Sanchit Sharma dreamed of having a job abroad, and we helped him. He is a senior frontend engineer from India who got hired in Vancouver, Canada. We had a chat with him and he talked about his experience while also sharing essential tips for other tech professionals who are looking to move and change their lives.

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The journey to getting hired abroad

Sanchit comes from a family of travelers and immigrants. He has relatives in the US, Canada and the UK. Inspired by his father’s adventures around the globe, the software engineer had his path laid out for him. “It was pretty much clear in my mind that I had to move abroad”, he says. 

If you talk to Sanchit you will notice his enthusiasm and energy. But don’t get fooled by his easy going disposition. Determination is the name of the game for our guy. Not long after finishing college Sanchit moved to Bangalore because “it’s the Sillicon Valley of India”. That’s where he started working on his dreams. “I didn’t even care about the money. I liked the work. I was there because of my passion”.

A north-american mentor he was working with at the time was the one to suggest Canada or Australia as interesting options for relocation. He signed up for VanHack even before completing the required 4+ years of experience and did everything in his power to ramp up his profile.

Then, as chance would have it, Sanchit met with VanHack’s CEO Ilya Brotzky in a hiring event. At first, it all seemed too good to be true, the engineer says, but it wasn’t. “After that I attended the Calgary Economic Development event in September 2019. I am so grateful to VanHack for giving me that opportunity. It was my first international trip and all the documentation was sponsored by VanHack”. During the event. Sanchit had interviews with tech companies and met with other candidates from different countries.

After some years working on his dream, the big break came in 2020, when Sanchit started the hiring process with his current employer in Vancouver, Canada. He says VanHack assisted in over the years and that knowing about other candidates getting hired helped him when things got hard. “It’s a mental struggle. You wonder sometimes why things are not working. These success stories help. At the time, [VanHacker] Shara recorded a success story talking about the many jobs she applied to, so she taught me how to stay resilient. Her success story helped me a lot“.

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Video transcript:

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Hello Everybody,

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And welcome to another VanHack
Success Case Interview.

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My name is Ilya, and today
I am extremely grateful to be joined by

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Sanchit Sharma, who is a VanHacker
from India that got hired in Vancouver.

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Hi, Sanchit! Great to have you with us.

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Hi Ilya, my pleasure.

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Thanks for that introduction.

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Looking forward to share my experience.

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Fantastic. Let's dive in.

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So, just as a quick intro, tell us about yourself.

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Who are you?

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Where you from?
Your professional experience?

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Sure!

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So I've been, let's say, walking into
as like, a front-end engineer

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I can say, almost six,
seven years back in India.

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And I experienced

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into all the cloud services
like AWS, Azure and, somewhat

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some good experience
into the also engineering side as well.

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A bit Jenkins, a bit Azure DevOps.

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And now I'm like sort of picking up
like build guy.

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So I have a love for automation.

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I want to be core as an engineer
so, even though I do Front-end a lot,

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but I still want to keep my engineer alive
and I do these activities

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along with my job.

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That's awesome.

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That's that's pretty rare to have someone
from Front-end as well as DevOps.

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That's pretty broad. Very cool.

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So tell us about your,
your VanHack story.

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Like when did it start?

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When did this idea of living abroad
come to you?

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So it was always there.

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I mean, since my childhood,
I started in the international school

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where people were not just
from India, people from like different

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different parts
of another Asian countries like Bangkok

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or like even neighboring countries
like nearby know.

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So I have like been
into that kind of a schooling.

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I come from a city
where education is like really at school.

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A lot of celebrities
might have started over there as well.

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So, yeah, good education, everything.

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My close family members
was settling in the US, Canada, U.K.

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for twenty, thirty years,
they used to visit us back in my country.

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Right? So from there, it was quite certain.

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Even my dad,
I mean, he has traveled around the world.

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He has been to Canada, before.

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So, yeah, it was also

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it was pretty much clear in my mind
that I have to move abroad.

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So here I am.

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Yeah, you are!

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Just for everyone to know
where are in the world are you right now?

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Like, where is joining us from?

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So I am joining you, from Vancouver.

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Cool. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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North America.

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Yeah.

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It's the best place in Canada to be,
I would say.

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I'm a little biased, so
but there's a lot of great, great places.

