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How did the placement cell, mentors prepare this MBA student for job interviews?

Apeejay School of Management student Abhishek Prakash, recently bagged a high-paying job offer with HDFC Bank



For Apeejay School of Management (ASM) student Abhishek Prakash, his sister has been an inspiration to be part of the banking sector. He started preparing when he was pursuing his graduation at Ranchi University. Recently, the Apeejay student got hired as a Relationship Manager by HDFC Bank with a handsome pay package. In an interview, he highlights important things a candidate must focus on before the interview. Read edited excerpts:

 What skills are required to be part of the banking sector? 

The most important are communication, customer service, patience, problem-solving, team work, and numeracy skills. 

How did ASM’s placement cell and mentors help you to bag a job?

The 2 years at ASM have completely changed me and evolved me into a different personality altogether. All the professors present in the institute are very supportive, and are always ready to help you at each and every step. The best thing about ASM is the mentoring class. Mentors always helped me whenever I was stuck. They helped me to overcome my weakness. You can’t afford to miss any mentoring session because you’ll be exposed to one-to-one attention and that adds to your preparation process.

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In what ways did ASM prepare you for your professional journey?

It was not as easy to crack the interview. But with the continuous support of the faculty members, mentors and placement cell, it all became so smooth. We got the exposure of industrial visit and several guest sessions by industry professionals which included personality development sessions, and so on. Placement cell provides proper training for everyone so that no stone is left unturned. 

Essential things to keep in mind to crack a job interview

Be calm and composed 

Prepare a good introductory speech 

Always be confident BUT not overconfident

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.