
3) Spent my High-School years at a boarding school away from family to focus on
competitive exams.


I hope LinkedIn has a section to describe our struggles. Just to emphasize the
fact that ALL of us are indeed AVERAGE.

Originally posted by Pavan Sathiraju on LinkedIn