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H1B Visa Interview Experience Islamabad

Having received my I797 Form from Microsoft last month or so I finally scheduled an interview appointment with American Embassy this month. My Interview date for H1b Visa Application was 22nd August 2011 at American Embassy Islamabad.

The interview spanned over 10 minutes at max and the transcript of the interview is as follows:

VO (Visa Officer): Good morning sir, how are you doing today?
Me: Fine, Thank you and how are you doing today?
VO: Not bad either.
VO:  So you are going to Microsoft? I have heard about this company, sorry I forgot what do they do?
Me:  Microsoft is the world’s largest IT Company that develops and licenses a wide range of products and services in computing.  Microsoft windows being there flagship product which you might be using as well in your system right now.
VO: Oh definitely yes I am! So they are based in Redmond, Washington. Are you going there as well?
Me: Yes.
VO: So how did they hire you? Can you explain the whole recruitment cycle? How many interviews? And when did you get the offer?
Me: I answered appropriately explaining how I applied and went for interviews and then finally receiving the offer.
VO: How long is your contract with them?
Me: Stated this from my terms and conditions with Microsoft.
VO: How much would they be paying in you per annum?
Me: Stated appropriately from my offer letter.
VO: Would they renew your contract beyond X years?
Me: Hopefully Yes!
VO: So what exactly you would be doing at Microsoft?
Me:  I stated my Job Responsibilities as mentioned in my Job description.
VO: How many years of professional experience you have now in your field?
Me: Stated Appropriately.
VO: Can I please see your Microsoft Offer letter and original I797?
Me: Yes sure! and I showed him the original documents.
VO: Very Well done sir, I guess you have presented your case very well hopefully you would get your visa and passport within 7-10 days. Allah Hafiz!

Me: Ohh Thank you very much!  Pleasure meeting you. Have a good day! Allah hafiz.

I hope this visa experience helps other people who intend to apply for H1B.

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Ustaad.com.pk: Exclusive New Pakistani Web Portal Allows Students and Teachers to Interact

For Immediate Release

http://www.ustaad.com.pk

 

Ustaad.com.pk: Exclusive New Pakistani Web Portal Allows Students and Teachers to Interact

 

Lahore, Pakistan (8/13/2011) – A groundbreaking new web portal, exclusive to the people of Pakistan, has now been launched, allowing students and teachers to interact in a manner that offers a more meaningful educational experience.

 

USTAAD.com.pk gives both teachers and students the chance to interact in a manner that offers students the abilities to make better informed decisions regarding their education while offering teachers the ability to better manage time and resources. Across Pakistan, students and teachers often find it difficult to locate a teacher. Even more of an issue is the difficulty in locating a teacher that meets the needs of the student in the desired categories. The ability of students and parents to now search for qualified teachers and view their profiles prior to making a selection will greatly enhance the overall educational experience.

 

Upon registration, students receive the ability to review profiles of thousands of teachers available in a wide variety of categories. In addition, this state-of-the-art system also allows students to post a request for a teacher via the teacher request board. Students also have the opportunity to decide whether they wish to obtain services either monthly or on a per-lecture basis. Services may also be requested for online sessions through USTAAD as well. To facilitate the review process for everyone, students are able to rate teachers after they have acquired services or if they have a past experience with a teacher on the site. As a result, every teacher on USTAAD has a viewable rating.

 

As an example of USTAAD’s commitment to providing revolutionary services, teachers are able to respond to requests they receive by messages or even accept a teacher request as it is posted on the board. Consequently, teachers are better able to manage their resources and time. The exclusive teacher dashboard provides teachers with the ability to manage their profiles as well as their inquiries and messages. There is also a special metrics section that gives teachers the opportunity to view the popularity of their profile in regards to the number of views received, providing the chance for teachers to better understand student response to their teaching style and technique.

 

With all of the many benefits offered to both teachers and students, USTAAD is an online community for people who love to learn. All of the tools teachers and students need to better manage their educational and occupational experiences are easily accessible.  Both teachers and students can register through the site to learn more about the various services offered. For more information, visit http://www.ustaad.com.pk

 

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How teachers will benefit from Ustaad.com.pk?

Ustaad.com.pk is an online system that would allow teachers from all disciplines to manage their teaching business more effectively. In the coming months there are a lot of planned developments for Ustaad.com.pk that would totally revolutionize how students/parents search for appropriate teachers and classes all across Pakistan. Some major benefits teacher will get by signing up for Ustaad.com.pk is as follows 1. Profile builder allowUstaad.com.pk is an online system that would allow teachers from all disciplines to manage their teaching business more effectively. In the coming months there are a lot of planned developments for Ustaad.com.pk that would totally revolutionize how students/parents search for appropriate teachers and classes all across Pakistan. Some major benefits teacher will get by signing up for Ustaad.com.pk is as follows

1. Profile builder allows a teacher to build his public profile. This would include their education, certifications, experience, profile picture, service fees and much more.

2. City wise categorization allows students to search for a teacher in a more efficient way, hence increases your chances of getting new students.

3. Full Access to our teacher request board.

4. Your current/old students can leave you reviews. Good reviews on your profile increases your chances of getting new students.

5. Ustaad.com.pk will market your profiles on all social mediums giving you increased exposure. Let us handle all your marketing and you concentrate on what you do best! That is teaching.

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