What companies typically issue at college campuses are Letters of Intent – which are essentially job offers, but they come with a caveat – they don’t specify when the selected students will be required to join these companies and start their professional lives. A lucky few get their Dates of Joining, or DOJs, right after graduating, which ensures a seamless transition from college life to the real world. But there are a large group of students who are kept on hold until business requirements dictate that they be brought on board. In a bleak economic environment, this wait can extend for months.
The period between finishing college and starting a new job can be frustrating and boring. But if spent wisely, it can be a blessing in disguise. Here’s a handy guide on very important and useful things to do before starting work.
You cleared the written rounds, the technical interviews, and the HR interviews. And you have an offer letter from a company of your dreams. But your company hasn’t sent you a date of joining yet.