From Engineer to Team Lead: The Thrilling Story of Piyush
May 14, 2024

In this candid interview, we dive deep into the journey of Piyush Agarwal, a remarkable individual whose resilience and determination have shaped his path from adversity to achievement.

Interviewer: Piyush, thank you for joining us today. Let's start from the beginning. Can you share a bit about your upbringing and the journey from the beginning?

Piyush: Absolutely. I come from a humble background, raised in a middle-class family. Unfortunately, I lost my father at a young age, which was a turning point in my life. We relocated to Rajasthan to be with family, and that transition marked a significant shift in my education and environment.

Interviewer: That sounds like quite a journey. How did you navigate these changes, especially in your education?

Piyush: It was a period of adjustment. Moving from a nuclear family to a new town and a boys' boarding school was quite a shift. Despite the challenges, I remained focused on my studies and excelled academically, earning good grades throughout.

Interviewer: Your dedication is commendable. Did you always know what career path you wanted to pursue?

Piyush: Initially, I considered following in the footsteps of my family members who were chartered accountants. However, after some introspection and advice from my cousin, I realised that I wanted a path where hard work, not luck, determined success. That's when I decided to pursue engineering, driven by my fascination with technology.

Interviewer: It's inspiring to see how you have charted your course. How did you overcome the setbacks and challenges along the way?

Piyush: Persistence was key for me. Despite not achieving my initial goal of landing in the top college, I continued to push myself. Even setbacks like missing out on the top ranks in exams only fueled my determination to work harder. I took on a challenge to be the best in his college and aimed to go to France for exciting projects. Henceforth, I started with tutoring roles saved enough to seize the opportunity for growth, and refused to let adversity define my future

Interviewer: Your journey is a testament to the power of perseverance. Can you share more about your professional experiences and how you landed at TagHive?

Piyush: During my time in France, I worked on voice-based skills for major companies in laboratory settings. Alongside my professional growth, I also enjoyed adventurous trips and exploration in France and its neighbouring areas. After returning, I secured my first job through campus placement and worked for nearly a year. Seeking further professional development, I joined Coding Ninja to refine my programming skills. Though offered a teaching position, I opted to work as a teaching assistant while actively pursuing full-time opportunities. This led me to BankX before eventually discovering TagHive through a LinkedIn post by Pankaj sir, the founder of TagHive which piqued my interest. The interview process was challenging, but I saw it as an opportunity to grow. I had my initial doubts about how I would work with the Korean team. On the contrary, I found immense support from the TagHive team, especially during challenging times like the pandemic.

Interviewer: It's incredible to hear how you've thrived in your role at TagHive. What advice would you give to others facing similar challenges?

Piyush: My journey taught me the importance of resilience and adaptability. Embrace every opportunity for growth, and don't let setbacks define you. With hard work and determination, you can overcome any obstacle.

Interviewer: Thank you, Piyush, for sharing your inspiring story with us. Your journey is a reminder that with perseverance and passion, anything is possible.

Piyush: Thank you for having me. I hope my story encourages others to pursue their dreams fearlessly.

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