From losing job to finding the perfect work life balance – Tomson Robert

From losing job to finding the perfect work life balance - Tomson Robert

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\"TomsonI had a dream. The dream was to become a Management Consultant. However,�during my B School placements, I crumbled under pressure and I did not manage to�clear the interviews for any of the consulting firms. To make matters worse, three�days into the placement and ten interviews later, I did not get placed in any job. I was�on the verge of losing hope.

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However when you reach the tipping point towards hopelessness, somehow, an�unseen force from another dimension always intervenes. On the fourth day of�placements, a prestigious global multinational company came to our campus�unscheduled. The company was intending to recruit for their Management Trainees�programme. The programme trained future leaders and included rotation across�various business lines and locations of the company. Since more than half of my�batchmates were already placed by the fourth day, I easily managed to get recruited.�The Management Trainee profile had nothing to do with Management Consulting�and to make matters worse it was mostly a Marketing job and different from my�specialisation � Finance. However I put my heart and soul into the job, learned the�tricks of the trade and in time, I started performing well. But this was short lived.�September 15, 2008 is the day the Lehman Brothers collapsed. Little did I know that�this would trigger a series of events that would ultimately result in me losing my first job. Nine months later, I was without a Job. At the time the Job market was dry and�for a guy like me with just an year of work experience, it was a nightmare finding a�job matching my profile.

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�It doesn�t matter what you have learned, what matters is your willingness to�learn new things.�

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In my desperation, I took up a job in a BPO. As one of the top ranking students of my�B School, it was a humbling experience for me to work night shifts and to do a�mundane outsourcing job. However I tried hard to love what I am doing so that I can�eventually be good at it. In time, in this job too, I started performing well. But I never�settled in the job and never gave up my dream of being a management consultant.

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Today, eight years after losing my first job, I work in one of the leading Management�Consulting firms� in the world. There are many lessons I have learned in these eight�years. The most important one being � the willingness to learn new things and�keeping on reinventing oneself.

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These lessons have been expressed by way of ten short stories in my book. The�book revolves around three main characters, and through their eyes, I have tried to�communicate the dilemmas a modern professional faces at work and more importantly, focusing on aspects that actually matter in life � Family.

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About the author: Tomson Robert is a Management Consultant by day and amateur author by night. Husband to a beautiful wife, father to�an adorable baby girl and raised (along with a smart younger brother) by loving parents in God�s�Own Country (a.k.a Kerala, India).�Currently living in Dubai and working for a consulting firm. He can be reached at :�authortomson@gmail.com

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About the Book :

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Work Life & the Balance in Between is�a collection of 10 contemporary short stories based on the corporate world and life in�general. Although these stories are works of fiction, they capture real life situations and dilemmas�that I have seen and faced.�Each story is aimed to leave the reader with a message.

\nAre you stuck in a job you don�t love?�Are you made to do flunky work in office?�Do you struggle to balance work and life?�Do you want to quit your job and start a business of your own?�Do you wonder about the meaning of love and life?�If these questions apply to you, then this book is for you.\n\n \n\n Book lovers can �Contribute articles �& �join our Review program to receive review copies of new release books.� And if you are an author, share about you & your book(s) in Author�s corner & do take a look at our unique community approach to Book Marketing.!

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