This story is about a young man whose inspiring post I came across on Linkedin. The man named Abdul Alim starts his post by saying that he left his home in 2013, with just 1000 rupees, and spent 800 on a train ticket.
Abdul Alim does not seem to have much of a formal education, but today he is a proud member of technical staff at Zoho.
The article by Abdul Alim is given below:
“In 2013, With just 1000 rupees, I left my home, spent 800 on a train ticket. After roaming for 2 months on the streets, finally found a job at a security desk.
One day, one of the senior employees of the company, asked my name and said – Alim, I can see something in your eyes (sounds filmy I know). He asked me about my studies and my computer knowledge.
In school I learned a little bit of HTML. Then he asked me If I want to learn more, and this is how My learning began.
Since every day after completing my 12 hours security shift, I went to the senior and learned.
About after eight months, I created a small app. An app that takes the user input and visualizes it. The senior employee showed the app to his manager and he liked it. He asked if it is possible to interview me.
I thought I will not be interviewed ever because I did not go to any college and studied only will 10th. He told that in Zoho You don’t need a college degree, What matters here is you and your skills.
And the day came, gave the interview and ..passed it.
Today it is my 8th year in Zoho Corporation.”
You may connect with Abdul Alim on Linkein through this link: : Abdul Alim on Linkedin