Topics: What Would You Do?, Taj Mahal Pages: 4 (1368 words) Published: December 5, 2013
Dear Students,
                       As you know, the Campus Placements Activities have already begun at our Institute. In this connection, I would like to share an article (PFB) by Mr. Prashant Yadav, CEO,, and an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad about PREPARATION FOR CAMPUS PLACEMENTS. Campus placements: 10 preparation mantras

A great first job can go a long way in paving the road for a rewarding career. That's why campus placements occupy a student's mind right from the day he or she enters professional college. But approaching them in a systematic manner, is a must.

Step 1: Build a Resume
IIM students get started six months ahead of placements. What's more, the resume undergoes at least 30 cycles of change and review! Start by reading at least 15 articles on Resume, online, and develop your own understanding of what constitutes a good resume.  The layout must be clean avoid unnecessary clutter, fancy fonts or colours. Keep the text sharp by editing out unnecessary words but at the same time highlighting your strengths. Choose your words strategically. For instance, 'Was captain of my college cricket team at the inter-college sports meet' could read as 'Led my college cricket team in the inter-college tournament.' A useful rule of thumb while deciding what to include in the resume - see if it really helps the recruiter make a decision about you. For instance, writing your father's name or marital status (in most cases) adds no value. Projects, training and internships must be described in such a way that they reflect your contribution. You could use a three-point format, each point not more than one sentence - project objective, what you did and what you achieved, that is, the result. Highlight extracurricular activities where you excelled over others. Show the first draft to your Training & Placement Officer (TPO), a lecturer who has worked in the industry or anyone with professional exposure whom you can trust for the...
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