Just a very short post here!
This thing about campus recruitment in Bhutan – it is a very recent phenomenon in the country. This is where students are hand picked and companies offer jobs to them before they even graduate. The concept is fairly new in Bhutan. I think it started with BOB’s new CEO, Mr. Kinga Tshering. He is currently the CEO of DHI Infra Ltd. It was his idea (of course the idea was already there in other countries and he maybe the first to do it here) to call graduates to attend interview before they graduate.
I came through a similar channel (the decision, which I often regret, but now not so much) and my opinion towards the program is mixed. It is definitely a wonderful opportunity for graduates to have jobs promised even before they finish their studies. But again, especially, at that stage, when graduates feel that they will not get anywhere – that feeling of helplessness (which is not always true) gets the better of them and then they go for it only to realize that they have lost better opportunities in life.
But this is not what I had in my mind when I decided to write this post. The argument is now from graduates who have studied abroad. They think it is unfair because companies handpick graduates from Bhutanese colleges and that at the end it reduces their chances of working in these organizations. What do you think? The argument certainly sounds true. Again – if we really think again – the fact that the companies recruit these graduates (mostly corporations, never government jobs), now there are slightly more opportunities for those graduates who have studied elsewhere, especially in the civil service – because that’s where most graduates want to be. Right?
By the way campus recruitment is not really sexy anymore –unlike a few years ago!