Campus placement, also known as campus recruitment, is when companies come to your college’s campus, conduct interviews, and hire candidates to work in their company. These campus placements are arranged for by your college and invite all the best possible companies to recruit from their students. The campus placements are held before the final examination. These placements not only benefit the students, but they also benefit the companies and colleges.
How to drop the pressure in campus interviews?
Following are the ways you can drop the pressure during campus interviews:
- Fear Not
The interviewer is human too and is doing his job. His job of hiring and short listing from literally hundreds of similar candidates is unenviable, many times repetitive, dull and boring. He is certainly no monster or a super human. There is certainly no need to be afraid of the person in hiring seat.
- Stop comparing
You are not someone else and someone else cannot be you. There is something distinct about you that makes you. Identify and hold on to it. Each one of your batchmates is unique and some are more suitable than others for certain tasks. But there is plenty of opportunity for everyone.
Treat your interview as a discussion opportunity between you and the hiring person to learn more about each other. This creates a sense of curiosity and interest in the meeting. Take the interview one question at a time — do not anticipate what would be the next question and so on. Not necessary. Simply give full attention to the question on hand and respond. Your full attention itself automatically makes the response somehow complete. Do not focus on end goal. You are already in the process of getting a job and you will go through all the motions.
- Be honest
No one is perfect. An honest answer carries the weight of truth in it that is bold and strong. A dishonest answer weakens you with unnecessary baggage and crumbles an otherwise perfect profile.
From this point on, take every meeting as an opportunity to learn something new — about a company, team, business, technology or the individual. This is your life and there will be literally hundreds of interviews and discussions along the way. Enrich every experience by giving your full attention and notice each of this will enrich your life.
- Do not envy
A friend may get an offer letter to join and you may not. It’s ok. This company or the hiring team may have found him better. Doesn’t mean you are bad. The next company on campus may have a more exciting opportunity and that could be for you. Eventually it all squares away. Take a longer view of life and career and trust that it will all work out. You can bring a new dimension of scope and impact on any given job. It eventually depends on you.
Enjoy the entire job interviewing experience. Feel the vibrancy of your own growth — just a few years ago you were all teenagers looking for admission into colleges. Now you are already passing a major milestone — graduating from university and getting into work place, your portal to global economy. Life has already been rewarding to you. Feel grateful. More rewards will come. Be humble. And enjoy the ride.
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