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  • Current Industry Trend Your Expectations Personal Experiences (From Moderators)
  • Some Common Facts about any interview: Limited Time Only once you will meet the interviewer He doesn’t know you He needs to decide Interview is only a part of the process
  • Tcs bridging the_gap

    1. 1. Bridging the Gap – Industry / Academy
    2. 2. <ul><li>Knowledge Base - Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Aptitude towards Learning & Development (Newer Technologies/Methods) </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation – Communication Skills (Verbal / Written / Presentation) </li></ul><ul><li>Self Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Self Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Team Play </li></ul>Industry Expectations
    3. 3. <ul><li>Self Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of Strength and Weakness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Performance – Knowledge Level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set the Target </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide on a short term & a Long term goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare a Task List and a Plan of Action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementing the Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self Discipline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check Progress of the action plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take corrective measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify plan if necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek Guidance from your Professors/seniors </li></ul></ul>Bridging the Gap
    4. 4. <ul><li>Success – Needed Qualities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perseverance / Rigour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can Do Attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparation for Campus Recruitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Aptitude Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management / HR Interview </li></ul></ul>Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
    5. 5. <ul><li>Online Aptitude Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aptitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logical Reasoning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical Interview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Knowledge (Basics / Fundamentals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Exposure (Basic Programming knowledge) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management / HR Interview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitude Traits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generic presentations and Conduct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Initiatives – Non Curriculum </li></ul></ul>Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
    6. 6. Bridging the Gap – Continues..... FACING INTERVIEWS
    7. 7. 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!
    8. 8. Interview Purpose – From Company’s Perspective <ul><ul><li>To obtain information about the candidate that is not in Resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To confirm / amplify certain inputs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To evaluate skills and personality in relation to position and company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To convey about job responsibilities and expectations of the company to the candidate </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. 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 …
    10. 10. Bridging the Gap – Continues..... <ul><ul><ul><li>Education / Technical Knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work/ Project Experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career Goals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Qualities /Abilities/ Interests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the Organization / Industry </li></ul></ul></ul>The Questions would generally cover these 5 main areas:
    11. 11. Bridging the Gap – Continues..... 10 Common Questions that you may face… <ul><ul><li>Tell us about yourself? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your career goals? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you wish to join us? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your strengths and weaknesses? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are on this panel, what would you be looking for in the candidate for this position? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you creative / team-player / resourceful, etc.? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your reading habits? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why should we select you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you have any questions for us? </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Interview Preparation Guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Readiness (Prior to interview date) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the Interview Date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct During the Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What puts off the interviewer </li></ul></ul>Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
    13. 13. <ul><li>General Readiness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare one minute introduction about you / your family / native </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Knowledge about the Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare a statement on why you want to join this company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare a Vision statement for yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Ready to name couple of Books and Authors and your views on the same </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be ready to name few hobbies and explain why you like the hobby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brush up your English – Avoid basic Grammar mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare a one minute detail on your Academic Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brush up basic Geography / Science / Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Prepared to speak about your strength and weakness </li></ul></ul>Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
    14. 14. <ul><li>On the Interview Date </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come Prepared with good rest the previous night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read a standard newspaper such as Hindu etc...- the current week’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groom Well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invest in for the “D Day” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clean Shaven or well groomed facial hair </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mouth wash, Body spray – to avoid body odour </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good formal attire with Shoes – Avoid Jeans, Slippers, Funny T Shirts, too colourful </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have a pen ready – Do not borrow from the interviewer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do Not bring the mobile phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your electives – All semesters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare your CV with details (Though you may not have much) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid Spelling mistakes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take care of the formatting – consistent across </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare to explain any gaps in the study </li></ul></ul></ul>Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
    15. 15. <ul><li>Conduct During the Interview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wish the Interviewers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sit Comfortably </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak Confidently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay Relaxed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to the question asked and allow the interviewer to finish the question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay attention to your body language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are not clear about the question, politely ask to repeat the question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are not sure about the answer, do not try to beat around the bush </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not crib about your family problems / financial needs etc.- No sympathy story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quote examples from Industry and Industry leaders – To showcase your interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be precise and to the point in answering questions </li></ul></ul>Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
    16. 16. <ul><li>What Puts off the Interviewer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LYING !!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Knowing about your college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of basic knowledge in your chosen core field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of basic knowledge in Computer language such as C, C++ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zero exposure to industry / Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful in selecting your questions when the interviewer prompts “Any Questions” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid the following questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How did I do the Interview </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compare one company with other </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are my Onsite chances once I join the company </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work life balance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
    17. 17. Bridging the Gap – Continues..... WHAT YOU CAN ASK FOR <ul><ul><li>Qualities for success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your future career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical day/week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships to other areas </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Points to Ponder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an interview for a significant position with a Global Industry Leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you are culturally ready for a professional set up and International operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Success in this Interview will change your and your immediate family’s life drastically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ You and Only You ’ are responsible for your success / failure </li></ul></ul>Bridging the Gap – Continues.....
    19. 19. THANK YOU