8 tips to ace job placements as an undergrad student

Tips that I've learnt in my personal experience

8 tips to ace job placements as an undergrad student

Many students including me think about campus placements right from the joining of college and dream about getting a job offer in a reputed company. Of course, there are students who are skilled and can easily nail the interviews without breaking a sweat, but not all students are capable of that. So this article suggests some tips to increase your chances of getting hired.

1. Start preparing early

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

Almost all companies conduct a preliminary test to filter out the candidates. So the first round usually consists of Aptitude, Verbal Skills and some technical or core topics depending upon the role or job. Hence, preparing early on aptitude and other technical topics make you thorough. so at the time of your placements, you will be revising and not learning.

2. Preparation with peers

In learning you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.

One thing I learned from my personal experience is that preparing with friends makes you understand concepts even faster and clear. If your friends are also preparing for placements, you can question each other, help each other and learn together.

3. Know about the Role

The main thing most of us won't do is to do some research about the role and its responsibilities of it. First, analyze the skills required for the role and prepare for those topics. You can even search about the specific role of a specific company on websites like geeksforgeeks, Faceprep and Prepinsta etc. They offer a wide range of interview questions and interview experiences for various roles in various companies. I used these websites for my preparations, so they are very helpful for you too.

4. Be confident

The most common thing which is experienced in interviews is that we tremble at the time interview which makes us stop talking or unwantedly blabbering something. To avoid these kinds of situations, do some rehearsals before the interview, like recording yourself talking on your phone or in front of a mirror. So that we know where we are lacking and try to answer boldly and calmly.

5. Don't fake your resume

The silliest thing I've seen is that people add all types of skills and achievements to their resumes and if they are questioned about the same they won't answer them, this creates a bad impression at times and it's not at all advisable to do. Be genuine and add what you know to your resumes.

6. Be aware of job openings

Don't blindly follow the placement mails from college. Enrol yourself in various hiring platforms like Firstnaukri, Elitmus, Indeed etc. Keep track of all the job openings and upskill your skills according to the demand.

7. Upskill your skills according to the trend

There are a plethora of free courses and live classes to learn. Keep on learning new things and enhance your knowledge to meet the industry demands. By learning new things you will become an industry-ready graduate which interests many recruiters to look into your profile.

8. Build your professional network

One thing which I have learned so far is to increase your exposure to industry people and one platform I would suggest using is Linkedin. I learned a lot through LinkedIn, like how people are achieving their respective goals, what they are doing to grow professionally etc.