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I was just in Calgary last week
and going to Toronto next week, 

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a lot of great places in Canada all over
the world as well, Europe, et cetera.

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Yeah, I grew up here,
so I have to agree with you on that one.

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Yeah. Cool.

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So how was the job search
before VanHack?

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Like, how was? Like, you wanted to go abroad your whole life.

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Like, when did you really start
looking for a job?

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And how was it like that before
you found VanHack?

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It happened this way:

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Let's say, if I talk about my background a bit.

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So professionally speaking,
like when I was doing my undergrad, right?

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I'm a big tech and coming to science
and engineering, and I started

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from like a good university
back in my country.

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I was associated with

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like IBM, the Center of Excellence,
and I was also part of like Google.

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I was like Google student ambassador.

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So everything was great professionally.

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And as my first job,
I mean, it was very clear in mind,

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if I have to be in India,
I have to be in Bangalore

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because Bangalore is the 
Silicon Valley of India.

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Right?

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So if Bangalore otherwise abroad, like
most likely US, I would say.

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What about like Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai?

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No no

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Those are just weak

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So like, Bangalore is the place to be
and I mean, I like cold weather as well.

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So Bangalore has like the best
weather conditions,

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you know? So I may liking was more or less
Bangalore.

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So, yeah, straight up after the college,
I spent certain six months internship

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in Delhi, NCR, Northern part of India,
and that's where I'm from as well.

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So then I got this opportunity
with Accenture,

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like you have an opening in Bangalore, come and join us.

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So that was I think I joined the company
in October 2014,

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and then I relocated to Bangalore.

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Accenture,
I think was the best of the best time,

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even though, you know,
people created it as a service company.

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But a team that I was
in, we were literally in a startup mode.

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We was like so fast
and so much of like, you know,

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like business time lines that you need
to follow for the product, right?

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I didn't work for a client.

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I work for an internal team.

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So we were focused on building
essential products.

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Right?

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So and my whole journey in

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like Accenture,
like I was always guided by my US mentors.

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and then deal with India management a lot.

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So the whole guidance
from the start, right?

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It has been from US folks itself.

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So for years I was never concerned
about what money I'm making.

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I was too workaholic

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when people used to tell me, man,
like go search into a product company.

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You can go and like, Why are you here?

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I'm like, No, I like to work.

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I'm here because of my passion, right?

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Money doesn't matter to me.

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And there we go.

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Our next four years, four days
I spent in Accenture, the U.S.

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visa didn't work out.

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And so then my U.S.

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mentors itself, you know, told me: 
Man, why are you relying on the H-1B system?

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Just go and look for Canadian immigration system.

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So it was my very close U.S. mentor.

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I never met him in my life.

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And he, but I always worked
under his guidance from like four years.

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Right.

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He told me the route to Canada
or Australia

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and kind of been North American things
or I liking

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from.

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So this dream he implanted
that dream in December 2017.

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Since then, January 2018,
I go start doing

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my education credentials, my English
and all that stuff.

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Right.

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I think within a matter of four
or five months, I mean, I wrote I think

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three or four times I was on CLB 8
and all I achieved CLB 9

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So I was having only bachelor's degree
because I never felt

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the need for master's.
I mean, I was good at my job, right?

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Right. Yeah.

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I'm more of a tech person,
so I like coding, from there

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What I can say is

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than there

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was no looking back,
even though I was still CLB 9

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and I was thinking for 2019
on that it will nominate 400

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plus tech draw that didn't happen, right then
I think I started looking into the jobs.

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So then VanHack happened,
I mean almost

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since 2018, I can say I started my job
search with that.

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I was applying for a job.

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I was, but I think that was

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that time was having three and a half,
four years experience and people

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were like more getting hired at six
or seven years experience.

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So that wasn't working out for me.

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And then I think you came on October
on India, right?

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Like I met you like in Bengaluru.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah.

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I, met you in person you thought,
you thought it sounds too good to be true,

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you know, like, but it wasn't.

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So then the next thing, next thing
like after meeting you is like

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I attended the Calgary
Economic Development event in September  2019.

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Yes. I came there and that was again,

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you know, I'm so grateful to VanHack, 
for giving me that opportunity.

