Thumb Rule # 1:
DON'T BELIEVE IN ANYONE WHO ASKS YOU TO PAY MONEY FOR OFFERING A JOB.
need to take any money from you. They might tell you hundreds of stories
like they are taking money as a 'Security Deposit' or for
'Infrastructure' purpose. Don't trust them. If they don't have enough
money for their infrastructure, they don't deserve to run the company :)
Instead, I advise you to trust a company who doesn’t ask a penny from
you even if it is a start-up company. You can work for FREE (or for a
very less salary) if you want to get some work experience. That is Ok.
But never pay money from your pocket for any reason. In worst-case
scenario, if you are paying money, don't forget to take a signed paper
(On their Company Notepad with the signature from an official) or a
valid bank receipt from them in which it's clearly written that you have
paid the money as a refundable security deposit and it should also have
the Terms & Conditions.
Also, don't submit/handover your educational certificates (or any
original documents) unless it is a very good company and its mandatory
for all employees working there. If you are submitting the documents,
make sure you get a written proof that they have taken them as per the
policy of their organization. (F.Y.I., Good companies never insist their
employees to handover originals to them. They generally ask you to bring
them during joining period to cross check with the photocopies of the
same.) If you blindly believe somebody’s words without following the
above guidelines then, you will be in serious trouble later when you
want to leave the company. I know many freshers who suffered because of
this. Hope you don’t get into trouble.
Thumb Rule # 2:
DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY 'JOB GUARANTEE' PROGRAMS FROM TRAINING INSTITUTES.
99.0 % OF THEM DON’T KEEP UP THEIR PROMISES.
It has become a trend that many companies/institutes asking jobless
people to pay 50,000 (or more) and they will pay you 2,000 per month.
Just think logically how foolish it is. For 1 year, they will be paying
you (2000X12=) 24,000. So, you are working FREE for them for more than 2
years. In other words, they will be giving you a part of the amount that
you have paid to them initially. And they will be enjoying the interest
on your money.
These institutes promise you a lot of things when you go for counseling.
They will show their past record of placing people in MNC companies and
they will tell you the list of companies that come there for the
placement. Don't get deceived by them. All those promises will go in
vain the moment you pay the money.
In the worst-case scenario, if you must join,
then enquire with the students who are studying there and who already
studied there. (You can know any regrets from those who are currently
studying there and you will know the pros and cons from the people who
already studied there. Try to get feedback from those who achieved the
job and those who couldn’t get the job after the completion of the
Unveiling the Secret :-
From my experience, I can say that, typically some good training
institutes could place those candidates who meet with the company’s
eligibility criteria such as the engineering branch/stream you have done
and the percentage criteria through out the candidate’s career. These
institutes will lure freshers showing the past records and allows
everybody to join the course initially but they keep mum on this issue
until you demand the reason why they couldn’t place YOU. Remember, even
the good institutes are running on a profit basis and NOT on a service
It’s always good to get trained in some latest
technologies and it improves your chance of getting a job. But don’t
join any institute based on their promise of giving you a job. When you
want to join an institute, remember to enquire with the student who has
taken the course and observe the infrastructure, lab availability
timings, and the faculty. Some institutes train you using their previous
batch students as faculty. Be careful. Preferably, join a branded
institute as they maintain quality of education to some level. But
generally they are expensive to afford as they try to maintain the
quality. Remember? No institute is at your service ! Everything is
business. You cannot change that, but you need to be careful.
Thumb Rule # 3:
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ‘PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE’ AND ‘PLACEMENT
There is a subtle difference between ‘Placement
Assistance’ and ‘Placement Guarantee’. The former one means that they
will help you to get a job, but no guarantee. If you observe the
advertisements carefully, most of them mention ‘100% Placement
Assistance’. Later they can always escape saying that they never
guaranteed a job. Even if they do, there will be a famous super star
saying “* Conditions Apply !” :-). Ask them what those conditions are.
When some institute says ‘Placement Guarantee’,
ask them to mention it in written and give it to you. (No body can dare
to give you. They cleverly say that how can we assure you a job if you
don’t learn anything. Or they will ask you not to join the course if you
don’t have the trust on them and they can even say that, there are
hundreds of candidates who are pursuing the course and they will slap a
question back to you whether they are all fools to join that institute.
What will be your reaction? ) See to it that it’s clearly mentioned in
that document WHAT IF they can’t provide you a job. Also tell them that
you will pay the money the next moment they provide you a job (Since
they are anyway saying job is guaranteed, ask them what’s the problem
Some institutes say that they will recruit you based on your performance
in training. This is even more fishy. They can always escape later
saying your performance is not up to the mark (Despite of you performing
very good) and walk away with your money. Be careful.
In the worst case, if you are paying money, see to it that you pay in
installments. (At least, it will save you from losing your entire
money). If their training is really good, you will anyway pay the
remaining money. Otherwise, you can escape with the least damage. Hope
you will keep in mind that I’ve asked you to join an institute mainly to
learn the technology and not for their job guarantee scheme. So when you
want to learn, join the best! It may even fetch you a job!
Thumb Rule # 4:
DON'T ATTEND THE WRITTEN TESTS/INTERVIEWS THAT ASK YOU TO PAY
REGISTRATION FEE. 99.0 % OF THEM ARE FAKE.
An exception is the Government companies. They require some registration
fee. That’s OK. Remember that good/branded companies never ask you for
registration fees. They don't need it. If they are taking money, there
is something fishy. Don’t pay registration fee unless you are totally
convinced. Just walkout if you think something is fishy.
Thumb Rule # 5:
DON'T BELIEVE ANYONE WHO SAYS THEY CAN GET YOU THROUGH COMPANIES BY
People in the companies are not senseless to recruit candidates in
illegal ways and put them and their own company in trouble. Don't
believe if someone says he knows the HR or Project Manager of a company
and can provide you job through back door. In the best case, one may get
a job if the candidate directly knows high level people and he/she meets
all the eligibility criteria of the company and the candidate is
talented enough to get a job but he/she didn’t get an opportunity to
prove his/her ability. But remember, there is no bypass to the process
of the company. Process is rigid and it is because of the process, a
company grows or shrinks! It’s better and happy to stay away from such
back door offers instead of getting troubled by them. Think!
Thumb Rule # 6:
DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THE 'ONLINE TYPING JOBS' OR 'SMART JOBS' THAT
ASK YOU TO PAY SOME MONEY TO EARN MORE.
If they give it for free, then you may think about it. (But, I strictly
discourage such jobs because you will lose your will to get into a good
job that matches your profile.) Better, simply ignore. Don’t pay even a
single paisa. They lure you saying you have to pay 500 Rs (or more)
initial payment to earn thousands of money every day ! All that is
simply trash. You will be wasting your time and you won't earn even a
single paisa after paying your/your parents’ hard-earned money.
Thumb Rule # 7:
THINK TWICE BEFORE PAYING MONEY TO ANY OF THE JOB SITES.
Personally I don’t believe in Premier Memberships, Online Tests that
require you to pay money. I believe that’s just eye wash stuff and will
not fetch you any job if you don’t have right talent. If you have
talent, you will anyway get that job even without the help of those
programs. Even if they send your resume to 1000 companies or 10,000
companies, the companies won’t recruit you unless they have vacancies
and you are suitable for those positions.
If someone says they succeeded through some job program, just think what
is the percentage of people succeeded in getting jobs through that
program. I don’t think it will be more than 1 %. I am not saying all
programs are fake ones. But my advice for you is to think twice before
you spend your hard-earned money on some job programs. Remember that
companies pay money for those job sites if you get selected through
them. In such case, there is no need to collect money from you.