This was the regular aptitude test which is undoubtedly a very crucial step as it screens the candidates. I'd like to advise the students to be prepared for this beforehand as a lot of students don't practice aptitude and hence don't get through for the interviews only.
- Practice aptitude for jobs from Pariksha.com
The recruiter called me in and asked me to be comfortable. (*don't get too comfortable). She asked me to guesstimate a couple of operations and some new construction requirements. Then she asked me all about my college experience and asked me to detail about all the stressful situations I have been in and my response towards it. A lot of the conversation happened around my experience working in E-cell, Axis and Aarohi, how I managed my time and team members, my job role as Vice-President and my motivation behind the same and lessons learned overall.
-Try Guesstimate from youtube.
-Try case studies from Case in Point
-Be prepared about your introduction, that's the best way to grab the steering wheel of your interview.
-Be prepared for stress situations if you are applying for an operations role and keep some personalized examples ready.
The interviewer changed this time. This person was from an analytics background as I had actually applied for the same. There were 4 guesstimate questions and then he asked me to ask him some questions and I got 5 minutes to solve each. (including being precise with the number.)
-Never leave an opportunity to ask a question from recruiters. This is a chance to show your interest in the company as well as to extract some background.
This was basically about driving my interest in operations role as they found me fit for that. a lot of details were given to me about the job profile, how it inclines with the work I have done in college and how it can give me a stronger career path to stride upon. Recruiter shared her personal experiences about her job role in the company. I was given a chance to ask any questions and I had researched about the recruiter before so I straight up asked her motivation behind being in an operations role within the company even after having a fantastic Gmat score.
(Companies generally don't have such rounds but this was a startup, so!)
-If you get to know the recruiter's name go read about that person on LinkedIn. (helps to make a conversation)
This round happened the next day. This was a skype interview with one of the founders of the company. He asked about my parents' background, my hobbies, my work in college, my favourite subject and almost everything about me. He put me through a lot of stressful situations that I might encounter during my job and asked for an immediate response. From there it steered towards the difference between analytics and operations role and I was asked to decide whether I am going to take up operations role or not to which I said yes(*I needed the job)