Monday, March 26, 2012

Some help for your interview - My check-list

Recently, due to the upcoming internship/training period here at the University, everyone is going for interviews, including my self. So before going to my interview i made a check-list to prepare my self for the interview. I decided to give you guys my check-list and what i referred so it'll save you some time and will be of some help to you in the end.

First of all, this is the set of list that i thought i should have some understanding before going for an interview for a trainee software engineer.

You should also read this as well. This site covers lots of technical aspects.

Please note that you must not go through all the stuff here and it is not a must that you should know everything, there's always enough time to learn if you're open to the idea.

Above all here are some important tips i got from people who actually know these stuff.
  • "Not too early, not too late", be there at least and at most 15 mins early - Rushing up to the place with a body full of sweat won't help much when you try to concentrate on much important factors
  • have a positive attitude
  • always smile
  • be confident
  • Respect the interviewer
  • do NOT lie - if you don't know something, don't fool around, just say that you don't know it, because there's a very high probability that the interviewer has a good knowledge on that topic.
  • be practical
  • And last but not least, answer the phone calls from unknown numbers, at least till you get selected.

I am no expert in any of these stuff as i have only gone for one interview. But i'm sure these will help you to polish up yourself. And if you are confident in yourself you'll definitely get selected.

Hope this article is helpful to you all. Please leave a comment with suggestions/corrections on anything i have put here, so it'll help anyone else reading this. 

If you are extremely lucky you'll just get to sign the contract at the day of interview, and in some cases  you may be asked of the game you are playing these days throughout the interview.

So all the best for your interview. Most probably it would be tomorrow, that's why you are searching for some tips today. ;) So all the best again. And sleep early today.

PS: Thank you Lakmal ayya for the additional tip.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Roll back to text buttons in your Gmail

I think although most of us enjoy the new and more dynamic view of the gmail, the buttons on top which are viewed as icons are not so intuitive to many users.

But fear-not! Google has introduced the option to roll back to the good-old intuitive text buttons. Just go to the settings and scroll down until you find "Button labels" option. I think you will be able to figure out what to do next. ;)

After you save the changes, the new interface will look like this.

A small help from me. I'm out! Cheers!