At every top law colleges, ‘campus placements’ is a most keenly awaited event. The whole process is generally spread over two to three months’ time in top BA LLB/LLB colleges in India. In some institutes, there is also the concept of ‘rolling placements’ that continue throughout the year.
In every top BA LLB/LLB college, gearing steam for the placement season and preparing for it requires a lot of patience and skill. As students go on to score the perfect job, here are a few crucial tips to help you crack the campus placements.
- Clearing Aptitude Test
In the initial stages, several companies have an aptitude test round. Many candidates undercut the importance of this stage and just prepare for the interview stage. The truth is that more than 50% candidates are rejected at this stage. Therefore, it becomes absolutely crucial to clear this test with flying colours. Students must keep practicing aptitude questions regularly and prepare well. They should do some research on the kind of questions a company generally asks in the aptitude test. Quant, logical reasoning, and data interpretation and so on are some of the common topics for the test. Some firms even have group discussion (GD) rounds. So, you should remember the general GD rules and make positive statement.
- The Interview
The objective of the interview is to assess the candidate’s suitability to the role. So, one should stay confident and calm during the meeting. One shouldn’t show their desperation for the job. Also, one should let the interviewer speak and not interrupt them unnecessarily. They should go through some frequently asked questions such as weakness and strengths questions, profile suitability and so on. They should be clear about their long term goals and answer accordingly. Also, they should be prepared with few questions about the job profile or the company. This reflects your interest.
Most importantly if one does not know the answers to a question, they should just admit it. They shouldn’t try to make up answers. They should be honest and avoid creating a bad impression.
- The Resume
Resume is the first thing that the prospective employers see of the candidate. So, it is important to make it count. Recruiters generally go through more than 100 resumes in a week. There is no ideal resume length, but less is always good. Normally, employers take about 30 seconds to review a CV. So, instead of writing an autobiography, students should include profile-specific relevant information.
It is important to do some research on the both the company and current market trends. One should not be clueless when the employer asks them about the upcoming trends of the legal field. They should read up on the current legal market trend, the financial reports and other documents of the firm or company which they target to join as an employee. They should be attentive during the company presentation.
- Attire and Punctuality
These are the two most common but important points associated with interviews. One should not arrive late for their test or interview. It is always better to reach the venue before time. Dressing suitably is also crucial. One should wear a formal attire and follow the etiquettes. They should be calm and confident. And lastly, they should speak clearly.