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By Chetana S
Published on 10/05/2006
As a fresher, you may not know what to do to succeed in the interviews. In such case, this small article helps you to know few basic things to follow.
SOME INTERVIEW PREPARATION GUIDELINES FOR FRESHERS
Some resume writing tips
The first important thing is your resume should not have any grammatical or spelling mistakes. I see many resumes without any proper alignment of the text. Use a good font and size.
For a fresher it is always must to mention their percentages in the resume. Some people mention only for their highest degree and not for all. This is not acceptable in most of the companies. Try to keep your highest degree as the first in the table.
Your e-mail and phone number should be visible at first sight. Please do not expect HR to search and find your mail-id in the resume. Some people keep their mail-id in the header of the doc. Try to avoid this practice. Double check your mail-id and phone number before sending your resume
Save the mail in your sent items whenever you apply to a company.
Do not apply to multiple companies in one mail. If you cannot avoid it at least use "BCC" instead of "To"
Do not keep your passport number in the resume, nobody will ask for that.
Do not keep more than three pages in your resume.
Make sure that your resume contains at least two very good projects but do not keep more than three. Generally two are enough. The more the projects you keep the more the questions you face.
Preparation www.ChetanaS.com You must be familiar with C, C++ and basic JAVA concepts
Following is the descending order of number questions from each subject interviewer will ask.
Data Structures (Very important) - Try to exercise simple programs on all types of data structures
Operating systems - Should be familiar with all basic concepts and definitions, try to learn some OS algorithms
DBMS (Basic definitions, Normalization with examples)
Software Engineering (s/w paradigms, types of testing and its definition and SDLC)
Apart from the above you should exercise RS Agarwal Objective Aptitude, Sukunthala Devi Puzzles and some math and English in old GRE book.
For a fresher no one will ask for J2EE, .NET and some other software in the market. Once you are selected they will train you according to their requirement. Please remove it from your resume unless if you get a call based on those software. www.ChetanaS.com Interview
The most important thing is confidence. Just attend the interview that you will get the job.
Be clear in your answers
Ask twice if you are unable to understand the question
Use paper if you are unable to explain. It is always easy explaining using a paper
If you do not know something, say frankly. But the answer should not be "NO" to basic questions.
Try to know about the company before attending the interview.
If a company is working on networking concentrate more on Computer networks and Data structures. You should plan your preparation according to the area of working.
You should be very familiar with your projects. Please do not keep some application projects in your resume if you are an engineer. This is ok for MCAs.
Please keep in mind that interviewer does not know anything about your projects, he will ask questions only from your explanation. Be well prepared about your projects.
I have personally seen many resumes got rejected in my company even after they cleared the written test because of bad resume and projects.
For management and HR rounds you should expose yourself that taking you into their company will be a big asset to them
Try to know about the company history, their area of working, no.of people, number of countries they work, CEO of the company and etc... Everything is available in their web site.
I hope I am not wrong in the above points and will help at least one fresher to get a job. Please let me know if someone wants very clear info about the books to refer, topics to concentrate more and any other doubts you have. I will try my best to answer you. www.ChetanaS.com Do not keep hopes on trying on a fake experience; many companies started doing background verification...
You can work hard if you can just imagine software life, money and comforts you are going to get...Interviews are always simple it just depends on how confident you are...
BE CONFIDENT and TOMORROW WILL BE YOURS [ Article Contributed By Chetanaite - Pusuluri Narendra (firstname.lastname@example.org) ]