- IT professional Arsh Nandan posted about his job search in a LinkedIn post
- Arsh shared that as soon as people learned of his cancer diagnosis, their behavior changed
- An IT company offered Arsh a job when he was healthy and ready to work
IT professional Arsh Nandan Prasad recently managed to get a job. However, what was the most amazing aspect of this hiring was that Prasad is a cancer patient and underwent chemotherapy for the treatment. He landed the job offer while in hospital receiving treatment.
The young job aspirant took to LinkedIn to talk about his successful job search. Prasad posted an image of himself sitting in a hospital bed. He is dressed in a medical gown and busy working on his laptop. The IT professional, who lost his hair following chemotherapy sessions, went on to describe how he was not selected by companies as he went through one of the most difficult times of his life. .
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Prasad further emphasized that he is not looking for sympathy and wants to prove his worth. “When you give your best in interviews but aren’t selected for the simple fact that you’re going through a difficult time in life, it certainly shows how generous these companies are…While recruiters learn that I am fighting cancer, I see the change in their expressions I don’t need your sympathy!!I’m here to prove myself…Just a recent photo of me giving an interview during my training sessions chemotherapy,” Prasad’s LinkedIn post read.
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Within days, Prasad’s social media post went viral. Prasad’s job search even caught the eye of Nilesh Satpute, CEO of a Maharashtra-based technology company, Applied Cloud Computing. Satpute asked Prasad to stop looking for work and continue with his treatment. he also offered him a job in his company whenever he was fit to join him.
Satpute commented on prasad’s Linkedin post: “Hi Arsh! You are a warrior. Please stop attending interviews during your treatment. I have checked your references, they are very strong. You can join us whenever you want. There will be no interview (sic).”