I'm a 2 years experienced Software Developer in an Indian company. My hours are 9 to 6 but I usually leave the office at 6:30-6:45 pm.
Normally my commute takes 1.5 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening. So, I depart from home at 7:30 am and arrive back home 8:45-9:00 pm.
I am studying for the interview preparation for big product based companies.
But due to this hectic schedule, I don't find much time to study except on weekends. I'm off every Sunday but have to work every other Saturday (1 Saturday in 2).
So, most of the time on weekdays, I usually get tired by working so much that I don't find enough time and energy to study. Sometimes I try to study while traveling but it becomes possible only for 20 minutes or so, because I have to check my mails and other messages also. And I can only study when I get a seat (on the bus/train), but this is rare as it's standing room only most of the time.
So, what strategy should I adopt to prepare for the interviews?
- Should I continue traveling?
- or should I buy a 1BHK (Bedroom+Hall+Kitchen) flat or rent one closer to work?
- or even live as PG (Paying Guest) closer to work?
I tried living as PG at the start of my career but it was not so fruitful because the food quality was really poor there.