A lot of students complete their graduation, engineering but one thing that hammers them all the time is a software JOB. They try in college placements. Some don’t even have that opportunity. Some try after their college, for two years, three years and get disappointed. But friends, I just want to tell you all that never ever lose hope, always try your best and stop not till you achieve it. And don’t think that people who have achieved good ranks and got placed in good colleges get jobs in software companies. It is the technical knowledge and communication skills that fetch a job.
Though software companies give more opportunities to students who have good percentage, but let me tell you friends, this is not that difficult. Companies want employees to work as a team where one may be good at subject; other may be in implementing it, some may have leadership skills. They do not want everyone to be master in every field. That is the reason they don’t just select students who are toppers. They give opportunity to all those who have consistent performance which shows their dedication.
Friends, you just have to keep in mind that you get at least 60% in your academics. You need not get 80's or 90's and getting 60% is not really tough if you focus a little on your curriculum. And if you think that it’s tough, then pull up your socks, because this is the time when you have to buck up. And if you still could not get good percentage, still do not worry. There are companies which give opportunity to knowledge not percentage. So try and try but do not let situation take you for granted.
Today I would like to share my experience with you all, especially for those who have given up and are in a wrong conception that they cannot get a good job. I have completed my MCA in 2012 and I got placed in a good company through college placements and worked there for few months. Though I didn’t like the way our training was going on, the work that was assigned to us, still I hanged on there as I was aware of the recession out there. I thought it’s very difficult to get another job. But then as told to us earlier that our work location would be Hyderabad, we were told to shift to Bangalore as our company was about to open another branch over there. So I had to quit my job. Then I brushed up again my core subjects Java, Oracle etc., tried for one month but could not get a job.
I submitted my Resume in all the job portals that I came across but none of them really helped me. Later I came to know that Job portals are good for experienced people. So what personally I feel that don't waste your time in Job portals. They may call you and tell about the payments that you have to do to get a good job. But never fall prey to such fake promises. They make you pay heavy amounts but hardly show any job opportunities. This is what happened with me.
One of the well-known job portals made me pay 2500 and promised me of a good job in Hyderabad. But post payment, they told me that the payment I made was for just Resume and I need to pay 2700 more for a job, which I didn’t do. I used to get calls from consultancies and fake software companies. I have attended a lot of such companies, almost 20-25 and got fed up with that. Then I decided not to go to such companies. As I was interested in testing field, I thought of doing a course from Ameerpet. Some Institute provide very good training for testing. You just have to pay 4500, and you get training for manual testing, automation testing, DB testing, and QTP tool. Not only that, we even get trained in a project for whatever we have learned over there.
Then in Jan 2014, almost after one and a half years, I got a mail from my friend about job opportunity in a good company. I thought of not going thinking it as fake. But because of my friend who pressurized me for attending the interview, I got placed in the same company. I really felt so happy after getting selected and I’m thankful to my friends who informed me about this job and who encouraged me to give a try. So guys, whenever you get information about the job opportunities from the people you know, do attend them. The chance of them being genuine would be high. To get a job, you should inform all your friends, their siblings who are already working in IT companies, your seniors, your lecturers, your placement officer, and your friends who are working in HR department. They can really help you through professional networks like LinkedIn.
Do not stop learning even though you are searching for a job. You may not know when an opportunity may knock your door and what future has in store for you. And for those who think only merit students get jobs without any difficulty, let me tell you then that I’m a gold medal-list twice. Everyone have difficulties in their lives but the one who faces it and tries to tackle it will survive in this world. So PLZ don’t give up and give your best
Thank you, FRIENDS.