Welcome to Campus Recruitment
- January 12, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Campus Placements
Despite a large pool of more than 50 lakh students graduating every year in India, recent surveys indicate that less than 50% of these graduates are employable. They mainly lack verbal, analytical and computer skills. The move from Campus to corporate seems like a difficult one. Here are a few insights to make this arduous task easier:
The selection procedure typically consists of three to four rounds. The first round is the CV screening that focuses on past achievements mainly academics. Most companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Cognizant etc have a fixed academic criteria for cut offs. However in cases where the company doesn’t have predetermined screening criteria, a well designed CV is the differentiator. This stage is more of a rejection phase than selection.
The second round is usually an aptitude test consisting of two or three sections namely verbal ability, numerical ability and logical reasoning. This stage needs a decent amount of preparation typically 2-3 months. The students are given around an hour to answer and cutoffs are then decided basis on the number of candidates the company would like to interview. This is an important stage to clear and to get an opportunity to interact with the company officials.
The third and usually the most important round is usually the Interview which is the selection stage. The interview panel usually consists of 2-3 people usually SMEs and HR. In this round, companies may have one or more rounds of interview and may choose to focus on technical or/and behavioral competencies as per their requirement. Some companies may also decide to have a group discussion before the interview.
Overall, one needs to be well prepared in order to crack a campus interview given the competition, the miniscule number of students that each company selects and not to mention the opportunity. Each company has a different flavor to their selection process and therefore students should have a different game plan for each of them!
Steps in Campus Recruitment
- Short listing based on Academics/Branch/Age etc.
- Aptitude test
- Technical round or Group Discussion
- Personal Interview
- HR Interview