The season of campus placements is about to and that means all the students that are in their final year will be getting ready to get their first job. However, there are things that you need to do to prepare, which is the same for all aspects of your life, so make sure that you know what you need to do. You should make sure that you have a plan that will help you land your dream job while finishing up your degree.
First Day Talks
First off, you need to remember that on the first day there are some talks that the companies that come will have in mind. There are many items that they do, including the following:
- Pre-placement talks or PPT
- Looking over the CVs
- Group discussion
- Aptitude testing
- Personal interviews
You should ensure that you are prepared for all of these steps by prepping with the following items, such as:
- Self evaluation
- Preparing and brushing up of your resume or CV
- Brushing up on your aptitude skills
- Practice for the group discussion and personal interviews
- Research the companies thoroughly
Once you have done these, then you would be able to have a successful first day of selection.
Self Evaluation and Resume Polishing
You should be reflecting on what you want to do in life along with identifying your accomplishments and your strengths. You also need to determine what areas you enjoyed earlier during your internships and make lists, including what you love and what you are not very fond of. You should also ensure that you are polishing your resume so that it is precise, clear and clean. Also, have a few different options prepared to hand out for the various companies so that they can get one that would work better for them.
Aptitude Test Practice
Another thing that you need to be undertaking during this time is the aptitude tests, which you can practice with some of the questions that you answered earlier. The typical questions come in a wide range of subjects, but the most common are subject knowledge, written communication, data interpretation, logic and reasoning, analytic and quantitative skills. Make sure to polish up in these areas so that you don’t have issues answering the questions. At the same time you should make sure that you are polishing up on your discussion and interview aspects that you might be asked.
Preparing to get your first job right out of the gate can be something that is daunting, but if you know the steps that you should take, then it can become easier. You need to know what to expect during the initial days of the campus placements, including what the companies will be doing and what you should do. Also, ensure that you are doing the right preparation by polishing your resume and your knowledge about the topics and general knowledge in the area that you have been studying.