Tips to Crack the Campus Placement Interview How to prepare for campus placements engineering, Software Companies, CSE, ECE, Aptitude test, Group Discussion, PI, Personal Interview

Tips for placement

  • Prepare a CV from scratch, not copying a senior or a friend’s CV. Express every thought in to words, write down every single aspect of you be it academic achievement, projects handled during article ship, extracurricular activities, and hobbies. Spend enough time in perfecting your resume.
  • Once you have everything on paper, read the same for 3 times and make sure whatever you have written is error free from grammatical sense and conveys a message about you.
  • Make sure you are thorough about your CV. Make sure that you know every word on your CV. Content on CV can result in leading questions to technical and practical questions during interviews.
  • Make sure you have the job description provided by the employer. Understand the role and responsibilities. Brush up topics and latest developments in that area.
  • Practice for written tests and group discussions if these are part of the standard placement process on your campus.
  • Prepare to speak about your projects well, you should be able to explain them in short and precise manner.
  • Be confident, be honest and be enthusiastic during the interview. Do not bluff or give imprecise answers, accept and admit, if you do not know the answer to the question.
  • At times interviewers might play bad cop and good cop roles to check whether candidate sustain stress and work cool under pressure. It is important to realise that interviewers are checking your nerve and you need to stay cool and answer than getting emotional or paranoid and ruining the interview.
  • Last but not least, seek a career not a job. There are many cases where people getting rejected in interviews yet made big in life (ex: Whatsapp founders).

Tips for interviews

  • Research the (organization)company's profile and background
  • Analyze the Job
  • Compare your skills and qualifications to the job requirements
  • Think of questions to ask your interviewer
  • Prepare responses to questions asked by interviewer
  • Practice Interviewing
  • Plan what to wear during interview
  • Plan what to bring during interview
  • Listen questions carefully
  • Give short and sweet answer

What to do during an interview

  • Answer the question that was asked.
  • Shake the interviewer’s hand.
  • Let the interviewer show you your chair – now is the time to be submissive, so as to not offend the interviewer.
  • Say “Yes,” not “Yeah.”
  • Take a second before answering a question to show you are putting some thought into your answer.
  • Take notes.
  • Let your achievements speak for you.
  • Ask questions, including asking for a full description of the type of work that you will be doing.
  • Keep eye contact.
  • Be yourself.
  • Start with conversation topics that you are comfortable with. This will allow you to direct the interview to a certain degree and present yourself in a positive light.