Basic and simple, right? No!

I don't know what it is but I often come across seasoned candidates vying for Senior Design manager positions who believe it's almost fashionable not to be "over prepared" - So they will act clumsy, stressed and almost too busy to be bothered about doing this interview :) Statements like "I have been too busy to spend time updating my portfolio" ... or .... "I couldn't pull together the data to talk about how this improved the user's experience or business's bottom line"

Argh!

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Yeah, let us all take this with a pinch of salt. Since this is built and backed by Google, it has received a ton of PR already, and thousands of students, junior and mid-level executives are lapping it up in the hope of "cracking" Google.

On their part, Google will have the luxury to pick a handful of profiles from the avalanche of certificates and resumes they will surely get. So while I am with you in acknowledging all the positives you listed about this bootcamp, it is not a replacement for skills developed over time during deeper learning or onthe job training.

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I am based in India and we have taken to this in a BIG way. The Govt has put in a massive effort to build an open payment platform over the last couple of years which a lot of startups have used to gain traction amongst users and small business owners.

Buying groceries from the local "kirana" shops to paying for a short tuktuk ride are all possible with a quick QR scan, instead of card swipes or haggling with cash and change!

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