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  1. 1. Counseling Session - II
  2. 2. Last Session……. <ul><li>Streams available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HR </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nature of assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Type of industries </li></ul>
  3. 3. Last Session……. <ul><li>Skill sets required </li></ul><ul><li>Stream specific personality traits & skills </li></ul><ul><li>SWOT Analysis </li></ul>
  4. 4. Facing the Corporate Challenge <ul><li>Dynamic and fast changing business environment </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity to handle stretched goals </li></ul><ul><li>Multiskilling </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to “get hands dirty” </li></ul><ul><li>Communication across cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Life skills </li></ul><ul><li>Personal ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Continual improvement programme </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to Prepare for these Challenges <ul><li>Management school grooming </li></ul><ul><li>Inculcating the reading habit </li></ul><ul><li>Summer and industrial projects </li></ul><ul><li>Case based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial visits </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude building </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other Aspects Required <ul><li>Handling GDs and interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation of CVs </li></ul><ul><li>Physical and mental stamina </li></ul><ul><li>A clear set of short term and long term goals. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Managerial Perspectives <ul><li>Managing self </li></ul><ul><li>Managing organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Managing contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Managing relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Managing change </li></ul>
  8. 8. Managing Self <ul><li>Need to step back and think </li></ul><ul><li>Convert events and happenings into experiences </li></ul><ul><li>learn to see products/services/customers from different perspectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from the everyday functioning of organizations. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Managing Organizations <ul><li>Requires an analytical mindset </li></ul><ul><li>Making simple, complicated and complex decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Performance management </li></ul>
  10. 10. Managing Context <ul><li>Experience through exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Spend time in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing experiences across cultures </li></ul>
  11. 11. Managing Relationships <ul><li>Importance of collaborative mindset </li></ul><ul><li>Listening more than talking </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership from the background </li></ul><ul><li>Team work </li></ul>
  12. 12. Managing Change <ul><li>Maintaining direction </li></ul><ul><li>Managing continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Change </li></ul>
  13. 13. Remember - <ul><li>The six most important words- “i admit i made a mistake” </li></ul><ul><li>The five most important words “you did a good job” </li></ul><ul><li>The four most important words “what is your opinion” </li></ul><ul><li>The three most important words “if you please” </li></ul><ul><li>The two most important words “thank you” </li></ul><ul><li>The least important word “i” </li></ul>
  14. 15. Session Objectives <ul><li>To understand the current methods used for screening of candidates </li></ul><ul><li>What are the challenges involved </li></ul><ul><li>How to prepare yourself for these challenges </li></ul>
  15. 16. Current Methods used for screening <ul><li>Short presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussion </li></ul><ul><li>On line test </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structured interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Un structured interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioral interview </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. What they are looking at <ul><li>Personality traits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication & presentation skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to handle pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical skills </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. What they are looking at <ul><li>Skills… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate etiquette </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional knowledge & its application </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Stream specific personality traits & skills <ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selling & Negotiation Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extrovert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outgoing personality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills with numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial acumen </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Stream specific personality traits & skills <ul><li>Human Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People’s skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of human behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flair for training & imparting knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT & Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System orientation </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. What are the challenges involved <ul><li>Handling impromptu presentations & Group discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Managing stress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical and Mental stamina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clarity on short term and long term goals </li></ul>
  21. 22. How to prepare yourself for these Challenges <ul><li>Take a good look at yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear about your own abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate skills well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self introspection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths and weaknesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify your achievements, accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze your career goals </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. How to prepare yourself for these Challenges <ul><li>Know your academics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brush up technical knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your subject well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firm grip of forte in your resume </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Analyze your skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpersonal skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul></ul>How to prepare yourself for these Challenges
  24. 25. <ul><li>Intuitive Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assertiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad-mindedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diplomacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul></ul>How to prepare yourself for these Challenges
  25. 26. How to prepare yourself for these challenges <ul><li>Research the position you seek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know details of the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Details of position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job analysis </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. How to prepare yourself for these challenges <ul><li>Create a positive impression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impression is a primary determinant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your body language, appearance and attitude in the face of stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress appropriately, smile often, appear calm, mature and in control , be enthusiastic and the urge to join the company should be transparent </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. How to prepare yourself for these challenges <ul><li>Be Honest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never lie to hide your inadequacies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be natural, be yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on your strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not try to act smart and hide your ignorance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak clearly, confidently, and slowly with appropriate pauses </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. General Tips <ul><li>Know where and when the interview will be held </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm your attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your journey </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time </li></ul><ul><li>Neatly file all your relevant records, documents and recommendations </li></ul>
  29. 30. General Tips….. <ul><li>After arrival calm yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Take a good look at the people around you </li></ul><ul><li>During interview be a good listener </li></ul><ul><li>Be polite and courteous to request the interviewer to repeat if not understood </li></ul><ul><li>Do not interrupt </li></ul>
  30. 31. General Tips….. <ul><li>Do your homework </li></ul><ul><li>Think positive </li></ul><ul><li>Give it your best shot </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from experience </li></ul><ul><li>Never give up hope </li></ul>
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