The major objective of campus placement is to identify the talented and qualified professionals before they complete their education. This process reduces the time for an industry to pick the candidates according to their need.It is a cumbersome activity and hence majority of the companies find it difficult to trace the right talent. Since, many of the students do not understand the importance of training that is being imparted, whether it is an aptitude training or soft skills. When they show least interest due to various factors viz., projects, assignments or more of activities loaded by the colleges as part of their curriculum it actually demotivates the students and make them hate placement training. Companies which plan to train the students and make them equipped on all aspects of career development should make an impact in the minds of the students that every minute they spend towards their training is knowledge for them.
A presentation about the company will be made during the pre-placement talk. Basically the presentation includes the information like selection procedure, company milestones, organizational achievements, candidate scope of improvement within the organization if selected, salary, employment benefits. Usually this presentation will end up with question and answer session, students given chance to ask questions about .
Companies who are interested in campus visit for recruitment purpose will have specific qualification criteria. Qualification criteria include marks or grade range, specific program.
Qualified students will undergo a test. This is usually a simple aptitude test but depending on company and the position looking for, the difficulty level of the test may be at the higher side.
Most of the companies will have this round as a filtering round. This round may or may not be conducted.
A common topic is placed before the group and a formal discussion or knowledge sharing is expected by the judge. Purpose of this round is to check communication skills, etiquette of person, listening ability, convincing power, group leadership, leader or follower and many more thing are evaluated on the basis of requirement or the particular intention of organisation or company.
Based on outcome of above said process, students will further undergo a round called technical round. This round evaluates the technical ability of the student. In most of the cases this will be an individual round but it may be grouped with the formal interview.
Final round of the selection process, where the students stability and his confidence level towards the particular work will be evaluated. The interview focuses on overall personality of the candidate. The more practical application knowledge a candidate has, the more chances of their selection increase. So having worked on projects in the industry, internships in relevant companies and industry visits to brands in the same sector will enhance a candidate’s chance of selection.
Once the student is selected, he will be given an offer letter. Company executive may provide guidelines about joining procedure and other prerequisites if needed.