“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

Keeping this noble thought in mind, an insightful webinar was organized by the Training and Placement Cell, B. I. T. Sindri on 24th November 2021. The eminent speaker of the session was Mr. Sanjay Jha, CHRO and Senior VP BD and OEM Relations at Mahindra. He is an acclaimed alumnus of the college and was very much delighted to be back on the campus. Mr. Jha shared his wisdom, that he gained during his eventful professional life, with the students by elucidating the nuances of interview process during placement drives. The topic of the session was “How to ace interviews and excel in career?

The guest speaker was wholeheartedly welcomed for the session. The seminar commenced with the speaker throwing light on the term ‘Perceptual Acuity’ – the need to have the ability ‘to see around corners’. He also took the views of the present audience about what they comprehend from it. Mr. Jha then expressed his views on the ‘cognitive biases’ that interviewers usually have and how at times their judgment of a particular candidate is based on these biases. He went on to explain that a respondent’s behavior during an interview depends more on his thinking and feelings, both of which come from a person’s values and beliefs. Students were acquainted with the ‘STAR’ method of selection used by premium companies (Situations, Tasks, Actions, Result). He also discussed the grounds to be worked upon from the start to get an edge over the interviews. Followed by all the tips and tricks, a mock Group Discussion and Interview was conducted by the speaker, involving all the students present in the session to give them a demo of dos and don’ts during such assessments.

After an engaging seminar, Training and Placement Officer, Prof. (Dr.) Ghanshyam presented a memento to Mr. Sanjay Jha for being a gem to BIT Sindri and for bestowing his precious time and energy to the institute. Also, students seemed enthralled and immensely motivated with the talk and bagged home a lot of experience and energy for the ongoing and upcoming placement drives. With this, the session came to an end with the students learning valuable insights to be able to ace their interviews.

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