An employee of Google shared on LinkedIn his story of finding a rental home in Bengaluru and his failures to pass tenant interviews. His post is hilarious.
A failed ‘Tenant Interview’
Searching for a new home in a new city that you’ve just moved to is a difficult task, and if this city is Bengaluru, where there are too many people seeking a place to live, it gets even more difficult. Due to the high demand, landlords often interview potential tenants, and these interviews can sometimes be more difficult to pass than a Google interview.
Recently, a man took to LinkedIn to share that he failed to clear a tenant interview in Bengaluru despite clearing the interview with tech-giant Google.
“I cleared the Google interview but failed the tenant interview in Bangalore. Here’s my short journey to clearing tenant interviews,” wrote Ripu Daman Bhadoria on LinkedIn, who works at Google as an Engineering Manager.
He then told how he failed a tenant interview in Bengaluru despite clearing a Google interview. “Last year (2022), when I relocated back to #Bangalore from #Seattle, I searched for a decent place to rent, but it was extremely difficult due to the high demand post-COVID. Given the demand, many apartment owners started interviewing prospective tenants. I was caught off guard as I miserably failed my first-ever tenant interview. That was a moment of awakening for me as I realized that there are harder interviews to clear than Google,” he added.
The next interview
Speaking about his practice for the next interviews, Mr. Bhadoria wrote, “The landlord was transparent in sharing feedback that they believed I was likely to buy a house, given that I work for Google. I never thought that working at Google could be so disadvantageous.”
After preparation and guidance from the landlords’ feedback, Mr. Bhadoria was able to clear the interview. Showing his expertise in this particular task, he wrote to his connections on LinkedIn that they could feel free to contact him.
“However, I successfully cleared the next tenant interview. Feel free to reach out to me for tenant interview experiences,” he wrote.