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Indian companies Recruitment Process - For Ulf and the others

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While going through a good number of posts here at the ranch , it seems that most of the bartender/Sheriff guys do not know much about the recruitment process here in India.

I would like to brief them, Indians can correct me if I am wrong in any way.

Recruitment is done in two ways depending on the employee's experience.

1. Campus Recruiting

2. Lateral Entry Recruiting

Campus Recruiting: No Experience

IT companies regularly (every year) visit the engineering campuses which are known to churn out brilliant students every year.
There they recruit students from the following branches:

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Engineering
Information Technology Engineering

At the entry level , what matters to companies is the aptitude and logical thinking ability of students.

There are 4 rounds sometimes 5.

1. Initial Screening (students have to score beyond 60 - 70% in 10th , 12th and Undergraduation and PostGraduation. They should not have failed in any subjects at all, ever. Some companies relax this by saying that "Failed at some time in two subjects in ok , but it should have been cleared by now".

2. Aptitude Test (Logical reasoning , verbal , technology , maths)

3. Technical Interview (Mechanical students are interviewed on their field and so on)

4. HR Interview (Assumed that if the Tech interview is cleared , HR is also automatically cleared)

5. Group discussion - to benchmark a candidate's articulating and English communication skills.

If a student manages to clear all this, he is selected and given training on a technology at Random, doesnt matter if he is Sun Certified or Moon Certified. Nobody cares. But every company has internal policies to change the technology if an employee is not interested and is certified on something that he is interested in.

Some companies like the one I joined in, demand a bond to be signed that I atleast work for 1.3 years. To further force this , I had to pay 75,000 INR(rupees) as security to the Company. If I leave before 1.3yrs , the company takes the money. Indians by know will know which company is being talked about.

Lateral Entry: Employees who have experience

1. Technology based Written Test

2. Tech Interview

3. HR Interview

I just thought that the Java Ranch bartenders should be knowing about this , so that they can help in with the Job discussion queries.

India is the next outsourcing giant and American Companies, Australian Companies and Europe Companies turn to India to outsource their semi-critical/critical projects.
For example the co. where I work in , handles BestBuy.com, DHL Global Forwarding , General Motors, Pepsi , Target, Sun Microsystems , Microsoft,Albertsons , CarreFour , WeyerHauser,JC Penney, Apple, Thames Water and many other Fortune 500 companies.
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Thanks for sharing this information; that is interesting to know. The general procedure doesn't seem fundamentally different from other job markets, except for the bond that is being paid as security.

As regards discussions in these forums, they are general in nature. From a post it is not always clear what job market is under discussion. If an answer is sought for a particular country (e.g. India or the US), then the question should state that, and everybody who is not familiar with that particular job market will hopefully refrain from answering (or at least explicitly state their non-familiarity with it).
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