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