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Our objective is to develop smart Civil Engineering professionals that interviewers compete each other to hire, and employers take pride to retain and promote!
Every interview question is designed to illuminate and clarify some piece of information about you. In general, every question asked addresses at least one of the following four main concerns:
The Gems that they were desperately searching for! Your prospective employers must find in you the right solutions to fight the challenges they face - tough markets, cut-throat competition, changing technologies, Financial bottlenecks etc. They don’t want another salary thief! Each employee is an expenditure for the company - rent for the area you are going to occupy, other overhead costs like electricity, travel etc. Interviewers dig deep to find out whether you are a worthy solution for their problems. If you continue to prove that you are the solution, you are hired!
Do you have sufficient experience, training, education, and interest to be productive? Can you deliver what the company needs?
What have you achieved up to now? What do you know about this job and the company? Are You a Serious Candidate for the Job?
How has your background prepared you for this job? What motivates you to work in this area?
Let it be very clear. In this rat-eats-rat and cat-eats-cat competition, one can’t sustain unless he/she loves the work.
Extended working hours, Producing more with lesser resources, Un-learning and Learning in short cycles etc calls for innovation! You can’t innovate unless you love your job!
Most employers have had at least one bad experience in the past when hiring someone; they need to know that they won’t be making a mistake by hiring you.
They might ask the following in different ways: “Will you be part of a problem or part of a solution? How do you relate to others? How have you gotten along with others in the past? What do you expect from us? How interested are you in working here?”
You must make employers feel that the risk to them are very minimal if you are hired.
This question is relevant when interviewers is satisfied with your responses for the above three questions
It’s usually a mistake to answer any salary question with a specific amount, especially during the early stages of an interview, when the job responsibilities and tasks not have yet been well defined.
and start viewing you as a potential employee.
‘Unconscious incompetence’ damages the career potential of many highly qualified people. This module helps the candidate to to realize one’s own strengths and opportunities for improvement from an employer’s point of view. Also, get understanding about the world of work. For details click here.
Let us assume that you are a product. Interviewer is the purchase manager of the company you target for employment. Here we discuss about your ‘employability assets’ comprise your knowledge (i.e. what you know), skills (what you do with what you know) and attitudes (how you do it). Detail Here.
Are you proud about your Civil engineering background? In this section, you will find the interesting and futuristic aspects of civil engineering. How to identify the technological focus areas before going for an interview? How to passionately answer to questions? For details click here.
This section exposes you to the realistic professional interviews. All aspects of interviews are simulated. Interviewers are strangers. You don’t know who is asking what types of questions. You don’t know what is happening next. You are under observation... For details click here.
Interviewers are professionally trained to expose the ‘Real You’ through tricky questions, and by keenly observing your body-language.
Analysis of your current Interview Skills. You attend a realistic interview on Interview Simulator with Civil Engineering & HR questions. With the Simulator you can pin point the opportunities of improvements that no one else might tell you.
Employers’ Expectations: Why should an employers hire employees? What are their expectations? How is the life in a company with bosses, peers & associates?
Competition is Very Tough. But, Are You Prepared?
How Do You Package Yourself to Face the Employment Market?
The Rich World of Civil Engineering! How to Make Use of It?
Being & Becoming: Become the candidate industry look for!
Why This Program?
Graduate/Post-graduate Students of Final/Pre-final year Civil Engineering/Architecture. Practicing Engineers looking for growth.
Who Should Attend?
What is Unique?
When Interviewers Dig Deeper, They Must Find Diamonds!
Reviewing your First Interview: Play and replay of the Interview Simulation. Discussion on your current level and the future ambitions.
Questions & Insights: Industry surveys say, 88% of candidates don’t answer effectively in interviews because they don’t understand the underlying meaning of the questions. In this section, you will be exposed to most HR question types and their underlying meanings, sample answers, key words & phrases to use so that you look natural and professional.
You the Product: How to Package & Present? Extensive research on personal attributes. Create your customized responses to most HR questions. Resume Writing
Practice Sessions: Using the training module of Interview Simulator. Attempt questions, prepare for answers, try it on screen. Visit other candidates’ responses, refer to guides’ advices etc. Every time a new practice session!
English for Career Success: The imperatives of powerful English language to make effective use use of one’s own qualifications. Spoken English simulation.
Why Civil Engineering is Important? Interesting facts about Civil Engineering that revolutionized the society and touched the lives of billions.
Future of Civil Engineering: Where should the present day Civil Engineering professionals focus?
Practice Tests on Civil Engineering: Random Tests from all areas of Civil Engineering as given above. (Every time a new test!)
Learning from Others’ Mistakes: Interview Etiquette, Telephone interviews, Interview Puzzles, Innocent & Illegal questions,
Interview Simulation: Attempt realistic job interviews using Espoir Smart Interview Simulators. Play, Reply and Review.
Brushing Up Civil Engineering Knowledge: Main areas to address are given below. Focus is not to teach theory. Objective is to highlight the latest developments and to highlight the types of questions asked by various industries.
Fine-tune for the re-launch: Analysis of the captured interview from the ‘future ambition of the candidate’ point of view. Deciding on next steps.
The objective this program is to mine and polish-out the gem in you, his program has four modules:
You Must Know Where You Stand…
Journey will be successful if we know the destination & the origin. Read more
First ‘Re’: Realize!
Whoever you are, and whatever be the current skills you have, this module make you aware of the current realities - about you and about the employment market outside.
Golden opportunity to start a more focused, organised and efficient career building journey.
Many Good Products Fail Due to Wrong Packaging.
Learn to Package and Present Yourself. Read more
Second ‘Re’: Repackage!
Let us understand the reality. Interviewers have choices, most candidates don’t. Each resume is a marketing pamphlet and each interview is a sales pitch.
