Twenty19 in partnership with Loyola College organised a Recruitment Fair on 22nd Feb 2011. Cogzidel was one of the invitees.
Cogzidel team members
Two of the Cogzidel team members – Soniya (HR Recruiter) and Sangeetha (VP – Operations) took charge of the task and discharged the duties to their best.
Hunt for the right people
Trust us!! It was immense fun and a lot of knowledge sharing among the enthusiastic group of students. The HR team at Cogzidel have been looking to fill up the vacancies of Business Development Executive, content writers and mobile app developers.
Experience at the venue
The hall was filled with few reputed IT companies and Pharma companies that had come to give a presentation to the students, conduct interviews and shortlist candidates.
Cogzidel wanted the recruitment to happen in a most friendly manner. We were first introduced to the Literature Department. A group of final year students of both U.G and P.G had gathered in a classroom. We gave them two topics out of which they could choose one and give a brief write-up on the same.
Around 35 students submitted their papers in about 15 minutes of time. Then we were taken to the auditorium where around 150 commerce students had gathered for a presentation. A representative of a reputed IT company was addressing the crowd when we entered. Once he was done with his presentation, we were asked to give a brief about our company and the openings available. We received an enthusiastic reply from the crowd which was pretty motivating for an unprepared orator. Then we gave a brief about our company and the profile for which we are looking to recruit.
Response from the students
Then came the best part. A professor addressed the students after our presentation. He asked the students who wanted to approach the IT Company to sit on the left hand side of the auditorium and the students who wanted to approach Cogzidel to be seated on the right hand side. It felt great to see that around 75% of the students were seated on the right hand side.
Since the strength was huge, our team decided to conduct group discussions. We divided the group into 7 of 15 each and gave them a topic to discuss. It was amazing to see the various ideas, the boys could think of on each topic. We could notice the immense amount of knowledge in them about outsourcing, accounting and intellectual property rights.
The entire group discussion session went on for around 2 hours. While Sangeetha was giving topics and taking part in the discussion, Soniya was collecting the students’ resumes and contact details and also was taking note of the names of students who spoke well.
Candidate short listing
At the end of all, we could shortlist around 25 candidates who would suit the profile. Most of them were very passionate about meeting people and had great convincing capabilities.
We left the campus at around 2 PM with great and joyful experiences!!