Campus Selection Process

By: Surya Jena
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Steps
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Group Discussion

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Group Discussion
‡ GD is a methodology used by an organization to gauge whether the candidate has certain personality traits and/or skills that it desires in its members.

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The group of candidates is given a topic or a situation, given a few minutes to think about the same, and then asked to discuss the it among themselves for 15-20 minutes.
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Why Group Discussion?

Mass Rejection

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Topics?
‡ Topic Based ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Factual topics: Related to current affairs, checks practical knowledge Abstract topics: Anything, checks creativity and ideas Controversial topics: Argumentative, checks maturity level

Case Based

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Aspirant Qualities
‡ Leadership Skills: Ability to take leadership roles and be able to lead, inspire and carry the team along to help them achieve the group's objectives. Communication Skills: Clarity of thought, expression and aptness of language. One key aspect is listening. It indicates a willingness to accommodate others views. Interpersonal Skills: The ability to interact with other members. The person has to be more people centric and less self-centered. Persuasive Skills: The ability to analyze and persuade others to see the problem from multiple perspectives.
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Communication Body Language

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10 Pointers
‡ Keep eye contact while speaking: Do not look at the evaluators only. Keep eye contact with every team member while speaking. Initiate the GD: Initiating the GD is a big plus. But keep in mind - Initiate the group discussion only when you understood the GD topic clearly and have some topic knowledge. Speaking without proper subject knowledge is bad impression. Allow others to speak: Do not interrupt anyone in-between while speaking. Even if you don¶t agree with his/her thoughts do not snatch their chance to speak. Instead make some notes and clear the points when it¶s your turn.
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Speak clearly: Speak politely and clearly. Use simple and understandable words while speaking. Don¶t be too aggressive if you are disagreeing with someone. Express your feelings calmly and politely. Make sure to bring the discussion on track: If by any means group is distracting from the topic or goal then simply take initiative to bring the discussion on the track. Make all group members aware that you all need to come to some conclusion at the end of the discussion. So stick to the topic. Positive attitude: Be confident. Do not try to dominate anyone. Keep positive body language. Show interest in discussion.

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Speak sensibly: Do not speak just to increase your speaking time. Don¶t worry even if you speak less. Your thoughts should be sensible and relevant. Listen carefully to others: Speak less and listen more. Pay attention while others are speaking. You will surely make people agree with you. No need to go into much details: Some basic subject analysis is sufficient. No need to mention exact figures while giving any reference. You have limited time so be precise and convey your thoughts in short and simple language. Formal dressing: Do not take it casually. You should be comfortable while speaking in group. Positive gesture and body language will make your work easy.
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Group Discussion

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Video Resume

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Personal Interview

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Questions
Job Interview Tell me about yourself ? Why this organisation ? Do¶s and Don'ts Why to hire you ? What are your weakness/ s ? After 5 years ?
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Final Presentation
‡ ‡ Topic: Organisation - Campus Hiring Process Organisation ‡ Brief ‡ Mission & Vision Campus Selection Process ‡ Profile ‡ Job Description & Job Specification ‡ Compensation ‡ Selection Process ‡ Appraisal Video Presentation ‡ GD Topics ‡ Personal Interview Questions ‡ Skills the interviewer looks for
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Thank You!!

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