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Is it poor academic grades affect job chances of exp candidate ?

Sagar Rohankar
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Hi all,

I just saw this job requirement in Job Offered section, have a look.
Here is that quote I'm really scared about
Zareena Parveen wrote:3.BE/Btech/ME/MTech/MCA/MSc with first class, should have consistent academic records with 60% or more.

Is it really matter. What if a candidate is master in web technologies but haven't good in academics ?

I'm scared because I, myself haven't scored so called good percentage in my graduation. My aggregate of total university semester is 59.9 % and this is the biggest regret in my life. I remember HR people turned me down me because of my bad percentage (though I cleared all the technical interview and aptitude test they had) and said "Collage grades are the asset of ones life"

Whats is your perspective in this "grades/percentage vs knowledge/experience" ?


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Sandeep Awasthi
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As long as some other company is ready to hire you on same salary, same role, you should not care about the companies which reject you.


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Deep Sarkar
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Hi Sagar,

Many MNC's mainly looks at the scores of your previous/relavent qualification{s} which you require for your day-2-day activities. However, this should not be the case, if you have good work expr, and sensible people/companies should/must look at your work expr + knowledge + attitude only.

On the other hand, unfortunatly some of big "indian IT firms" expect you to have distinction from your school days. (this is unfair i agree). They should understand everyone has ups and downs in life which could linked to things which are beyond their control.

Let me tell you the experience of my little bro who had several health issues till the age 15 and had a very bad score in 10 and 12th. During engineering he was rejected in campas rounds / interview in well know "Indian IT big players", and sadly not allowed to sit for the test even. later he persued masters and now is working for in the Big "G" well search engine firm.

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Joe Harry
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Sagar Rohankar wrote:Hi all,

I just saw this job requirement in Job Offered section, have a look.
Here is that quote I'm really scared about
Zareena Parveen wrote:3.BE/Btech/ME/MTech/MCA/MSc with first class, should have consistent academic records with 60% or more.

Is it really matter. What if a candidate is master in web technologies but haven't good in academics ?

I'm scared because I, myself haven't scored so called good percentage in my graduation. My aggregate of total university semester is 59.9 % and this is the biggest regret in my life. I remember HR people turned me down me because of my bad percentage (though I cleared all the technical interview and aptitude test they had) and said "Collage grades are the asset of ones life"

Whats is your perspective in this "grades/percentage vs knowledge/experience" ?


One reason to this is due to the relatively large number of applications for a given job. They just want to filter out as many as possible and these (academic qualifications) are just a sort of filtering criteria. You can't help it. Just live with it. Concentrate on your technical skills and aptitude.


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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Sagar Rohankar wrote:
I'm scared because I, myself haven't scored so called good percentage in my graduation. My aggregate of total university semester is 59.9 % and this is the biggest regret in my life. I remember HR people turned me down me because of my bad percentage (though I cleared all the technical interview and aptitude test they had) and said "Collage grades are the asset of ones life"


Dont Worry. study the concept [basic Data structure,Operating system..etc..] which you missed in your colleges.. once you get that.then automatically your confidence level go up. then you can take interview to that type of HRs.
but remember:
"Collage grades are the asset of ones life" ----> Asset Can be Improved/Decreased day by day [all are in our hand]
Subramani Shiva
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Sagar Rohankar wrote:Hi all,

I just saw this job requirement in Job Offered section, have a look.
Here is that quote I'm really scared about
Zareena Parveen wrote:3.BE/Btech/ME/MTech/MCA/MSc with first class, should have consistent academic records with 60% or more.

Is it really matter. What if a candidate is master in web technologies but haven't good in academics ?

Whats is your perspective in this "grades/percentage vs knowledge/experience" ?


Yup..there are still quite a number companies which see you college grades...! my friend with 8+ years of exp was interviewing for a top networking company and after interviews were over they questioned him why his gpa is in 6 points only out of 10..! He had to give excuses etc etc and he got the job though... I would say 59.9 is equivalent to most 60% for most of the companies... even I faced this scenario during my last year of college when my gpa was 5.98 at that time and companies asking for 6.0 and above didn't allow me to write the aptitude tests also...

But after a few years situation is different except for very few companies.... If you have got a 2nd degree say masters.. then bachelors grades aren't considered... but if you have only bachelors, some do ask for grades of 60% & above... If you are able to convince them during interviews then it shouldn't be a big issue at all...




Karnati Sudhakar
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Sagar Rohankar wrote:My aggregate of total university semester is 59.9 % and this is the biggest regret in my life.


You should not worry at all..I have seen candidates who has above 80% and could not answer very basic apptitude questions..


Regards
Sudhakar
Sagar Rohankar
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Thanks Karnati, Subramani, seetharaman, Jothi, Deep & Sandeep for increasing my self confidence. I think everyone in this world deserve a second chance
Rambo Prasad
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I feel your college grades dont have a bearing on your actual job performance...Hardly 10% of whatever we learnt in college is hardly applied in th job..I would suggest you to keep trying without losing your focus..Do prepare well on numerical and logical aptitute related areas,Data structurs,operating system,database concepts and C language..These are the main areas companies test you as an entry level programmer..If you do this I am sure you will land in a job.


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Sagar Rohankar
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Rambo Prasad wrote:Hardly 10% of whatever we learnt in college is hardly applied in th job..

Very correct, thats why they said us "educated" but not employable.
Rambo Prasad wrote:Do prepare well on numerical and logical aptitute related areas,Data structurs,operating system,database concepts and C language..These are the main areas companies test you as an entry level programmer.

Well, I'm not preparing for entry level job, I already got 2 years of work experience.
 
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