[TopTalent.in] Exclusive Rapid Fire Interview with Deepali Who Got Into Facebook

Deepali_Facebook4Even if we were to search around the world, it would be a truly difficult job to find someone like Deepali. As a Computer Science Graduate of IIT Bombay, she successfully bagged a job offer from an astounding company – Facebook. Even though it’s a rare feat, she doesn’t consider it a rare one. We at TopTalent.in got a chance to interact with Deepali Adlakha from IIT Bombay about what made this possible and what others can learn from this.

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TopTalent: How do you feel on achieving this rare feat?

I don’t consider it as a ‘rare’ feat, many people have got such good offers in both present and past.

TopTalent: What other offers did you get apart from Facebook?

Facebook was one among my top preferences, I got the offer from Facebook and hence I was out of the placement process. So, one does not get more than one offer.

TopTalent: Can you brief us the interview process?

Facebook had one coding test, after which there were three rounds of interview. All the interviews tested your technical knowledge.

TopTalent: Can you give us a brief account of what you felt was the toughest interview?

I gave interviews to Facebook, Google and Microsoft. In all interviews, the student is tested on his/her thought process, how he/she arrives at the answer rather than just the answer.

TopTalent: What was your preparation strategy?

I practised coding, answering algorithmic design questions. I had a rough overview of all my courses, hence I didn’t spend much time revising them.

TopTalent: What kind of skills do you think helped you getting this job?

A student should know how to code, both on paper and on the system, that is it.

TopTalent: What resources did you consult? Where did you practice problems from?

I used Hackerrank and Codechef for practicing problems.

TopTalent: Were grades a factor in you getting selected?

Good grades is definitely a plus point, but it is neither necessary nor sufficient.

TopTalent: What’s your advice to students who are aiming for similar placement offers as yours?

Relax and prepare hard. You will get what you wish for.

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