Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Infosys recruitment test, Jan 2011

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Cognizant Campus Placement Experience

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Hi friends,

I'm final yr MCA from College of Engineering, Anna University. I am here to share Cognizant selection process. CTS came to Anna University as a very first company for campus recruitment. First we had a nice ppt. Then on the same day we faced written test.

Written test comprises of
Analytical Section:
Cubes related questions are very important and also very easy this time like painting it with three different colors...
Venn diagram questions were also quite easy.
Data sufficiency questions were bit tough.

Verbal Section:
Find out the incorrect sentence
Find out the correct sentence
You need to have a very good vocabulary for the verbal section.

Logical Section:
This was the easiest of all.
You can definitely score in this section
Find the odd man out
Analogy of figures (Simple)
then questions from deductions or syllogism....
It’s all Quite Easy!!!!!!

Written results were announced on that same day and panels were allotted for next day's interview session.
On the second day of the selection process, I was a little bit nervous and excited to be the third member of my panel. Here comes my Interview.

Myself: Excuse me Sir. May I Come in?
Cognizant Interviewer: Yes. Take your seat (with a gentle smile).
Myself: Thank you sir.

Cognizant Interviewer: May I have a look at your resume.
Myself: Please sir. (Given my resume)

Cognizant Interviewer: Tell me about yourself.
Myself: Told confidently.

Cognizant Interviewer: Tell me more about your UG project. (He asked me when I was describing about my project title in tell me about yourself and my UG is in Physics)
Myself: I explained briefly about my project

Cognizant Interviewer: What are the various applications of RF Transmitter?
Myself: Told somewhat.

Cognizant Interviewer: What is Thermistor?
Myself: Told as it is a heat sensing device.

Cognizant Interviewer: Applications of Thermistor?
Myself: Described some applications.

Cognizant Interviewer: Can you draw one Circuit for a application using Thermistor?
Myself: Drew it.

Cognizant Interviewer: How do you convert AC to DC? Can you draw the circuit?
Myself:I explained the logic and tried to draw.

Cognizant Interviewer: Do you know diode, resistor and all?
Myself:yes sir.

Cognizant Interviewer: What have you learned in Solid State Physics?
Myself: Told about crystals.

Cognizant Interviewer: What's Decision Theory? How do you make a Decision?
Myself: Told about PERT and CPM charts.

Cognizant Interviewer: Do you like programming in c++?
Myself: yes sir.

Cognizant Interviewer: Can you write one program which best describes polymorphism in real world?
Myself: Started writing it.

Cognizant Interviewer: Expected question. Right? (With a smile)
Myself: Obviously sir. (With a big smile)

Cognizant Interviewer: What is Global variable? What is the use of it?
Myself: Told.

Cognizant Interviewer: Other than this field in which areas do you have interest?
Myself: Sir... Photography.

Cognizant Interviewer: Do you have interest on current affairs? Are you going through News Papers Regularly?
Myself: A little bit sir.

Cognizant Interviewer: What is iPhone?
Myself:Sir. iPod?

Cognizant Interviewer: No, iPhone?
Myself: Sorry sir.

Cognizant Interviewer: okay... Why CTS?
Myself: Told. (Enjoyed a lot while telling this as I guessed I placed in CTS)

Cognizant Interviewer: Where can I find you after 5 years..
Myself: Told.

Cognizant Interviewer: okay. Any question for me?
Myself: Sir.. I'm having still one year in Anna University. In which areas i should get improved in this one year to fit into CTS.

Cognizant Interviewer: (Gave me a brief advice on current affairs and how i should get improved in a very gentle manner). That's all?
Myself: Yes sir. Thank you.

Friends... My interview has gone very cool as like I was talking with my friend... My interviewer was very cool and friendly and helped me to think.... My kind suggestion is whether your answer is right or wrong you have to deliver it with good confidence.... They will surely help us to communicate with them...Finally On the third day.. That's on 20th June 2008 CTS declared their results....1103 out of 2199 were selected from Anna University.. 28 of my classmates were selected. And I am one among them........ Passion Makes the Life Difference !

All the best!

I am greatly thankful to CareerInfoline which helped me a lot for interview preparation.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Job Interview Advice: Why You Need a Career Coach

Career coaching is sometimes thought of as a counseling session for "what do you want to be when you grow up?"  That has its place, for sure, but career counseling is not career coaching.  Career coaching works a lot like athletic coaching—it's an experienced trainer standing behind you, helping you get past your weak spots and improving your game so that you can win—in this case, that means getting the job offer you want.
Job seekers can get help with overcoming the hurdles they face, like:
  • transitioning from one company to another
  • transitioning from one industry to another
  • a lack of experience in the job search
  • being intimidated by the job search
  • understanding and skillfully using social media networks like LinkedIn
  • lack of confidence
  • being discouraged
A good career coach can help you with all those issues and more.  She can provide an insider perspective that job seekers just can't have.  A good career coach is in your corner.
When you're looking for a career coach, find one who gives you a strong idea of how much time it will take and offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  A quality coach should be able to pinpoint your issues and give you solid guidance within an hour to an hour and a half, often spread out over 2-3 sessions.
The fee for a career coach can seem expensive when you're staring it in the face.  However, the cost is a tiny fraction of what you'll earn in the first year of the new job she will help you get.  You've got to weigh that against the benefits you'll get.  A career coach can help you:
  • Get the expertise to help you get the job you deserve
  • Be the best you've ever been in your job search
  • Be the best you've ever been in your interview
  • Receive compliments you've never gotten about your skill sets
  • Overcome difficult situations by packaging the wording to show it as a positive
  • Sell yourself in the interview
A career coach is the inside track you've always wished for in your job hunt.  It's an investment in yourself that will pay big dividends for you in your job search, your interview, and your career.