Cracking Interview-A few practical tips

11/13/2013 10:20:00 am 0 Comments

Dear TCS aspirant friends of the final year B.Tech/MCA
Coming back on the blog after quite a big gap.Hope to be bit regular hereafter.
Cracking Interview is not like cracking the  code of the Human genome.It is possible and easily so with a clearer understanding of the process,purpose of the Personal Interview as well as the intent of the Interviewer.
Plz. go thru the following  few expected questions along with the practical steps-n-tips for bettering and bringing focus to your preparation
1. Why IT?
Mention reasons such as large, challenging job opportunities.
  • Say that, It is the largest employer in service sector
  • Say that, It offers wide spectrum of technology platforms to work on,If you have any sector/platform of your choice, then mention with your exact plans and expectations
  • That, it does not make a distinction between an IT graduate and a non-IT graduate
2. Are u ready to work anywhere in India?. Or, Are u relocatable?
  • Always answer in the affirmative (say yes) and readily so(means quickly)
  • Say that any place would do. Rather say that right now, you are not concerned over choice of a place of work, but the very opportunity to work, preferably in reputed companies such as TCS.
  • If the Interviewer, insists that you name any place of work, always choose a place away from your present place, and may be outside of your state. By doing so, you can showcase your ability to take risk, that you love facing challenges, that you like to mingle and work with people from unfamiliar cultures, languages and habits.
3. Your plans for Higher studies?
  • Say yes in general as the first reaction as this would demonstrate your willingness to learn;
  • Restrict your future area of study closer to your area of work  (saying M.Tech or MBA would be fine, but if you say fashion design or Law it may sound awkward )
  • Then say that you would prefer to go for higher education while working preferably with support from the company.
4.Tell me about yourself
  •  Always begin stating who and what you are (begin with your your name and present status/designation) In your case it should be your name and present year and place of your study
  • Then, talk about your academic credentials, including your achievements(Your marks/grades/courses/certification)
  • Moving on, mention your co-curricular and extra- curricular accomplishments (Projects/paper presentations or publications/Internship etc.)
  • Then, talk about your strengths, followed by hobbies/interests
  • Enunciate your vision/ambition
  • And, finally close by saying that with these above skillset and accomplishments you think you are suitable for the Job
Points to remember:
  • Plan well ahead
  • Fix a quantum of time, preferably 2-3 minutes the maximum
  • Don’t mention about your weakness unless you are specifically asked.
  • Do not follow the above without using your own discretion as the above suggestions are broad, random pointers.
  • You can always try to be different from the others
5Your favorite subject                                    (Expected in TR if there is a separate one)
  • Always answer spontaneously.
  •  Name a subject of your interest as well as relevance.
  • Quickly follow up by saying why it is your favorite one.
  • You could refer to its interesting nature or scope for further studies/ research/application or any other reason that may demonstrate your ability to analyze, see future opportunities and your research interest/aptitude etc.
6. Tell me about your project?
  • You could start with the title of the project; mention the broad area and your reasons for choosing it as your project.
  • Then, mention the platform on which you have based your project as well as the objectives
  • You could then talk about the results/findings or intended applications (preferably in realtime)
  • May also include your experiences including challenges
The above are just a part of the plan.Shall get back with some more questions and tips as well as vital inforamation about TCS as soon as possible
Until then, bye
Finally, exhorting all to produce nothing less than the best