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Naukri.com provides the quickest and the most relevant job search to its users. We achieve this through continuous innovation, based on feedback from our users.


This blog is to highlight the salient features on Naukri.com that help you manage your job search better, and it is also your platform to talk to us. We look forward to your readership and welcome your feedback.

17 Jun
15:35

naukri team
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Let us begin with asking you a simple question. Why do you think we ask for your mobile number?

As you would have guessed, we ask for it so that recruiters can contact you for matching job opportunities.

Some of us forget this simple thing and knowingly or unknowingly, provide our incorrect contact details. Due to this, when a recruiter dials the number mentioned in your profile, she is unable to do so & the opportunity is lost.

We at naukri.com try our best to communicate to you the importance of verified email id & mobile number. We are sure that those of you who listened, have benefited from it.

Taking this forward, we have now introduced another new feature – Duplicate Number Alert. From now on, when any user enters a mobile number matching the mobile number of an existing registered user, a Duplicate Number Alert email will be sent prompting the users to verify their mobile numbers.

The idea is simple. Only the one who owns the number should be able to display it to the recruiters. So if you get any such email, just verify your mobile number ownership by following a few simple steps.

[Note: We do not ask for your username or password in an email. Only enter your usernamepassword on a webpage when the addressURL bar has a Naukri.com address in it]

Wondering why would someone enter someone else’s number? Here are a few reasons why:

1. You changed your mobile number and forgot to update your naukri.com profile:-
The new user to whom the mobile operator assigned the new number updated that in her profile.
In such a case, on successful mobile number verification, the old number will be removed from your profile as the ownership has changed

2. You unknowingly entered a wrong number:-
We all are prone to making typo errors. All you need to do is update your profile with your correct mobile number if you get such an alert.

3. You don’t want to share your mobile number with naukri.com and entered a random number matching someone else’s mobile number:-
That’s not good. You should always provide your own contact number otherwise the recruiters will not be able to contact you.

Let’s all make sure we keep our contact info updated in our naukri.com profiles. One call can make all the difference to your Career.

Wish you all the best for your jobsearch!
Naukri.com Product Team

23 May
17:31

naukri team
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‘Naukri CareerNavigator’ is the new revamped Salary tool of Naukri.com for job-seekers. Naukri CareerNavigator aims to assist job-seekers in making an informed career decision by providing relevant and contextual information about a particular company and Industry.  It enables job-seekers to compare different companies and industries and make the right career choice.

Some questions you might have about Naukri CareerNavigator:

1. What is the source for Salary and other information which is displayed on the ‘Naukri CareerNavigator’?

The salary and other information which is displayed on ‘Naukri CareerNavigator’ are aggregate trends derived from the job-seeker profiles stored on Naukri.com.

Please note that only aggregated information (if enough data points are available) is displayed. No individual salaries are ever disclosed on Naukri CareerNavigator, neither can they be traced back to a profile. Also, profiles which have inconsistent information are ignored while aggregating the information.

The salary information has not been validated by the companies or the industry bodies or by Naukri.

2. Are the Salaries which are displayed the latest Salaries?

Yes. ‘Naukri CareerNavigator’ only uses the salary information from profiles which have been updated within a year.

3. How are the minimum, maximum and average Salaries calculated?

The average salary displayed for a role is the median of all the Salaries available for that role.  The minimum is the 25th percentile of the Salaries, and the maximum is the 75th percentile.

The minimum and maximum are defined like this to weed out the outliers and potentially incorrect data provided by some job-seekers.

4. What components of the compensation are included or excluded in the Salaries displayed?

Naukri CareerNavigator uses the current CTC (Cost to company) mentioned by job-seekers in their profile. However job-seekers may have chosen to include or exclude bonuses and other perks while mentioning this information.

The discrepancies will be more pronounced when we have only a small number of data points for the given role. However the aggregate information presented will be closer to reality when we have a very high number of data points for the given role.

