I wasn’t able to give an update on how my most recent job hunting went. So documenting it here to look back on my experience:
- I had a 4th round of interview with InfoSys. They scheduled another technical interview (seems like it was for another job posting) but none of the interviewers attended. They tried to reschedule but at that point I was no longer interested. Sorry, your loss!
- I also had the 5th round of interview – technical interview, 2 weeks after I had the 2-hour of take home coding exam. The interviewer was pleasant, asked me maybe 20 Java basic questions but then at the end, I felt that I wasn’t really a good fit with the role. He was asking questions about some other technologies, mostly front-end like Angular JS so I asked him “What are the skills I need to be the best fit in the role”? Both of us felt I’m not a good fit.
- I also had a technical interview with Amazon right after the coding part. I think I did well (not perfect) with the coding interview but again, when I asked about the role and if my current skills fit, I found out that I wasn’t the one they are looking for. They were looking for somebody who already had experience with machine learning because they role would be for an Alexa team. So, yup, no luck on that one either!
I did not have any luck looking for a new opportunity BUT the best part of this experience is that I learned a lot about the job hunting process here in the US and what skills I need to improve and acquire. Also.. I got extended in my current project until 2024!!! 🙂
I am very thankful that I got extended in my current project because it took a lot of stress from me. It gives me and my husband some more time to prepare in transitioning our daughter to day care so he can go back to work. Also, we are not yet ready to move out of Austin, TX.