Let’s call it what it is. The NSS placement scheme is more or less a lottery system. You can win big and get a great company with awesome perks, or you could end up teaching somewhere where you can’t even maintain a stable internet connection. Luckily, you don’t just have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. Here are some things you can do to land an NSS gig that you actually want.
Start Looking For A Place While You’re In School
The best way to ensure that you get a company you like is by finding a company you like. During your final year, you should start trying to find a place for your NSS. Talk to family members, see what companies they’re connected to, or go on the internet and look for companies that are doing well in the field that you’re hoping to get into.
Send A Letter Of Interest To Companies You Like
Once you’ve identified companies that you would be interested in working at, you can initiate contact by sending a letter of interest. It’s basically a letter to the company’s HR, or to someone you know in the company telling them that you’re interested in doing your NSS there, and why you should be given a chance.
If You Have A Registered Company, You Can Hire Yourself
In order to assign NSS personnel to a company, the secretariat requires some official documentation from the company. If you have a registered company, you can simply provide that documentation and work for yourself. And at the end of the day, you’re going to get an NSS allowance from the secretariat.
Apply To NSS Ads
Some companies post NSS ads in order to hire NSS personnel. Checking job boards and job websites can help put you in touch with the NSS opportunity that you might be looking for.