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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.

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

naukri team
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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