Learning new things drives me in my professional and personal life - Dheeraj Kumar

"Having the chance to learn new things is important in any position,." Dheeraj Kumar, BCAPS Star - April 2020

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Dheeraj Kumar is our BCAPS Star for the month of April 2020. BCAPS (Being Curious, Customer Centricity, Accountability, Perseverance, Stewardship) are the cultural values against which we measure every Neebalite's contribution each month.

In our latest blog post, Dheeraj discusses his journey at Neebal, his core values, and the most important values to look for in an organization.

How did you start your journey at Neebal? 

I was recruited to Neebal through campus placements. The interview process had 4 rounds which were conducted in our campus consisting of 2 online tests,1 written programming test, and 1 in-person technical interview. I wasn’t sure that I would clear the first online test because there were more aptitude questions. Luckily, I cleared it and I got 98% in the second round which consisted of technical questions. I was happy I got selected for the next round.

In the third round I was able to write the programs asked by the Neebal Interviewer panel. They specified that they were not looking for exact code, they were concerned about the logic and the approach to solve the questions. In the fourth round, I was asked some technical questions and some logical questions about projects that I worked on during college. I finally had a discussion with the HR. I found out the next day that I had been selected and was ecstatic.

What would you say has been your greatest accomplishment?

Grasping technologies like Spring Boot, Selenium Scripting, Jenkins, PowerBI, API Integration, Git within a short amount of time. To take responsibility for the projects and tasks assigned to me and deliver quality products which meet customer requirements within a specified time.

What motivates you?

Learning new things drives me in my professional and personal life. The work culture in Neebal provides a platform to learn, improve, implement, and build yourself professionally. Having a good mentor and colleagues that support you throughout your work also motivates me. An organization which also cares about your personal well being of their employee is another big motivation.

What are your core values?

Taking responsibility for my actions, decisions, and deliverables of the projects assigned to me. I also strive to learn and implement new ideas to improve the development process.

What has your experience at Neebal been like so far?

Working at Neebal has been a great experience. I was able to explore and learn new technologies within a short period of time. I have worked on two projects (SequelString and Subsidex) and both of them were built from scratch. It gave me a chance to learn each and every part of the project like architecture, database structure, selenium scripting, writing reusable code and so on.

What are your current goals?

Right now, I’d like to become an expert in the field that I am working and learning new skills and technologies to achieve the life that I have dreamt of.

What advice would you give someone that is just starting out?

Never be afraid to think outside of the box and explore new technologies, but do not rush. It takes time to adapt and learn new things. Learn from your mistakes. Think before you code, don't blindly follow instructions. Ask questions and doubts about tasks assigned to you.

What are the most important values that you look for in an organization?

Having the chance to learn new things is important in any position, but it’s especially important during the early stages of your career. It allows you to learn as much as possible and is key to the development of your career. Also, an organization should be transparent by communicating internally and externally with unwavering fairness, honesty, and respect.

What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

Taking the biggest decision of my life while not being certain of the outcome. During my final year engineering project, my team was depending on the incubation center to help in completing the project. Four days prior to the submission, only 50% of the project was done with most of the functionality hard coded. At the end, my team and I decided to complete the project by ourselves. We worked for four days with 2 hours of sleep per day and completed the project. The outcome was amazing as I learned to be confident and not to depend on anyone. I taught me to take responsibility and to decide my own outcomes by attaining a state of mind that no one can alter.

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