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Essentials for a Budding IT professional

  1. 1. Essentials 4 IT Professionals <ul><ul><li>Sudarsun Santhiappan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director – R & D, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checktronix India Pvt Ltd, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chennai </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Mission <ul><li>Getting recruited Somehow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Campus Recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulk Recruitment Drives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referrals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through Apprenticeship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting recruited by the Reputed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are they special ? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2 Questions <ul><li>What do you have for Sale ? </li></ul><ul><li>What does an Employer want to Buy ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Expectations of a Candidate <ul><li>Provide bulky Pay package </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Foreign Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Dynamic Work Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Good Team </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a good Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a Friendly Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Provide good Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Provide food, transportation for free.. </li></ul><ul><li>More ?? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Short Term Vision <ul><li>Laying the Foundation Stone </li></ul><ul><li>Adapting to Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Attaining Professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Learning the “Result-Oriented” Paradigm </li></ul>
  6. 6. Long Term Vision <ul><li>Picking up Specialization </li></ul><ul><li>Setting Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming Managerial; Naturally </li></ul><ul><li>Climb up the Experience Ladder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managerial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interfaces </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Current Market Trend <ul><li>Supply – What is it ? </li></ul><ul><li>Demand – What is it ? </li></ul><ul><li>The Gap – What is the problem ? </li></ul><ul><li>Abridging Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry-Academia Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorships </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Taste of Absolute Competition <ul><li>How many IT engineers produced every year ? </li></ul><ul><li>How many IT Jobs created every year ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are still vacancies even though Jobs are out-numbered ? </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Quality ! </li></ul><ul><li>Are employers happy with the recruited ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is that a boon or a curse ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Probably a boon for the employee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probably a curse for the employer </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Where did Employers go wrong? <ul><li>The Recruitment Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is hardly time to assess a candidate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candidates outsmart the recruitment process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment process is Mundane </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Used Hard Filters didn't pay off </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does MCSE/CCNA/ODBA ensure quality? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does Aggregate of 85+ prove smartness ? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Who are the Smart Kids ? <ul><li>Who has a Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Who mastered the Quantitative tests </li></ul><ul><li>Who mastered the Psychometric tests </li></ul><ul><li>Who mastered in Group Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Who has a reasonable Academic record </li></ul><ul><li>Who has no fear in conversing with a stranger </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is the Point now ? <ul><li>It's a duty of oneself to advertise and be sellable </li></ul><ul><li>If the mentioned points add to one's (apparent) value, why not append it to the tail? </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that recruitment is a process of buying one's creativity & productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Under the Sun, everything has a value </li></ul><ul><li>Typically recruitment is a professional pact between a candidate and an employer </li></ul><ul><li>Shouldn't it be “What are the Points now?” </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Recruitment Process <ul><li>Understanding the Pedigree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employer's </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Filtration Methodologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gross Filtration by Written Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychometric Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Interview in Person or over Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HR Interview </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Expectations of an Employer <ul><li>Make a Value-for-Money Purchase </li></ul><ul><li>What are the Values ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to produce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More & Efficiently </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to propagate knowledge to peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>So, many efficient people are created </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to building and sustain teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be supportive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be abide by the regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be an Asset to the company </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Preparing for the Ball <ul><li>Hard and Soft Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-Personal Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Psychometric Analysis / Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Reasoning Abilities </li></ul>
  15. 15. Technical Foundation <ul><li>Algorithms & Data Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Programming Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Operating System & System Software </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Software Engineering & Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Hardware and Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>General Knowledge </li></ul>
  16. 16. Inter-Personal <ul><li>Group vs Individual Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to be in a Team & in Solitude </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking for the Team </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Gel </li></ul><ul><li>Introvert vs Extrovert </li></ul>
  17. 17. Attitude <ul><li>Temperament </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to New things </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Take Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared to Work Long Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><li>Accepting Failures </li></ul><ul><li>Endurance </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Learning skill </li></ul>
  18. 18. Roles <ul><li>Individual Contributors </li></ul><ul><li>Managerial </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative </li></ul><ul><li>Development & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Support & Back Office </li></ul><ul><li>Business Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Programmers / Coders </li></ul>
  19. 19. Know the Limits of Your Expectations <ul><li>Enumerate </li></ul><ul><li>Justify </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the Buying Potential </li></ul><ul><li>What to Sell ? </li></ul><ul><li>Hell with Comparing Employer Peers </li></ul><ul><li>Big vs Small Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Vs Mundane work styles </li></ul>
  20. 20. Become Multi-Talented <ul><li>Why during the Early days ? </li></ul><ul><li>Know Many </li></ul><ul><li>Specialize in Few </li></ul><ul><li>Master in One or Two </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Balance Sheet <ul><li>Estimate the Cost of your Services offered </li></ul><ul><li>It is different from Revenue generated </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the Service Cost Estimate as Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the Salary & other Benefits as Debit </li></ul><ul><li>If you find you have Services to be paid, start negotiating with your employer! </li></ul><ul><li>Beware! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never over-estimate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never under-estimate your strengths </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Salvation <ul><li>What is the Ultimatum ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who defines that ? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens after the 'set' Ultimatum ? </li></ul><ul><li>When do you think you will achieve what you wanted to? </li></ul><ul><li>The solution is Careful Planning! </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know; Software Engineering is based out of Life ? So are Operation Systems! </li></ul>
  23. 23. References <ul><li>Nothing Here! </li></ul><ul><li>Believe in yourself; You are the only reference to your success! </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that Computer Science & Information Technology are the Sciences based out of Life & Living. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Thanks... <ul><li>EMail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: www.sudarsun.in/blog </li></ul><ul><li>Forum: www.sudarsun.in/forum </li></ul>

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