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5 Parameters that campus recruiters look into when screening potential candidates

Campus placement or campus interview is the program conducted within educational institutes or in a common place to provide jobs to students pursuing or in the stage of completing the programme.

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Conducting job interviews with various colleges or institutions gives its students an opportunity to embark on their professional journey with esteemed organizations. It’s a very lifetime event for a student. The major objective of campus placement is to identify the talented and qualified professionals.

This period is marked by considerable stress on the part of students as well as recruiters. This is a cumbersome activity and hence majority of the companies find it difficult to trace the right talent.

As a student, you have to exhibit the skill set required for the designation in question, along with the ability to ace such job interviews and from a recruiter’s perspective, to trace the right talent from a pool of mix is a different ball game altogether.

College placements play an immense role in the competitive advantage of any university; it, therefore, becomes necessary to cater to the needs of the recruiters by proactively conducting background verifications on students.
This not only improves the students’ employability and reduces their on-boarding time, but makes the recruiter’s job much easier and less stressful.

Here are five parameters that campus recruiters look into when screening a potential employee:

1. IDENTITY
If you don’t have acceptable identification with you, you will not be able to sit in campus placement process. A photo ID must be presented at any time you take a placement test or placement interview. Recruiter ensures that the person they are recruiting is the right person and that no one else takes your place.

2. RESIDENCE
A residence is must because the basic rules are that any correspondence sent to a student after placement done is sent to their Residence address. Therefore a residence address takes precedence over all other types of details. Therefore, if you define a residence address, all recruiter’s correspondence will go there.

3. CHARACTER REFERENCES
Most students who apply for campus placements are new to the workforce, with MBA students being an exception. This means that potential recruiters have no work history to fall back on making it difficult to access the individual’s competence, work ethics and integrity.
To compensate for this lack of data, recruiters often reach out to faculty or candidate provided references to properly access the character of a potential hire.

4. REGULATORY, COMPLIANCE, CRIMINALITY, LOCAL MEDIA DATABASE
This check accesses information about a potential employee based on existing blacklisted databases or credentials that are within the public domain.
They help to weed out candidates with a past of violence, criminality, or disrepute that could affect the company or its interests should they be recruited.

5. EDUCATION
Verifying a candidate’s educational qualifications at a campus placement may seem a bit unnecessary, but this check also takes into account an applicant’s prior educational experience which comes in useful when determining their intelligence and contentiousness.

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