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And so my first international trip

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all the documentation, sponsor 
of VanHack

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it was an amazing journey, so during 4 days
we attended that event stressful

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I bet on the job interviews,
so yeah and I know how tough it was

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I during that time but and fortunately
or you know like you also organized

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a couple of events in Calgary
you took us to Banff

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and everything
you coordinated all those things

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I mean you made that experience
really really amazing.

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So, and they were like a lot of good guys.

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So especially Topojit, right?

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Like he came and conquered.

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He went into us and said:

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Here I am working for Microsoft.

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Yeah, he's getting hired, right?

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Oh, yeah.

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And then there's another guy from Brazil.

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I think Lucas, right?

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He was a really gem of a person from Brazil, I guess.

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So who are hired for one of the good
startup companies, I can say treaty.

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Company.

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So yeah, everything was good.

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But the moment,
I mean, like that fresh air, right?

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In India, air quality is worst.

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And in Calgary, that freshness of air,

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the moment I went back to India,

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I desired I'm like:
I don't know what I'm gonna do.

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I have to stop this walking parallel.

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I need to focus on making this dream
come true.

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Okay. Wow.

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And then I applied for studies.

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I was almost all set.

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I paid my tuition everything.

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I got a GDip program. I think in 2020.

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So I was all set to come to Waterloo

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because that was more of a startup region
when I was pitching Waterloo thing.

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Right. I was all set there.

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Fortunately, rise happened in February.

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2021. Yeah.

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So yeah.

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So then there's like no
looking back at all right.

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That's awesome.

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While it's, it's incredible a lot of a lot
of really great details there.

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So let's, let's jump
into the interview process

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specifically with,
with your current employer.

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You know

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how did you prepare for that?

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How did VanHack help
you prepare for that?

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Yeah.

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Just tell us about that experience.

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So yeah, I mean, it was already
two, three years when I was like already

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preparing for the international jobs
and I think finally even before like when

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I've done into India,
I was also doing interviews in Germany

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and or like in certain parts of Europe
remotely during the COVID times.

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Right?

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So we were in the job search
I was already prepared.

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And in the India itself before the current

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VanHack company sponsorship happened.

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Before that,
I just got an offer from a very

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I can see innovation company,
a startup backed up by Gojek,

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which was a really,
really great city, everything.

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And when this company happened,
I had to, you know, apologize to them

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that saying like, I couldn't join the company
because this is my dream.

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That I've been into like last two,
two and a half, three years, right?

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Yeah.

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So I really apologize to let you know
at this

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very last moment,
but I'm going to go for the my dream.

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So everything is going good.

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Nice.

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So, so like with,
with your current employer,

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now that you're working here, like,
how did you feel when you got that,

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that offer? Like how, how was that also.

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Really it was over-the-moon feeling.

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And the best thing I can say

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this happened in February 2021

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and the moment we started working,

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it was the project that was there.

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It was core front engineering.

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We had to do a thing called
UI unification.

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So what we had is like,
differentiates products and we had to

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unify, basically you think off
like Amazon e-commerce, right?

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Like they have micro-frontend
for the card for your products,

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everything running in a
one single back font, right?

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That's what our goal was.

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And we wanted to achieve this
within three or four months.

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So we wanted to streamline our product
so that it feels like

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even though there are different, different
apps different technologies,

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one like we're AngularJS,
Angular Fire, Angular 11

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and even something more than React,
something we were trying in NextJs,

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but we wanted all this to run
as one containerized application.

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So that was the goal.

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It was the toughest, toughest part,
I can say very challenging I loved,

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you know, leading that
and I was given that to lead.

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So right off the bat,
I'm given this opportunity to lead.

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I mean, I researched a lot, a lot.

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And like I learned a lot along the way.

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I almost, I think, oh, vote

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across all different polls within 15
any days. Wow.

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I almost vote with all different owners
of those products in the team

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and not just people based in Canada
or people based in Poland,

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People based in Africa and all

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I was the one I almost covered
entire teams,

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within a few months
so that was really great.

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Again,

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another best

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thing was like once
we did the Ui unification, I mean I won 50

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plus recognition in that quarter
that was highest

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anybody won in that quarter.

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Wow. I felt appreciated, you know,
I felt recognized everything

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and I'm giving my 100% more than 100%,
right?

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Yeah.

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And I tell openly to my CTO

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like: I'm so proud that,

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you know, I like working with you so much.

