Last week we shared with you how Suraj got a job opportunity through AMCAT. We went further and interviewed Suraj to get helpful tips for all new job seekers…
Aspiring Minds: How does it feel to get placed with a company like Vizury Interactive solutions and that too with a CTC of 8 LPA?
Suraj: It feels great. It feels good. I’m speechless. I always thought, after engineering, I would get a package of around 3-5 lacs. I never expected to get a package of 8 LPA. This was completely unexpected. I’m happy that my hard work paid off.
Aspiring Minds: Tell us something about the placement scenario in your college.
Suraj: 4-5 companies visited my college including pool-campus events. The maximum CTC that was offered was 4-5 lacs, not more than that. I have good technical knowledge but I was getting rejected in the HR rounds due to lack of communication skills.
Aspiring Minds: Why did you choose to give AMCAT? How has AMCAT helped you?
Suraj: I thought getting good marks in the AMCAT exam would lead to more job opportunities so I gave the exam when it was conducted in my college. I got good scores in all modules. Before me, another student from my college got placed in Tally through AMCAT. His CTC was 6 LPA. Since I had good scores in all AMCAT modules I was sure that I too would get some good opportunities. Before Vizury, I got 4-5 job opportunities through AMCAT. Initially I was getting rejected, but even then I never stopped getting interview calls from AMCAT, which I really appreciate. I worked harder and then finally got placed in Vizury Interactive solutions.
Aspiring Minds: What message would you like to give to your fellow AMCAT takers?
Suraj: Believe in yourself. Don’t lose hope. I got rejected many times but never lost hope. More importantly, be patient, and keep improving your skills. Another important thing, stay in touch with AMCAT by constantly updating your profile. After my B.Tech I moved from Lucknow to Delhi, so I updated the current location in my profile to Delhi and therefore I got calls about the job opportunities in Delhi. Similarly, when I moved from Delhi to Bangalore I updated my current location again, and within a few weeks got a call for Vizury Interactive Solutions. Sometimes we miss out on job opportunities just because the interview location is too far away and we can’t reach there on time. Updating your current location will make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities in the city your currently in. So, stay in touch with Aspiring Minds.
Aspiring Minds: Did you get a chance to tell your batch mates, teachers and TPO about your placement?
Suraj: I haven’t been able to get in touch with my teachers and TPO but yes, I told my college mates and juniors about my placement. It felt great to share my achievement with them. This is the first time that someone from my college has got such a huge package. It feels great to be that someone!