1.1 How is the IT field?
“”Market is good or bad, we should get a good job””, we are in need of a good job which should be pertinent to our qualification. Always fresher should keep this mentality. Market is really very good. We need not worry about market status. Keep on trying till you get a good job. Do fight with your job hunting. Surely you will win.
1.2 Do we need to study any mainframe/ testing/ .NET, etc?
For fresher, absolutely no need for computer courses. More practice in Quantitative analysis , C , C++ is more than sufficient to clear the software test papers also the recruiters do not expect professional experience from the fresh graduates. A good guidance is hundred times better than a computer course.
If you are graduated before 2004 and if you feel that you don’t have sufficient knowledge in any of the software languages, try to join some computer courses like testing/ mainframe/ .NET, meanwhile u can try similar projects at your lab or home so that you can include it as a work experience even though you are not employed anywhere. This is a tip given by the expertise because in many of the interviews, the candidate will not be asked about the work experience rather he will be asked technically.\
1.3 Some of the easy ways to get call from the mnc’s
There are some Yahoo Groups which provide fresher job vacancies and also about the latest trends and scope for the fresher in IT Field. Here are some of the groups which provide fresher information.
nestjobs (email@example.com), chetana
If possible please create a new id so that u can get just about job information and also use the same id when you participate in job forums which are conducted online nowadays.
One more point, Every Wednesday, follow “Economic Times or Times of India”(Bangalore openings) and “The Hindu”(Chennai openings) without fail. There you can find more opportunities. Try to get past one year Economic Times and Hindu papers from library. Collect all the jobs related ids. (Including experience also.)
1.4 How do we prepare resume?
Freshers: Companies like Infosys, TCS and Wipro expects your percentage from 10th onwards, so it is better include all your curriculum (10th, 12th, all Degree) percentage in your resume. Resumes should be scanable it should be simple and easy to get information within a single look. It should not contain unwanted information.
Experience: You resume should have the following details, apart from the basic details.
8.Activities (We have to mention our project activities)
You can get sample resume formats from section 6 of this document.
1.5 How do we apply?
If you get any openings specific to your skill set, follow as indicted in the advertisement.
If you are applying for multiple companies, without advertisements or for positions not specific to your skill sets,
1.Prepare a generalized cover letter, ascii format resume(plain text format resume) and Word format resume
2.Paste your covering letter followed by the plaintext resume in the compose box of your mail
3.Attach your word format resume.
4.Subject should be like, “Resume for Software Engineer (C, C++, JAVA and VC++)”
5.Type your id in “TO’ field and bulk of ids in “BCC” field, do apply.
1.6 Where do we get company model question papers?
If you get a call letter for written test, from any companies then go to the following sites…
Collect the previous question papers and prepare well. Never miss to go to that site before you go for Interview/Test. There may be a chance to get the same question papers.
1.7 What are the books we have to prepare before we go for test/ interview?
Arithmetic Reasoning – R.S.Agarwal
Barron’s GRE Guide.
Shakuntala Devi, George summer puzzle books
For freshers, C and C++ is enough to get a job.
Let us C, C++, Exploring C – YASHAVANT P. KANETKAR
Turbo C++ – Robert lafore (A very good guide to get basic idea about C++ and OOPS)
Complete Reference – C, C++
1.8 Am I suitable for IT field?
Anyone who has completed a graduation from an affiliated university is suitable for IT field. IT field does not expect any specialization from your graduation but it expect good problem solving, logical thinking and good communication skills. This can be achieved along with your curriculum subjects by spending an hour per day. R.S. Agarwal is good subject oriented book for preparing aptitude. Any MBA entrance book is suitable to prepare logical reasoning etc. In fact anyone who is not technically strong but having logical thinking skills is very much suitable for this field. It does not mean that technical people are not suitable.
1.9 Employee reference for MNC’s
If anyone need reference to attend written test or interview or forwarding resume kindly contact any of our career guidance team members. Our career guidance team maintains the spool of reference and provides you when the need arises.