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  • 1. Mentoronics(Career Guidance and Counseling) Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 2. How Mentoronics makes you employable Psychology holds the key Remember you are unique Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 3. Mentoronics empowers you to get a good job. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 4. Your job prospects then and now• About 30 years ago, in India, it was the Government that provided most of the jobs.• 400-600 jobs were available for every 1,000 students.• Only 100-150 jobs were in Private Sector.• unemployed or underemployed people = 200 Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 5. Your job prospects then and now• After some time– with boom in private sector• 400-500 jobs were available for every 1,000 students. But more jobs in Private Sector and fewer in Govt. Departments. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 6. Your job prospects then and now• In today’s Information Technology World, the number of educated people vying for jobs has on an average = 1,500.• Employment in Govt. and Private Sector = 750• Job opportunity from 15 developed countries for Indians = 500 Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 7. Unemployment is not the problem • The problem is un-employability. • Are you employable? • Are employers looking for people like you? People who have the same degrees as you? People who have the same skills as you? Or, are they looking for something more in you? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 8. The demand now• Yes, employers nowadays look for something more in you.• Employers are looking for energetic, dynamic and self-motivated candidates.• Possessing the required academic qualifications does not mean you are fit for the particular job. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 9. The situation according to experts• "The current system produces candidates who are not ready for the industry."• "Students are made to limit themselves to textbooks and marks. They often shock the interviewers with half-baked theoretical knowledge, lack of practical knowledge, and high expectations. Therefore, it is high time that they equipped themselves with the required skills to survive in this dynamic world." Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 10. The situation that the experts want• Representatives from various industry sectors (IT, IT-Enabled Services, Telecom, IT-Enabled Engineering, Engineering, Power and Mining, Retailing, Financial Services, and Software Services) said In the new trend, companies are looking for job-ready students from day one. Small companies dont have the time or the financial resources to train fresh graduates for long periods to make them job-savvy. So they expect to induct job-ready students who deliver results immediately. " Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 11. The situation that the experts want• "Employers today look for generic qualifications, not specific ones. Companies basically look for people who can perform and deliver, rather than brilliant people who will not perform." Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 12. The situation that the experts want• "Fresh graduates should be adaptive to change. Only then can they enter and survive in modern organizations. A candidate who is average in studies but possesses this skill [ adaptation] is preferred."• So, the Industry HR managers say they have jobs but are unable to find candidates with adequate skills. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 13. So which skills make you employable?You need the Employability Skills or the Generic Skills:• Basic/fundamental Skills: such as literacy, numeracy, using technology.• People-related skills: such as communication, interpersonal, teamwork, customer service skills.• Conceptual/thinking skills: such as collecting and organising information, problem solving, planning and organising, learning-to- learn skills, thinking innovatively and creatively, systems thinking. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 14. So which skills make you employable?• Personal skills and attributes: such as being responsible, resourceful and flexible, being able to manage one’s own time, having self-esteem.• Business skills: such as innovation skills, enterprise skills.• Community skills: such as civic or citizenship knowledge and skills. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 15. Basic Employability Skills » Communication » Teamwork » Problem Solving » Initiative And Enterprise » Planning And Organising » Self-management » Learning » Technology. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 16. Skills that new industries want you to have According to the industry experts, here are some of the skills and traits that you should have along with the requisite degree. • Proactivity Work ethics • Quick learning ability Customer-Centric skills • Tolerance to ambiguity Listening skills • Communication skills (oral and written) Stress management skills • The ability to treat problems as opportunities Negotiation skills • Leadership Commitment • Analytical skills Conflict Management Skills • The ability to work effectively in teams Organization savvy • Initiative Decision-Making skills • Positive attitude Creativity • Interpersonal skills. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 17. Skills that new industries want you to have The industry expects you to have these skills before you take up your first job. These are only some of the skills that employers want you to have. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 18. But the experts are optimistic• "There are tremendous opportunities in todays market and with a little more effort a fresh Graduate/Technician can make a great career."• "The situation can be rectified with the help of Mentoronics."• Are you ready for that little extra effort?• It could affect your career lifelong. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 19. How Mentoronics makes you employable• Mentoronics helps you make that little extra effort — which makes your career secure. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 20. How Mentoronics makes you employable• Mentoronics first makes you aware of the employment options that you have, and tells you how you can prepare yourself for them. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 21. How Mentoronics makes you employable• You will find out more details about the rapidly changing job scenario, where you stand, and what you can do to bridge the two. Job Your Requirement Job Opportunity Qualification & skills Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 22. How Mentoronics makes you employable• Mentoronics help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses in the light of the expectations of the industry that will employ you. