“How do you stand out from the competition? Well, the answer is simple –Have something that others don’t”
Getting through a job interview or campus placement is an uphill task. It requires preparation and practice to outshine other candidates. These tips below will ease your process of preparing for job interviews / campus placement.
1. Go Back to The Scratch
A lot of candidates tend to ignore this, but the most important thing in your selection process is going to be your knowledge of topics – that you’ve studied over the last 2-3 years. All your efforts will unfortunately end up in smoke if you lack the basic knowledge of the subjects.
2. Aptitude Test
This is where the first elimination will begin – the aptitude test. Lots of students fear the aptitude test. Don’t worry because it’s a piece of cake to crack an aptitude test- all it takes is practice! Just keep practicing and increase your chances of moving on to the next step.
3. Written & Spoken English
Like it or not, but the Indian job markets demand people who can speak and write correct English. Unfortunately – very few people pay attention to their communication skills. If you think you need to sharpen your English speaking/writing skills; then NOW is the time to do it. It’s going to help you in your entire career. The bitter truth is that a lot of people get rejected because they can’t communicate or express themselves.
4. Interview (HR)
If you think that clearing aptitude and technical rounds ensures that you’re selected, then wait a minute – many times, overconfident candidates get rejected in HR interviews. So take HR interviews seriously!
But that doesn’t mean you should 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 overconfident or super excited about the things. Don’t overdo anything!
5. Pick Your Favorite Subject / Topic
Interviewers make their job easier by asking you to talk about your favorite subject. Now, you should really be very well prepared to handle interview question. Once you tell the interviewers your favorite topic/ subject; expect a few questions related to it.
6. Come up with your Showcase Portfolio
How do you stand out from the competition? Well, the answer is simple –“Have something that others don’t” If you are looking for an IT job; why not work on a few pet software development projects on your own and list them on your resume?