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Vatsal Nahata lands job at World Bank after 600 Emails, 80 Calls: Know his success story

First Published: 29th September, 2022 16:28 IST

Getting his dream job was not easy for Vatsal. In 2 months, he sent over 1500 connection requests on LinkedIn, wrote 600 emails, and got on 80 calls.

Vatsal Nahata, a 23-year-old Ivy League student from Delhi landed a job at the World Bank after a long journey.

Getting a job and reaching the top of a career field, these things are often related, but getting a job in an area that you are passionate about can be a reward in and of itself.

Similarly, getting a job at the World Bank was not easy for Vatsal. The Ivy League graduate wrote 600 cold emails and got on 80 odd cold calls in 2 months, and finally when he got four job offers he choose the World Bank.

It was more than a reward for Vatsal after he landed the job.

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As it is said, hard work is never wasted and always pays off, and there is no shortcut to success, and Nahata proved it right.

How Vatsal Nahata got a job with the World Bank?

The 23-year-old took to LinkedIn and narrated his challenging career journey in a long post.

He start saying that he started applying for jobs in March 2020 as he was about to finish his graduation at Yale. Unfortunately, the timing for Nahata was not right.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, companies were on a spree to fire employees during that period and hiring was not actively pursued by companies.

At one point, he began to wonder what the point of coming to Yale was if he could not even get a job here.

However, he was determined that returning to India was not an option.

In 2 months, he sent over 1500 connection requests on LinkedIn, wrote 600 emails, and 80 calls with all types of people, but he was getting nowhere.

Finally, after knocking on so many doors, his strategy paid off. By the first week of May, Vatsal Nahata had four job offers and he choose the World Bank.

Read Vatsal Nahata’s full LinkedIn post here:

Vatsal’s LinkedIn post has been liked by more than 19, 747 people.

Who is Vatsal Nahata ?

Vatsal is a Research Analyst at the International Monetary Fund, where he works on the Thailand, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Myanmar country teams.

He previously worked as a Consultant at the World Bank’s Education GP in Washington, DC.

He holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Yale University (Class of 2020) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi’s Shri Ram College of Commerce (Class of 2018).

 Vatsal Nahata with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

His primary research interests are in Development Economics, Macroeconomics, and related policies. He also enjoys coding in Python and R, as well as their statistical/machine learning applications.

About The World Bank :

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to governments in low- and middle-income countries to fund capital projects.

The World Bank is the umbrella term for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), two of five international organizations owned by the World Bank Group.

At the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, it was established alongside the International Monetary Fund. After a slow start, it made its first loan to France in 1947.

Its loan strategy is influenced by the Millennium Development Goals as well as environmental and social safeguards.

The World Bank is led by a president, 25 executive directors, and 29 vice presidents as of 2022.

IBRD and IDA each have 189 and 174 members, respectively.

The United States, Japan, China, Germany, and the United Kingdom have the most voting power. The bank makes loans to developing countries in order to alleviate poverty.

The bank is involved in a number of global partnerships and initiatives, and it is working to address climate change.

About Yale University :

Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, is a private Ivy League research university. It is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world, having been founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School.

As of October 2020, 65 Nobel laureates, five Fields Medalists, four Abel Prize laureates, and three Turing Award winners have been affiliated with Yale University. In addition, Yale has graduated many notable alumni, including five U.S. presidents, 10 Founding Fathers, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 31 living billionaires,54 College founders and presidents, many heads of state, cabinet members and governors.



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