A confusing situation faced by the students when appearing for placements is whether to go for service based large MNCs or join a startup. Getting a job initially is of utmost importance. However, after appearing for campus placements complicating scenarios like these crop up: should I join the company which I already have an offer with or keep looking for a better company that may have better credibility, job security or learning experience.
Thus, it is important that you keep certain pros and cons, like these, in mind before joining a new company:
Salary:Needless to say MNCs are generally better paymasters. But with many Indians having gone global and offering niche posts, this is not always true. In any case, salary should not be a prime consideration for choosing your first job. With experience, you will get to a point where you can command a deserving salary. Having said that, do not underestimate yourself and get stuck in a company which you feel does not believe in rewarding your efforts.
Relevant Experience:This is probably one of the most important aspects to look for. Generally speaking, MNCs offer huge opportunities, but are any of those opportunities aligned with your long term career interest? If yes, the company is the right one for you. If not, then look for a company which does, even if it is an Indian IT company. In fact, the trend is to join start-ups as they provide a totally carefree and fearless opportunity to work in the area of your choice. The salary levels are obviously lower when compared to an MNC, but it is worth the sacrifice if it is in line with your passion. Once you establish yourself in a particular area ( like say Java, C, etc), you can always negotiate your salary or look for greener pastures.
Facilities:Facilities are important as they create an environment. Be sure that these facilities are aligned and suited to provide support to your career interests. As a fresher, this may not be a very important factor to consider. Many students aim at joining MNCs due to the facilities they provide like gymnasiums, swimming pools or even club memberships. Little do they realise that none of these rank higher than your area of interest and competence.
All said and done, it is important to consider your readiness to join either an MNC or a Top Indian IT company considering all these factors and more, in the given scenario. All top companies hold their own entrance tests. These tests are based on Quantitative Aptitude, English, Reasoning etc. That is where the role of a professional coaching institute becomes crucial. TalentSprint provides an unmatched preparation platform for students appearing for entrance tests of MNCs as well as Indian IT companies. It also conducts short and effective courses to train freshers on not only Quantitative Aptitude, English & Reasoning but also in the area of Computer Programming, Interview preparation and much more. All this is held by a popular team of trainers led by Rohit Agarwal.
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