5. Why is my company not included on Naukri CareerNavigator?

Naukri CareerNavigator uses the current annual CTC (Cost to company) mentioned by job-seekers in their profile. If we do not have sufficient number of job-seekers to anonymize the data for a given role in a particular company, that company or that role is not included.

6. Why are the Salaries shown by Roles and not by designations or the job title in my company?

Designations or Job title differ widely from organization to organization. Employees with similar responsibility may have very different sounding job titles in different companies. Or similar sounding job titles may have very different role and responsibilities.

Job Roles on Naukri on the other hand are based on well-defined hierarchies of profiles within functions/departments. The terms used for roles are from common parlance of recruiters who oversee employee movement between various companies.

So by using a standardized classification like Roles, it becomes easier to let job-seeker compare Salary trends across companies and industries.

7. Why am I being asked to register or login?

o For Job-seekers Only: The Salary trends and other information on Naukri CareerNavigator are for the benefit of job-seekers on Naukri to help them make an informed career decision. By logging in with your Naukri job-seeker account you help us identify that you are indeed the right audience.

o Help others: Naukri CareerNavigator extracts trends from profile data of job-seekers like you. By registering with Naukri and providing your up to date information you will also help a fellow job-seeker who will benefit from the information you provide.

o Relevant and Contextual information: There are sections on the Naukri CareerNavigator which we can customize to present the data in a more relevant and contextual form for individual job-seeker.

8. Can my employer trace whether a Salary being displayed is submitted by me?

No information on Naukri CareerNavigator is derived from a single job-seeker’s data; neither can it be traced back to a profile by anyone. If we do not have sufficient number of job-seekers to anonymize the data for a given role in a particular company, that company or that role is not included.

So for e.g. If you are the only employee at the position of ‘Vice President, Sales’ in your company, even if you register on Naukri, salaries for ‘VP, Sales’ role in your company will not be displayed on Naukri CareerNavigator. So your employer cannot deduce that a ‘VP Sales’ from his company i.e. you has registered on Naukri.

9. Why is Naukri CareerNavigator not showing salaries for all roles and all companies?

Naukri CareerNavigator shows salary information for most of the popular roles for a particular company.  If we do not have sufficient number of job-seekers to anonymize the data for a given role in a particular company, that company or that role is not included.

For any other concerns or feedback regarding Naukri CareerNavigator write to us at salaryfeedback@naukri.com

Naukri Team

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15 May
15:06

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We are pleased to announce the launch of Naukri CareerNavigator for Naukri Jobseekers.

Naukri CareerNavigator presents the indicative Salaries for popular roles in various industries. You can further drill into a role to see how the salaries change with years of experience, and what are the indicative salaries for the role in the top companies. It enables job-seekers to compare different companies and industries and make the right choice.

Also from inside your Naukri account, on your “My Naukri” page (my.naukri.com) you should be able to see a widget on right hand side which shows the top salaries companies are paying for your role and experience. Clicking on it you can see where your salary stands in comparison to what other companies are paying.

The salary and other information which is displayed on Naukri Career navigator is aggregate trends derived from the data entered by job-seekers on Naukri.com. However only aggregated information (if enough data points are available) is displayed. No individual salaries are ever disclosed on the tool, neither can they be traced back to a profile.

To start using just go to http://careernavigator.naukri.com

You need to be a registered jobseeker on naukri.com to be able to use Naukri CareerNavigator.

Write to us at salaryfeedback@naukri.com for any concerns related to Naukri CareerNavigator

With Regards,

Naukri.com Team

26 Dec
12:59

naukri team
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Stay on top of your job search with Naukri.com

On top of your job search

In our last article we talked about ways through which you could improve your online profile. Continuing with same quest we are back with few more handy tips to help ‘set the ball rolling’ for you.

