Life skills today is an integral part of confronting new challenges head on in a constantly changing environment. In the last five years, transformation in technology has faced a huge blow due to the drastic changes in the global economies. This has led to a monumental change in education, workplace, and our overall lifestyle. We at RGBS, understand that now more than ever, students need training in Skills Development.
Due to the evolving needs of people, companies now seek more and more efficient employees to work for them. Having a confident air and proper skills development would get a student to plow through even the toughest of interviews with ease.
Students, now more than ever, need life skills to cope with the increasing pace of the everchanging modern life. Being on the lookout for a job brings in all kinds of stress and pressure and it is of immense importance that they tackle these aspects with expertise. Having a strong hold on their skills development can go a long way to acing their interviews and group discussions.
Benefits Of Skills Development
As a part of the Skills Development, students are made familiar with various communicational skills and personality development to get them to shine in interviews for a good start in career. Expedient trainings such as Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Mock Group Discussion, Mock PI and Skill Development trainings are provided for grooming the student to excel in campus interviews.
The pandemic has rendered companies to be more austere in interviews, scrutinizing candidates down to the minute details. Due to this drawback, there is an increasing importance for a proper Skills Development training in Group Discussion, Interviews, Verbal and Non-Verbal communication.
Group Discussion or GD is an interview methodology used to determine whether the candidate is at par with the requirements of the organization. The latter must have exceptional personality traits and skills to ensure selection in the company, all of which will be included in our Skills Development course.
A GD determines if the candidate has adequate confidence, assertiveness, and willingness to carry out their tasks, managerial skills, and commendable communication skills.
Types Of GD
- A Controversial Topic:
Essential to display an unbiased and unprejudiced opinion on controversial topics.
- A Descriptive Topic:
Needs to display an in-depth knowledge on the topic and confidence while speaking.
- An Abstract Topic:
Creativity is brought to the spotlight in this type of GD.
- A Case Study:
Candidates are provided with real life situations and are judged on their managerial skills and abilities to handle difficult situations.
Do’s Of Participating In A GD:
- Pen down your points and ideas.
- Initiate the discussion if you are sure of the topic.
- Let others speak as well.
- Be polite and respectful.
- Back your points by facts and statistics.
Don’ts Of GD:
- Never speak over or interrupt someone. It displays impatience on your part.
- Shouting or arguing creates a bad rep.
- Not taking part in the discussion and showing low self-confidence.
Writing A CV
A CV is a necessity when you are applying for a job, internship, or freelancing. It is a long summarized academic diary of sorts where all your experiences, academics, skills, hobbies, etc. are listed. A CV evinces it possible for you to sell your abilities, experiences, and education to potential employers.
Rules Of Writing A Top-Notch CV:
- Your CV should look neat and attractive. All the points should be clearly visible without it looking cluttered or untidy. A methodical CV grabs attention faster than one that has too much information.
- Information should have a good flow and must be consistent and stable. Inconsistent fonts look messy.
- Never use uppercase words to draw attention to a point.
- It is essential that the CV is grammatically correct.
- All the relevant achievements, strong points, interests, skills, hobbies, projects, internships, previous works, etc. need to be mentioned.
- While writing about past experiences, include a few lines about the kind of work you did for better clarity.
- Be honest and avoid lying or bluffing in a CV. These things can be easily verified and would hamper your opportunities for landing a job.
Things To Avoid While Writing A CV:
- Don’t include things you are unsure of. The interviewer might ask them, and you will find yourself in an uncomfortable position.
- Mention frivolous topics like net surfing, chatting with friends, etc.
- Avoid writing short forms or abbreviations in your CV unless absolutely required.
Preparing For The Interview:
Prepping for an interview is much more than Googling tips and common questions. The key is to make a good first impression on the interviewer and have proper research done on your target company. An interviewer sees a candidate’s confidence and soft skills at the very beginning which makes it all the more important to hone a student’s life skills through our Skills Development course.
It is indispensable to know about their products, their goals, and the company’s achievements.
- Come well prepared for the interview with proper formal attire, and necessary documents.
- Never fail to display punctuality for the interviews.
- Be calm and confident while answering the questions.
- Your nonverbal skills matter tremendously. Be sure to not be too erratic with your hand movements.
- Avoid criticizing your educational institute, family or friends.
- Avoid mentioning any wrong information or unnecessary information in the interview.
- Never display helplessness or ignorance if faced with a difficult question. Always try to answer them to the best of your abilities or answer truthfully. It is better to admit to your mistakes rather than feigning knowledge.
At the end of the interview, when the interviewer asks if you have any follow up questions, it is advisable to ask about something that you are unsure of and would like to be clarified. it could be about the aspects of the job role that you wanted clarified, or if it is a general question about the company that is not available on the company website. This would show that you have genuine interest in their company and would put you on good their good side.
Skills Development training can give a student that push they need to be able to gain expertise in clearing through interviews and group discussions with ease. Interviews can be nerve wracking and, often, they test a candidate’s ability to function or keep a cool head in stressful situations. Due to this, it is of extreme importance that a student takes a Skills Development course to be adept in any stressful situations in life.