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Even though I'm flooded, my LinkedIn is
flooded with people reaching out

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from Microsoft, Amazon,
this, that and literally lot of calls.

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My CTO allegedly said like me, we
are treating our company as a girlfriend.

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You know, I think maybe I don't know.

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So but yeah, everything is going great.

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So I should be grateful to you.

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I love I do the commitment.

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I live up to the expectations
and even exceed those expectations.

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That's fantastic.

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So so how about the actual,
you know, the VanHack

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Advisors like you did
you do any interview prep for VanHack?

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With VanHack? Who from VanHack helped you?
 Would you want to maybe share something.

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Yeah! So, let's say since 2018,

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When I started with VanHack,
I think I came across a lot of

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VanHack people who were dealing with different,
different thoughts,

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maybe the English thing

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or maybe the interview job search
and then the interview process.

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I dealt with a lot of people.

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Some are still with VanHack,
maybe left for something good.

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But I think for this
particular company, Alex

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he helped me a lot
and I know it was quite a struggle.

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So many jobs I applied to
and he was always kind of rejecting me on

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one or two points saying like, you have a
service company, experience extends you.

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So this drive, you try to give me
an interview opportunity

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and I'll do it to you.

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So some when things started, you know,
looking good, we interview people.

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He heard positive feedback.
So obviously it was a struggle.

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I think it was not like one job
I crack, right?

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Yeah.

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So it was a bit of mental

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toll as well
that why things are not working, you know?

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So but yeah,
I think it taught me to be more resilient

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and especially I think at that time
how these success stories also help.

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Right at the same time, Sara,
I think she recorded a success story.

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You saying
like how many jobs she applied to

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and she taught me
one thing to stay resilient.

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Yeah.

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And I added that resilient word in
my dictionary that I have to be resilient.

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Yeah.

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And I think her success
story inspired me a lot,

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and I think that made me crack
this interview.

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Awesome.

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Well, hopefully someone's watching
this video and has the same inspiration

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from some of you, and we can record
a video with that person as well.

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Yeah, I would love to.

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So, yeah, if someone that in the future
does a success successful interview

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and say, say, Oh, I watch this actually
interview and inspire me a lot as well,

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I just looked in the database
you apply to 90 jobs on VanHack 90.

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That not the current number, I guess. 
Something happening

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with my email address.

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I would have applied a lot of jobs again.

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Oh wow.

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So I got a lot of on that account
basically from Gmail

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like I was changing my device
and all that.

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I see I don't have access to that
email again now.

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Oh wow. Crazy. Wow.

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More than 100 than I guess.

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Wow. It would be double and that.

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Doesn't cost anything to apply, right?

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So yeah, yeah.

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And see what happens. You never know.

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And this is the one job which you got out

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your goal, so awesome.

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How about, like, were there
any times we thought about giving up

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or any struggles you had
and want to share with people about that?

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Or a lot of times I mean, certain times

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I was thinking like, I don't know,

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sometimes getting a perception,
like maybe people are biased or something.

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I know the founders also from Brazil, you
know, like they a lot of Brazilians are.

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So it was like, Oh, hold on.

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I'm not from Brazil, actually.

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Yeah, but I'm saying that background
is there, right?

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Yeah.

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So I mean, yeah, a lot of times you felt
that maybe you're helping them a lot,

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maybe not.

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So, but yeah, like, no regrets on that.

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Like, I just saying like. Of course.

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Yeah, you. Don't talk to yourself
and yeah.

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So I thought games, but yeah.

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And I have to admire those people,
especially when I make in person,

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especially when I hangout

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now with like Brazilians, Colombians,
I know they are like gem of a people.

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I mean,

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the very good thing about these
people are like they are rooted don't wait

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very humble as long as they have
that competitiveness, right?

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So I really admire the culture.

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I have a lot of friends now
like who are from.

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I think I think Indian culture and South
American culture have a very warm climates

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and also like family oriented like this
and hardworking.

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Yeah, for sure. It is. It is nice.

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So so tell me more,
like any specific challenges

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you have,
you thought about giving out for them?

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What what what kept you going?
How did you get out of that negative?

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So I mean.

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So the entire thing what happened
is it's not particular to VanHack,

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but it happened during the whole Canadian
dream, right?