Use your summary section to ‘Sell yourself’

The summary section of your resume should pack a punch to be the most effective as it highlights your most important accomplishments, talents, and qualities. It should contain the best about how and why you should qualify for the job. Almost all employers focus on this section so this is your area to ‘show your stuff’. So, write positive statements that exemplify your unique abilities and practice using descriptive words. Start with a brief phrase that best describes your profession. Next, make a few more crisp statements showing the full extent of your skill-sets, diversity in your experience and achievements worth noting. Avoid using general words like “good” and “competent”. Describe how you possess great attributes and how you have done your job well.

Verify your number and make yourself easy to contact

It might seem the most obvious thing to do but not everyone does it! Make sure you verify your contact details to increase your chances of getting shortlisted. This adds credibility to your application and adds value to your profile. Including all your contact details on every single page of your CV can also prove to be one of the smarter things that you can do. You never know if your CV might split up or a page can go missing. So its best recommended that you include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to add value to your application.

No more of missed opportunities

Fortune favors the prepared mind and this is particularly true when it comes to the job market. ‘Be Prepared’ isn’t just a great career advice but it has multiple pay offs too. You never know when a great career opportunity knocks your door or a recruiter calls you with your dream job. So keeping your profile regularly updated is the best way to make sure that you’re ready for whatever comes your way! Highlight your achievements which brighten your career and ensure that you stay on top of the search results.

Include preferred location

A lot of companies these days have offices in multiple locations and are looking for candidates willing to work in a particular city or place. An increasing number of recruiters are also searching candidates on the basis of location. So make sure that you mention cities that you prefer working in. This will not only ensure that you get shortlisted for any suitable opportunity in that city but will also amplify your scope of attracting local employers.

If you implement these handy tips, it will not only ensure that your profile gets noticed and followed up but will also make sure that your phone never stops ringing!

20 Dec
16:52

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Over a period of time we have observed that many users want to contact recruiters without registering on Naukri. They gather recruiter contact details from the Job Details page (if displayed) and then send an email.

We are now enabling you to also contact recruiters who have chosen not to display their contact details. With this feature the jobseeker will be able to contact recruiters directly from the job details page without logging in or registering on Naukri.com. You can access this feature after clicking View Contact Details button on the Job Details page –

The form also allows attachment, making it easier to send resume along with query.

However, to ensure recruiters can contact you after receiving the query, you will need to verify your email.  In summary, following steps are involved when you send a query for a job –

  1. Click on View Contact Details button on a job page.
  2. Click on Send Query link on the Contact Details box.
  3. Enter the email, query and attach a document if you want.
  4. Users who are not logged into Naukri.com will need to verify the email. This is required only once. If you are logged in or have already verified your email, verification is not needed.
  5. Query is delivered on verification.

Your query will expire if you do not verify your email id within 72 hours after query is raised.

We hope you find this feature useful. Please share your feedback with us below in comments.

Posted by Paresh Dhake, Product Manager, Naukri.com

04 Dec
18:11

naukri team
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Stay ahead of the pack!

Stay ahead of the pack!

Your profile page on Naukri is your opportunity to sell yourself! It is this page that employers see after which they hopefully shortlist you for a job. Oftentimes you sign up with us and then sit back – waiting patiently for a deluge of jobs to appear in your mailbox. But soon you realize the startling reality that you need to do a little bit more than just fill in a few fields and wait, if you are seriously interested in landing a job. Searching for a job on Naukri is one of the easiest, most suitable and no cost way of going about a job search. Here are few tips to craft an outstanding profile that would get the conversion rates rolling for you!

An attention grabbing headline
Well to start with, headlines in general provoke reactions, even a subconscious one. How you present yourself starts with your first words. So, the idea is to write a single sentence headline about yourself that is so captivating or creative that it breaks through the clutter and gets read. So, how do you write a one sentence headline and make every word count? Well, the perfect sentence should have a correlation to the job you are applying for, a skill you have established before and how you would use that skill for them.

