Shut up and hire me!

Guys, I am looking for new job and searching it through popular (old, sluggish, ad oriented) job sites really sucks. They could be better than anything. You have to add keywords as skills and that’s what millions other job seekers also do. It makes an individual too common and average as there’s no space for creativity. No wonder recruiter’s inbox always flooded with irrelevant resumes when they post job ad on such sites.  And who can say it better than these guys?

And I really don’t want to add one more email there.Here’s what I want to say

Riyaj Shaikh (a.k.a.Bob) is now laid off and looking for an opportunity to work with passionate guys in software industry – preferably in Pune. In past, I had worked with some awesome guys in software testing and technical marketing industry. Also,

I am worth Hiring. Yes, I might have less experience than others BUT I can do some things that others probably not or can not. Yes, I can do specified work to me for sure but I am also talking about these:

  • I am Honest.
  • I am a better human being and a team-mate that you can hire, as recommended by my previous employer.
  • I have better documentation skills, you need evidence? Just view my some documents here on blog like this and this one.
  • I am creative. If not, this blog post would not be there. I am always in search of new and better ways of doing a work and practice it all-the time, just like I use of social media for this cause.
  • I had worked as Tester and Writer in past. You can see my writings on this blog, and some posts on previous employer’s  website.Few of my other articles includes Cube Game and Testing Software on Testing Planet magazine and few on Testing Circus magazine.Oh yes, some were also published on NASSCOMM EMERGE BLOG !
  • I take decisions, which I consider are the best part of mine. The decisions about anything helped me a lot to stand as a better human being.
  • I am very openhearted; I surely wont  hide from you If  got impressed of you!
  • I work for an organization and wherever I work, I think first about it.

The above cartoon is my visual resume, you might need my doc resume!


 I need YOUR help. Please help me to spread this. Tweet it, share it on Facebook or forward it to anyone you think might be hiring. 


[Please contact me through mail – or just call – 91-97621-35530]

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Thanks for reading and sharing!

Business is just a game.

When I was sixteen, I had a fever and vomitting problems which had lasted for over a month. Unfortunetly ,until theday before the surgery, no doctor had thought that there could be an infection in the brain , which was giving me a fever and sinus. It was a critical operation and the hospital had called in their best surgeons for the job. I could not attend most of my school year – 10th class, an important year in the academic career. The hospital discharged me just one month before the final exams.

Actually something interesting happened with me that day – the day of the operation. When my dad and mom left me with surgeons in operation room, I had no idea about things going on around me and I was semi-concious. A sexy nurse was ensuring that my blood pressure stayed normal and  gave me an injection for the same. Slowly and steadily I fell into a deep sleep and  I could not hear what was being discussed around me.

Though everyone in the room thought I was in sleeping, I really wasn’t. After a few minutes, there were some louder voices in as the  room.After some moments I saw my Grandma (aabbu) by my side, then grandpa (I call him miri ke abba), mom , dad, and a few of my friends from school. Everyone was talking to me at the same time. And I could hear them so clearly  even though the  natural rules of audio mixing at same levels were not being followed. Everyone was saying that they need me in their life, and I had always been a good boy who never hurt anyone. I also saw a girl who I always kept looking at in the class. She was beautiful. Every good moment from childhood and school days was coming as a flashback to me in those moments.

After a few seconds, something went wrong and I couldn’t hear anything anymore.(As doctors said later to me) my heartbeats had stopped completely and the blood pressure had gone to zero. Riyaj (had) died.

But hey, I am alive today! as Apparently the doctors could after all save me with a series of shock treatments.

It’s been 7 years, but still I remember each and everything about that flashback moment. It was shocking, and changed my life completely. Even changed how I look towards my life.

You know what, there’s nothing after life. There never was.

I just wish that when I experience that flashback moment  again , I want to see good people telling me that I brought some value to their world.

Business,career all are just a game. Actually we are all here to have a good time with people while we can!

Happy life.