PLACEMENT GUIDANCE AND CV MAKING SEMINAR
The seminar held on the 28th of January, 2019, was conducted over two sessions: a CV making talk by Professor Ranjeet Puyed was followed by Placement guidance provided the fourth year students of the electronics and telecommunication branch.
Professor Ranjeet Puyed came up first and explained the intricacies and attention to details involved in the process of making a resume. He started with explaining the most common misconceptions that people have while making their resumes or CVs. He explained the basic difference between a CV and a resume. As students we are required to make resumes and not CVs. CVs are for more professional job interviews and for people who have more than three to four years of work experience. As undergraduate students, we have never had to actually make resumes before and this can be quite a daunting task. But to make this problem more solvable the professor had come up with a strict format and an ironclad set of rules which if followed making resumes is a walk in the park.
To start with the rules, the first one is that there must never be a heading to a resume that states the word resume, name of the student in question is sufficient. Next come the personal contact details which include name, address, e-mail ID and Contact number. One must take care to ensure that a strict professionalism is maintained while disclosing of the same. The career objective is to be mentioned after the personal details. This must be relevant to the purpose of the resume and should not extend beyond a couple of sentences and should match the requirements of the job. This is followed by the educational qualifications, which must be written in reverse chronological order and preferably in a tabular format. Same goes with Experiences; here one must list their professional job experiences and not internships. Experiences will be followed by Skills. As students this is probably the most important part of the Resume. Both technical and soft skills must be listed under this.
When stating Achievements next one must be careful to put in only those achievements that are at recognized levels. One can list their sports cultural academic any kind of worthy achievement here. Next are Accomplishments. Under this we must put in the kind of unique projects made, events organized, or any internship done for a small period of time. Lastly we have Training wherein you can mention if you
have attended any particular skill honing seminar or workshop and in what way can it be beneficial at the particular job you’ll be applying to.
Before concluding the session Professor Ranjeet quickly gave an overview of some essential DOS and DONTS. This was followed by a quick question answer round. He also stressed the point that a resume wasn’t about including everything but instead to write about the important and putting in relevant information only.
The next session conducted by the fourth year students, started off with an overview of what placements are like. They started off with their own personal experiences of what they had bee through. Having sat through the rigorous placements rounds themselves they were probably the most qualified of all to be able to give this talk. And as students their anecdotes and experiences were much more relatable. What they provided was a basic segregation of the kind of companies would be coming for placements and the kind of job profiles they generally provide.
They gave an overview of what the vetting process for the interviews would be. An aptitude test followed by a group discussion and lastly the personal interviews. All in all it is a long procedure and patience is a must. The technical and non technical job profiles both have different prerequisites, so it is of utmost importance to know what you want and to prepare for it accordingly. It is not how soon you start the
preparation but how focused you remain throughout. Moreover talking from their own experiences they mentioned how essential it is to never give up no matter what. It was a motivating and quite an inspiring session.
They went on to give in a few pointers and insights into the aptitude tests and the basic kind of questions that would be asked in the interview rounds. Most importantly they provided an insight into the way the interviews work; it isn’t just about the grades but your ability to put yourself put there that helps you at the end of the day. This was followed by an interactive question answer session that cleared up a lot of general queries.