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 23. Expected Questions form EmployerYou should be prepared for the questions given below.• Tell us about yourself.• What are your career objectives?• What factors did you consider in making these objectives?• Why are you choosing this particular field for a career?• What are your most significant achievements?• What are your strengths?• What are your weaknesses? How will you overcome them? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 24. Expected Questions form Employer• How do you think these weaknesses will relate to the position you have applied for?• Where do you see yourself five years from now?• What could be your biggest contribution to our organization?• Why should we choose you for this position?• Describe a situation in which you used your leadership skills.• Are your grades an indicator of your academic ability? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 25. Expected Questions from Employer• Why should we hire you?• What differentiates you from other candidates?• How many squares are there in a chessboard?• Why does the value of the Rupee fluctuate in relation to the Dollar? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 26. Expected Questions from Employer• What is the difference between Sales and Marketing?• What is advertising?• Why is a yearly budget prepared?• Why should we consider giving you this job when we have candidates more experienced than you?• Do you think doing a postgraduate degree course will improve your job prospects? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 27. What impression will employers have of you?• Did you know that impression management can be used to exercise power over the environment, in an interview, and at a job?• Do you know any impression management tactics? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 28. What impression will employers have of you?• Do you know that you could unconsciously be presenting yourself to an employer as – Intimidating: Presenting yourself as powerful or irrational to the interviewer. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 29. What impression will employers have of you?• Do you know that you could unconsciously be presenting yourself to an employer as – Supplicating: Presenting yourself as weak or irresponsible to receive nurture from the interviewer. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 30. What impression will employers have of you?• Do you know that you could unconsciously be presenting yourself to an employer as – Exemplifying: Presenting yourself as morally superior to create a sense of unease to the interviewer. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 31. What impression will employers have of you?• Do you know that you could unconsciously be presenting yourself to an employer as – Self-promoting: Present yourself as a competent and effective person to gain respect. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 32. What impression will employers have of you?• Do you know that you could unconsciously be presenting yourself to an employer as – Ingratiating: Presenting yourself in ways which you think will make the interviewer like you. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 33. What impression will employers have of you?• You could control any situation (say, an interview) instead of being overwhelmed by it. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 34. Test your proficiency• Employers nowadays expect a certain level of communication skill in you — for any job. How good are your oral and written communication skills?• Do you know the basic "rules" of English? Is your knowledge sufficient to get you a job? More important, is this knowledge sufficient to keep you in the job? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 35. Test your proficiencyWhy dont you check?• Is something completely unique or just unique?• Is somebody fatally ill or just ill?• Can an airplane be completely destroyed?• Are you basically a student or actually a student or just a student?• Do the officers meets or do they meet?• Its hot or its hot?• Have you ever seen hockey players compete in a level playing field?• Did Kerala have torrential rain? If so, what is a torrent? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 36. Test your proficiency Your communication skills may be the first barrier to cross in the selection process for any job. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 37. Answers to Guess how employable you are • Indian companies account for over 50 percent of worldwide business process outsourcing. Do you realize how employable that makes you? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 38. Answers to Guess how employable you are • There are more than 400 call centers in India, which service US clients, corporate, banks, and credit card companies. How employable does that make you? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 39. Answers to Guess how employable you are• The Indian medical transcription market is growing at the rate of 20 percent. Do you think you can get into this industry? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 40. Answers to Guess how employable you are • The organized retail market, where you could be employed, accounted for Rs. 25,500 crore in 2010. Do you think you can get into this industry? Year 2007 records Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 41. Answers to Guess how employable you are• A fresh graduate can get, on an average, Rs. 8,000 as salary in his or her first job as a graphic designer. Do you have a realistic picture about salaries that fresh graduates get in different industries? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 42. Answers to Guess how employable you are• The healthcare industry employs at least 15 lakh people, including nurses and technicians. Are you ready for a job in this industry? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 43. Answers to Guess how employable you are • To get the job of a credit analyst you should be a graduate or an MBA. Does that make you employable? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 44. Answers to Guess how employable you are• In 2002, the percentage of graduates (in any subject) needed by industries was 37. Are you a graduate who thinks it is tough to get a job? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 45. Answers to Guess how employable you are• Of the tens of thousands of IT-enabled services jobs that were available last year, 50 percent remained unfilled because the candidates lacked essential skills, not degrees. Does that set you thinking? