Landing your dream job after the completion of your degree is something that almost all of you would have wished for. But getting a good job in today’s world is a lot more than just education and experience. To be employable in the current demanding corporate scenario, you need to go beyond the academics and amass certain employability skills. This should not make you feel that technical skills associated with your role in the job are lessz important than soft skills. The point is that, to get ahead in the highly competitive corporate world, soft skills are as important as the technical know-how.
For employers, hiring the right kind of people means recognizing candidates with the right qualities and skills to contribute to the success of the organization and fulfill the necessary role in the company. At K.R. Mangalam University, we look beyond degrees and developing the technical knowledge of each candidate. We believe that the job of an educational institution is to ensure the overall development of each student and not just making him/her mug up the books. We take an active part in the grooming of our students to make them future ready. We believe that, though the academics are important for the theoretical part of the job, but to win over the employers, you need to know the practical part of the job as well. As one of the most reputed universities in the country, our job is to make sure that your soft skills are as much honed as your hard skills.
The following are a few of the employability skills that we look forward to inculcating in each and every student of ours so that they become well-equipped to land their dream job in the corporate world.
Communication skills are of utmost significance because they are the basis of how people perceive you. This is the first thing that your interviewer is going to check on you. The corporate world looks for workers with better communication skills, because knowing the right way of interacting with the peers, make such individuals more productive. You can well guess that for a company how much of a catch a person is who can clearly explain the what, when, and how of any project.
To help instill this quality in our management students, we, at the K.R. Mangalam University, organize several public speaking opportunities through group discussions and presentations with the aim of getting the students to sharpen their communication skills. The mentors encourage the students to speak out and address their issues whenever necessary. For our students, getting their point across clearly and precisely has never been an issue.
The success of a company can never be the handiwork of one person doing it all by himself/herself. Employers always look for the spirit of teamwork in the candidates as they aiming towards a friendly office environment and glitch-free completion of projects. The more the cooperation among workers, the faster the work gets done in the corporate world.
At K.R. Mangalam, there are several group projects and other such team activities organized by us to ensure that the spirit of teamwork is inculcated in each student. Through these activities, we have seen the students develop that rapport and spirit of collaboration, which is going to take them a long way in their career.
Ability to Adapt
In the corporate scenario, things do not always go just as you have planned. A plan B is something that you need to come up with rather quickly. The employers look for individuals who adapt well to industry shifts and keep up with the current of the company. You need to have the skills to find alternate solutions and pivot through the toughest of times.
At K.R. Mangalam University, when we say that we make our students future ready, we really mean it. The mentors ensure that the students are ready to face any challenge that the workplace can throw at them. Thinking out of the box is an important skill in this regard, and that skill is not just praised but rather encouraged by us.
The problem solvers are the top performers in any corporate organization. The troubleshooters are the ones most relied upon and most respected in any organization. Recruiters want someone who will not complain but rather take action when met with an unexpected challenge at work. It is always best to approach your senior with a solution and not more problems than he/she is already dealing with. ‘
We aim at developing problem-solving skills of our students by giving them several challenging projects and assignments. It is not expected that the students will come up with all the correct ways out on the very first day. But as they learn and grow with us, they definitely gain the ability to come up with more than one solution to the toughest of assignments.
A person who can lead from the front is highly respected by the employers. Having a clear vision and confidence are two of the most necessary qualities to have in relation to leadership skills. You need to be the one motivating your co-workers and showing them the path when they feel lost. Your leadership quality is one thing that will make you shine in the eyes of your bosses and managers as they will clearly get the feeling that you are fit to carry on the company’s legacy in future.
We, at the K.R. Mangalam University, take pride in building up the leaders of tomorrow through our classrooms with all the help of our experienced faculty and our world-class resources.
Our success lies in the fact that a high majority of our students are presently employed in the most revered of the international and national organizations. The skills that they imbibe through their time in the university helps them tremendously in acing any corporate recruitment drive, and our 100 percent placement assistance is the much-needed boost to that.