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Scared of Group Discussions? Not anymore with the hacks to crack it at TravClan!

Expecting an invite for the group discussion round? Sit back and give this a read, all you need to know is in here:

Like anywhere else, a group discussion at TravClan is an online discussion round among 8-10 participants on simple & everyday life topics. This discussion is a part of our recruitment process and is monitored by the People Operations Function.

People mostly applying for entry-level positions across functions are required to attend this round. It is an elimination round where the participants are evaluated on basic skills like communication, ability to think, social skills, etc.

Let us take you through the process, step by step:

1. On joining the meeting link, the people operations team briefs you about the process. A round of introductions happens post which the group is assigned the topic of discussion.

2. All candidates get the time to prepare and compose their thoughts using a pen and paper.

3. The discussion happens for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Each member in the group gets a chance to speak and this discussion is evaluated by our team members. The candidates are free to converse in both English and Hindi.

“Do I need to prepare? If yes, then how?”

Honestly, we don’t think you need but if you still feel you do better when prepared, please continue reading further:

  • Show up tidy and on time:

Most people tend to take online meetings casually but that’s not the case here. Group discussions also help us evaluate a person culturally through his/her body language, punctuality, conduct, etc. This is an important area to keep in mind!

  • Communication skills

Good communication means the quality of your inputs and not always the quantity. Good communication is when you can put your thoughts across in an effective manner while listening to what others have to say.

Handling difficult situations and disagreements respectfully gives you a major edge. It is important to not deviate from the discussion and put facts where possible.

This is especially important if you are looking to pursue a customer-centric role with us.

  • Be Creative

Try thinking out of the box! An unexpected and creative addition to a discussion is always a bonus. It reflects how well a person can think and deliver spontaneously.

  • Listening skills

Be attentive and welcoming when your fellow participants speak. With ten other speakers, it is easier to get carried away but try not to!

Being aware of your body language and verbal language is important. These are good gestures. Simply put, it is important to hear if you want to be heard too.

Lastly, remember that it is a group discussion, not a debate, and you are good to go!

So don’t stress much. Show up and have an amazing learning experience and hopefully an amazing work opportunity too. We at TravClan look forward to meeting you and working with you soon.