“Reskilling and Upskilling is the key in the post pandemic world.”Abhijeet Sanyal – VP – Technology Staffing Services-Raqmiyat LLC-UAE

Abhijeet Sanyal – VP – Raqmiyat LLC

In this interview with Naukrigulf, Mr. Abhijeet Sanyal , talks about his professional journey, employment during Covid-19 times, and a little about himself. Here’s what he had to share:

Please share your professional journey with us and how did you reach where you are.

I started my professional journey 15 years ago as a hardcore sales professional in the print media in 2005. I changed industries from media to banking and remained a sales professional until 2008 when I started my staffing journey with Magna Infotech in Hyderabad.

My role was business manager but in order to understand the business my boss asked me to work as a recruiter for three months during which period I had couple of closures.

The idea was to understand the pain of the most important engine in staffing that is recruitment. This helped me understand the nuances of sourcing / selling a particular job to the prospective candidates. It also made me believe that recruitment is not part of HR but a sub section of sales.

At the end of the day the recruiter is selling a job. This initial period helped me in my professional growth immensely and made me a person that I am today.

Which aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

My role has changed over the years, but still the most joyful moment of my role is that when I know the client has selected the profile sent by us. The joy is immense and magical.

Currently, my team includes sales professionals as well recruitment delivery professionals but having been on both sides of the coin, the delivery will always be special to me.

What is the best part about working in your company? 

Raqmiyat is a local emirati company that has been in the business for over 35 years. It is a matter of pride and honor that I can walk into any ministry in the country without any hassles as I represent one of the largest business houses in UAE. The company believes in giving a free hand to the professionals and believes in attracting talent from different nationalities – typically, what UAE stands for.

What is your favorite way to de-stress after a long day at work? 

Playing snakes and ladders with my 4 years old daughter is the single biggest de-stress therapy for me.

Please share your favorite books or authors with our audience.

Growing up, I was not much into books apart from my academic books. I was majorly into outdoor sports.  However, as I grew in my career I realized the importance of books and my first read was “The Alchemist” by the legendary Paulo Coelho. I was so influenced by this book that I have read it multiple times and still have it on my bookshelf.

The other books that influenced me were “Magic of Thinking Big” / “Lateral Thinking” by Edward DeBono. I am a huge fan of the writings of Amish Tripathi and his Shiva Trilogy and Ramchandra Series.

Do you live by any particular motto?

Stress doesn’t help.

What advice would you like to give to the jobseekers who are struggling to find a job during the times of COVID-19?

These are unprecedented times and none of us in this lifetime has witnessed such a situation. We all are equally devasted by the suddenness of this pandemic. There are widespread job cuts in multiple industries and my advice to the affected professionals is to utilize this period in reskilling and upskilling themselves.

The business will change and when the recovery will happen, it would need people those are equipped to take up such jobs. Reskilling and Upskilling is the key in the post pandemic world.

Any suggestions for jobsites to help them become more relevant in the post Covid -19 world?

Job sites like Naukrigulf can play a major role in such a scenario. Job seekers who have lost their jobs should be on top of the search pages so recruiters have more access to such resumes. Also, running a campaign for such job seekers to make their resumes more attractive and help them grab the required eyeballs.

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