Recently graduated? Looking for a job? Try your luck in the Silicon Valley of India.
Bangalore is renowned as the IT capital of India. It is also sometimes referred to as the “Silicon Valley of India” and this is because this is where the IT revolution started. The economy of Bangalore supports a wide variety of employable population and is therefore an important part of the Indian economy as a whole. Bangalore IT firms employ around 35% of India’s pool of 1 million IT professionals and also are responsible for the highest- IT-related exports in the country. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Bangalore is the favorite destination of engineers and other IT aspirants who are looking for a suitable opportunity to showcase their skills and make a secure career. If you are a fresher, here is the instruction guide to help you secure the best job in Bangalore.
Research the job market
Your best bet for getting a job in Bangalore lies in the IT/ITeS and engineering industry. With companies like Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Texas Instruments, and others having their headquarters here, you can expect to find a good job opportunity in these industries. The only catch is you should be at the right time at the right place. This requires you to conduct a comprehensive research about the job market conditions in the city. Take into account the findings of various job market surveys and researches such as Naukri Job Index. The Naukri Job Index report of May 2014 reveals that Bangalore will witness a growth of 5% in job search in May 2014 over April 2014. Researching the job market is very important as it will give you a fair idea of what to expect. It is even more important in case you are shifting from a different city to Bangalore as it will save you a lot of time and efforts.
Keep your resume handy
In case you are out to get a job, it will be a sin if you do not keep a resume ready with you as it might be needed anytime. Time is of the essence and in case you fail to get the resume when it’s needed then it can actually lead to lessening of your chances of getting the job. Besides your resume should be crisp and having all the important sections that satisfy the current trends of resume writing. As a fresher you might be tempted to write long paragraphs describing all your achievements in college but do not stray from the point and try to keep it as crisp as possible.
Practice your interview
Once you have applied to jobs through classified sites like Naukri.com and sent your resumes to the recruiters, you will have to wait for the interview call. In the meanwhile you must prepare yourself for the interview questions. The best way is to prepare for presenting a strong introduction. With a strong introduction you can capture the imagination of the interviewers and present yourself as a strong prospect for the position. If you are not from a leading college of India or Bangalore, it makes more sense to talk about projects and why would you like to work for the company. Make sure to not start with generic statements like “I’m very passionate”, or “If given a chance I would really make the difference” . That’s already understood. The only way you can avoid these mistakes is by preparing hard.
Find yourself a place nearby the employment hub
If you are new to Bangalore, it is important to prevent loss of time and money as you will require both of them in abundance while searching for job. Job hunting is a tedious process and therefore you should take steps to ensure least of your time and money is consumed while hopping from company to company. Therefore, find yourself a place which is nearby the IT SEZ and other industry hubs as per your job preferences.
Following all these steps earnestly will ensure that you land with your perfect dream job in Bangalore.