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Here's how to ace your on-campus interviews like a pro

Campus interviews giving you sleepless nights? Education and career consultant Shekhar Niyogi is here with tips that will help you ace them with ease

Nanda Das @nanda1das 6 April 2018, 10:36 PM
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Remember that scene from 3 Idiots where Raju (Sharman Joshi) is sure 'All Izz Not Well' and he may well end up without a single job offer in his kitty during his campus interviews? Well, he does end up bagging one, from a good company, too (despite his remarkably dismal grades) — but hey, that's what happens on reel, not IRL, right? So, it's understandable that campus interviews are giving you sleepless nights as they are a make-or-break point in your career.

But worry not, T2 Online, your friend-in-need, is here to help. We talked to career and education consultant Shekhar Niyogi, who has some tricks and tips for you to ace the day like a pro. So, it's time to take notes people. Are you ready?

Here are a few pointers that will help you stand out in the crowd and secure a call-back interview for sure.

Do your homework 

Know well about the company that will conduct your interview. What are the profiles they preferred last season is something you have to research — not only those from your campus, but others as well.

 

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Be specific. Be accurate
Be prepared to be asked why you have applied to their company? The best answer is that you have researched their company and find a,b,c points to be attractive features promising growth — both professional and personal — and that you would like to rise on the learning curve as well as contribute to the growth of the company. Be specific. Be accurate. They have heard enough BS before to be fooled by yours.

Take a look at the HR Policy 
Go through their HR policy before going for the interview because once you're selected, it looks bad if you don't take up the opportunity. What is their HR policy with new entrants? What are their training goals? These are the basic questions to which you should get the answers first. 

Dress well
This doesn't mean you should pick out the most stylish outfit from your wardrobe. Wear something comfortable, which you can carry well. Shoes should be polished and boys, no matter how much you like your facial fuzz, please shave it on the day of the interview. Girls, comb your hair properly and keep it neatly tied, if long.

 

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A smile is a curve that sets everything right
Be polite. Use 'please', 'thank you' and smile as often as you can.

Be on time

Punctuality is a key, and if you are one of those who is never on time, you better buck up. Being late for an on-campus interview can be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) mistakes of your life.

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