Sunday, 21 October 2012

Are you faking your resume think twice there are eagle eyes to catch you..
As per the information from various sources, one out of five resumes contains fake information.

In IT industry at any given point in time up to 10% of the existing workforce in companies would be caught for exaggerating their qualifications

Following are the commonly found fake information in a resume
  • Fake work experience
  • Fake educational Information
  • Overstating their work knowledge

IT industry joined their hands to address this serious issue with the help of Nasscom forming a National Skills Registry (NSR) started over five years ago
More than 120 large companies in India are part of this Industry body, which currently has a database of 1.1 million candidates, according to Nasscom. Of this, nearly 8 million candidate profiles have been vetted, so far, with the help of some 17 third-party background verification agencies.

Top Companies in India like IBM, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro and TCS made NSR as mandatory for all their employees

Apart from the NSR, companies also do strict background check on various aspects like previous employers, criminal check, education check, social media check document check and senior executive screening

Big companies in India almost spend 30,000 – 40,000 rupees for background verification on their employees, there are so many background verification companies in India which does this work.

Be cautious what you write in your resume

How Google Hire? Or Google Hiring Process:

We’re looking for our next Noogler - someone who’s good for the role, good for Google and good at lots of things.

Things move quickly around here. At Internet speed. That means we have to be nimble, both in how we work and how we hire. We look for people who are great at lots of things, love big challenges and welcome big changes. We can’t have too many specialists in just one particular area. We’re looking for people who are good for Google—and not just for right now, but for the long term.

This is the core of how we hire. Our process is pretty basic; the path to getting hired usually involves a first conversation with a recruiter, a phone interview and an onsite interview at one of our offices. But there are a few things we’ve baked in along the way that make getting hired at Google a little different.

 Google Hiring Process Steps:

Step 1: Apply

The process begins with searching for a job opening that interests you by job department, location, or even by keyword.

Step 2: Contacted by recruiter

If you are a match for the position based on qualifications and experience, a recruiter will contact you to learn more about your background and answer your questions.

Step 3: Phone interview

The phone interview assesses your role-related skills and proficiency, to determine whether you should be brought in for in-person interviews. Typically phone interviews are conducted by someone in a similar role and last about 30-40 minutes.

Step 4: Onsite interview

Our interview process for technical positions evaluates your core software engineering skills including: coding, algorithm development, data structures, design patterns, analytical thinking skills. For business and general positions, we evaluate your problem solving and behavioral abilities. Interviewers will ask you questions related to your area of interest and ask you to solve them in real time. Remember, it's not a question of getting the answer right or wrong, but the process you use to solve it. Creativity is important.

Step 5: Hire by Committee

Virtually every person who interviews at Google talks to at least four interviewers, drawn from both management and potential colleagues. Everyone's opinion counts, ensuring our hiring process is fair while maintaining high standards as we grow. Yes, it takes longer, but we believe it's worth it.

Step 6: What's next?

Following your interviews, we will decide if you are suitable for the job opening. We take hiring very seriously and like to make consensus-based decisions. To that end, it can take up to two weeks for us to make a definitive decision as to whether we'd like to have you join the team. Please be patient with us – your recruiter will keep in touch with you when feedback has been received and decisions made. Also feel free to get in touch with your recruiter at any time.

How Google Interview: What they expect from job seeker?

We’re looking for smart, team-oriented people who can get things done. When you interview at Google, you’ll likely interview with four or five Googlers. They’re looking for four things:

1) Leadership:

We’ll want to know how you’ve flexed different muscles in different situations in order to mobilize a team. This might be by asserting a leadership role at work or with an organization, or by helping a team succeed when you weren’t officially appointed as the leader.

2) Role-Related Knowledge:

We’re looking for people who have a variety of strengths and passions, not just isolated skill sets. We also want to make sure that you have the experience and the background that will set you up for success in your role. For engineering candidates in particular, we’ll be looking to check out your coding skills and technical areas of expertise.

3) How You Think:

We’re less concerned about grades and transcripts and more interested in how you think. We’re likely to ask you some role-related questions that provide insight into how you solve problems. Show us how you would tackle the problem presented--don’t get hung up on nailing the “right” answer.

4) Googleyness:

We want to get a feel for what makes you, well, you. We also want to make sure this is a place you’ll thrive, so we’ll be looking for signs around your comfort with ambiguity, your bias to action and your collaborative nature.

How Google Decide/Hire The Candidate ?

There are also a few other things we do to make sure we’re always hiring the right candidate for the right role and for Google.

We collect feedback from multiple Googlers:

At Google, you work on tons of projects with different groups of Googlers, across many teams and time zones. To give you a sense of what working here is really like, some of your interviewers could be potential teammates, but some interviewers will be with other teams. This helps us see how you might collaborate and fit in at Google overall.

Independent committees of Googlers help us ensure we’re hiring for the long term:

An independent committee of Googlers review feedback from all of the interviewers. This committee is responsible for ensuring our hiring process is fair and that we’re holding true to our “good for Google” standards as we grow.

We believe that if you hire great people and involve them intensively in the hiring process, you’ll get more great people. Over the past couple of years, we’ve spent a lot of time making our hiring process as efficient as possible - reducing time-to-hire and increasing our communications to candidates. While involving Googlers in our process does take longer, we believe it’s worth it. Our early Googlers identified these principles more than ten years ago, and it’s what allows us to hold true to who we are as we grow.

These core principles are true across Google, but when it comes to specifics, there are some pieces of our process that look a little different across teams. Our recruiters can help you navigate through these as the time comes.

At Google, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

A recent survey of more than 500 human resources and business professionals found that half of all college graduates do not exhibit professionalism at work.

Consistently topping the list of problem areas is inappropriate appearance and poor communication skills.


Here are the top tips to crack any interview:

Before the interview do the following: 

1. Research the company: Learn the company's history, mission, and recent activities. Be sure to look at the company's web site and on-line press room.

2. Clean up your digital image: Remove photos, links, and text that might be viewed as inappropriate from all social media web sites and the web sites of your friends.

3. Listen to your voice mail message: Make sure your outgoing message is clear, concise and not off-putting to potential employers. That means no: "Hey, it's Jes, you know what to do."

4. Customize your resume: Your resume should highlight the skills most relevant to the career you're pursuing. That means including all pertinent job experience such as internships in your chosen profession.

5. Get ahead of the curve: Invest in a personal business card that can be printed inexpensively by one of the many e-retailers or visit your local stationery store. Cards should be kept simple with just your name and contact information.

6. Practice, practice, practice: Rehearse answers to standard interview questions like: "what are your weaknesses?" "what are your strengths?" "where do you hope to be in five years?"

On the day of interview: 

1. Arrive early: Busy people do not like to be kept waiting; and it shows disrespect. Arrive five minutes early but don't rush; you want to be calm and poised for the interview.

2. Dress like you mean business: Wear neutral colors and, if in doubt, err on the side of dressing "too professional." Women should wear some make-up (it makes you look more professional) and keep jewelry simple. Men should wear suits and well-polished shoes.

3. Turn your phone off: All mobile devices should be turned off completely. Nothing says "this interview is unimportant to me" more than taking a call or looking at a text during a meeting.

4. Connect with people: From the receptionist to the last person you meet, make direct eye contact, 40-60 percent of the time, in-between the eyes and offer a firm handshake to the interviewer when arriving and departing.