What to wear for an interview

Dress to impress – What to wear for an interview

Yes! You cracked that coding interview round and you rocked the phone…

Yes! You cracked that coding interview round and you rocked the phone screening and now you received an onsite interview call. Nothing more thrilling than receiving that onsite interview invite. One of the the most important thing (and also one of the most neglected thing) for the onsite interview is the dress code. Once you get the interview invite, most of us (nerdy engineers) dig ourselves in to books and preparation that we do not think about what to wear until the last second. Specially the new grad students tend to grab the only piece of “formal” clothing and rush to the interview. Where as what you wear actually reflects your personality. I totally agree what and how much you know is what ultimately matters while receiving a job offer. But what you wear plays a vital role as well. If you are dressed smart your confidences boosts to the next level and that affects positively towards your interview. I am also coming from the same place and have gone through the same dilemma of  – ‘whether is it ok to wear a jeans to the interview or no?’ ‘Does it really matter what I wear?’ ‘I am good as long as I answer everything, right?’. And have ended up dressing up too much or dressing too odd. Which ultimately resulted into wearing a n awkward expression on the face instead of the confidence. So, here are things that I have learnt by listening to advice from seniors, coming from my own experience and little bit of research.

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International travel

International travel hacks

As much as I love going back home to India or for…

As much as I love going back home to India or for that matter as much as I love traveling, thinking of 15-20 hours of flight journey gives me a tiny panic attack. Not able to sleep on planes, constantly changing temperatures and pressures, small congested seats, connecting flights fiascos, long and boring layovers and unavoidable jet lags – oh god! But I have learnt some tricks to survive through these and here are my few hacks for your next long international travel.

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Exam time Upma

When it comes to cooking, I am, well what can I say…

When it comes to cooking, I am, well what can I say – lazy, bored, unenthusiastic, indifferent, blah blah person ever. Two years back if you would have asked me for simple chai, you would have got nothing. But destiny teaches you. Now I am able to feed myself, not with junk, but with healthy self-cooked food. I still don’t enjoy cooking as much. But I have taught myself taking care of me. And cooking and eating good is part of it.

Upma is one of those recipes – for lazy ones. Its easy, quick, tasty and healthy. I think its perfect for students. Specially during exams when you don’t have much time for cooking, but you can not eat outside, still need to fill your belly to keep you engine going. So, this month I thought to share my upma recipe with you all.

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How do you commute?

Being in a same city for twenty four years can really give…

Being in a same city for twenty four years can really give you freaks when you shift to a new city. But we are not talking about new city, its about whole new country on your own! I was totally scared to go out in the fear of getting lost in my starting days here. And slowly I discovered power of different apps which made confident that some way or the other I will get back home safe and sound. It is very handy to know different commute options when you are in USA. Some places like New York, Chicago etc have excellent public transport while in California commute through public transport can be a real trouble. (30 mins drive can end up being 2 hours and more journey as you will have to change couple of buses and bus routes would be longest possible ones!). Knowing different commute option can be really efficient. So, I am sharing all the ways of commute and finding ways that I have been using since in USA. These commute options have saved me through many situations – different interview calls, airport travels, commute to internships and job places and even grocery shoppings. So here goes my guide to efficient commute.

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Summer Internship 101 – Coding Interview preparation guidelines

The most vital part of an international graduate student in U.S. is…

The most vital part of an international graduate student in U.S. is a Summer internship. It’s the stepping stone of your career. It’s not only important because of learning experience, opportunity to earn and manage expenses but also many companies convert internships into full time jobs. So, it has to be approached very sincerely with planning and good preparation.

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