#1 Self Evaluation #2 Building the Right Resume #3 Preparing for Aptitude Tests #4 Preparing for GD #5 Interview Preparation
A campus placement is a golden opportunity to land a job of your reams. Yes, after all sleepless nights, getting placed in a dream company will give you ultimate happiness. But you need to be clear about how to approach the preparation. After all, you will be competing for a good position in a top company and so will others! Campus placements is not a tough task at all. So please don't lose enthusiasm, in case you are not selected for a particular company. Selection will indeed give you success, but rejection will give you experience. And there is no good or bad experience it's just learning experience. So, without wasting time, start focusing on next company visiting your campus.
Campus placement basically involves various stages such as
- Pre-placement Talks
- Resume Review
- General and Technical Aptitude Test
- Technical and HR Interview
- Final Review by Selection Committee
- Final Selection Offer
At each stage, you need to be sure about your preparation strategy.
So, here are the tips to help you get to the top.
#1 Self Evaluation
Self Evaluation helps narrow down the right careers for your personality type. It helps to recognize you own qualities, skills and weaknesses. And you can understand your plus and minus points. When you know your qualities, you can emphasize those with your interviewer and can explain him why your particular strengths will benefit the company. So, It's very important to be certain about your personal and professional aptitude for placement in a company.
#2 Building the Right Resume
If you have product to sell, work on advertisement. But you want to sell yourself, work on your resume. This is an important part of your preparation process. Analyze the position well and customize the resume specific for that position. Believe me you’ll see results much faster.
#3 Preparing for Aptitude Tests
General as well as technical aptitude tests are common for companies to separate the average from the excellent applicants. The typical sections of an aptitude test include Quantitative & Analytical Skills, Logic and Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Written Communication etc. Be sure to prepare for this section. There are several books you can refer to.
And you can achieve absolute mastery in 1 - 2 months of practice.
#4 Preparing for GD
Group discussion (GD) are an integral part of the selection process for many companies. So, you need to be ready. Surf the internet, practice the GD topics commonly expected. Brush up on your general knowledge and current affairs. Read newspapers regularly so that you don't fall short on current affairs knowledge. You should prepare well to build your arguments with facts, figures and situations.
#5 Interview Preparation
An interview is a conversation with a purpose. It can make or break your chances of being selected. The most important step to landing a job is being prepared for your interviews. To be more confident in your skills, prepare for interview questions related to the subject. That will give you utmost confidence while facing an interview. And yes, to crack an interview,You have to work on your communication skills
As far as Technical Interview is concern you need to approach the technical interview with complete preparation. Study the different areas of your subject thoroughly, especially the most favorite ones. Remember, interviewers try to make it easy by asking questions on your favorite topics. So, if you have an interest for the topic, prepare it well so that you can satisfy your interviewer with your answers. For preparation, You can also try to get realistic interview experience by facing as many mock interviews as possible. And You will definitely gain confidence by working on the feedback you receive in mock interviews.
This is where the capacity to communicate matters. Adopt all aspects of non verbal and verbal communication. Practice hard to respond to questions in a positive and precise manner. Try to understand the business behind the interview, for the best outcomes.
All is well only if you make the effort to work hard and smart at the same time. A campus placement process can be a breeze where you come off with flying colors, if you are skilled at all aspects and phases from the aptitude test to the final interview.