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PREPARE – PLAN – APPLY

With over 4 million (40 lakh) Engineering students and over 37 million (3.70 cr) students in higher education and a huge number of unemployed & and a fast emerging under-employed youth population in India, the future looks tough specially after COVID.

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With over 4 million (40 lakh) Engineering students and over 37 million (3.70 cr) students in higher education and a huge number of unemployed & and a fast emerging under-employed youth population in India, the future looks tough specially after COVID.

Now, if you are from the top 100 colleges in India (out of 40,000+ colleges) then you don’t have to worry, companies will come running after you. But if by chance, rather unfortunately if you are from one of the balance 39900+ colleges then you have to worry, infact if you are among the top 20% of the students in these colleges you have to worry more because you could have been in these top 100 colleges but due to some unfortunate circumstance you couldn’t make it there.

So, what a student should do to improve his/ her chances of getting hired?

PREPARE – PLAN – APPLY should be your mantra for your last 2 years of Graduations.

Lets look at these things in detail:

PREPARE – Your college may or may not be able to prepare you for the industry (lets not get into the reasons), its your duty to be well prepared for that JOB which more than you, your parents are waiting for.

To prepare, you should be good (and not excellent) in your academics, so a decent CGP is important. Secondly, you should be good in communication (not English) but communication. One of the biggest problem of companies is that the new recruits are not able to understand or comprehend well. So, if you can work on improving your communication skills, it will be a big plus. Third, your analytical skills should be good, as companies look at problem solver. Fourth, you should have a niche, if you are planning for tech job, you can be well prepared with certificate in Cyber Security or AI/ ML or Full Stack or DevOps or Angular or Node or Python or any latest language, completing dependent on your interest. Try to take up free courses on YouTube or Udemy or Coursera or take soon to be launched ESDP program on iTrack (www.itrackglobal.com) which prepares your for the Industry in 200 hours.

PLAN – your day well, if you have to do all the above and you have just 24 hours, but does Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk or Mukesh Ambani or Virat Kohli or Messi or Neymer… so if they can do it why can’t you? Divide your day into tasks and you can start in excel or in a note book. Just be consistent, there will be deviation, there will be cheat days, but than there will be straight days when you will be able to achieve what you plan. If you are not able to plan, reach out to me on shivaam@itrackglobal.com for the format and i will be more than happy to share.

APPLY – to jobs, internships or projects wherever you can get, go to naukri.com or internshala or upwork or iTrack (www.itrackglobal.com) and apply. You never know what clicks but more important with this exercise is that you will learn how to apply or how to be better prepared for the next.

Don’t worry about the deferred success (as there is nothing like failure) as you know you will win. Only things is that you keep the mantra of PREPARE – PLAN – APPLY in mind and practice.

Wishing you all the very best!

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