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 46. Answers to Guess how employable you are• The Pharma industry has been growing at over 20 percent for the past 20 years. The domestic India pharma market is likely to reach US$ 20 billion by 2015. Have you considered making a career in this industry? Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 47. Answers to Guess how employable you are• During the last three years, when the industry was not doing very well, 1.3 crore jobs were created in the IT sector! So, dont let anyone fool you into thinking that there are no jobs out there! You just need the right skills. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 48. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F1: Talent, Skill, Attitude This person enjoys being with others. He loves parties, loves to be a part of a group or a club and attend gatherings. He wants to be the center of attention and feels comfortable while conversing with strangers. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 49. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F2: Gregarious, Adaptability This kind of person easily accepts and adapts to changing ideas, technology, situations, and conditions. He handles crises appropriately—functioning effectively under stress. He accepts alternative procedures, and appreciates different perspectives. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 50. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F3: Follow Up This means pursuing activities for reinforcing the earlier ones without feeling fed up. It includes sticking to schedules, discussing matters, reminding, and offering assistance to others to get the work done. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 51. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F4: Facing Deadlines This denotes a high self-motivation toward work, which includes working undeterred by material constraints or unfavorable conditions. Every effort is made to meet the deadlines. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 52. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F5: Competitiveness An attitude to strive for the best when making comparisons with some standard of excellence. It involves comparison of ones own potential with others, efforts to pursue goals, persistence, and intensity of efforts. Competitiveness means doing better and perhaps faster than others, presumably at a lower cost. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 53. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F6: Analytical Reasoning It is the ability to analyze information, draw logical conclusions, critically evaluate all aspects, and the possible consequences of each action. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 54. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F7: Proactiveness It is the belief that one controls key events in ones life and feels responsible for it. People who govern from this attitude do not blame circumstances and their decisions are based on their own conscious choice. These people take initiatives and are prepared for contingencies. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 55. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F8: Updating Knowledge for Professional Growth It is spending time and resources to know what is happening in their professional field continually. This is done by means of enrolling for membership of various bodies and subscribing to magazines; they indulge in self-study and formal or informal discussions. They identify the important factors in their area of interest and influence and predict how they would affect their professional growth. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 56. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F9: Analytical Abilities It is more concerned with an individuals capacity to deal quickly and accurately with numbers or qualitative values. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 57. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F10:Team /Time Management It is the willingness to work closely with others toward a common goal as opposed to working in competition with others. It includes sharing of information, cooperation, speaking positively to create team-spirit, seeking ideas and opinions of others, promoting cooperation and discussing conflicts with team members openly to find solutions. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 58. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F11: Project Management It is defined as arranging and grouping things and activities, establishing authority and allocating resources required to carry out a specific plan. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 59. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F12:Human Resource Management These people rarely get and excited or agitated. They are on good terms with almost everyone because they accept people as they are. They handle tasks smoothly and are easy to satisfy. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 60. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F14: Problem Solving Skills It is the ability to systematically address and resolve problems by reflecting on the problem, understanding, devising a plan and implementing a solution. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 61. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F15: Situational Leadership For WIN WIN It means behaving in a way that is socially correct, being aware of and caring for other peoples feelings. It means creating an environment of comfort and respect for others and not getting annoyed by their behavior. They know the art of winning people. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 62. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F16:Cheerfulness It means having a happy disposition— expressing childish joy and smiling a lot. These people see the beauty in things, which others might not. They have a rich imagination and tell others might not. They have a rich imagination and tell entertaining stories. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 63. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F17: Resource Management This is the ability to meet situations—devising ways and means, using resources appropriately to solve complex problems. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 64. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F18: Mental Agility It is the ability to grasp new concepts quickly and clearly. It also means applying knowledge and experience to understand tricky situations and having an attentive mind. