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As the placement season comes on, engineering graduates are on the brink of the start of their new life. All they wish for now is a bright ignition to the rest of their life.  Engineering in India is definitely one of the most pursued degrees. Anybody who wants a bright career is advised to go the engineering way. As the civil engineering colleges grow in number, so does the students and this results in high competition rate. Civil engineering stands to be the second oldest engineering discipline after military engineering.  Currently there are a wide range of specializations that you can choose. 

Graduating from a civil engineering background, definitely gives you a wide scope of possibilities. You could work in the public sector, private sector or for the government. As a prospective civil engineer you could help building bridges, constructing building, roads, canals and many more. 

The infrastructure that you see around you is all planned by civil engineers. So as a new graduate, with all the hopes and possibilities, here are five points that you should most definitely adhere to. 

1.       Practical Knowledge and Strong Base of Stats: As a Civil Engineer, your first and foremost job is to know the length and breadth of your subject. There are too many engineers out in the world today and the competition is fierce. If you want to be the best, you have to be the best; you cannot pretend to know everything. 

Now a days, interviewers are making sure that they grill students as much as they can; and in turn get the best out of the lot. The more practical knowledge you possess the more value you add to your profile.

2.       First Class CV: When you are asked for your bio data, curriculum vitae or a resume – it doesn’t mean some random scribbling of you accomplishments on a piece of paper. A CV is a precise document of all that you have done till date. It is written in a pre-defined chronological way, that reflects your accomplishments, educational qualification, experience (if any) etc.

3.       Well Prepared for the Interview: It is not always about the knowledge you possess, but the way to portray it. You should not be bogged by the fact that you are in an interview, if you fumble and miss your words – it might cost you a job.

4.       Salary Understanding: As a fresher, you need to know the job market and the salary prospects beforehand. Understand, as a beginner, you would not get your dream salary. Most of the companies offer a salary within the range of Rs 20,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month. As your experience grows, so does your salary.

5.       Well Dressed: For any interview, which you go for – here forth, take a pledge that you would suit up. Interviewers have a keen eye and they definitely look at what you are wearing and they add that you the account of whether or not you would be selected.

Apart from these, most companies also look into qualities like team player, team worker, multitasker, innovator and leadership skills etc. So buck up and get ready for you upcoming or ongoing placements, and apart from all this, once you are in an interview – be confident, make sure you learn how to sell yourself and make the interviewer believe that there isn’t anyone better than you.

 Author Bio: Trisha is a professional writer and has been writing on a variety of topics. She is an ardent reader, a traveler and a passionate photographer. She wants to explore the world and write about whatever comes across her way.
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