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Yeah.

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Starting from December 2017 and making

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it come true February 21.

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Yeah. Almost.

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I can see it three years
and then and then from point

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from February 21
till now, making it to the company.

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Right.

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I'm getting my permanent residency
and everything.

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I got my PR as well. You're going to say,
oh that's great.

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Yeah. So that's all good.

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It was recent? How long did you get it?

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Out very recently, I would say
maybe a month back I can say, oh,

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I just got my driver's license
done like this week or two.

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Oh yeah.

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And I can see you like almost for four
and a half years of this job.

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So it's the pass. You're going to be
driving the Porsche sooner or later.

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I don't know my CEO setting though Porsche
and he's saying they come by this, right?

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So let's see what happens.

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I've been testing vehicles and all that.

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They coming back to like the struggles
or you know,

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like what happened is like
I was applying for my PR

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because I was thinking I will get our tech
nomination from Ontario 400

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plus used to get it. 

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In my code as a temp, I got the CLB 9

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I got the for 2019
the moment I entered the express entry pool. 

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All the scores went through that up
for 440, 441 

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I'm like, what is happening here?

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Then I was like, I almost scan
all the immigration things to try it

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 I was hearing like,
oh, you can get PNP,

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you can do paper applications,
you can get this, I'm going to get that.

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I almost scored,
but I know those were more of a fraud

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or like money
making machine is nothing gets, right?

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I've been always taught to work hard.

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Everything will come, right?

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Success will come, money will come, fame
will come with time just be on this walk

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with integrity that has been now bringing
from there when it wasn't happening.

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Then I came to like Calgary
for the event almost.

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And that time also

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like a lot of times like so one company
that we were interviewing with.

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Yeah, they said like if we reject you,
you're going to be notified in a day.

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If we put you on hold, you might not hear
back from us then two, three days.

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And that was the case

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almost, I think the opposite
when for that company they got rejection

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email in one day, and I wasn't getting
any response from that two or three days.

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I was having a whole
and we were having this conversation

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that people are saying: Man,
you made it! You made it!

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And I was like, If I made this,
I will throw a great party here, right?

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And I'll do that.

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And then I think Lucas went in

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and obviously he was 15,
16 years experience system architect.

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Right? And the company
only had one position to fill in, so.

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Right. Right.

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Unfortunately didn't work,
so came back to India

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all because everything that I
you know, bear.

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Didn't.

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Didn't result in after,
but then this thing happened.

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Then I also like kind of like go to talk
some career gap six months and months

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that I want to focus on making this dream
that I was applying

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to university for my school somewhat
rejecting me some were accepting me

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some are delaying this
that this and I went into a depression

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phase literally now my
I used to go to my doctor thing

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I don't know I don't feel good
if I sleep tonight

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I might not wake up tomorrow
that's how I'm feeling now.

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And then he did some medical check ups.

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Everything is like,
man, you're perfectly OK.

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You're just overthinking literally out of,

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just facing an anxiety attack
or a panic attack or like,

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just take these sleeping pills
and you should be like.

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Yeah, yeah.

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That's what like my life came to be like
and nobody was there to support me.

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Nobody was understanding
what I'm trying to do. Right, right.

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People are thinking,
Hey, this guy has gone crazy.

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Like, he has lately quit his job very,
very high income.

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Good job.

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And I don't know, why is it in Canada, what's not there in India?

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This is saying, like,
if you're earning so well.

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But I was like, no they're wrong, you know,

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maybe a bigger angle, like thinking
long term, like what Canada has to offer.

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So yeah,

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those other the things,
but one thing that kept me going is like,

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I knew that Canada may be tough,
you know, but it's not impossible.

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Yeah.

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What happened is, I mean, for me,
it was very clear. Like, if one door will

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close, I'll open second. Second will close, I'll open the third.

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Third ill close, I'll open the forth, but I will not give up.

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I shouldn't have about a degree that I do
try this road.

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I didn't try that road.

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I should not have regret in my life.

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I was still 28 when

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around 27, 28.

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I was having my mind set before 29
because the point systems, start to decrease

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before going then 30. I need to make this.

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I went into full mode, full throttle mode.

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I don't want to do this.

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So, so so never gave up.

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And when things happen, I mean
my whole depression, everything went away.

