Campus Recruitment or Campus Placement is a process of recruiting fresh talent from Government and private Engineering colleges, where both the organizations and the prospective candidates come to a common platform .
This process gives students a big opportunity to showcase their talent to the companies visiting their campus and get hired, even before the completion of their course. However, any good company has a definitive benchmark with respect to the workforce that they intend to hire. Apart from the basic field specific skill-set, they also look for people with ambition, aptitude, effective communication skills and team work abilities.
Generally, following are the stages that students normally go through as a part of Campus Recruitment:
1. Aptitude Test
2. Group Discussion
3. Personal Interview (may consists of a Technical Interview and an HR Interview)
Aptitude/Technical Tests: After short listing, candidates based on the Academic Criteria as stated above, the shortlisted students go through to the next round of placements, which are typically Aptitude and Technical tests conducted over one or two days at the college campus. Placement Tests can be conducted in Paper format or in a Computer-based format.
The aptitude test normally includes questions based on:
a. Quantitative Ability
b. Data Interpretation
c. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
d. Logical Reasoning
e. General Knowledge and Current Awareness
The technical test, as the name suggests, is designed to assess your subject knowledge in your area of specialization (for eg. computer programming, mechanical, chemical, civil etc.) Some companies also conduct Essay Writing tests and/or Psychometric tests based on their requirements.
Companies conduct group discussion after the written test so as to check on your interactive skills and how good you are at communicating with other people. The GD is to check how you behave, participate and contribute in a group, how much importance do you give to the group objective as well as your own, how well do you listen to viewpoints of others and how open-minded are you in accepting views contrary to your own. The aspects which make up a GD are verbal communication, non-verbal behavior, and conformation to norms, decision-making ability and cooperation. You should try to be as true as possible to these aspects.
Evaluation of a Group Discussion
Group Discussion is evaluated on the following parameters:
Your Knowledge of the Topic
Decision Making and Facilitating Skills
Ability to think on ones feet GDs can be topic-based or case-based.
Topic based Gds can be classified into three types:-
After a round of Group Discussion, the candidates are short listed for the interview. For the employer, this is the medium to actually know the person beyond his test scores as well as to gauge his capabilities and talents and his ability to project himself as a suitable employee.
The two phases of an interview are:
A. Technical Interview
The technical interview is designed to measure the student’s learning and understanding of specific concepts in his field of specialization viz. C, C++, Java, microprocessors, Electronics etc. It tests the level of knowledge in the talent area of a student
B. HR Interview
The HR interview is a very critical process in the entire recruitment drive conducted by any organization, as it deals with the evaluation of a student as a prospective employee of the organization based on his calibration with the benchmarks that are set for any employee of the organization. The HR interview tests a students on his/her exposure to the practical aspect of his talents, strengths and area of opportunity, basic mannerisms and team working abilities and clarity of objectives and future goals.
What We Provide
• Intelligent Learning-We define a narrow learning band so that the student’s effort is focused on relevant topics
• Expert Faculty- Specialist faculty/panelists from the industry with relevant background to evaluate prepare and guide each student.
• Actual Corporate Evaluations and Full Length tests-Students get an actual feel of the real time evaluations that are carried out by top recruiting companies .The question patterns and evaluation procedure are taken from the real life tests conducted by companies.
• Corporate Resume Building-Knowing the value of the “first impression”, we lay huge emphasis on creation of a resume. Since it is the first look of any candidate, students are taught the basic and advanced nuances of creating a ‘Picture Perfect’ resume.
• Communication and Soft Skills-Students are trained rigorously to enhance their speech, diction, body language, sentence construction, etiquette that help them speak confidently in Group Discussions and personal Interviews
• Mock Interviews-An illustrious battery of corporate professionals, industry leaders and HR specialists form the elite Interview panel at CAAS that gives the student an opportunity to get a real time feel of the Interview process, both technical and HR interviews. The simulation is done in real life interview atmosphere to give the students a better know how of the process.
Salient Features of CAAS Recruitment Training Program
• Unique short cut techniques for mathematics to improve speed and accuracy
• Definite methods to improve calculations
• Innovative methodology to tackle different type of questions in English
• Speed reading techniques to improve RC score
• Mock Group Discussion sessions
• Understanding of Body Language
• Interactive sessions with professionals working in the industry
• Resume making and information Sessions