LESSON SIXTEEN ON-CAMPUS & OFF CAMPUS RECRUITMENT PROCESS: THE GENERAL INTERVIEW PATTERN By PRIYADARSHINI VERMA
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We 're Hiring!!! e As soon as the hiring process in on in the companies, the season of Campus Placements/ Campus Recruitment drives sets in every year. These placement drives or processes are organized across various Universities, institutions colleges, campuses in order to hire from amongst the potential candidates * Through such placement drives a student can secure a job in a reputed firm in the final year of his/her graduation degree itself. The Campus Placements reduces a candidates worries of hopping from company to company in search of a job and other difficulties e Hence, it becomes verv important for a student to make foolproof preparations in advance for securing a job through these placement drives and achieve success without any further delay
CAMPUS PLACEMEN On-Campus Placement Drive Off- Campus Placement Drive Companies visit the college campuses for the recruitment from final vear students who pass the recruitment process and are offered a iob In this case, a single company or many companies conduct recruitment drives at any common place, where students across various colleges and universities appear for various recruitment processes as required by each company Depends upon a students soft skills or abilities, his/her technical skills preparations, etc The competition is tougher here, and the students have to put in extra efforts to ensure their placement.
Many companies only conduct a direct interview after an intensive scrutiny of the| Resumes and C Vs, many other have several rounds of recruitment process including a written test, technical round followed by a HR round. But irrespective of the types of processes, the main objective of the placement process is the identification and absorption of ideal candidates in their respective firms. The recruitment process criteria for various companies may include some or all of the following rounds The Pre-Placement Discussion Resume screening Online Written test (Some companies :- ) Telephonic Interview Written Test -Group Discussion (Optional) Technical round HR Interview Post Placement Discussion
The Pre - Placement Discussion; Often is conducted in case of an On Campus recruitment process, where the companies make a presentation for the students briefing them about the company, progress of the company, the major objectives, eligibility criteria, recruitment processes, etc. Resume screening: This process includes the screening of the resume or CV for short listing eli ible candidates for further rounds, This is the first tool of communication with any company and also helps prepare a background for building a good impression of a candidate, Telephonic Interview: his is also used as a second step of screening. The telephonic interview helps screen candidates with good communication skills, confidence, spoken English abilities, etc
Written Test: The test includes questions from Subject knowledge, Quantitative section (profit loss, permutation& combination, number series, and probability), verbal section & data interpretation, Written communication and language skill test (single topic related to the scenario, current affairs and general topics etc and have given a time limit). In this round essay topic relevancy, English proficiency, grammar, and creativity of an individual are tested), Verbal reasoning (synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion & passage writing, spot the error, reading comprehension as multiple choice questions) and Logical | reasoning (Blood relations, coding-decoding, seating arrangements and data interpretation, statement sufficiency) . The technical written test can be of two types i.e. either in the form of multiple choice questions (MCQs) or writing a code/program. Mostly there is no concept of a sectional cut off for the test, This section is extremely important from the point of view of selection, since a majority of the candidates stand a chance of being filtered out here.
e Group Discussion: This round is another tool for eliminating candidates, on the basis of his/her communication skill along with his/her listening ability, leadership qualities, convincing power, and knowledge. In this round a general or a common topic on case studies, abstract topic, and latest news, is given based on which the candidates are required to engage in a debate or a formal discussion Technical Interview: Questions from the core subjects, candidates area of interest, major/ minor projects done by the candidates, internships done, or any kind of industrial training, etc. will be asked. Basically this round tests the technical skills and the in depth knowledge of a candidate with regards to his/her area of specialization. In many cases this eliminating round is conducted in combination to the HR Round, or even separately
HR Interview/ Formal Interview: This is considered to be the final round of the entire selection process. Many candidates believe that clearing the previous rounds is significant and the HR round is just a FORMALITY before being given the offer letter. Well that's not the case!! This is the round where a candidate's entire soft skills is put to test. In the current competent market scenario, corporate firms and companies hire candidates who are good at their soft skills and are also compatible with their organization, as much as they can do a technical job. And it is here, where the HR round becomes very important This round will involve questions not only from the technical skills area but also questions based on current affair section, rapid fire questions, etc. Post-Placement Talk Involves salary negotiations, discussion on job profile, terms and conditions of the company before signing a bond and finally a formal offer letter.
Dr Priyadarshini Verma
A Teacher & a Learner both. A Researcher by Qualification; A Teacher by Profession; and a Learner by Virtue...