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Ticket In A Bottle

What do recruiters want, and what do they get? Not the team man, anyway.

Ticket In A Bottle
Jayachandran
Ticket In A Bottle
outlookindia.com
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Chew a bit on these unpalatable facts. ‘Ability to work in a team’ is the top-most priority for recruiters in their expectations watchlist for B-school graduates. But it ranks last among the competencies that they actually find in the students. In fact, ‘analytical ability’ is the highest competency that recruiters actually find in graduates. Similarly, very few schools help students learn the tricks of ‘managing superiors’, which happens to be the biggest growth-related challenge they face when they start working. While one can refute and argue about these conclusions, Professor Asha Bhandarkar, who teaches human resource management at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, believes this is the bitter, irrefutable truth.

Bhandarkar has just completed a voluminous study, one she started working on in June 2000 and for which she and her team spoke to over 1,200 students, alumni and recruiters, to assess the value added by a B-school. And ‘not much’ is the conclusion she has come up with. To elaborate a little, B-schools, in their curriculum and...

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