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Last Week I had attended my First Hiring Fair: Udacity Propel.
This a little Post on my Experience and My First Interview for a Professional position in the Real World.
Udacity hosts Hiring Fair in India.
The process is simple, they on board hiring partners after mutual agreements, background checks. Later once they have enough hiring partners with enough vacancies, they host a fair.
Nanodegree Students or Graduates get to attend these Fairs.
I’m in my Final year of Undergrad studies. The companies were mostly hiring for a Full Time role, candidates with Experience.
I was sitting in a Room filled by 180 candidates from all over India.
Fresh College graduates to People seeking a Transition to Seasoned Experts.
I was seeking entry level Data/ML/DL/SDC positons.
This was the Resume that I finally put together before the Fair.
Highlights of my Profile so far have been:
I had made a point to strictly work and put a Profile together that’s strong in just the domain that I aspire to work in.
The issue is, I had 0 experience and most companies were hiring experienced candidates.
There were 2 companies that were hiring for ML.
I think the fact that I made through the Interview round is a good indicator that I’m on the right path.
I will not provide a feedback for the Propel Event. I’m a fan of Udacity, you don’t review your heroes.
I really appreciate their courses and Events. A big thumbs up and Note of Thanks for whatever they do for us.
I will definitely attend the next Propel as well!
Udacity treats us with Pizza during the Lunch. So, I can’t say No.
To me, the fact that I didn’t know how to git pull until last fall and now I was able to walk into a completely professional scenario, give an interview with complete confidence is still unbelievable.
If you’re like me from a Month ago, here are a few silly things that gave me confidence:
TL:DR; Be confident-I was really nervous but these few silly things really helped me in staying confident.
I’m still very less knowledgable and I still haven’t gotten a “Job-job” but I really believe that I have some movement in the right direction.
The Next Few Posts will be Technical/Conceptual because that’s what I really want to write about; but if you’re starting out like me, I Hope My Silly ideas give you confidence as well.
If you’re an expert and think I’m on the right/wrong path, Please let me know.
If you found this interesting and would like to stay in touch, you can find me on Twitter here.
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