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Navigate Your Recruitment

Syed Rufaid
Assistant Editor-siliconindia
Friday, February 27, 2015
Syed Rufaid
The road for a rewarding career starts with a great first job. In reality, a job search after graduation is not that simple. Hence, campus placements occupy a student's mind right from the day he/she enters professional college and it is important to approach the campus placements in a systematic manner. There are resources, which a student can utilize to make their placement more effective. Information about what and who is coming to recruit in campus will help student to determine what needs to be studied beforehand.

It may seem self-evident that the purpose of 'going out on placement' is to learn how to practice one's discipline. Learning to practice, however, involves more than demonstrating the technical skills associated with one's discipline. The specific competencies students are likely to develop on placement include interdisciplinary teamwork skills, ethical decision-making skills and enhanced communication skills as well as learning various forms of client and agency documentation.

A student should make sure that selection processes are fair, open and transparent and should always think creatively about how to attract a diverse pool of companies and organizations. Companies always consider offering work placements to talented and students with potential, who will prove asset for the company. Many candidates tend to ignore this, but the most important thing in selection process is going to be the knowledge of one's stream - that he/she has studied over the last 2-3 years. Forget mugging up and reproducing - something that you are used to do for the exams. Instead, a student who is going for placement should have a clear concept of all the subjects of his/her course, to impress recruiters, and then cracking the technical interview will not be a problem. Recruiters go for knowledge-based test to determine whether the candidate possesses relevant knowledge required for that particular job position. Once student passes the test, the company offers and negotiates on salary packages.

With all the focus on presentation, clothes, resumes and getting selected, many new-grad job seekers make the crucial mistake of forgetting to find out how much they should be making in their new roles. Even worse, many merely accept whatever is offered, either from lack of proper salary knowledge, fear of rocking the boat or the thrill of getting an offer from a potential employer. Depending on the demand for the position, candidate can convince the employer that the extra salary is warranted due to their strong skill set, technical experience, or other factors related to the job. Students should seek out for jobs that will give them time to pursue their interests or the flexibility to improve their skill sets. They should not always seek for numbers in salary, but should also consider about job task and professional growth opportunities, among other factors in company they are going for.

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