Grabbing the opportunity and using it to the hilt is the key for success as opportunities don't come knocking that easily. Students waiting for opportunities should be fully prepared, equipping themselves with core and soft skills rather than just ‘enjoying' their college life.
These mantras for success were driven into the minds of engineering students of Royal Institute of Technology and Science (RITS) near Chevella by Ramakrishna Prasad, a motivational expert during an interactive session organised by The Hindu Education Plus. This interesting session, loaded with video footage of successful people and achievements, showcased to students how tough the real world is and how success can be achieved by fighting against the odds.
The session opened a new window of thought among students.
Mr. Prasad touched on various aspects of the corporate world from getting into a job to surviving it, and making a bright career. He said that personality was an important factor that companies look for and that it is tested on various parameters like attitude, behaviour, approach to life, respect given to colleagues and even dress sense. He described commitment, attitude, patience, self-belief and determination as factors that reflect the personality of a candidate.
Stating that getting into a job is a serious issue, he said organisations look for people who want to improve. Companies don't look for brilliance alone, but people who understand their strengths and put it to maximum use.
At the same time, they also realise that candidates come with weaknesses but look for those who make the effort to overcome them. He cautioned that all good companies are sensitive to employees and those insulting women and differently-abled are not spared, however brilliant they may be at work.
Acquiring the skills necessary for a job is not a difficult task, he felt, provided students were committed. Giving a few tips, he asked students to learn five new words of English every day, carry a pocket thesaurus instead of a comb, read a newspaper everyday for sometime and write down on a piece of paper about the day's important news. Speak in front of a mirror for a minute on any topic and record it on a mobile to observe faults. All these are important, he said, as communication is not only about speaking but also reading and writing.
Mr. Prasad also dwelt at length on preparation of a resume. It should be short and reflect your achievements apart from personal data. “The interview is based on your resume than the test of core skills. An effective resume will send a positive feeling and can lead to an interview that the candidate prefers,” he opined.
Director and Vice-Chairman of RITS, Mohd. Arif Rizwan; Principal Prof. Azeez Mohammed Khan and Placement Officer Syed Mahmood Ali were among present.