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Placement interview is an important life event in the life of every graduate. Employers today expect more than just a strong academic background from graduates. Apart from the technical skills required for a job role, graduates must possess soft skills and other workplace skills to survive in the competitive job markets. Recruiters prefer hiring candidates with technical skills and personal attributes to be able to perform well on the job. This is often referred to as industry readiness.  

Industry readiness means having the right skillset to become job ready. Industry readiness not only improves the employability quotient of a candidate, but also helps one stay productive in current industries.  

Learners pursuing their online degrees from top universities through Online Manipal are well trained and prepared to appear for their placement interviews. Online Manipal’s placement cell aims to uplift the employability quotient of learners interested in finding career opportunities after the completion of their programs. We take special effort in examining the initial and preliminary skills that are needed for every job seeker to be successful while attending interviews. We impart the required training so that learners perform well in their interviews and become job ready.  

Right from the beginning of the pre-final semester, a series of webinars are hosted by experts to help students acquire the right training and knowledge to appear for placement interviews. From business communication to time management, interpersonal skills to cultural fluency, we help learners hone skills that help them interact effectively and thrive at the workplace. The following skillsets and training sessions held for learners.  

Corporate expectation- Grooming & etiquette 

Business communication 

The art of saying no 

Conflict management 

Email etiquette 

Interpersonal skills and understanding cultural diversities 

Creating impactful presentations 

Delivering impactful presentations 

Time management 

Working in teams 

Taking ownership and accountability 

Group discussion 

Telephone and video conferencing etiquette 

Workplace ethics 

Mindfulness and resilience at work 

Emotional intelligence 

All these aspects are important to keep in mind while attending placement interviews. Possessing these skills helps build confidence in the recruiter to hire a candidate. It helps the candidate demand a higher pay scale and gives a competitive edge over other candidates.  

Hear from our learners who have benefitted from Online Manipal’s industry readiness webinars and are confident of acing their placement interviews.  

Sandeep Raj, online MCA 

“The industry-readiness webinars conducted by Online Manipal were relevant for today’s market trends. The subject matter experts who delivered the webinars were experienced professionals and gave us daily insights into the key areas we must focus on.” 

Ningappa Nayak, online MBA 

“Online Manipal has taken special effort in preparing learners ahead of the placement drive. From resume building, interview skills and group discussion skills, they have played a key role in guiding students and preparing them for interviews. The webinars held by industry experts were knowledgeable and insightful.” 

Shreya Thomas, online MBA 

“I attended the industry-readiness webinars conducted by Online Manipal and I’m now confident about appearing for placements. The sessions focused on building an effective LinkedIn profile and optimizing my resume. I also learnt a few digital marketing skills and the webinars kept me updated on industry trends.”  

Jyothi Jithesh Kumar, online MBA 

“The webinars were extremely useful in preparing for placements. Knowledge wise, we got to learn several skills and it gave us an opportunity to analyze market trends through diverse perspectives. The experts who delivered the sessions were knowledgeable. Online Manipal also gave us an opportunity for peer discussions, that helped us a lot.” 

Bhaskar Bhate, online MBA 

“The webinars helped me acquire important skills required to become a future-ready professional. From communication skills, time management skills and interpersonal skills, the sessions were very insightful. The experts briefed us about the essential qualities of a professional- like emotional intelligence and positive behavior. Overall, they have helped me prepare well for my placement interview.” 

Online Manipal also organizes career fairs to connect and showcase our job-ready learners to reputed organizations and help them secure jobs of their liking.  

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