Jasbir Chatterjee

Gold Star - 13,238 Points (4 March 1966 / Delhi)

A Job Interview - Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

A job interview,
As you grow older,
Isn't always
A pleasant experience;
But whatever be the outcome,
It is always a memorable experience;
For like a well-meaning, true friend,
It forces the bitter truth down your throat,
Knocks off your rose-colored spectacles,
Pulls you out of your shallow pond of complacence,
And compels
You to hold on to your best
Before it loses its existence…

A job interview,
As you grow older,
Isn't always
A pleasant experience;
But whatever be the outcome,
It is always a memorable experience;
For like a true well-wisher,
It helps you control your annoyance,
Nurture your patience,
Smile through all those mindless,
Inane questions,
Those silly comments,
On your marital history, your past choices.

Topic(s) of this poem: career, jobs

Form: Free Verse


Comments about A Job Interview by Jasbir Chatterjee

  • Upendra Upm (7/2/2017 11:53:00 PM)

    pulls you out of your shallow pond of complacence, is very good articulation.controlling annoyance, inane questions.
    are really good.Yes it is still male-chauvinistic society.People derive sadistic pleasure fiddling with inner equilibrium
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    Jasbir ChatterjeeJasbir Chatterjee(7/5/2017 12:59:00 AM)

    Thanks for commenting, Upendra. I really appreciate it.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (6/30/2017 10:57:00 PM)

    Nice portrayal of a job-interview experience when one is in his or her 50s. It may not be a happy occasion but still has its positive points for the interviewee. Awesome work. Thanks.
    It helps you control your annoyance.... Nurture your patience
    Smile through all those mindless.... Inane questions
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    Jasbir ChatterjeeJasbir Chatterjee(7/1/2017 3:16:00 AM)

    Thank you, Rajnishji, for such a delightful comment.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/30/2017 6:30:00 AM)

    A job interview gives memorable outcome definitely. Growing older also a person keeps these memories and great experiences control mind. The history of past choices remain inside mind and we think upon this. An amazing poem is very well crafted and shared here...10 (Report)Reply

    Jasbir ChatterjeeJasbir Chatterjee(6/30/2017 6:52:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot, Kumarmani, for such a thoughtful comment. I appreciate it.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 30, 2017

Poem Edited: Friday, June 30, 2017


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