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  1. 1. Know expectations of the corporate world from the fresher Get Ready for it!
  2. 2. Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if i have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
  3. 3. Agenda Professional Fresher Student
  4. 4. What can you interpret?
  5. 5. Major Differences between Pros & Students? Attitude Self Confidence Communication Skills Knowledge (Domain Expertise)
  6. 6. As a fresh graduate you would like to work in of the following companies?
  7. 7. Your Career Path? 6 Months Training On Bench for next 6 Months
  8. 8. If you don’t plan & think your career? Opportunity may lead you to a dark door!
  9. 9. What fresher's do? Package ( current standards is approx 2.75 lacs ) Brand Name of company Training (overlook what’s in it!) Bond duration ( without focusing on companies profile) Sacrifice there interest for money Perks and Salary Hikes promised by companies Holiday schemes On site Opportunities Work Culture
  10. 10. What companies look in a fresher? Human resources with basic skill set and learning capabilities Long term commitment Enthusiastic People - People with Can Do Attitude! Leadership Qualities People who can fit in there business model Recognized certifications are given preference Prior short term jobs and internships gives added advantage Projects and understanding of domain Note : Degrees are considered as certificate of learning capabilities.
  11. 11. What students should do? Retention & use of knowledge Potential to performance The average within yourself He/she who reads leads the life! Recognize risk in life -> one who does nothing has nothing Plan your work and work your plan. Do it for the cause, cause is for yourself!
  12. 12. How to know a company? Mid size companies Head Count < 300 Revenue US$ < 2 Billion – Product based company US$ < 1 Billion – Service based company Mission and Vision statements Leadership & Leaders Profiles Clients Case studies
  13. 13. Challenge yourself to sharpen your skills… & know your limits better!
  14. 14. Start changing yourself today! If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got
  15. 15. You Can If You Think You Can! Things do not change, we change – attitude is everything Your attitude now depends upon your attitude in life Locus of control “sow a thought and you reap an act sow an act and you reap a habit sow an habit and you reap a character sow a character and you reap a destiny” “What has to happen will happen” - attitude is what makes it good/nothing/negative
  16. 16. Luck happens within us Luck is the crossroad of preparedness and opportunity! Target / Aim / Achievement Have a Goal! Have a plan to achieve that Goal Put efforts work on the plan Be focused on the Goal Preparedness Goals are dreams with deadlines!
  17. 17. You are unique! Than why not love yourself!
  18. 18. Feeds for self confidence & attitude! It is a State of Mind! Control of situation – be hungry to control situation. FANTA-SEE your success Take 100% responsibility for your life and situations. Stop giving excuses to yourself – focus on your goals Event + Response = Outcome What others think about you is none of your business. You have to give up “I Can’t” - this phase is the most powerful force of negation in the human psyche
  19. 19. Feeds for self confidence & attitude! Complete the tasks that you have taken up – never give up in between. Become an Inverse Paranoid – give up your paranoid habits today. Never say why this is happening to me – Everything you experience today is the result of choices you have made in the past.
  20. 20. 3 things only that you control! 1. The thoughts you think 2. The images you visualize 3. The action you take (your behavior and choices)
  21. 21. Interviews What to prepare for interview? Job Search Techniques How to Prepare a Résumé How to Look Your Best at an Interview The Art of Interview Online Job Hunt
  22. 22. Interview is just conversation! Conversation constitutes from communication Communication itself is words – 8% how you say these words – 42% body language – 50%) Interview is not interrogation. The Recruitment Committee wants to learn about you You want to learn more about the school. Asking questions is fine, especially if you have a genuine reason for them Don’t ask questions just because you think you are supposed to. Have a reason.
  23. 23. What to prepare for interview?
  24. 24. Interviews Interview = A meeting with an objective Employer’s objective is to find the best person for the job Employer: reviews candidate’s experience and abilities Can you do the job? (skills, abilitie, qualifications) Will you do the job? (interest, attitude & motivation) How will you fit into the organisation? (personality) You: impress employer and assess position on offer What does this position offer me? How does it fit with my career plans? You must prove that you are the most suitable candidate for this position
  25. 25. Words Be natural, use natural English that you use. While talking do not think about your quality of English. Some Magical Words 1. Please 2. Thank you 3. You are welcome 4. Sorry 5. Excuse me 6. That is interesting Practice for your interviews.
  26. 26. How to communicate? Smile (not a straight smile or laughing) Speak slowly, do not hurry while speaking, take constant pauses. Listen more and talk less. Observe the body language of the interviewer Read there interest (Talks and Body Language)
  27. 27. Watch the Body Language First impressions very powerful Halo effect or Devil effect Allow time to relax Dress appropriately Entrance, introductions & handshake Smile and make eye contact Be aware of own movements Watch body language of interviewer
  28. 28. Inside-Out of Interview Process First Impression cannot be made second time It takes only 30 secs – 180 secs to determine your selection. 95% selections are based on emotional grounds 5% selections are based under the influence of emotional perception. Proper Hand shake gives a good influence. Greet interviewer with there names.
