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  • 1. A Ready Reckoner for Campus Recruitment Process Soumen Chatterjee
  • 2. The Approach • How you can bring out your best and be successful in Group Discussions & Personal Interviews • This has been prepared based on the training of thousands of college students by us • You would benefit from these questions as they have been designed keeping in mind the recruiter’s perspective Soumen Chatterjee
  • 3. Points to Ponder when Preparing for Group Discussion • What are the recruiters looking at in a candidate during a Group Discussion? • How do I analyze a GD topic by identifying the key words? • How do I get an opportunity to speak? • How much should I speak? Soumen Chatterjee
  • 4. Points to Ponder when Preparing for Group Discussion • Should I be assertive or aggressive in a Group Discussion? • How can I speak on any topic? • Is it a good move to initiate the Group Discussion? • How should I conclude? • What is the appropriate body language and etiquette in a GD? Soumen Chatterjee
  • 5. Type of topics in a Group Discussion • Contemporary Topics – Anarchy or Governance: what does our country need? – Bifurcation of states – is it a boon or bane? – Corruption is a price we pay for Democracy – Security and safety of women – What do you think are the two pressing issues in India? • Business & Economics Topics – Can India go back to 9% GDP growth ever? – Ethics in business is just a passing fad Soumen Chatterjee
  • 6. Type of topics in a Group Discussion • Abstract / Creative Topics – Black – Child is the father of man • Other topics – Do engineers make better managers? – Group Discussion is not the best tool of selection for a job Soumen Chatterjee
  • 7. Points to Ponder when preparing for Personal Interview • What does the recruiter want to know about the candidate in a job interview – ability, fitment & motivation? • What is the right way to greet and other important aspects of body language? • The most important question: TMAY - Tell Me About Yourself • How do I respond to questions? Soumen Chatterjee
  • 8. Points to Ponder when preparing for Personal Interview • What is the right attitude for a job interview? • What are some of my accomplishments and setbacks? • What are my strengths and areas of development? • What should I know about the company? • What kind of questions can I ask the recruiters? Soumen Chatterjee
  • 9. Points to Ponder when Preparing Your Resume` • Does your Resume` really reflect your ‘Personal Brand’? • Is it relevant for the role you are being interviewed for? • How long and what should be the content of your resume`? • Have you formatted your resume` properly – font type, font size, bold, italics, etc.? Soumen Chatterjee
  • 10. Soumen Chatterjee • Soumen is an alumnus of IIT Roorkee & XLRI • We work with MBA & Engineering college students to help them be successful in their careers • He is available at: • View LinkedIn profile: Soumen Chatterjee