Placement Do’s and Dont’s
Today was an eventful day and also a happy one.But
the happiest day will be when whole of our class will get placed and
we will be sitting at BC and making merry. Anyways!!! wherever i have
been today I have been asked the same Q i.e what happened at ZS.Mihir
was well on track to tell the same but for ADBMS lec🙂. But
seriously after having got to sit for six companies before getting
placed (which i had seriously not anticipated) I got to realize that
there is more to placement process than just having good technical or
communication skills which i feel i need to share with you all.
1) First of all, take your apti seriously. The last thing that you
will want is getting overconfident and ruining your chance of cracking
the apti (Ask me!! the same happened with me for TIBCO)
2) Use a round robin technique for solving your apti paper, This will
ensure that all your sections get equal preference which is necessary
if there are sectional cut-offs.Another thing you can do is first
solve all Q’s you are confident about and dnt waste much time on
difficult Q’s initially. You can try them later and also in the end
you can use ur luck🙂
3)Once you clear your apti, you have a golden oppotunity awaiting you.
Many candidates feel that they cant possibly crack the apti for a
certain company and so do not prepare for the interviews and when they
actually crack the apti, they get tensed and then are not able to give
their 100%. So prepare for your interviews.
Tips for interviews:
1) The interviewer is no fool. So you cant fool him. He can instantly
indentify when you are lying. SO BE TRUTHFUL!!! It is always better
to say “I dnt know” instead of giving fluke answers. You will
definitely get extra marks for your Honesty.
2)There are a few Q’s which you must prepare in advance bcoz they are
generally asked in all interviews:
a) Tell me abt yourself?
b) What are your Strengths and weakness?
c) Why do you want to work for this company?
d) What are your future goals and where do you see yourself 5 yrs
3) Dnt fear the interviewer!!! He is here to hire us, which means he
needs us. So stay calm and just try to give his answers positively.
It is always difficult to directly get going in your first
interview.So conduct mock interviews amongst your friends. Better
still have someone who is already placed, he/she will be able to guide
you better where you are going wrong.
Lastly dont get dissappointed if you dnt make through a particular
company. There’s always something better awaiting you.Also dnt just
give priority to the paycheck that the company is providing but see
whether you can thrive in that company and whether it is where your
actual interest lies, bcoz that is what will define your growth.
So, I think the last 10 mins you spent reading this mail will
really help you in getting the company you desire. Dnt forget to give
me a treat after you get placed :-)
Best of luck everyone!!! HAPPY JOB HUNTING!!!!
– Premanand Hegde