“600 Emails, 80 Calls”: A 23-Year-Old On How He Landed A Job At The World Bank

Vatsal Nahata also shared what hard times taught him and helped him become a more evolved human being.

It is said that hard work is not wasted and there are no shortcuts to success. Vatsal Nahata, an Ivy League graduate, agreed with him. The Yale graduate kept trying for his dream job at the World Bank and after 600 emails and 80 phone calls, he got the job. I’ve arrived. Nahata shared his entire journey in a long LinkedIn post that was liked by more than 15,000 people. His story was shared by nearly 100 people.

This young man’s inspiring journey began in the midst of COVID-19 in 2020 as he was graduating from a prestigious university.

He said at the beginning of the post that companies are rushing to lay off employees in preparation for the worst.

“I didn’t have a job on hand and wanted to graduate in two months. And I was a student at Yale. I thought to myself, what’s the point of coming to Yale if you can’t get one?” I work here. When my parents called me and asked how I was doing, it was hard to say it out loud,” Nahata said.

“But I asserted that returning to India was not an option and that my first salary would only be in dollars. I did,” he added.

Nahata added that he has since sent over 1,500 connection requests, written 600 cold emails, received 80 cold calls, and faced numerous rejections in two months. He also said that “The Gentle Hum of Anxiety” from the 2010 film The Social Network became the most-played song on YouTube.

“In the end, I had so many knocks on my door that my strategy paid off! By the first week of May, I had four job offers and chose the World Bank. They were happy to sponsor my visa after my manager offered me an article on machine learning (unheard of for a 23-year-old) with the current head of research at the World Bank, Nahata said. I’m here.

A business graduate from the Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in Delhi said this difficult time has taught him a few things. An Ivy League degree got him only so far.

Nahata said the purpose of sharing his experience with the world is to encourage people to never give up. Keep going, don’t walk in on this good night! Learn from your mistakes, knock on enough doors, and better days will come,” he finished the post.

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