A Must Read Inspiring Story Of A Security Guard Who Became Tech Officer In A Software Company

“It’s never too late to start learning”

Story of Abdul Alim In His Own Words:

zohoIn 2013, With just 1000 rupees, I left my home, spent 800 on a train ticket. After roaming for two months on the streets, I finally found a job at a security desk. One day a senior employee of the company asked my name. I 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 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 liked it. He asked if it is possible to interview me. I thought I will not be giving interviews ever because I did not go to any college and studied only till the 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. I want to thank Shibu Alexis (the senior employee) for all the knowledge and lessons and Zoho Corporation for allowing me to prove myself. On a final note, it is never too late to start learning..

“It’s never too late to start learning. What’s stopping you?”

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