TSMC Software engineer interview
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Software engineer role at TSMC
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Try to stick to the point and mention all your achievements. Don't include anything irrelevant as that might be seen as a mechanism to cover up white space & that will count more against you than if you actually had some empty space. Its also advisable not to write anything you can't back up.Don't bullshit. They WILL know
Experience is invaluable in a GD. Try to sit in a few GDs just to get the hang of muscling it out in a GD. Try not to practice GDs with friends. Friends react to you a lot different than strangers and your behaviour is also compromised. Try sitting for GD practice conducted by coaching classes for B-schools ; they're the most ideal simulations of GDs. A few pointers: Speak.. (people who don't speak don't get shortlisted big surprise). Listen before you speak you must come across as a team player. Don't stay in your own world blabbing out your own points. React to the points others have made as well..Speak less if you have to.. but speak sense. For heaven sake don't: o Bang the desks o Get into angry outbursts o Bullshit without getting your facts straight o Have angry arguments with others in the GD
The initial shortlist contained every DD/PG from Microelec. The first round was a tech interview. Was asked about my internship, courses undertaken and my final year project. There was talk of extra-curricular activites also.
The second round was an HR interview. A few round-about questions to find out how serious I am about coming to Taiwan. My future aspirations.. My concerns.. etc.etc. .
The third round was a telephonic interview from Taiwan. Was called at 8:00 in the morning the next day.. and needless to say I was asleep ?. I vaguely recall getting up and somehow telling my interviewer to call me in another 5 minutes. Was live and kicking by the time I got the call again. Talked about my final year project, my knowledge of VLSI softwares, my grades, and some other HR questions
Get your tech fundaes straight. Study and study hard because frankly speaking, it's a good company. Your interviewer will likely be Chinese so you'll have to perk your ears up a bit and try to catch hold of as many words as you can. Also, whenever you're speaking, he's probably doing the same ear-perking thing.. so speak slow and clearly but puh-lease DO NOT SOUND CONDESCENDING while you do so. He may be Chinese but he's not a retard. Also, get your facts straight about Taiwan. It is literally turning your back to the US and going east. Do your research about what the country like, what're the taxes there, what's the life like.. Don't sit for the company if you're finally not going to go there. You'll only be wasting a seat. Having said that, personally I must say that from what I've heard, it's a great place. You'll be paid through the teeth and you'll be spending almost as much as here in India. I've heard professors who've been there, say that if New York was made in China it'd be called Taiwan.
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