I did really badly in school, didn't bother studying. ( Engineering ) Realized my mistake when I was in my final year and started to panic when I knew I had to get a proper job or I'll end up as a loser. Started exploring options in banks and tried to network my way into a bank. Couldn't even get an interview due to my shitty grades.
During the application process I decided to diversify my risk by applying to ops and getting into the door of abank. Somehow I managed to get an interview with one of the BBs (really by luck since my grades were shit even for ops). Smashed the interviews and assessment centres and got hired in the graduate program. (Ops) I was thinking to myself - yeah I'll just climb up slowly once I get in. Sad to say, it's been 6 months now and I don't see any significant chance of me moving into . Life sucks.
Ask me anything. I'll be glad to share so you don't end up like me.