Aspiring Minds: Congratulations on securing your first job through AMCAT. How does it feel to get placed at Snapdeal?
Gurpreet: It feels great! I had always wanted to work in an IT firm and here I am – working at Snapdeal as a Quality Assurance Engineer . It’s like a dream come true!
Aspiring Minds: How did you get to know about AMCAT? How has it helped you in your job search?
Gurpreet: I appeared for the AMCAT during the pre-final year, it was conducted at our campus. I got good AMCAT scores and was confident that I shall certainly get interview calls through Aspiring Minds. As the final year approached, we’d started getting opportunities. I think it’s a simple funda – just get a good AMCAT score and opportunities shall come your way.
Aspiring Minds: Tell us something about your interview experience. What was your reaction on getting selected at Snapdeal?
Gurpreet: The selection procedure comprised of a written round followed by an H.R interview. JAVA & C++ have been my favourite subjects and I was confident enough that I would be able to crack the written round. Finally those who were selected for the written round had to appear for an H.R interview. When the results were finally announced, I was relieved as the 4 years of hard work and dedication which I’d put up, finally gave results! I thanked the almighty and shared the news with my parents & friends.
Aspiring Minds: What lessons did you learn from your interview experience? Anything that you would like to share with the AMCAT takers.
Gurpreet: I think subject knowledge and communication skills are the most important competency skills which an employer would like to see in a candidate. Something for my fellow friends – you don’t need to learn all the programming languages to impress an interviewer. Just be clear with the basics of the subjects that you’ve learnt during the 4 years of study.
Gurpreet Singh Bawa
Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology, 2012 Batch
Hired by Snapdeal