Bagging a campus placement certainly remains the foremost priority of every graduating student. A good first job can pave a brand new way for your future. Landing a nice job not only ensures that you get financially stable but also makes your all round personality get a full on boost.
Right from the day you entered college, you must have heard success stories of previous year pass outs and of the then graduating batches. Some students succeed in bagging extremely good placements in India and abroad as well.
A good research about your college gives you a very clear picture as to which companies visit your college the most and what are the IT majors that take placements from your college. With all of the information at your disposal, preparing becomes a lot easier.
Some great tips to help you prepare for your Campus Placements are:
Brush up your Aptitude:
almost every company recruiting students for placement first puts them for an aptitude test. By this test they get to know the logical and reasoning abilities of the students. Practicing gives you a good problem solving ability and thus you get an edge above others.
Just keep on practicing and in a month or two - you will solve all the aptitude questions like a pro. Don't expect to master the aptitude skills in just a week or two. At least 1.5-2 months is the minimum required time to get into a comfortable zone with problem solving. Practice a lot, that is the key!
Spoken English and Writing Skills:
Cracking an interview falls in your favour only if you could present yourself well in front of the interviewer. The way we speak causes a direct effect upon the person asking questions. A brushed up speaking skill easily impresses the panel. A candidate who presents his/her ideas with great ease looks very presentable and worthy. A lot of people unnecessarily get rejected because they can't communicate or express themselves. If you need to work upon your English, start the earliest that you can. Read articles, blogs, newspapers and listen to the English news. Try to write on topics that you find interesting to better your writing skills. Good English will take you a long way!
Prepare a Decent Resume:
Do not make your resume pompous and extra loud. Keep your resume good and professional. Do not miss out on any of your key points and point subtly yet confidently towards all your skills and achievements. Do a good amount of research on writing a good resume from the net. The layout must be clean. Avoid unnecessary clutter, fancy fonts or colours. Keep the text sharp by editing out unnecessary words but at the same time highlighting your strengths. Choose your words strategically so that they make an impact.
Revise the basics of your subject:
A number of interviewees prepare a number of tough and complex portions but in the interview they are asked mostly based upon the basics. Do not falter on your basics. Revise the concepts well, not only for the job interview but also for your own personal knowledge. Shouldn't you be fully versed with your subject in which you are graduating? Gather as much knowledge that you can. It is the best way to broaden your mental horizon. Shallow words do not impress, so let your knowledge speak.
Crack the Interview:
Maximum students face the dilemma of an Interview. Stop fussing about it. It is just a matter of confidence. Do not let things get on your nerves; they are not going to kill you anyway! Speak confidently. If you have any ideas at the back of your head, open your mouth!
An interview might be divided into two parts- Technical Interview and a HR Interview.
If you have been a good student in your college, technical is not so difficult. Studying thoroughly gives you confidence for this interview. It's better to ask your doubts in technical discussions with your friends (no matter how basic they are) and get your ideas clear.
HR interviews don't mean that you have a serious expression on your face. All you're expected in an HR interview is to be yourself, have a smiling face, don't be over confident and be excited about the things. Answer questions with ease, to make yourself and your interviewer both comfortable. The key is just to pass a sign of goodwill and confidence to the person sitting across you!