Strong Keywords/ Buzzwords
It’s a known fact that recruiters and databases search for profiles using keywords. And there is a huge chance that yours won’t be included in the search results if it’s not embedded with the right keywords that suit your needs. So, select and use the right buzzwords to grab attention. Example, if you are into content writing then selecting keywords like edit, CMS should be perfect or if you are into IT then keywords like SAP, C++, and Oracle should be used and could be instant eye catchers. Basically, the idea is to weave in the right functional skills, designation, relevant qualifications and number of years of experience which are all strong keywords.

Completing your Profile is worth it
Most jobseekers complete only 40% of their profile the first time they log in as they are in a rush to complete it. But it is highly recommended that you invest time and complete your profile 100% at the earliest possible. Your online profile is where employers read about your education, certifications, skill sets, and the brands that you’re associated with and how many people have liked your work. And all this information definitely matters to people who are thinking of getting you on board.

Do you have some specific tips to share with us that have worked for you? Please drop us a comment

Stay tuned for the next part of this series

08 Oct
9:29

naukri team
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First and foremost, it is important to understand that Naukri Job Alerts are customized to your profile and the resume as provided by you to us. Every jobseeker gets a unique set of matching jobs. The matching is based on text of your CV as well as the Functional Area/Department, Role and Industry that you have selected. Each of these parameters along with your salary, experience and preferred location are used to find matching jobs for you. Before we dive into details of the Job Alerts, here are a few points to remember:

1. Not all jobs are sent in Job Alerts – Only jobs posted in last 2-3 days are used to match against the profile and sent in the email. However, a link at the bottom of the job alert mailer lands you on recommended jobs page which shows all jobs on that day that match your profile.

2. Only one Profile you shared with us is used – In case you have created multiple profiles with Naukri, only the last profile that you have shared with us is used to send the matching jobs. If you have added new skills, moved higher in your organization, got a salary increase or changed your job, you should incorporate these changes into your Naukri profile to receive better matching Job Alerts

3. Selecting Functional Area and Role as “Others” may hurt relevance of the Job Alert – If you select your Functional Area or Role as “Others”, Naukri does not precisely know what your department is. We understand organizations do create custom designations that are specific or unique to them. Therefore, it is best to select the closest matching Functional Area or Role, instead of selecting “Others”. Please note this will not limit the jobs you receive to the role that you have selected, since Naukri also sends jobs in similar roles, not just the role that you selected.

Naukri job alerts are computed using a matching logic which takes into consideration your skills as specified in the CV, and those mentioned in the Key Skills, Designation or Resume Headline fields in Naukri profile. A combination of these variables is then used to send job alerts.

If you find jobs are not relevant to you, we suggest the following –

1. Ensure your profile is kept updated

2. Add your current professional skills in Key Skills field in Naukri Profile – If you have mentioned key skills in just your CV and but not in this Naukri Profile field, you may miss jobs that match your current skills. Since not all skills that you might have acquired during your professional life are equally important for your next career move; jobs you receive do take into account the current key skills field. You can edit your key skills by logging into your Naukri Account and then following My Naukri Home –> View & Update –> Profile Snapshot –> Key Skills

3. Remove skills that are not relevant or you don’t intend to seek jobs for, from Key Skills field – You may want to show case all skills to recruiters, however, do that only in your CV. Removing these skills from Key Skills field in Naukri Profile will reduce jobs which require this skill. Same is also true for Resume Headline and Designation fields of your Naukri Profile.

4. Specify your Preferred Location – We realize that the location of a company is an important factor while evaluating job opportunities. Hence your job alerts are classified into parts – jobs matching only your preferred locations and jobs matching other locations. You can specify your preferred location by logging into your Naukri Account and then following My Naukri Home –> View & Update –> Profile Snapshot –> Preferred Location

5. Add a descriptive Designation in Naukri Profile – If your designation in Naukri profile is “Senior Manager” and you are working in the accounts department, change the designation to “Senior Manager – Accounts”. An indicator to department/ role what you are currently working in, helps.

6. Remove descriptions that may cause confusion from your Designation– If you are working in a Bank and serving clients as “Senior Relationship Banker- Agriculture and Food Industry”, consider if you really want a job only in that Industry. If your skills are broad based and not just limited to this Industry, consider using a different designation like “Senior Relationship Banker – Corporate Division”.

