#CareerBytes: Tips for engineering students to crack campus placement interviews
In any engineering student's life in India, Campus placement is one of the most important phases- in-fact, it's a career-determining stage. The experience can, by nature, get nerve-wracking. However, with decent preparation and composed state-of-mind, one can crack it. Apart from subject-oriented knowledge, you need smart play and confidence to score that dream job. Here are tips for engineering students to crack campus-placement interviews.
Research about the employer; Build a solid resume
Research: Do conduct a thorough research about the interviewer/company, beforehand. This will boost up your confidence, and your ability to answer the interview questions well. Resume: At times, your resume is the first thing the employers get to know you through. So, make sure to write a professional, crisp, honest and attractive resume to impress the interviewer right away.
Mind your body language and dressing sense
Campus placements are not just about how much subject-oriented knowledge you possess. You also have to look presentable and professional, in order to impress the employer. So, you must present yourself in a mature and professional manner. Plus, act smart, maintain good posture, and talk confidently. Also, make sure to wear crisp, well-ironed and clean clothes to improve your chances of getting selected.
Your state of mind is vital during the interview
It's important to strike that mental balance- so, neither be overconfident, nor anxious, during your campus placement interviews. The key here is to showcase your talent and knowledge while maintaining a calm and composed state of mind.
A few more general tips for campus placement interviews
Practise mock interviews before actually appearing for the hiring round. This will enhance your confidence and improve your comfort level. Avoid back-to-back interviews. Shortlist companies you really are interested in, and make time for only those. Always arrive on time, as late comers often lose their chances. Also, end the interview on a positive note, say a generous "Thank you".