Voice of an EA – Rajesh
Q. How did your journey begin with Chegg?
I came to know about this opportunity through my roommate and colleague, who has been working as an Expert Answerer for a while. I was always baffled by my roommate’s luxurious lifestyle, we used to get compensated with the same amount of salary and yet he could afford a branded watch, air conditioning, and numerous other things. When I finally asked him about the source behind this luxury, he told me about Chegg. From that point, I never looked back, I joined Chegg as an Expert Answerer in 2016, and there hasn’t been a single moment when I regret this decision. I look forward to the challenges every day, and I am always excited to dig deep into my subject. Since then, I have been working in the Computer Science department as an Expert; I have been very diligent with all the tasks given to me, and I have been constantly providing quality answers to Chegg.
Q. Describe the early stages of your life with Chegg.
Initially, I was very doubtful and suspicious of Chegg, I even wondered if I’ll get paid for the work I’ll do. However, all my apprehensions and doubts were soon resolved when I realized the magnanimity on which Chegg operates. When I submitted my initial batch of twelve solutions, I was remunerated for it in the stipulated time, and that cleared whatever doubts left in my mind.
Q. How did you find out about this opportunity, and who helped you during the early stages?
Operating as an expert in Chegg requires profound knowledge in all aspects of one’s core subject. We not only have to be adept with everything that we learned during school, but also with everything we learn in college. Furthermore, you must be up-to-date with all the developments in the subject area, which is why I struggled during the initial days. I couldn’t understand how to formulate the solution, let alone navigate through the system. But thankfully, with the support provided from Akshay Sharma, my coordinator, and my colleagues, I was successful in understanding the system and standards that I have to maintain to work at Chegg.
Q. Tell us a little about your educational background.
I completed my schooling from Ravindra Bharathi Public School in Anantapur, and I completed my graduation in CSE from MITS Anantapur.
Q. Tell us about your family.
I am from Anantapur, and my family is based in Anantapur as well. I have a sister who is pursuing M.Pharma in Kurnool.
Q. Besides working for Chegg, what else do you do?
There are several things that I enjoy doing, which include web browsing and looking for certifications related to my concern stream. I am a travel enthusiast, and I enjoy travelling alone. Apart from these, I love cooking; I enjoy cooking Mughlai Chicken Biryani the most. All my friends come over at my place to party sometimes, and I happily cook for them.
Q. Share something from your personal life.
As you perhaps know already, the final year of graduation is stressful for any student. There are so many uncertainties in life at that point: you aren’t sure of what career path you’ll choose or if you’ll get a job at all. I was going through a similar anxiety, so for me, the happiest moment was when I received a call letter from the company I am working for. I will forever remember the date ‘28th August 2018’, as this was the day I completed my agreement with the company I joined after my college.
Chegg helped me in ways I can’t comprehend or put in words. Answering questions for Chegg helped me finish my college project early, and it gave me the financial freedom that I always wanted.
Q. Have you referred anyone to Chegg?
Indeed, I would love to refer Chegg to my peers. In fact, I introduced my sister to join Chegg, she started working as a Subject Matter Expert in the Chemistry department. She also gained the financial freedom like me, and now she takes care of her daily expenses and makeup on her own. From the money I earned while working for Chegg, I bought her a mobile phone as a Rakhi gift, which she was ecstatic to receive. Besides her, I have referred a number of my friends to Chegg, and they are also working as Experts in various departments.
Q. What are your long-term goals?
Coming from a business family background, I obviously have that business-state-of-mind. One day, I would love to set up my own business and settle in my hometown.
Q. Cite a terrific and disastrous moment.
The first day of my job was really traumatic; I had to move out of my hometown, I had to leave the comfort of living with my family. Relocating to a new place took a toll on my mental well-being. However, those days also taught me how to live alone, and how to take care of my own responsibilities. So as traumatic as they were, they were also terrific for me. For now, I am very happy being a part of the Chegg family, and I would recommend every B.Tech graduate to join Chegg to gain knowledge and financial freedom.