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Yeah, right now
I'm the most happiest person on earth.

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I proudly say that.

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And I'm personally satisfied,
professionally satisfied,

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financially satisfied
and all mentally says that everything I,

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I couldn't have expected this growth
this soon.

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I came to grow with the mindset

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and even VanHack of kind of set
the expectation right.

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Like when you are looking
for an international job

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or you don't have an experience in Canada,
don't go to high number, settle

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for a bit less when you prove on the job
it will happen.

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Yeah, we were a bit below.

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I mean, I could have made
that kind of salary in India, so.

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But this was purely dream. No money.

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Yeah.

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We went in, we did our best
when it came to our performance high,

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I got almost the best of the best hikes.

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You know, it's very rare to see that
I was like normal promotion is due,

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so could be more like
there is no looking back at all.

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That's that thing.

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I'm so, so proud of my company,
my people at this for missing,

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you know, like, and especially now,
like a lot of different people.

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They're just not Canadians. Yeah.
The first time.

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I can literally from Poland
and all it's all over

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the world is so much of diversity
that this company brings.

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And we just I just met my CEO in person
during our like last

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some event I think was such a nice
guy and he's such a nice guy.

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So I'm like, it's all inspiration.

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Everything is going smooth, smooth and smooth.

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Fantastic!

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And how about living in Vancouver?

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We talked about it
a little bit earlier, but

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like how was the visa process,
the immigration process?

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How did you feel when you, you know,
your first day arriving at YVR,

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how was that whole explored?

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That was also super smooth.

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I mean, like in February 2021 I got this job,

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We started with the work visa, everything.

00;24;32;18 - 00;24;32;26
Yeah.

00;24;32;26 - 00;24;34;13
I mean, I got my work visa

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by April 2021 when I had my passport
signed with my work visa by April.

00;24;38;21 - 00;24;40;23
Oh, wow. All my dreams, everything.

00;24;41;23 - 00;24;44;10
I think it took 14 days for a little work
visa or something.

00;24;44;10 - 00;24;46;24
I mean, within a matter of months,
provided

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your employer provides all the documents, for the LMIA and everything.

00;24;49;27 - 00;24;53;17
Yeah, it was all done
and I think Karan was working or Melissa

00;24;53;18 - 00;24;55;21
was working already actively on that.

00;24;55;21 - 00;24;57;05
Yeah. The Immigration team from VanHack.

00;24;57;05 - 00;24;59;18
So why I had my passport with my visa
stand in April.

00;24;59;29 - 00;25;00;11
Yeah.

00;25;00;11 - 00;25;05;19
Now situation game for flight ban, right?
During COVID Indian flight

00;25;05;25 - 00;25;09;05
was were banned and people were taking
in that groups and all.

00;25;09;19 - 00;25;12;26
So I was like
no I don't want to fly from India group

00;25;12;26 - 00;25;15;18
some people are saying go from this close
countries.

00;25;15;18 - 00;25;17;23
Some was in Ukraine, some was in Germany.

00;25;17;23 - 00;25;21;29
I'm like, no, no I go with a direct flight,
there's a New Delhi to Vancouver

00;25;21;29 - 00;25;26;04
direct flight I'll take that.
That happened to open in September 2021

00;25;26;12 - 00;25;29;21
21th ,22th I booked my flight

00;25;29;21 - 00;25;33;16
I'm like the day and the date is opening
I'm taking the first will be the.

00;25;33;17 - 00;25;36;06
First, the first seats. Posted.

00;25;36;06 - 00;25;39;19
So I did that first flight
that was happening.

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I booked the ticket on that.

00;25;42;04 - 00;25;43;02
It got canceled.

00;25;43;02 - 00;25;45;23
We booked for the next year
like they rescheduled the travel

00;25;46;12 - 00;25;50;28
and yeah, from
there we came and yeah, I spent

00;25;50;28 - 00;25;55;07
plus looking maybe 40 days, the quarantine
things and all that in the hotel.

00;25;55;07 - 00;25;57;14
Then I moved to, not complaining about the airbnb

00;25;57;14 - 00;26;00;29
We knew that was so, so good right?

00;26;00;29 - 00;26;02;03
That's why I stayed in Richmond.

00;26;02;03 - 00;26;06;12
I stayed and North Vancouver,
I mean all parts of almost the city.

