August 18,2023

Rahul Bhati's Journey: From Nervous Fresher to Confident Pro

Sahil Maniar

Founder @Preplaced

Discover how Rahul Bhati, a mentee, landed a job at Biz4Solutions, in Pune with the help of his mentor. Read on for tips and insights on interview preparation.


Attention job seekers! Have you ever felt intimidated by the thought of a job interview and doubted your ability to land your dream job? Well, I have some exciting news for you. 

My name is Rahul Bhati and I recently secured my dream job at Biz4Solutions in Pune and I'm here to share my journey with you.

I know how difficult it can be to feel confident and prepared for a job interview, especially if you're a fresher, but with the right guidance and support, anything is possible.

Q: How did you feel when you first started your interview preparation?

To be honest, I was a little overwhelmed and nervous. I wasn't sure if my technical skills were up to par and I wasn't confident in my ability to land a job at a reputable company.

Q: What made you decide to seek a mentor's help?

I knew I needed a little extra support and guidance to help me reach my goals. I was lucky enough to find a mentor-led program at Preplaced and it was exactly what I was looking for.

Having a mentor like Shubham, who was highly experienced in my field, was invaluable. 

He provided me with personalised advice, helped me improve my technical skills, and gave me the confidence I needed to succeed.

Q: How did the mentor-led program differ from other online courses you tried?

I had tried some online courses in the past, but I always felt like I was just guessing what I was doing right or wrong. 

I also struggled with knowing what companies were looking for in a candidate and how to stand out from the competition. I felt overwhelmed by the interview process and wasn't sure what to expect.

But with the mentor-led program at Preplaced and Shubham's guidance, I gained a better understanding of the job market, what employers were looking for, and how to present myself in the best light. 

I learned the importance of networking and how to tailor my resume and cover letter to specific job positions.

Another aspect that I struggled with was time management and prioritising my preparation effectively.

I wasn't sure how to balance my study time, job search, and personal life. This made me feel even more stressed and overwhelmed.

Shubham helped me create a realistic plan and timeline for my job search, and taught me how to prioritise and manage my time effectively. 

He also provided guidance on how to balance my job search with my other responsibilities and still make time for self-care.

This is what sets Preplaced apart. It's not just a platform, it's a group of people all working towards the same goal. And I was able to find a mentor who was the perfect fit for me and my career aspirations.

So, if you're feeling nervous or unsure about your interview preparation, don't give up. Seek out a mentor or a mentor-led program, it can make all the difference in reaching your goals.

Q: Can you tell us about your experience with the mentorship program?

Absolutely! The mentorship program was one of the best experiences I've had in my career journey. My mentor, Shubham, was incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, and he played a huge role in helping me prepare for my job interviews.

Q: How did Shubham help you in your interview preparation?

โœ…One example that stands out to me is when I was struggling with data structures and algorithms. I had trouble understanding how to approach and solve problems related to these concepts.

Shubham sat down with me and broke down each concept into simple terms. He used real-life examples to help me understand how these concepts could be applied in different situations.

He also gave me some helpful resources and tips for studying and encouraged me to practice regularly. 

Over time, with his guidance and my own effort, I started to see improvement in my understanding and ability to solve problems related to data structures and algorithms.โœ…Another key aspect of our mentorship was the mock interview sessions. Shubham made a lot of effort to evaluate me and point out my strengths and weaknesses after each session. 

He grilled me for almost all the interview rounds and I saw a huge difference in my preparation level just in the first few mock interview sessions.

In addition to technical skills, Shubham also emphasized the importance of communication. 

He helped me improve my communication skills, which was crucial in the interview process. I learned how to articulate my thought process and approach to solving problems in a clear and concise manner.

Also, Shubham always made sure that he was approachable and available whenever I needed help. He was always open to discussing any questions or concerns I had and provided clear and concise explanations that helped me understand complex topics much better.

The regular one-on-one sync-up sessions allowed me to have an open dialogue with my mentor and helped me build a strong rapport with him. 

This made it easier for me to ask for help and receive feedback on my performance.

In addition, Shubham also shared his own interview experiences with me and provided valuable tips on how to effectively communicate with interviewers. 

This not only helped me feel more confident in my interview but also allowed me to build a strong connection with my interviewer. His advice, insights and mentorship helped me to secure my dream job and I will always be thankful for that. ๐Ÿ™

Q: How did you approach your job search before meeting Shubham?

A: To be honest, I was feeling a bit discouraged before I met Shubham. I had been applying to several companies for a while, but I wasn't getting any results. I was considering changing my approach, but then I met Shubham and everything changed for the better.

Q: How did Shubham help you with your job search?

Shubham was a lifesaver! He helped me revise my resume, update my LinkedIn profile, and gave me valuable tips on how to excel in interviews. He also pointed out my weaknesses in the application process and helped me correct them.

With his guidance, I was able to identify and fix any weaknesses in my job application process.

After a month or so, I started to see some results and was shortlisted for several interviews. Shubham was always there to offer me advice and insights, and I felt so supported every step of the way.

One company in Ahmedabad even offered me a job with a huge salary increase, but with Shubham's encouragement, I decided to keep searching for something even better. And boy, am I glad I did! I ended up landing an even better job at a great company.

So, what's the takeaway from all this? Well, it's simple. With the right support, you can achieve your goals.

Q: How do you feel now that you hold a job offer from a great company?

I'm so excited to share my recent job offer with you all. I've landed a fantastic opportunity at Biz4Solutions and I couldn't be happier! ๐ŸŽ‰ It's amazing to see all the hard work pay off and to be able to secure a position at such a well-respected company.

I have to give a huge shoutout to my mentor, who was with me every step of the way. They not only helped me improve my technical skills, but they also boosted my confidence in ways I couldn't imagine.

Having a mentor is such a valuable asset in your job search journey. They can guide you and provide support, which can make all the difference. I'm so grateful for my mentor's help and I wouldn't be where I am today without them.

So, if you're preparing for a job interview or looking to level up your tech skills, I highly recommend seeking the guidance of a mentor. Trust me, it can be a game-changer for your career. ๐Ÿ’ช

In conclusion, with the right mindset, a clear goal, and a mentor's support, anything is possible. I'm excited to start my new journey at Biz4Solutions and see what the future holds.

Are you ready to start your journey to success and secure your dream job? Find your mentor today and get started! ๐Ÿ’ช

Sahil Maniar

Founder @Preplaced