Raj Fernando, grew up in New York as a child of two very intelligent parents. His father was a Fulbright scholar from aboard while his mother studied at Julliard. Starting at a young age, Raj was already surrounded by some of the best minds in the world, his parents. He quickly has come to appreciate that style in the work place of his company. At Chopper Trading, he has a rather intense hiring process. While most firms would look at 30 people, and maybe only hire 3, and fire 27, Raj Fernando does the opposite.
They start by bringing in 2 or 3 candidates, and focus on seeing how they get along with the work environment. They take a tour of the wall less offices, a detailed explanation of their potential duties, and a quick hi to everyone they might be working with or interacting on some level with. Programmers for example start with meeting Raj, and are given some quick questions that promote creativity. Nothing technical is asked at this stage, since Raj is not a programmer himself. If Raj likes him or her, they are sent to the programmers for more intense interviewing. The people they meet are related to the vacancy by either having had the job, have the job currently, or are training for a job at the time. After all the interviews are done the person is circled back to Raj who at that point knows if they are going to fit into the culture or not based on his valued employees’ reviews of the candidate.
Raj Fernando was given some amazing advice while working for a Hillary Clinton foundation; Surround yourself with the best and brightest and nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams. This is advice that he has unknowingly been following since he was young.
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