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 65. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F19: Empathetic/Symphathetic It means deep sysmpathy for others; and to be kind and helpful towards them. People with this trait tend to forgive others easily. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 66. What your self-assessment score means:1. My Competencies:F20: Perseverance/Patience It emphasizes the capacity to endure delay or incompetence without complaining. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 67. What your self-assessment score means:2. Basic Orientation Code:F22:Extrovertness• This is an orientation in which the focus is on people and things. F22s want an action-oriented work environment, prefer to be amid people and have many interests. They reach decisions by talking them out and getting feed back They tend to be faster, dislike complicated procedure and are impatient with long and slow jobs done alone and they communicate, generally, freely. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 68. What your self-assessment score means: 2. Basic Orientation Code: F23: Introvertness • This is an orientation in which the focus is on ideas and concepts, i.e. on internal reality. F23s prefer quiet work environments where they can work alone, and have fewer but deep interests. They reach decisions by processing them internally and sharing the final decision with others. They are careful with detail and can work for long periods of time on a project without interruptions. F23s are interested in details and ideas behind the job and think before acting. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 69. What your self-assessment score means: 2. Basic Orientation Code: F24: Problem Solving Abilities: • The F24 function refers to the perception of the internal and external world through the five senses. It focuses on the present and on concrete information gained from senses. People high on F24 function deal with details and reality, and are practical. They prefer learned skills, using and perfecting the learned skills, pay attention to details, and prefer standard ways of solving problems and established order for doing things. They generally reach a conclusion step by step, and get impatient when situations get complicated. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 70. What your self-assessment score means: 2. Basic Orientation Code: F25:Innovative - Intutitive • This function refers to the perception of the internal and external world through the unconscious. It focuses on the future, with a view toward patterns and possibilities, rather than current external realities. People high on F25 prefer adding new skills, look at the big picture, are patient with reality, prefer solving problems in new ways, dislike routine and enjoy learning new skills more than using them. They reach an understanding quickly, are patient with complex Situation, follow inspirations regardless of data, generally make errors in fact, and try to create something new with personal insight. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 71. What your self-assessment score means: 2. Basic Orientation Code: F26: Decision Making Abilities • The F26 function represents the logical and rational thought- processes. It is the ability to make evaluations and judgments based on logic and ideas, rather than on personal values. People high on this function focus on the logic of a situation, truth and principles. They prefer a work environment that is brief and businesslike, and are good at making intellectual criticisms and providing solutions to problems. They like analysis and order, do not show emotions readily and are often uncomfortable with others feelings, and may hurt others feelings without knowing it. They need to be treated fairly in accordance with prevailing standards and they respond best to others thoughts. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 72. What your self-assessment score means: 2. Basic Orientation Code: F27:People Centric • The F27 function represents the discrimination of values, internal and external. It is the ability to make evaluations and judgments based on values, rather than on logical categories and ideas. The F27 function is essential for determining whether something is agreeable or not agreeable, likable or not likable, important or not important. In this case F27 is not to be confused with emotion, which can show up in any function. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 73. What your self-assessment score means: 2. Basic Orientation Code: F27:People Centric A person with a high score on this function focuses on human values and needs and harmony. Therefore, they prefer friendly and personal work environments, are loyal, supportive and caring and allow decisions to be influenced by likes and dislikes. They need praise and attention, dislike and even avoid unpleasant encounters. They are more people-oriented. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 74. What your self-assessment score means: 2. Basic Orientation Code: F28: Project Management • F28 is an orientation in approaching the world. People high on this dimension are decisive, self-regimented, value careful planning, and value order and predictability in their surroundings. They work best when they can plan their work and follow the plan. They like to get things settled, may decide too quickly and move from one task to another only after the completion of the task on hand. They get so engrossed in the job that they are doing that they may not notice new things that need to be done. They generally want only the essentials to begin their work and are satisfied once they reach a judgment on a thing, situation or person. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 75. What your self-assessment score means: 2. Basic Orientation Code: F29: Adaptiveness • F29 is an orientation in approaching the world. People scoring high on this are curious, spontaneous, flexible, / adaptable, and tolerant. They focus on starting tasks (rather than first completing the current ones) and tend to postpone decisions. They generally adapt well to changing situations and prefer leaving things open for alterations. They may postpone unpleasant jobs while finding other things more interesting; they generally want to know all about a new job/task, and are curious and welcome a new insight/piece of information on a thing, situation, or person. Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 76. Employability Skills Framework Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune
  • 77. • Thanking You Confidential to SoftTech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune