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“Does anyone know what the job description is?” asked the hiring manager for Bengaluru-based IT services firm Mindtree Ltd, earlier this month.

Not a single one did.

The room at its Global Village campus had about 25 candidates applying for the job of software developer with the company. They had been shortlisted by a recruitment agency commissioned by Mindtree.

The reason the hiring manager (who requested anonymity because Mindtree does not allow him media interactions) asked the question was because he glanced through the resumes just before the recruitment process would kick off.

“None of the candidates had the…

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