HOW TO PREPARE FOR CAMPUS PLACEMENTS?

Focusing on little things are what it takes to build a successful career, then every small thing you do matters a lot. This holds true in real life too…every small step matter for your beautiful and successful life.

Today let’s see how to put a proper step towards campus placements where our career starts first.

Five Steps to Succeed in Campus Placements

STEP – 1: APTITUDE TESTS

A skill assessment test, often in the form of an aptitude exercise is the first formative step in most of the campus placement exercises.

Be it a pen and paper exercise (often a multiple-choice questionnaire with a OMR sheet) or a computer-aided test, to execute it one requires preparation in the right stream.

Most of the mock tests and exercises end on score aggregates and feedback outlines. So, go through your exercises & scores in depth, take notes and work on your preparation accordingly. And then refine your answers.

STEP – 2: GROUP DISCUSSION

A group discussion round in a campus placement exercise is a round where the interviewer gets to observe a set of candidates and see how they react to certain contradicting thought process or communicate over it.

Preparing for it requires work on these aspects:

(a) Clarity of thought

(b) Communication skills

(c) Addressing issues with solutions

STEP – 3: PANEL INTERVIEW

Panel interview is used interchangeably as a screening round with jam sessions, the core reason here is that you’re facing a set of interviewers, who are ready to shoot questions at you.

The approach is formal, here the discussion can be situational, but be clarity with your thought process, communication and analysing skills.

We’re human. And few of us realise that we end up making some mistakes, when it comes to facing an interview panel, they include:

*Inadequate research (Company + Domain)

*Bad Body language

*Non-verbal cues

*No proper rehearsals (communication)

*Bad attire & presentation

Try to avoid the above.

STEP – 4: TECHNICAL ROUND

The technical round is a specific assessment round to see how good you’re in your core subject and with your programming languages and what exactly you bring to the job.

It can be an interview with the project manager or supervisor, More often (may not also) you would be asked to code or work on a solution to a technical problem. And it’s not just that you come up with a solution – your execution should be clear and comprehensible. Work on multiple practice sets for these:

*Q&A Trivia Sessions

*Take Home Coding Challenges

*Pair Programming

*Whiteboarding

STEP – 5: HR INTERVIEW

The HR interview is a case of conviction, where you need to convince the HR while he checks for the possible red flags, that you’re the best fit for the role.

To prepare for this, you need to work on similar zones, as already mentioned

Research the role, company and its market properly and see who are its close competitors and apply this knowledge while you converse with your HR.

by showcasing how involved and interested you are about the current opportunity.

A day before the interview, revise you subject by verifying your documents, also work on your attire, go through your notes.

Work on your confidence levels, attitude and body language and step out with your best foot forward. And you’re ready now!

Siri Reddy

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