Lately, I heard people talking about Interview and Internship, that interview is a good way to test your skills and let you know where you presently stand, and getting an internship is a good sign for your developer journey.
On July 11, I had a talk to my brother about my skills and works during the night walk, and that was when I decided to apply for internships and get myself tested😼.
I woke up and started to edit my online resume in InternShala and here is the look what my resume looks like:
I applied for 20-25 Internship which were related to MERN stack and just after 2 hours I got responded and was told that I am shortlisted and to get Interviewed at 3 PM
Initially was nervous and scared by looking into the Short-Listed peoples, once I thought of skipping the interview and call it a network error, I knew this was the demon(👿) inside me, pushing me back to my comfort zone.
Finally, I decided to face my fear of being judged based on skills and fear of Being in an Interview with a lot of applicants from top colleges.
We were updated about the medium of Interview, the order of occurring, and the timings.
I was placed at 8th in the list, and told my timing was 4 PM, I sat on my table at 3 and made myself a cup of Tea☕, and was so nervous that I forgot about the Tea, but finally drank it after I got interviewed.
The medium selected was Zoom Video Call App, and I was in time(⌛),
Internship It is a startup, and they want to hire a Backend Developer with knowledge of MERN stack.
Was I selected?🤔 The result is not announced now.
What is the Stipend🤔 Stipend is not a green sign for your interest and if you're seeking to learn I would recommend not focus on a stipend.
Here the stipend was 1K to 3K💸 INR(13- 40💲)/ per month.
What is my age I am 18 years old and currently in the 1st Year of my Undergraduate degree.
I was scheduled for 4 PM, and I made it on time. Initially, I joined and turned my camera off, and decided to keep it closed until I get asked, and there were lakhs of thoughts going on in my head.
The Green Status was that Every Applicant was Interviewed Personally
As my camera was turned off, a popup came with a
The host wants you to open your camera, and I suddenly clicked on Open.
The interview begins with and I was scared too, the interview had 2 judges, both were engineers, where I would appreciate both the judges, they were friendly and at the same time calm too...
Firstly I begin by saying Good Afternoon Sir, but my hands were not going fine, and that is what Aksay Sir noticed and told me to calm, and that was when I took a deep breath and begin with the introduction.
After the introduction, Himanshu Sir
(the host), asked me to show some of my work, which I am proud of.
After the talk related to the works and experience, the other Sir (i don't remember his name), and I, will call him Mr_Sir, then he begins with saying, Ok that is about your work, but what you would prefer as your tech stack, where I commented with MERN stack, and MR_Sir was like ok I am done.
Now the professional talk's were done, then Himanshu sir, asked me What is my age and my college status,
I am 18 years old and currently in my first year,
where Himanshu sir, reacted with saying
this is really good, in this age, you have a great profile and would love to ask you, will you work for a long term with us?
My answer was YES, and finally, it was the end of the interview, where the final statement was made by Himanshu Sir,
Okay we will let you know about the selections shortly.
🎉🎉At the End🎉🎉🎉
It was a really good first-time experience🦄, and really enjoyed it and, lately I a sum-up with what mistakes I made, and how to improve next time.
The Interview Went For 10 Minutes.⌛
🔸Tips to Developers🔸
Never hesitate to be tested, and the interview is the good way to know where you lack,
If you think your skills are not enough to land on an internship, make sure internship, is the way to learn not doing a JOB if you get stuck somewhere, the Team hiring has enough resources for you to solve the problem.
That's all I wanted to share with You all, in case you need any help related resources to prepare, feel free to contact me🎉.
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