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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.

08 Oct
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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