00;26;07;07 - 00;26;11;22
So yeah, then I moved to this place,
which is closer to my office as well.

00;26;12;01 - 00;26;14;14
In November, and since then I'm here.

00;26;14;14 - 00;26;15;13
Fantastic. Awesome.

00;26;15;13 - 00;26;16;27
Well, let's finish up with you.

00;26;16;27 - 00;26;19;08
Already gave a lot of tips,
but just maybe a few other tips

00;26;19;08 - 00;26;20;15
that you have for other VanHackers

00;26;22;05 - 00;26;23;11
what would you say to them?

00;26;23;11 - 00;26;26;24
So, I mean, I hope I heard the word tip.

00;26;27;07 - 00;26;30;20
I mean, I don't I'm
not a person who goes like it's work.

00;26;30;20 - 00;26;34;00
I always I always believe
do your work, right?

00;26;34;00 - 00;26;38;14
Do do your work with your integrity,
with good intentions.

00;26;38;22 - 00;26;39;11
Yeah.

00;26;39;11 - 00;26;40;12
Everything will come.

00;26;40;12 - 00;26;42;26
It's just a
matter of time is just right about you.

00;26;42;27 - 00;26;45;08
Like that opportunity, that strikes.

00;26;45;08 - 00;26;48;02
So given your best, if you'll so it's like

00;26;49;03 - 00;26;51;05
like do practice so well

00;26;51;05 - 00;26;53;18
that when you go for the exam,
it doesn't feel like an exam.

00;26;54;13 - 00;26;56;14
So that's my mentality always.

00;26;56;14 - 00;26;59;29
I don't do these things like people
giving 10, 15 interviews

00;27;00;08 - 00;27;03;08
mostly do 3, 4 interviews,
and then I crack the interviews.

00;27;03;08 - 00;27;06;01
I'm like, I don't do that
hundred interviews playing offer and offer.

00;27;06;14 - 00;27;07;13
I don't do that.

00;27;07;13 - 00;27;08;07
Right, right, right.

00;27;08;07 - 00;27;11;24
Well,
I give them 100% and that works for me.

00;27;12;02 - 00;27;14;19
So and it's all about individual, right?

00;27;14;19 - 00;27;17;25
Every individual is different,
their style is different.

00;27;18;04 - 00;27;21;09
Something that work for me
may work for somebody else.

00;27;21;09 - 00;27;23;02
Something may not work for them, right?

00;27;23;02 - 00;27;23;10
Yeah.

00;27;23;10 - 00;27;26;18
So, but ideally
I think just be very honest

00;27;26;18 - 00;27;31;15
and like I think how I boil this down,
like not just for interview tips

00;27;31;15 - 00;27;34;07
but anything in your life
if you want to achieve. Right.

00;27;34;13 - 00;27;37;01
I'm just ask ask a question.

00;27;37;15 - 00;27;39;23
What is it that you want to do

00;27;39;23 - 00;27;42;29
and more importantly,
what is it that you don't want to do

00;27;43;28 - 00;27;46;22
Once you have like, I don't want this, right?

00;27;47;16 - 00;27;49;28
Then things become very very clear.

00;27;50;11 - 00;27;53;28
So I ask myself,
what is it that I don't want to do?

00;27;54;06 - 00;27;57;10
And there are certain things
that I don't want to do these things.

00;27;57;26 - 00;28;02;01
Then I know I was very to doubt
that this is where I want to focus on.

00;28;02;19 - 00;28;07;01
And then it will open like a very broader
picture to like once you start focusing,

00;28;08;00 - 00;28;12;20
it will open I mean, you might have one,
two, three, four ideas at that time.

00;28;13;00 - 00;28;16;09
It will you will literally have 100 ideas
just out of that itself.

00;28;16;18 - 00;28;17;25
So focus on that,

00;28;17;25 - 00;28;21;02
a little tips if you really want to have
some tips or something.

00;28;21;23 - 00;28;24;24
I would say see these success stories,
you know, whenever you're feeling low.

00;28;25;11 - 00;28;29;10
Go, watch these videos
and get that strength, right?

00;28;29;11 - 00;28;30;01
Yeah. Yeah.

