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Placement tips, how to be placement ready post pandemic

Name: Chanakya Lahiri
MCA III – Semester VI
Batch 2019 – 2022

Instead of watching incredibly long YouTube videos and posts about the ideas of placements as it is laid out by the graduates and post graduate students about to embark on their journey into the field of technology, one should always focus on the key nitty gritty details. Most of them tend to focus on the aptitude tests and their English skills but it is much more than that. By these simple and salient steps I think I could guide you into some key focus parts on how to be placement ready for post pandemic industry standards.

Relying on the curriculum
There might be hundreds of engineers graduating every year but trust me when I tell you that only a handful of them are industry ready qualified engineers. I have seen students going for the option to learn for several different technologies and trying to establish an area purely based on what they have learnt during the 3 or 4 years of university life. Relying solely on the boundaries of the syllabus is a disastrous methodology to prepare oneself, as technology improves and new versions are released every single year. Owning a computer and knowing how and when to Google Search is the key to most of the issues, just google it.

Know your area of interest
Someone might be looking ahead and trying to go for a full stack qualification, considering the almost fact that every company nowadays prefers someone with full stack knowledge. But, the main question to be asked here is where you see yourself in the tech world after a couple months. Primarily the tech field could be separated into frontend and backend technology respectively. Mastering any one of them could only be done with time and genuine interest in that field. Knowing the area of interest is vital for industry growth.

Know the basics
Before jumping into the many frameworks in tech, it is vital for people to understand the basics of these technologies and where they originate from, for example jumping into technologies such as Angular or Vue.js wouldn’t necessarily help you out with real-time coding projects, the bugs are solved by generating the experience through basic structural knowledge instead of completely relying on the frameworks for help. The simplest example being that of CSS and Bootstrap, its always fun when hundreds of lines of CSS is bundled into Bootstrap and all you would have to do is include a class path, but what if you wanted to make a custom website to show off your skills as a frontend developer. Are you ready?

Go ahead with Resume
Think about it, people call themselves coders or someone willing to go into the tech industry and you are still downloading fixed width and length templates for you to fill in with limited information about how you have achieved your qualifications or skills. Most of the people that I have met so far, either downloaded such templates or didn’t even mention the basic IDE skills they have on their resumes. Having a powerful resume with GitHub links and clear indications of what you want to achieve is the perfect way to land an industry need and proving to oneself that they are capable of growth in such skills and have knowledge in the art of communication as well.

To guarantee future increments related to the Job, all you have to do is consistent hard work, focus and wanting to perform more.