March 18, 2017
With the beginning of new year, every startup’s open mailing list starts receiving emails from graduate students for summer internship. I have read hundreds of applications that follow a generic template, somewhat like this:   Dear Sir/Ma'am, My name is <name> and I am currently pursuing my <degree> in <major> from <institute>. I am well-versed […]
November 20, 2016
Tech hiring has become a competitive affair these days. Like racers vying for pole position at a Grand Prix—tech firms are trying to outdo each other to acquire and retain the best talent. Wages or work environment, competition is evident. With globalization, the fortunes of the Indian Economy underwent a marked change in the last […]
January 8, 2015
LinkedIn recently launched a report of the 25 hottest tech skills that got people hired in 2014 and topping the list, were Statistical Analysis and Data Mining and Middleware and integration software engineer. If you go through the list in a little more detail, you'll find things like Business Intelligence, IC specialist, Game Development and Algorithm Design.
November 7, 2014
Old Indian uncle to newly placed college grad - "I heard you got placed? Where are you working?"  College grad to uncle - "I got placed in Google, uncle. I am very happy!"  Old Indian uncle - "Oh, you didn't get Infosys?"  College grad - *Facepalm* The brand of a company matters a lot, especially […]
August 13, 2014
"Today's world is drowning in data and starving for insights." - Anon I thought that was quite profound. There are roughly 2.9 billion internet users in this world. Close to half the world's population uses the internet and for an internet company, that mean generation of a lot of data. And data being what it […]
August 8, 2014
I recently came across this really good video by where the crew interviewed some top engineers, artists and writers from the gaming industry. The purpose was to understand how to get into the gaming industry. The workforce of the gaming industry is segregated into developers, artists and writers. The writers come up with the […]
August 8, 2014
Video resumes are incredibly interactive - each minute on a video, if used well are worth a thousand words. It is so easy to go through a 3 minute video and you would have conveyed more than what you could have with a 100 page booklet about yourself. Humour, creativity and imagination, when put to […]
July 25, 2014
A few weeks back, we saw quite a few interns leave us as their respective internships had come to an end. Between the 7-8 interns, they have left quite a bit of their signatures on HackerEarth's journey, through the important contributions that they've made. From what I've seen, I think it would be fair to […]
July 18, 2014
Yup, you heard me. Your résumé is boring. Back in the day, the tag of an IIT or a foreign university might have helped you stand out, but not anymore. There are going to be too many IITs and last year alone close to 200,000 students went abroad to study. How are you going to […]
January 30, 2014
A tech interview is one of the most strenuous things that a programmer can be put through. Companies like Google and Facebook put prospective employees through as many as 8 to 9 rounds of interviews before making a hiring decision. Each round is tougher than the previous round and the number of mistakes that you […]