Story of a typical "fresher"

Oct. 27, 2020

Pratham recently passed out his BE in computer science. He was looking for a job. After graduation, he directly applied for quite a lot of jobs. He had good bookish knowledge and backed it up with a degree from a premium institute. He put all efforts for his interviews. But success somehow eluded him.

Let’s discuss the potential reasons behind this.

Low academic marks? Low self confidence of technical knowledge? Poor interviews skills

The answer is all the above.

There are certain characteristics of unsuccessful students that can be seen:

  • Students neglect to create portfolio of their work and end up putting only their College project in their c.v.’s. On top of that the college project is done with 4-5 class mates, which further reduces the students’ contribution.

  • Students also don’t take advantage of coding challenges being hosted by companies such as Amazon. These platforms provide students a sense of accomplishment.

  • Many students also end up with some well known classes but are not able to improve as many of these classes are a continuation of college education.

  • Interviewers are not only looking for technical skills but also look for skills which will help in organisational initiatives and brand building.

So what is the solution?

The solution lies in the adage that “Practice makes perfect”. If a program is geared to making the students code more and more, every student can potentially get the skill to improve the coding as well as logical thinking skills. We are going to talk more about this approach in future blogs. Stay tuned.