Why do B.Tech Courses Need Seminars?

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I once interviewed as a Technical Writer for a startup in Kerala – I was just 1 job old, and very nervous. As you might have understood already, this job doesn’t require one to have a B.Tech degree, and, like most people in India, I was also an accidental ‘engineer’. (This word is highly misused. Passing Degree != Being Engineer) So this interview panel consisted of three men. The first part of the interview went really well – I had decent work experience and could answer all their questions. However, the interview went really, really long, and as is the case of long interviews, it went haywire. I think they ran out of questions after a point, as it was probably the first time they were interviewing a tech writer. They started asking me about the thing I knew least – Electronics and Communication. I was flustered. There I was, explaining […]

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How to Hack Your Will Power

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My Story with Will Power My whole life, I’d been a couch potato who watched/read multiple movies/books per day. We never had sports in school because of sexist school rules (long story for later), and college was more or less the same. I followed this lifestyle as a working woman too. Owing to work and general laziness, I had been eating restaurant food almost every other day. Until a few months back, when I joined the gym. Within a few weeks, I was eating clean continuously for a few days at a time! (WHAT).  Not one sugary or junk food for a few whole days. What the actual fuck?! Was this actually me?! After much deep thought, I came to this genius conclusion: I was so into my work out routine that I didn’t want to set myself back by eating junk. It was all me! “It is all my hard work at the […]

Day 3/21: Three’s a charm; Interview Day

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I woke up at 9:30, and went straight to work. I watched a Gary Vaynerchuck video to help kickstart the day. I had three longs interviews today, one that went over 2.5 hours and squeezed a quick lunch in between – thank God for Swiggy. Interviewing is something I don’t really enjoy because I am forced to judge a person without knowing anything substantial. But it’s not like I can vet a person for months before offering them a job, so I have no choice. You know what’s worse than interviews? Shortlisting resumes. We’ve all read these articles about how companies instantly reject resumes when they see a spelling error, and it made sense to me back then. Now I’m like WTF?! What if it’s some genius who just made an unfortunate typo. Yes, I notice the typo (I was a professional Grammar Nazi for the first two years of my career) and cringe, […]