It is stated that there is no shortcut to success and that no amount of effort is ever in vain. Ivy League graduate Vatsal Nahata validated it. After making 600 emails and 80 phone calls, the Yale University graduate who had been applying for his ideal job at the World Bank finally succeeded. In a lengthy post on LinkedIn that has received more than 15,000 likes, Mr. Nahata has detailed every step of his trip. Nearly 100 individuals have also shared their experiences.
The young man’s motivational adventure began at COVID-19 in 2020, just as he was ready to receive his diploma from the esteemed college.
He began the piece by claiming that businesses were firing people mercilessly because they were bracing for the worst.
“I didn’t currently have a job, and I had two months till graduation. Additionally, I attended “Yale.” What was the point of going to Yale when I couldn’t get a job here? I pondered. When my parents phoned to check on me, it was more challenging for me to seem strong, “Mr. Nahata remarked.
“However, I was adamant that I would not return to India and that my first salary would only be paid in US dollars. I avoided job application forms and employment websites in favor of networking, which was a risk I was willing to take, “Added he.
Then, Mr. Nahata noted, he sent more than 1,500 connection requests and 600 cold emails, got on 80 odd cold calls, and faced many rejections. In only two months.
The Gentle Hum of Anxiety, a song from the 2010 movie “The Social Network,” became, according to him, his most-played song on YouTube.
“In the end, I had pounded on so many doors that my plan had worked! By the first week of May, I had received four job offers, and I decided to work for the World Bank. After I completed my OPT and my boss gave me co-authorship on a study on machine learning with the World Bank’s current Director of Research (unusual for a 23-year-old), they agreed to sponsor my visa, “Mr. Nahata stated.
The Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) graduate in economics went on to say what the challenging time had taught him: His understanding of the value of networking, confidence that I could survive in any situation, and realization that an Ivy League degree could only take him so far.
According to Mr. Nahata, the goal of sharing his story with the world is to inspire people never to give up. “If you’re going through a similar experience when it feels like the world is crumbling around you, keep going, and don’t let the day end gently! If you learn from your errors and knock on enough doors, better days will arrive, “He remarked as he concluded the message.