MLH Prep: My Interview Experience after 2 rejections

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The First Interview

So as might have read in the above image they are looking for Passion, good communication skills, Eligilibilty, a decent setup, and Professionalism. I joined through the link on time, Rashika joined a few moments later. She asked me first some basic questions based on Eligibility criteria. Like Are you eligible to work in your country? Are you 18 years of age? and some basic info questions. Then she asked me to introduce myself, this is one of the hardest questions to answer because there is nothing right and nothing wrong. The way you are going to present yourself to the interviewer will decide your overall interview performance. I started first with my Name and College, then I talked about my tech stack and past experiences with some reasonable logic to the choices I made in my career. keep in mind you only have 15–20 mins so keep things short and precise.

The Final Interview

This time it was a technical round interview. All the questions will be based on the projects that I made. The form that you filled in the application must have asked you to fill in your project details this is the place where that project will be discussed.

The Conclusion

It was an amazing learning experience in every aspect of the process. From start to begin, I was learning something or the other. Right from writing a good essay, to showing up on time, speaking good English, and having an overall positive attitude. Even if you are rejected 2 times. let’s talk about rejection a bit I got rejected in the first round of interviews because of my communication skills, I got this feedback from the MLH community. After taking this feedback I started working on my communication skills. Once I was satisfied with my progress I applied again. That’s it this is the secret formula for success “Either you lean from other's mistakes which is hard, OR you learn from your own mistakes” have room for errors in your journey.

Thank You

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Sanjay Singh Rajpoot

Summer of Bitcoin ’22 • LFX Mentee’22 @mojaglobal • GSoC’21 @ProcessingOrg • Ex-Intern @Disecto • 👨‍💻▪️ Full Stack Developer (MERN) • Tech Blogger