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10 Qualities Recruiters Look for During Placement Interviews

18th Dec 2018
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Following the continual efforts to create multiple opportunities for budding professionals, the job-hunting process in India has improved manifold. Many organizations are compelled to cast a wider net in the job-hunting realm through campus placement/hiring.

Campus recruitment is common practice within courses like BBA, MBA, Engineering, and many more. Students who are either pursuing a MBA programme from the various MBA universities in India or pursing a BBA MBA integrated course or any other similar graduation or post-graduation course from various universities in the country, are eligible for such interviews. Many universities and institutes have tie-ups with various companies that agree to conduct campus placement to hire deserving students as employees.

Having the skill set required for the designation in question, along with the ability to ace such job interviews are different ball game altogether. Many top MBA colleges in India take special sessions to develop certain skills and traits within their students, that are specific to a profession, for maximize their chances of success within an interview.

Let’s explore 10 qualities that recruiters look for during placement interviews –

1) Quick Learners – Ability to gain new skills faster

A prospective employee’s capability for quick learning is the most important factor that is taken into account by an organization’s human resources team. Quick learners usually have precedence over their competition owing to their ability to learn swiftly and developing expertise in various aspects of the job profile.

2) Interpersonal and communication skills

Possessing god communication skills is an added advantage for many job seekers, since it is a quality that all departments in an organization seek. Being able to communication in a way that is comprehensive by any person(s) in an organization is extremely crucial, since it can make or mar probable business pursuits or acquisitions

3) Ability to take ownership

Taking ownership for one’s work and responsibilities can greatly influence an employee’s appeal over his/her colleagues.

4) ‘Never say Never’ Attitude

A prospective employee shouldn’t limit themselves to just their designations and responsibilities. They should be motivated to undertake risk and challenge their creativity and dynamism.

5) Problem solving skills

Aspiring candidates should possess the ability to develop innovative solutions for any kind of barrier or administrative issues. Effective management of difficult situations can facilitate efficiency at the workplace

6) Sincerity, hard work and perseverance

A very important virtue that an employer seeks in his employee is the honesty & sincerity towards their work. Being tenacious helps them in eventually reaping the fruits of their labor.

7) Personal credibility and integrity

Organizations look for employees with strong principles who are honest about themselves and their work. They seek out employees who can accomplish tasks without compromising the company’s standards

8) Likeability factor - Building rapport within the team

Another factor that the human resource teams keep in mind while selecting their likeability quotient is the individual’s personality and nature. Having a pleasing personality and friendly nature can help an individual gain trust and improve their communication with their co-workers and colleagues from other departments

9) Ability to multi-task

A prospective employee’s ability to multi-task can increase their work efficiency, improve time management and maximize productivity.

Campus placement programmes are influential in developing a strong workforce in the subcontinent, giving potential candidates a chance to validate their skills and intellectual prowess in professional domains.

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