Building a better future for students- Optimizing your college placement drive


May 15, 2019

Building a better future for students- Optimizing your college placement drive

The placement record of a college is one of the most important aspects students look at when it comes to choosing a college. This is quite natural as students are full of ambition and promise and they have a burning desire to make it big as soon as they graduate. Hence, recruiters always look to attract the best young talent as they are full of enthusiasm, devoted to learning and brimming with fresh and creative ideas. They are the future of any company. Naturally, companies see campus placement as a way of enriching their talent pipeline.

With the ever increasing number of college graduates, there’s intense competition for any job position irrespective of the industry. The fierce competition coupled with their own aspirations puts insurmountable amount of pressure on them. The traditional methods of recruitment add  fuel to the fire as they are chaotic

in nature and students don’t receive timely updates regarding their candidature. It is extremely difficult for colleges to keep a track of the status and progress of each student with the staggering number of companies coming for campus placement.

So here’s how Pod.ai can help you streamline your college recruitment drive and help secure the future of your students:

  • Minimises manual labour: As the entire process of recruitment is automated, it makes it much more efficient by cutting down on humdrum paperwork. It enables recruiters to work smarter. The time saved could be thus used for more productive and important work. In addition to this, it also helps minimise human error.
  • An interaction platform for students, alumni and placement officers: Networking can be an incredibly useful tool for professional success. It is extremely vital for students to have a good rapport with their TPO (Training and placement officer) and alumni. The TPOs bridge the gap between the students and the companies. They also provide training and counseling services that will help them with their placement. Students can now receive timely updates regarding any placement related activities from the TPOs with the help of Pod.ai which is an online portal that students and companies alike can use on the go. Alumni on the other hand can help students with tips to crack an interview and provide them with other useful information. If they have a really strong alumni network, they might even refer them.  
  • Real time updates for candidates: Gone are the days when applicants were completely clueless about the status of their application as they had to wait for days for an update. It makes the process of hiring much more transparent as students can receive real time updates regarding their candidacy. Students can be informed if they have been shortlisted for subsequent rounds of interviews through in-app notifications. Furthermore, students also receive notifications about other essential details such as the scheduled time of interview in case they have been shortlisted for the same.
  • Standardised format for resume and other reports: A well-crafted resume plays a crucial role in creating a good first impression. Students don’t have to worry about which template to use or the do’s and don’ts of creating a resume as they now have a standard format. Moreover, it also simplifies the work of the hiring manager as the data is now properly structured and since there’s a standard format for a resume, it will help them in the process of decision making. Other details such as basic information of students, their mark sheets etc. can be easily accessed by the company in a standard format.
  • Conduct job fairs: A job fair or a career expo is a large-scale event where schools invite employers and recruiters so that students can meet their potential recruiters. As there’s a  large number of companies and recruiters attending a job fair, the process of hosting one can be really strenuous. You can send out invitations to various employers and also manage other aspects related to the job fair.
  • Performance review of students: It also serves as a performance tracking tool wherein you can analyse the performance of students year on year. You can easily access placement data and it furnishes you with detailed candidate reports in the form of infographics that is easy to comprehend by analysing the data.

Pod.ai is technology at its finest and it makes the lives of students, placement officials and recruiters a lot easier. To learn more about Pod.ai and its services, you can log onto our website https://pod.ai/employers


May 15, 2019

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