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Elucidating Corporate Expectations

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Presentation done by Manu Srikumar, Marketing Manager at Freshersworld.com on 24th March 2010 at Bannari Amman college, Erode.

Presentation done by Manu Srikumar, Marketing Manager at Freshersworld.com on 24th March 2010 at Bannari Amman college, Erode.

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  • 1. Elucidating Corporate Expectations Manu Srikumar Marketing Manager Freshers world .com Venue: Bannari Amman college, Erode Date: 24 th March 2010
  • 2. Misconceptions
    • Degree / qualification, the most important requirement
    • Education over once you acquire a Degree
    • If you know great English, you can do a great job.
    • On the job training will be provided by employers.
    • Expertise in one subject is enough.
  • 3. How to start preparation?
    • Talk to seniors
    • Questions related to your domain
    • Most commonly asked questions
    • Create a great resume – Freshers world .com video
    • Go on the internet – Freshers world .com
    • Constantly update yourself and the resume
  • 4. Your interview!
    • Do your homework
    • Effective Resume
    • Breathe – Confidence – You are there because of what you have done
    • Be Yourself – honest, polite and gracious
    • Ask Questions
    • Be Thankful – Respect his/her time
  • 5. During the interview
    • Strong fundamentals
    • Smart
    • Presence of mind
    • Body Language
    • Attitude
  • 6. Turn Offs
    • Poor personal appearance.
    • Lack of interest and enthusiasm: Passive and indifferent.
    • Failure to look at the interviewer when conversing.
    • Limp, fishy handshake.
    • Failure to express appreciation for interviewer’s time.
    • Asks no questions about job. 
    • Overbearing, over aggressive, conceited with superiority or   "know it all complex."
    • Inability to express self clearly: Poor voice diction, grammar.
    • Lack of planning for career: no purpose and goals.
    • Lack of confidence and poise: nervous ill at ease. 
    • Inability to take criticism.
    • Lack of Maturity.
    • Lack of courtesy: ill mannered.
  • 7. Turn Offs explained
    • 1. Poor non-verbal communication image It’s about demonstrating confidence –  Stand straight, and make good eye contact. (Note the color of the interviewer’s eyes.) Connect with a good, firm handshake. (There’s nothing like a limp response in a handshake.) Sit erect and lean forward in the chair, appearing interested and attentive. (Slumping denotes a lazy attitude.) That first impression can be a great beginning, or a quick ending to your interview.
  • 8. Turn Offs Explained (Cont..)
    • 2. Poor verbal communication skills   Your interviewer is giving you information, either directly or indirectly. Good communication skills include listening and letting the person know you heard what they said. Observe your interviewer’s style and pace and match that style, adjusting your style and pace to match. Use appropriate language. (Beware of using slang words or references to age, race, religion, politics, or sexual preferences – these topics could get the door slammed very quickly.) Telling the interviewer more than they need to know could be a fatal mistake. (Too much information – particularly personal information - could get into some areas that are best not discussed in an interview.)
  • 9. Turn Offs Explained (Cont..)
    • 3. Not asking questions It is extremely important to ask questions.  When asked, “Do you have any questions?” if you answer “No,” it is the WRONG answer! Asking questions gives you the opportunity to show your interest. (The best questions come from listening to what is said and asked during the interview. Ask for additional information.) Asking questions gives you the opportunity to find out if this is the right place for you. (Your chance to find out what goes on in the company.) The job market is very competitive and the competition is fierce. Give yourself every advantage by preparing and practicing before the interview. Be aware of your verbal and non-verbal performance and the messages you are sending. It could make the difference between a job offer or not. 
  • 10. Transition from college to corporate Oral & Written Communication Skills Proactive & Inquisitive nature Ability to grasp things quickly Good team player Ready to accept challenges Time Management Problem Solving Presentation Skills
  • 11. Change in education process
    • Facts
    • Only 14% of freshers are employable
    • More than 60 % of the freshers don’t know how to create CVs.
    • What needs to be done?
    • Necessity to make students industry ready
    • Internships
    • Group Discussions, Mock Interviews, etc to be included in course or to be
    • taught separately
    • Communicative English to be improved
  • 12. Choice – Always look at the bigger picture
    • Core/ domain specific job Vs IT Vs Govt. , etc
    • Opportunity
    • Circumstances
    • Take a job, you can always change – Industry exposure can always help
  • 13. Keep Trying!
    • Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all !
  • 14. About Freshers world .com
    • Placement Papers
    • Global Resume
    • Career Networking
    • Blogs
    • Communities
    • Discussion Forums
    • Jobs!
  • 15. The Last Word..
    • Employment opportunities for freshers in India have increased in manifold over the last few years. The only way to have an edge over others in the job market is to assess yourself and hone your employable skills accordingly. Employers look for certain basic qualities and if you can groom yourself to meet their expectation you can secure your dream job in no time .
  • 16. Dare to Dream!
    • " To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. ” Anatole France
  • 17.
    • When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit- Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
    • Success is failure turned inside out - The silver tint in the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It might be near when it seems afar; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
  • 18. Thank You
    • Reach me at
    • [email_address]