Career Tips

RESUME TIPS

RESUME PREPARATION GUIDELINES
  • Use good quality paper for your resume. After all you are describing your years of hard-earned education and experience. Always value yourself.
  • Never send a badly duplicated photocopy of your resume. Even if you have to send a photocopy ideally use a good copier and executive bond paper or other similar quality.
  • Always remember to put your mobile number; if possible give an alternate number.
  • As a fresher, the section you should describe the most is your academics & any other workshops, internships, seminars etc. where you have gained more knowledge about the skills you are interested in. Ideally display the knowledge you have. All details should be point wise & easy to understand without spending too much time.
  • Ideally restrict your resume to not more than one page. After all you should have some matter to talk about during your interview.
  • Include sections like languages known, hobbies and interests, extra-curricular activities, your positive points in brief.
  • Remember to include the exact time spent in each company supported by dates. Also give dates of completing each degree.
  • Avoid Spelling or Grammar Errors
  • Avoid the First Person Pronouns
  • Saving your resume as a PDF freezes it as an image so that you can be sure hiring managers see the same formatting as you

GD TIPS & MOCKS

The GD panel is testing whether you know the topic well, are able to present your point of view in a logical manner, are interested in understanding what others feel about the same subject and are able to conduct yourself with grace in a group situation

  • Train yourself to be a good listener. Develop the patience to listen attentively.
  • Acknowledge that everyone has something valuable to say.
  • When speaking in a GD, your job is to articulate your point of view in a way that is easy for others to comprehend.
  • Inculcate the good habit of structuring your thoughts and presenting them logically.
  • Writing essays on a variety of topics is good practice developing thought structure.
  • The only way to prepare is to read more, develop a keen interest in current affairs.
  • Seek opportunities to discuss these in groups.
  • Learn to respect others for what they are.
  • Learn to be open-minded and recognize the fact that people think differently about issues.
  • Train your mind to think analytically.
Aspects which make up a Group Discussion are:
  • Verbal Communication
  • Non-verbal behavior
  • Confirmation to norms
  • Decision making ability
  • Cooperation

Interview Tips

  • Research the industry and company.
  • Clarify your "selling points" and the reasons you want the job.
  • Prepare for common interview questions.
  • Bring a copy of your resume to every interview.
  • Make the most of the "Tell me about yourself" question.
  • Speak the right body language.
  • Be assertive and take responsibility for the interview.
  • Treat everyone you encounter with respect.
  • Do not speak negatively about your previous employers.