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Interview Date - August 14th, 2018
Here goes my experience:
VO: Good Morning
Me: Morning Mam
VO:Where you are going?
Me: Detroit, Michigan
VO:Whom you are going to meet?
Me: Told American client names
VO: What is the purpose?
Me: To attend business meetings and workshop. We have got the new big scope, there is going to be huge expansion in the project. Will be discussing the strategies, objectives, processes involved driving continuous improvement.so that alignment can be done for the project deliverables.
VO: Why can't the meetings be online?
Me: Collaborate real time by having face to face discussions. I will be meeting different team members as there are multiple vendors involved. The scope is big as huge expansion in the project is going to happen, new technologies will be added. So in person will need to be there.
VO: Again, she asked why can't it be online?
Me:Told the same answer. Just added this line: The workshop is fruitful when all vendors come together and discuss the objectives
VO: Seems she got pissed off, asked me don't you understand the question. Tell me why you need to go there.
Me: At that point, I felt that my visa will not be approved. As I was taken aback, I paused for 4-5 seconds. I did not know what to answer as she was repeatedly asking the same question again and again and I have already provided the answer to her. After a pause of 4-5 secs, I had given the same answer as above.
VO: Again surprisingly, she asked the same question for the fourth time
Me: I kept my calm. I just told the same answer again and I added that the initial discussions happened over the call. Now the client wants me to part of the business meetings as multiple vendors are involved.
VO: started typing something and was surprised as well. Luckily, she did not repeat that question.
Me: I sticked to my words, maybe I think she was trying to find if I will say anything different from the answers I given when being asked repeatedly the same question. Could be she was judging me or how I handle the pressure. But every time, I gave the same answer or maybe I don't know the right answer for it.
VO: Asked next question, do you know how much is the fare for US and who will pay for it?
Me: I am not sure. I told my employer will take care of it once visa is approved.
VO: But still do you know how much is the fare?
Me: I said approximately 30k for one side.
VO: Why you are the only one going to attend the meetings?
Me: I am representing and leading the offshore team. I am engaged in the project and have deep understanding of the processes involved. With my knowledge and experience I will be able to provide my inputs during the discussion which could lead to betterment of project
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