This module is about presenting yourself as a packaged product that exceeds interviewers’ expectations.
The Thrilling & Gripping Side of Civil Engineering.
There is much more than what you know about your subject. Read more
Third ‘Re’: Reassert!
Even after spending many years in a specialized area, most people are not excited about their chosen field. Blame it on our education system.
However, interviewers look for those who are excited about their work. Because excitement brings new ideas & innovation!
Launch Yourself into a Higher Orbit!
Today is the first day of the rest of your life… Read more
Fourth ‘Re’: Reboot!
With newly acquired knowledge and skills, you are well equipped to face the real world interactions: in your case, you face random questions in Civil engineering and human resources. Or, any sort of social and cultural interactions in your day to day life.
Currently, almost all candidates exhibit same level of domain knowledge. What differentiates is ‘Smartness’ and ‘Fit’ - even in high-tech jobs!
Interviewers judge your ability to convince, persuade, and motivate others. Because these skills of yours decide the company’s success.
Regular practice is the only way. We recommend you to own an Interview Simulator.
"I initially didn’t understand or comprehend the need for interview coaching. But as the old adage goes, "you don’t know what you don’t know". This program gave me a different point of view. With its help, I was able to recognize where I could improve myself. The need analysis is really deep and solutions are really targeted. With such an input, I could improve myself. I am not only able to find a number of excellent jobs at good salaries, but also perform well in the companies I worked.”
- C P Venugopal, Chennai
“Thanks to the simulation approach. With this program, I have extensively changed my belief about myself and of course the way I search for jobs. I now see myself more objectively. I know my strengths and weaknesses and how to convince others. I know how I can contribute to a prospective employer. And, more importantly, I apply only to those companies where I will be a proper fit.”
- Archana Shrivastav, Navi Mumbai
"I was not successful in campus interviews. In the past, a distorted self-image prevented me from identifying areas that warranted improvement—a major stumbling block in my career growth and development. The first day of this program, I quickly uncovered the problem and it provided the tools I need to understand how others perceive me. With my newly honed skills, I can adjust my actions and modify my behaviours for increasingly positive results in any interview. These indispensable lessons will serve me well as I continue to climb the professional ladder.”
- Sachin Gaikwad, Bangalore
“I would recommend this program for its 1) ability to show you where you stand in the eyes of interviewers, 2) ability to help you develop job search strategies and list out what is really important, 3) ability to build excellent skills to answer all those tricky questions in very very convincing way, 4) remove all your fears and anxieties in dealing with society in general and interviewers in particular, and 5) its ability to provide realistic interviews blending HR questions and technical questions.”
- HOD and TPO of a Prestigious Engineering College, Hyderabad.
"This program gets my highest recommendation as an a complete finishing school program. Its unique ability to recognize, understand, and provide solutions for complex professional-personal issues has revolutionized my thinking, and most importantly, my actions. Along the way there have been surprising (and sometimes painful) personal realizations, but the continuous practice makes me a better person every day, both at work and among my friends."
- Ranjan Sharma, Gurgaon
"The program was invaluable. I learned to identify the barriers and key performance issues that have been holding me back. The program asked the tough questions that helped me see things from different perspectives. The program is not only challenging and insightful, but also practical and timely. This program brings a rare combination of seasoned business/industry experience with the required psychology and technical knowledge.It empowers me to give much sharper responses now."
- Smita Tomar, Jaipur
Espoir Smart Communication
A 150 Page handy and practical field-book that helps you guide you through your job search/career building process. It also helps you keep track of the process and remind you on milestones. Also it is an offline companion!
(Included in the package)
Job interview training programs for Civil Engineering:
1. Mechanics: Bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, unsymmetrical bending, Thin walled pressure vessels, uniform torsion, combined and direct bending stresses. etc, etc.
2. Structural Analysis: Analysis of statically determinate trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames. etc, etc.
3. Concrete Structures: Concrete Technology. Concrete design. Analysis of ultimate load capacity and design of members subjected to flexure, shear, compression and torsion by limit state methods. etc, etc.
5. Soil Mechanics: Relationship and interrelationships, permeability &seepage, effective stress principle, consolidation, compaction, shear strength.
4. Steel Structures: Analysis and design of tension and compression members. Plastic analysis of beams and frames.
6. Foundation Engineering:Sampling, penetration tests, plate load test. Earth pressure theories. Deep foundations–pile types, dynamic &static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands &clays, negative skin friction.
7. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics: Laminar and turbulent flow, flow in pipes, pipe networks. Concept of boundary layer and its growth. Specific energy concept, hydraulic jump. Dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling. Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles and specific speed of pumps and turbines.
8. Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, unit hydrographs, flood estimation, reservoir capacity, reservoir and channel routing. Well hydraulics.
9. Irrigation: Duty, delta, estimation of evapo-transpiration. Crop water requirements. Design of: lined and unlined canals, waterways, head works, gravity dams and spillways.
10. Water requirements: Quality standards, basic unit processes and operations for water treatment. Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, sludge disposal, effluent discharge standards.
11. Air Pollution: Air pollution meteorology, air pollution control, air quality standards and limits.
12. Municipal Solid Wastes: Characteristics, generation, collection and transportation. Engineered systems for solid waste management.
14. Highway Planning: Geometric design of highways, testing and specifications of paving materials, design of flexible and rigid pavements.
13. Noise Pollution: Permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control of noise pollution.
15. Traffic Engineering: Traffic characteristics, theory of traffic flow, intersection design, traffic signs and signal design, highway capacity.
16. Surveying: Principles and classifications, mapping concepts, map projections, levelling, theodolite traversing, plane table surveying, errors and adjustments, curves.