  29. 29. Typical Questions About you Tell me about yourself - Bring me up to date with your CV? Why did you choose that particular degree programme? What experience have you had that is relevant to this post? What would you consider your major achievements to date? About the job What interests you about this job? What do you know about this organisation? What other options are you considering? How do you see your career developing – 5 years? If you were Head of Department, what would be your priorities? General knowledge What do you think of the Government’s policy on college fees? What’s your opinion of the Cricket and Stock Markets?
  30. 30. Other Type of Questions “What if” Questions No experience - how are you likely to respond to a situation Probing Questions How exactly did you deal with the situation? How did you know it worked? How did you feel about the outcome? Could you have handled it differently?
  31. 31. Your Answers Listen carefully, seek clarification Illustrate answers with real examples and evidence Be positive – constructive criticism Keep answers specific and succinct Take time to respond Be alert to interviewer’s body language Speak clearly, smile and show enthusiasm Know what you want to say, and find the opportunity
  32. 32. Your Questions Training programmes Career development opportunities Types of projects & responsibilities Reporting structure Performance appraisal Profile of staff Questions about topics raised in interview What happens next?
  33. 33. Interview Marking Sheet Name Mark-max 100 Communication Skills Max 30 Problem Solving Max 20 Team Fit Max 20 Relevant Knowledge Max 20 Leadership / Time Max 10 management Total Marks
  34. 34. Interview Rating Scale Rating: 0-5; 0=no response; 5=excellent Selection Criteria Intelligence – Academic performance, Questions Responsibility – Work roles, external activities Appearance & poise – First impressions Interpersonal relations – Interests, team-roles Integrity – no inconsistencies Self-confidence – Relaxed manner, responsible Communication skills – Articulate, coherent, grammar, responsive Interests – External interests, involvement Leadership potential – Elective offices, initiative Interviewing skills – Logical thinking, knows priorities
  35. 35. Job Search Techniques Classified Ads Research Industry Information Company Information Job Information National General Business Publications Newspapers Networking Internet Job Portals Researching Companies Online Employment Agencies Alumni Association and College Job Placement Centers
  36. 36. How to Prepare a Résumé 1. Personal Information 2. Summary or Job Objective ( It should be unique and catchy) 3. Work Experience (FYP & Internships) 4. Education 5. Work Related Activities
  37. 37. How to Look Your Best at an Interview?
  38. 38. What to wear to the interview? Do you need the Armani suit and the Prada heels? NO, its not about status and money Admissions Committees want to meet a future professional. Key is to dress the way you want to be perceived. No one on the Admissions Committee thinks you dress this way every day.
  39. 39. What to wear to the interview? Men – wear a coat and tie minimum clean, pressed, fits you, hairstyle your parent’s generation would approve of.
  40. 40. What to wear to the interview? Women – business attire – Dress or suit. It is hard to go wrong with a dark suit Keep your body parts covered – stay away from short skirts, deep necklines, bared midriffs Dress to please your grandmother or great aunt The look you are going for is “I’m a Professional” not “I wear the Latest Style.”
  41. 41. The Art of Interview Promoting your abilities Do not showcase any emotions – your professional abilities, not you personal needs, are being assessed. Understand the mind set of the interviewer – as he has some particular profile and skill set in mind. Act like a consultant or colleague who make genuine contribution in solving specific problems the company faces.
  42. 42. The Art of Interview Proving you are the best candidate Presentation is all important, but luckily it is a learned skill. You need to showcase yourself as a perfect match for the job.
  43. 43. The Art of Interview Personality Traits employers look for in you Problem solving/analytical ability Intelligence Enthusiasm Team Player Honesty Reliability Drive Energy Good Communication skills Dedication Determination Flexibility Results Oriented Self Awareness
  44. 44. Online Job Hunt (Tips & Tricks) Update your CV Daily – e.g. change of phone no. etc Use spaces before and after each word in the keyword section. E.g. Java , C++ , C , ORACLE 9i , J2EE Be very descriptive in the text CV section. Post your skills in descending order of Expertise. Register at Job discussion forums and newsletters besides online job portals. Check your mails definitely between Friday 9:00-10:00 PM.
  45. 45. Never recognize failure! Perhaps The best in you is yet to come!
  46. 46. Web Resources for Interviews UL Careers website: www.ul.ie/careers Gradireland website: www.gradireland.com Careers4graduates: www.careers4graduates.org Doctor Job: www.doctorjob.com (Virtual Interview) Prospects: www.prospects.ac.uk Realworld: www.realworldmagazine.com Virtual Career Coach: www.windmillsprogramme.com BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/work
  47. 47. Books to Read You’re Hired – Secrets to successful Job Interview Sharon & McDonnell Ignited minds APJ Abdul Kalam Complete Leadership Susan Bloch & Philip Whiteley The Success Principles Jack Canfield Awaken the Giant Within Anthony Robbins