How tier 2 tier / 3 cities can increase their placement count?
Most recruiters hire candidates from top city colleges, leaving out a large number of students from smaller towns. Students from such small towns then face a lot of difficulties in finding the right job for themselves.
Most of them give up.
Currently, there are 7 Tier-1 cities, which include Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune. The Tier-2 cities include the likes of Agra, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, and Nagpur.The rest of the cities fall under the Tier-3 category.
Thanks to the Government, the tier-2 and tier-3 cities are showing some considerable growth. If paid some attention, these cities have a ton of potential. According to a report by Toppr,Tier-2 and tier-3 cities have potential to house more than 20 universities and a variety of job opportunities on similar lines, which exceed the number of universities that cities like London and New York possess.
Amazing, isn't it?
So why only wish and use terms like "potential"? It's about time we make the tier-2/3 cities equally equipped with resources and recognition that tier-1 cities have.
Talent does not see the "tier" of a place. Let's look into 5 ways how the situation in such cities can be improved:
1. Establish more Colleges/Universities:
The biggest advantage of such cities is space. Since there are no big buildings, the Government can look to approve more colleges and Universities to be set up, so that Students from such cities do not have to travel far for quality Education.
Moreover, more Colleges and Universities would mean more job opportunities for talented students.
2. Wide Range of Courses:
Now say the Government opens "n" number of Colleges/University, but would that be enough?
There have to be a plethora of courses on offer which carry double benefits:
• Students will have multiple options to choose from and won't compromise on their interests
• With the inclusion of different courses like Medical, Arts, Engineering, Law, and administration; various companies from such fields would be interested to hire candidates.
Overall result - More Placements.
3. Better Mentorship:
"A good coach makes a good team," they said, well said.
You can't expect students to be proficient in their core subjects if they aren't mentored properly. Subject matter experts ensure that a student acquires ample knowledge that makes him/her comfortable enough to crack any exam and secure a job.
Get mentors who have "been there and done that". They will take care of quality education.
4. Skill-Focused events:
In a world of cut-throat competition, the budding students need to be aware of the competitions and how to tackle challenges.
Keeping this in mind, various events can be organized in the colleges which focus on skill-enhancement of students that also promote competition.
For example, if you are the head of events in your college, think of organizing a quiz on Basic Java concepts for Computer Science students (say). The winner will be rewarded for sure, but those who participate and score "x" points will get additional incentives in their internal marks.
This will push the students to break the shackles of monotonous mugging up of subjects and engage in something which is practical, boosts their knowledge and competitive at the same time.
5. More Awareness:
And when they fail to secure a job via campus recruitment, they take it as the end of the world and lose their motivation.
This is bad.
Multi-dimensional thinking process needs to be taught to the budding students so that they won't lose hope in tough times and can think of ways to tackle it.
How HireMee is doing its part:
HireMee is a placement outfit that helps students from tier 2 and 3 cities to find suitable jobs across India.
According to Mr. Chocko Valliappa, CEO and founder of HireMee, "Most recruiters hire candidates from top city colleges, leaving out a large number of students from smaller towns. HireMee seeks to bridge that gap".
To ensure that no diamond is left out, HireMee:
• Goes to colleges - Private and Government, in interior areas.
• Assesses the students to smoothen the recruitment process.
• Actively follows up with students and companies to schedule interviews
• Sends mail, SMS alerts of new job openings to students
...and much more.
The company also has a well-defined AI based online assessment app that contains a test which can be taken online on computers as well as on mobiles
Either way, it aims to make the test process smoother.
About HireMee's Online Assessment test:
Through its state-of-the-art online assessment test, HireMee aims to bridge the gap between colleges, students and companies. Here are some features that have helped thousands of students secure their dream job and still counting:
• AI-driven technology - no scope for cheating and unfair means
• Areas tested: Verbal and Quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, Computer fundamentals, Behavioral aptitude, Communication skills, and Core domain knowledge.
• Connections with 2100+ companies who are actively looking to hire fresh talent
• Tie-ups with more than 3800 colleges, most of them being from tier-2/3 cities
• Video resume for freshers that helps them a lot in securing their first job
• A student gets a 7-digit score after clearing the online assessment test, which is shown to its partner companies
• The score helps the companies to make the hiring decision
To make this process even more effective, HireMee has signed an MoU with the AICTE and with leading Engineering colleges (and through them, their affiliates). This will enable it to expand its reach to over thousands of institutions accredited to AICTE.
"HireMee has been a great experience for our students and the college. HireMee helped us understand where our students stand and showed us areas where they needed additional training. From the demo session to the exam, your team has been a tremendous support to us."
Ramakrishnan & Naveen Kumar,
Placement Officer, Salem College of Engineering and Technology
The selection process of your company looks unique. It is automated, lean and agile. From the PO's perspective, it ensures that every data is uploaded by the student and ensures its accuracy. From the student's perspective, the experience is seamless as he can upload data from anywhere.
Training & Placement Officer, Nandha Educational Institutions, Erode
The HireMee platform gave us an opportunity to showcase our talents which in turn resulted in getting placed in our dream company. The job assessment test was very useful to us. It helped us to reach our job goals. The assessment platform is innovative and allowed us to upload 20-second video resumes.
Final Year CSE, Sir C R Reddy College of Engineering
I got selected for Vee Technologies through the HireMee Platform. I would like to thank you for such a platform which tests all the skills needed by recruiters. The HireMee app is more like a social network with a lot of interesting features which makes the job search easier.
First Year CSE, Sir C R Reddy College of Engineering
Hiremee is a good platform for freshers seeking placement in reputed companies. The Hiremee platform has such an environment with more than 30 companies. The assessments tests the subject knowledge and mathematical knowledge of the candidate. The subject related questions are simple and logical. There is also a phase where they test our positive attitude.