The E x tra Edge Information Sharing Block Prepared by:- Kunal Sharma
Exhaustive process: The H.R receives infinite resumes.
What is that one thing that sets apart your resume from others???
Broadly divided into Educational Qualification, Work experience and Extra-curricular activities
Extra curricular activities: debate, sports, music, social work clubs and societies etc.
...Walking the extra mile
Unlike academic degrees knowledge from ECA is not earned but learned.
ECA activities help build and foster qualities like TEAMWORK, SELF-AWARENESS, ADAPTABILITY, LEADERSHIP AND most importantly, it reveals an individuals drive to succeed and face challenges.
Eg. HR manger will get impressed by a candidate who has worked with an NGO or who has played football at national level.
Quallites in focus : 1 st case- socially active
2 nd case- goal driven
The leading edge….
A candidate with genuine ECA experience is MULTI-DIMENSIONAL, PRACTICAL, and APPLICATION ORIENTED that helps him deal with CRISIS, IN A TACTFUL MANNER.
According to Ramanand Padiyar global head- HR Kale consultants ltd says,” a candidate having exposure to ECA indicates that he/she owns up RESPONSIBILITY, and is RATIONAL, and has handled CHALLENGING SITUATIONS. And, In an increasingly interdependent and TEAMWORKING environment these traits PLAY A MORE IMPORTANT ROLE THAN ACADEMICS OR FOR THAT MATTER, HIGHER IQ.
Does ECA guarantee good job???
Experts say it does not guarantee top positions, but preferences are given
These ECA activities set a candidate apart from his/her peers.
They play an important role in forming the initial impression of the candidate.
Hiring managers confirm that a good ECA background speaks volumes about a candidate’s personality which boring statistics otherwise, don’t.