Dear Readers, Today we have Kool Karthikeyan, a campus recruited candidate. He is here to share his experience on Tech Mahindra campus drive, how he succeeded.
Interviewer: Good evening Mr. Karthikeyan! Tell me about yourself ?
Karthikeyan: Good evening. I’m from Sengunther and did my Higher Sr from home town. My father is a businessman and mother is a homemaker. I’m presently pursing final semester EIE. Along with academics, I participate in several co-curriclar activities. I have won third prize in a National Level project event. My hobby is listening to music and fond of Karthik (singer). My strength is self-confidence, self-motivation and quick learner.
Interviewer: Good to know about your interests. Why did you choose to apply to Tech Mahindra?
Karthikeyan: During pre-placement talk, the campus relation officer from TechM mentioned of possibility of transition from TechM to other division of Mahindra seem possible. This seemed a good opportunity to apply!
Interviewer: This is like “paying attention to details”. What were the different rounds conducted? Could you also share your experience on training phase?
Karthikeyan: Round one was aptitude test of 60 mark to be completed in 80 minutes. Time Management is a tricky option. Round two consisted of a picture that appears on screen for few moments. Then the story boarding begins in a stipulated time. The emphasis would be to write a positive story. A good hand on typing would be added advantage. Round three was Technical HR, that lasted for an hour. The question tested me on programming skills and technical questions from the favourite subjects I claimed in the resume and few from the interviewer interest. The final round was General HR, questions were mostly on general awareness like current affairs. There were hypothetical questions to seek solutions for the problems.
Interviewer: It should have been a long day. What is /are take away from the process?
Karthikeyan: Knowing in what I know is good to crack an interview. Focusing on the problem to solve is more important than arguing to prove I’m right! Time Management for aptitude test and story boarding, speed typing were important and regular ready up (current affairs) did help me!
Interviewer: Any suggestions for future aspirants?
Karthikeyan: Understanding the test pattern is vital to get the objective of clearing is important. Little effort towards typing passage would make a lot of difference during real time scenario. Knowing the things mentioned in the resume and current affairs would benefit.
Interviewer: Thank you very much for the valuable time and information. Wishing you a great career ahead with TechM.
Karthikeyan: Thank you too!