It is important to know that as a Naukri registered member, you have control on the kind of jobs you receive. If you don’t find job alerts relevant, you can create a personalized job alert for yourself. Just fill up a simple form, mention your skills, experience, salary, location etc and subscribe to jobs in that specific area. Power to you.

Wishing you great success in your career.

With Best Regards,
Naukri.com Team

01 Aug
10:00

naukri team
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With over 10 years of expertise in the recruitment domain, we realized there was a strong need among recruiters to search for potential candidates based on their skill sets. To cater to this need, we have launched Naukri Certifications. It helps you showcase your true potential, bringing out your technical know-hows & abilities to the front, making your profile standout and easily noticeable by all recruiters.

We provide you with an array of certifications to suit your skills and strengths and assist you in effectively presenting them to recruiters:

Naukri IT Certifications

Presently we have a list of over 140 tests to match the different skill sets available in the country’s most diverse and mammoth IT sector. We offer you a set of both coding and non-coding questions to gauge your fundamental and practical understanding of the specific technology.

Take these to stand out among 15 million other IT professionals and to showcase your expertise in specific domains of your choosing.

General Aptitude

Impress the recruiters with your logical reasoning and quantitative capabilities for any kind of job profile that you are targeting. Recruiter’s are often more inclined towards candidates who have proven themselves to have good analytical and reasoning abilities.

Best Part…

Is that these tests can be taken from the comfort of your home using just a web cam and a good internet connection. Improve your employability quotient and give yourself the Naukri Certification Edge today.

Click here to get started

31 Jul
10:58

naukri team
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If you are not yet registered with us, this blog post is for you! You get the following benefits as our registered member

1. Access to unadvertised jobs – Naukri.com is widely used by recruiters and head hunters to meet their hiring needs. As you might know, not every job opportunity is posted on the internet publicly. In fact, many of the best opportunities are never posted on any job board or newspaper. For these unadvertised and niche jobs recruiters personally get in touch with jobseekers. So, if you are a registered jobseeker on Naukri.com, you are likely to be contacted by recruiters personally for thousands of such unadvertised job opportunities!

2. Convenience to apply to jobs in one click – As an unregistered jobseeker, you have to fill a form every time you apply for a job. But as a registered member you enjoy a seamless, one-click-Apply experience.

3. The best jobs delivered in your Mailbox – As a registered member you will receive the best matching jobs considering your current work profile, preferred locations and future aspirations. But before we can do so, please tell us more about your career preferences.

4. Apply to jobs from your mobile– Now you don’t have to be connected to your laptop to apply for the job you always wanted. Our mobile site lets registered members apply to jobs from their mobile phone or handheld device – anywhere, anytime!

We would like to welcome you on board. Create your account, by completing our registration form

If you have any other questions / concerns regarding our registration process, please drop us a comment. You might also visit our other blog posts by clicking either on the Naukri Blogs logo on the top or by Categories on the right side of this page

Wishing you success in your career.

With Best Regards,
Naukri.com Team

25 Jan
17:56

naukri team
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In our constant endeavour to make Job search accessible to you wherever you are and in all possible modes Naukri has launched new Blackberry application. Naukri on BlackBerry combines the power of the trusted Naukri brand with utility of the BlackBerry device.

This application consists of different modules

Search – Now you can search the most relevant jobs available on Naukri

Recommended Jobs – Our smart engine recommends jobs basis your profile with us and your Apply history

Profile – now you can update your professional profile within minutes- smart way of utilising your free time

Job Alerts – you can set job alerts and we will integrate these alerts with your BB device to deliver matching jobs directly in your messages inbox

Job seeker services – Now boost your chances of landing up that dream job through customised packages that help in your Job hunt.

You can download the application here. Naukri for BlackBerry is live and works on all Blackberry devices with software versions of 4.3.0 or higher.

We would love to hear from you about your feedback/comments on this initiative.