No Job!! What Next ??

The present day job scenario – Campus Placement *

* Only if you belong to IITs, IIMs, IIITs, BITS Pilani, Delhi University or other ‘big shot’ universities.

If you cannot afford these and want a job, you have to attend walk-ins, go through grilling technical interviews and chances are that you will land up in an allegedly big company with a job profile you can’t boast about. A few months of training and you will be thrown far far away from your hometown with a meager salary amount of say 12 to 15 thousand. But if you have aspirations and dreams of being independent, even in such depressing times, Banks have come to your rescue. Read on.

Off lately, Public Sector Banks have opened up their doors to graduates and post graduates as well. Banking sector has always been considered as a promising area, specially for girls. Currently, Public Sector Banks have rested the recruitment process on IBPS – Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection. This Institute is solely responsible for the testing services, conducting interviews of the selected candidates. Thus, leaving little work to the banks.

Cracking bank exams – Clerical or Probationary Officer is not a big deal if hard work is combined with determination and dedication. Generally the written exam consists of four basic sections :

  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Or Numerical Ability
  • Computer and General Awareness

One primarily needs to focus on time allocation and management. You can also take help from numerous practice papers and sample papers available in the market.

Similarly, Private Banks like Axis Bank, ICICI Bank etc are also giving graduates enough windows to land a job that is fulfilling in terms of salary and individual growth. The good thing is that this sector is the least affected by recession and continues to be the safest bet in today’s fast changing job scene. Here, you just need to clear a basic test and you are good to go for the interview.

As for the interviews, unlike everywhere else, here you are checked for your confidence, basic understanding of the bank system and your graduation. Your confidence and personality is what can make you stand apart!!

Swati Sharma

A graduate with an avid interest in movies, reading and interacting with people.

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