Confidence and Optimism will always take you to the right place

Confidence and Optimism will always take you to the right place

An interview with Ms.Vasumathi D, Senior software engineer, Wipro

First Job experience
My First job itself started with an MNC company, Wipro Technologies. The way I attended interview is just an accidental one. It was a fine sunny Saturday, one of my friend wanted to attend that off-campus walk in interview. So she came to my home and asked me to come with her for the interview. By that time I had lost my interest in job search nearly for one year, after completing my graduation. So without any preparation I just went with her for the interview.
More than 1000 people were standing outside of the campus along with us to attend the interview. While entering into the campus, the security people checked the profile and then only they allowed us inside the campus. When our turn came, they checked my friend's profile and told she is not eligible, because she is an engineering graduate. That interview was especially for Art & Science students, so they allowed me into the campus to attend the interview.
I was very upset and scared to attend the interview alone. I don’t want to get inside but she gave me confidence and asked me to give it a try. So just for her word I attended the interview and fortunately I got through the first round.
Interview process was going on for a month, at the end of the month I got a mail from the HR, saying that I got selected for that company as a project Engineer. That was the happiest day in my life.
Within a week I travelled to Bangalore for a 2 months training. I convinced my parents and moved to Bangalore.

Current profile/work
Working in wipro technologies for the past 3 years as a senior software engineer in performance testing domain.

Career History
Company: wipro technologies, Roles: software engineer & senior software engineer.
Worked in Bangalore for 8 month as a Software Engineer
Worked in Hyderabad for 4 months as a Software Engineer
Working in Chennai for 2 years as Senior Software Engineer

UG: completed BCA in Hindustan Collage of Arts & Science
PG:completed MBA in Madras University
Family – How do you balance work - life?
I mostly avoid working in weekends and spend those times with my family and friends

Beliefs and principles
Be Confident and Be Optimistic it will always take you to the right place

Challenging situations undergone
Due to project work we need to travel to different location. We have to work with new faces, new work environment, different food culture, unknown language.. etc. obviously it will be very challenging…. 
For one project, I moved to Hyderabad for 3 weeks’ time recruitment, but then for the committed work, you will not believe I was over there for 4 months, which was not avoidable.

Advice/tips to young girls who aspire to make a career
Always try to give first priority to your family than work.