What do companies look for during Campus Hiring Selection of Freshers?
A lot of the premier companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro select thousands of Freshers from campuses every year. TCS has plans to hire 55,000 freshers in 2014 and so do all the other large companies. We researched a wide variety of companies across the country and asked hiring managers on what they look for during Campus Recruitment. We at TOPS Technologies have started conducting Campus Interviews for local companies at our offices across India.
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1) Fundamentals – Most managers strongly believe that if a candidate is good at fundamentals he or she will definitely be able to grasp and learn new things. Fundamentals enable an employee to exhibit and solve problems. Most large companies like Infosys and TCS recruit freshers on the basis of fundamental knowledge. Their exams are more on C, C++ knowledge rather then .Net or Android. On the other hand most small and mid size companies, hire based on knowledge of advance technologies but fundamental knowledge is very critical and forms a major component of the knowledge base.
2) Soft skills – In most cases soft skills, ability to express and explain oneself is definitely another winner in the search during campus. During campus interviews recruiters meet hundreds of candidates and hence the candidate with self confidence can definitely make a lasting impression. Candidates with limited spoken English skills should definitely take the time and effort to improve their soft skills.
3) Problem Solving – Logical thinking and Problem solving skills are rare skills that most recruiters look for in the recruitment cycle. Companies like Google think of Problem solving skills as one of the most important skill in the recruitment evaluation. If a person has an ability to do problem solving they will most definitely be able to absorb new things and solve larger problems.
4) Integrity – A person with integrity and loyalty is also a key factor in the selection criteria. IT industry has been facing a large issue with attrition and hence a person who is loyal and has a high level of integrity towards the employer is always well regarded.
The point to note is that recruiters evaluate candidates based on a mix of different criteria. Having perfect soft skills but poor fundamentals will not work as most candidates will not pass the initial test that would enable a candidate to sit and meet the recruiter. On the other hand having perfect fundamentals but poor soft skills would not allow the person to express his abilities in a personal interview.
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