That course you took on artificial intelligence is now ‘a pedagogical understanding of the intersection of technology and humanity’.
In all probability, at least one of the people interviewing you switched over from the corporate sector after realising that they’ve made all the money they’ll ever need and ran out of ways to spend it.
No, the food drive you helped organise in college doesn’t count.
Remember, grassroots is not the same as wheatgrass, or any other vegan superfood for that matter.
Never mind the fact that you know this job will give you brownie points while applying for a masters abroad.
You’ve been passionate about *insert appropriate social issue here* since way before it was trendy to care about said issue.
You must be wealthy enough for your parents to be able to make donations to the organisation, but not so wealthy that you alienate people when you talk about your 7BHK and personal chauffeur. Stay humble—or pretend to, at least.
You need an outfit that shows you’re a professional, but doesn’t scream ‘I-would-sell-my-soul-for-this-job’.