How to prepare for campus placements 2014

If you are a final year MBA student or just appeared in final examination of ICAI or ICSI or institute of cost accountants of India then it’s time to get prepared for campus placements.

Campus placement is a chance of lifetime. If you are not prepared then you could miss the bus. To succeed in campus placement you are required a systematic approach. Following article will guide your in your preparation for campus placements.

How to prepare for campus placements 2014

Build a Professional Resume

Resume is a marketing tool to get an interview call. We have seen many candidates asking their friends to prepare resume for them. We suggest you to prepare your own resume as initial questions during an interview session will be from your resume.

As you will be appearing campus placement program of your institute along with similar professionals having similar backgrounds we suggest you to prepare a professional resume which will stand out from others.

Prepare for group discussion before campus placement

Many recruiters will be conducting group discussion as a part of campus placement program to take out few candidates before taking a technical round.

If you know current topics like economics, politics and recent developments in finance or other areas then your preparation for group discussion is half done.

Select some relevant topics and form your own group to prepare for a group discussion.  Develop your communication skills and have a right balance in it before your campus placement. Read daily business newspapers, magazines and watch TV news to know the world around you.

Prepare for technical interview

After a group discussion, recruiters generally conduct technical interview session. In this round of campus placement, questions will be asked from your own domain areas. Like for an ICAI campus placement, questions can be asked from accounting standards, Income tax, indirect taxation and company law. Similarly for other professions like CS questions can be from company law and other law related to a corporate.

As you have appeared your final exams, we know that you will be very good in all these areas. But we suggest you to keep an eye on recent changes to all these areas and future probable developments like direct tax code, GST etc.

You can also list down probable questions that can be asked in campus placement and start preparing for them.

Before campus placement you must have list of companies that are coming to your campus for placements. From the list search for companies in which you are interested in and surf the internet for information like company history, products sold, recent developments and company in news.

At the end we suggest you to have a good pair of dresses for your campus placement, preferably, a white full sleeve shirt with black trousers and a black leather shoes. Woman can have a formal light color shirt with black trousers or a salwar suit.

Campus placement can change your future career so plan well and prepare hard to succeed.

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