Knowledge Base - Fundamentals Aptitude towards Learning & Development (Newer Technologies/Methods) Articulation – Communication Skills (Verbal / Written / Presentation) Self Motivation Self Confidence Team Play Industry Expectations
Self Assessment Identification of Strength and Weakness Academic Performance – Knowledge Level Set the Target Decide on a short term & a Long term goal Prepare a Task List and a Plan of Action Implementing the Plan Self Discipline Check Progress of the action plan Take corrective measures Modify plan if necessary Seek Guidance from your Professors/seniors Bridging the Gap
Success – Needed Qualities Determination Hard work Perseverance / Rigour Can Do Attitude Confidence Preparation for Campus Recruitment Online Aptitude Test Technical Interview Management / HR Interview Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
Online Aptitude Test Aptitude Mathematics Logical Reasoning English Technical Interview Subject Knowledge (Basics / Fundamentals) Technology Exposure (Basic Programming knowledge) Management / HR Interview Confidence Level Communication Skills Attitude Traits Generic presentations and Conduct Additional Initiatives – Non Curriculum Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
Bridging the Gap – Continues..... FACING INTERVIEWS
Prepare for the Real World Bridging the Gap – Continues..... What do you want to be? What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? It’s time to pull all pieces together!
Interview Purpose – From Company’s Perspective To obtain information about the candidate that is not in Resume To confirm / amplify certain inputs To evaluate skills and personality in relation to position and company To convey about job responsibilities and expectations of the company to the candidate
Bridging the Gap – Continues..... Attitude 40% Image and Appearance 10% Communication (verbal and nonverbal) 25% Job Skills & Qualifications 25% How Candidates Are Rated in Interviews …
Bridging the Gap – Continues..... Education / Technical Knowledge Work/ Project Experience Career Goals Personal Qualities /Abilities/ Interests Knowledge of the Organization / Industry The Questions would generally cover these 5 main areas:
Bridging the Gap – Continues..... 10 Common Questions that you may face… Tell us about yourself? What are your career goals? Why do you wish to join us? What are your strengths and weaknesses? If you are on this panel, what would you be looking for in the candidate for this position? Are you creative / team-player / resourceful, etc.? What are your reading habits? Why should we select you? Do you have any questions for us?
Interview Preparation Guidelines General Readiness (Prior to interview date) On the Interview Date Conduct During the Interview What puts off the interviewer Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
General Readiness Prepare one minute introduction about you / your family / native Basic Knowledge about the Company Prepare a statement on why you want to join this company Prepare a Vision statement for yourself Be Ready to name couple of Books and Authors and your views on the same Be ready to name few hobbies and explain why you like the hobby Brush up your English – Avoid basic Grammar mistakes Prepare a one minute detail on your Academic Project Brush up basic Geography / Science / Technology Be Prepared to speak about your strength and weakness Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
On the Interview Date Come Prepared with good rest the previous night Read a standard newspaper such as Hindu etc...- the current week’s Groom Well Invest in for the “D Day” Clean Shaven or well groomed facial hair Mouth wash, Body spray – to avoid body odour Good formal attire with Shoes – Avoid Jeans, Slippers, Funny T Shirts, too colourful Have a pen ready – Do not borrow from the interviewer Do Not bring the mobile phones Know your electives – All semesters Prepare your CV with details (Though you may not have much) Avoid Spelling mistakes Take care of the formatting – consistent across Prepare to explain any gaps in the study Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
Conduct During the Interview Wish the Interviewers Sit Comfortably Speak Confidently Stay Relaxed Listen to the question asked and allow the interviewer to finish the question Pay attention to your body language If you are not clear about the question, politely ask to repeat the question If you are not sure about the answer, do not try to beat around the bush Do not crib about your family problems / financial needs etc.- No sympathy story Quote examples from Industry and Industry leaders – To showcase your interest Be precise and to the point in answering questions Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
What Puts off the Interviewer LYING !!! Not Knowing about your college Lack of basic knowledge in your chosen core field Lack of basic knowledge in Computer language such as C, C++ Zero exposure to industry / Environment Be careful in selecting your questions when the interviewer prompts “Any Questions” Avoid the following questions How did I do the Interview Compare one company with other What are my Onsite chances once I join the company Work life balance Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
Bridging the Gap – Continues..... WHAT YOU CAN ASK FOR Qualities for success The future of the company Your future career Training Performance Evaluation Typical day/week Relationships to other areas
Points to Ponder This is an interview for a significant position with a Global Industry Leader Make sure you are culturally ready for a professional set up and International operations Success in this Interview will change your and your immediate family’s life drastically ‘ You and Only You ’ are responsible for your success / failure Bridging the Gap – Continues.....