00;28;30;01 - 00;28;32;02
There's a playlist
if someone want, our YouTube channel

00;28;32;02 - 00;28;35;07
right now, you can go to the playlist
and there's a playlist with like 70 videos

00;28;35;07 - 00;28;35;15
or something.

00;28;35;15 - 00;28;38;02
A lot of videos, 50 videos.

00;28;38;02 - 00;28;39;21
It's all about uplifting.

00;28;39;21 - 00;28;41;06
Hear some music and all.

00;28;41;06 - 00;28;42;18
I used to listen to a lot of music.

00;28;42;18 - 00;28;47;29
I think the best song that worked
for me was Demi Lovato.

00;28;49;05 - 00;28;51;14
There's a song I'm forgetting a name

00;28;54;11 - 00;28;57;04
if I Believe,
I Believe or something like that.

00;28;57;04 - 00;28;59;07
But they call it that.

00;28;59;07 - 00;29;00;18
That gave me strength always.

00;29;00;18 - 00;29;03;02
I used to hear that song in my mind.

00;29;03;02 - 00;29;08;00
So it you saying like this
when times are hard, I went harder right?

00;29;08;02 - 00;29;10;10
So what's your motivation song?

00;29;11;15 - 00;29;12;25
Yeah, that.

00;29;12;25 - 00;29;16;10
So do whatever that keeps you
at ease and keeps you going.

00;29;16;26 - 00;29;19;02
Love it. Awesome. Looks fantastic tips.
Great story.

00;29;19;02 - 00;29;21;23
Essentially,
this was full of full of incredible,

00;29;22;10 - 00;29;26;00
you know, advice and hopefully
a lot of people benefit from it.

00;29;26;00 - 00;29;27;14
So thank you so much
for sharing your story.

00;29;27;14 - 00;29;29;13
Congratulations again.

00;29;29;13 - 00;29;31;28
And I look forward to meeting you
in person one day soon as well.

00;29;31;28 - 00;29;32;20
Yeah.

00;29;32;20 - 00;29;35;00
And if I could add something,

00;29;35;26 - 00;29;40;13
I mean, I know this was long due, so
February 2021 when we crack the job.

00;29;40;13 - 00;29;42;14
It's almost 1.5 years now.

00;29;42;17 - 00;29;45;21
And I know you're reaching out
for me to like, you know,

00;29;45;22 - 00;29;50;23
the success story, but unfortunately,
during COVID time, my dad passed away.

00;29;51;02 - 00;29;54;15
COVID took him away,
and I didn't have that mental strength to

00;29;54;17 - 00;29;58;10
go and, like, record this,
so once I felt everything

00;29;58;10 - 00;30;02;01
and everything, like, fall in places, like,
I got my work visa done.

00;30;02;01 - 00;30;04;18
Then I got my work permits
and I got my Permanent Residence,

00;30;04;18 - 00;30;07;06
I got my DL. I'm all settled, right? Yeah.

00;30;07;09 - 00;30;09;12
So I'm just missing the Porsche.

00;30;09;12 - 00;30;11;03
Yeah, maybe.

00;30;11;03 - 00;30;12;09
I don't know. I can show you like,

00;30;12;09 - 00;30;18;19
what Porsche my CEO is talking about
and it's it's maybe a 911 or something.

00;30;18;19 - 00;30;19;19
White color.

00;30;19;19 - 00;30;21;22
So let's see what happens.

00;30;22;15 - 00;30;23;22
Oh, yeah.

00;30;23;22 - 00;30;25;23
And let's catch up soon.

00;30;25;23 - 00;30;28;22
If you're in the city,
we can go hang out, right?

00;30;28;22 - 00;30;31;26
I'm like all this, and I'm always here
to, like, praise VanHack, like, a lot.

00;30;32;19 - 00;30;34;09
Yeah. No, I appreciate that.
Thank you so much Sanchit.

00;30;34;09 - 00;30;36;08
This is a lot of fun for me, and

00;30;36;08 - 00;30;39;15
Yeah, we'll see you soon, everyone.

00;30;39;15 - 00;30;42;23
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00;30;43;09 - 00;30;44;12
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00;30;44;12 - 00;30;46;00
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00;30;46;00 - 00;30;46;18
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00;30;46;18 - 00;30;50;00
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00;30;50;19 - 00;30;51;22
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