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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.

31 May
11:18

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While searching for jobs on Naukri.com, Featured Company logos appear in most of the cases on the top right hand side in search results. By looking at these logos it appears as if these are some banner advertisement, but in reality these logos contain jobs matching your requirement.

Let’s understand the simple logic behind appearance of Featured Company logos – conduct a search by entering your search criteria. Jobs appear as search results but in Featured Companies only those companies appear whose jobs are there in search results based on search query entered by you. And yes, on clicking the company’s logo from this section, you are shown the jobs posted by that company which is relevant to you.

So, next time when you search, don’t hesitate to explore this section which simply acts as company cluster for the result set. And if any company of your interest appears here, then it’s worth a shot clicking that company’s logo. For any feedback on this section you want to share with us, please drop a comment here.

13 May
15:00

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While looking for a job, the most common concern for jobseekers is confidentiality and privacy of their personal and professional details. We understand this and have addressed this concern by letting you keep your job search as confidential as you want it to be.

Here is how you can ensure a confidential job search while enjoying the benefits of being a member of Naukri.com:

1) At Naukri.com, mentioning your name and employment details is not mandatory. You can be a member of Naukri.com without mentioning your name and current job/designation.
Benefit: Recruiters will be able to find your CV and contact you, but will not know your personal details until you choose to share them.

2) You can select the companies from which you want to keep your resume hidden, and block those companies from viewing your resume. You can do this from under ‘Privacy Settings -> Block Companies’ on your MyNaukri page.
Benefit: All the recuiters except the ones you have blocked will be able to contact you. Thus, you get to choose who views your resume.

3) You can make your CV invisible/unsearchable to all the recruiters and companies. You can do this from the ‘Change Settings’ link on your MyNaukri page. However, you may miss out on unadvertised job opportunities. Use this option only if you are very concerned about confidentiality.
Benefit: No recruiter or company will see your resume, but you can apply to jobs you want to. This ensures complete privacy of your profile without affecting your job search.

12 May
17:56

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Sometimes when a job opportunity comes up you may not have your CV with you or you may not have access to the internet. So, how do you, then, email your CV to the recruiter? We decided to solve this problem, and the solution is Naukri ExpressCV. Now you don’t need a computer, or internet, or even email to send your CV to a recruiter! All you need is your mobile phone.

How Naukri ExpressCV works

1. Just SMS SENDCVTO emailID(of recipient) to 5607055 from your phone. Example: SENDCVTO recruiterID@xyz.com. Here, recruiterID@xyz.com is the recipients’ email ID.

2. Your CV will be emailed to the destination address and the recipient would receive the email from your registered email ID

To try out ExpressCV, send your CV to your own email ID, and see how it works!

You can use it when…

1. …you are travelling and a recruiter calls you up your CV. Now, even if you don’t have access to email while travelling, you can use ExpressCV to send your CV.

2. …you receive an email on your phone for a job opportunity, but you do not have your CV stored in your phone memory. With Naukri ExpressCV you can instantly send your CV to the email address of the recruiter.

3. …you check your emails from a cybercafé but do not have your current CV stored in that computer at the cybercafe. Now you can send your CV to the recruiter using Naukri ExpressCV

4. …you meet someone at a networking event or a social gathering and he/she asks you for your CV. Just take that persons email ID and SMS SENDCVTO <that persons email address> to 5607055.

5. … you are working on your own PC and receive an email about a job opportunity but are too lazy to type in a reply, search for your updated CV in your PC, attach it to the email, and then respond to the recruiter. You could do it quicker than that – just use ExpressCV!

We hope you will find this service useful. Let us know your feedback.

To learn all about Naukri.com mobile services, click on the links below.

Naukri Mobile Solutions – An Introduction

Naukri.com on Mobile

Naukri Mobile Application

JobsOnSMS

SMS Apply

CVNotes

Visit Naukri Mobile Home

Note:

1. To use these services your mobile number has to be verified by you on your registered Naukri account. Verify it now.

2. These services are free from Naukri.com, however, your network operator may apply standard VAS rates.

3. SMS services are available across all operators, except MTNL Delhi. Customers of MTNL Delhi mobile connections will be able to use the services of Naukri SMS Tools soon.

09 Apr
17:35

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Whenever you are searching for a job, and wish to see more information about it without having to view the Details page, you can click on the “More” Link. This will open up a small layer with more information about the job. You can also see jobs similar to this one, send this job to a friend to whom this job makes more sense, or Save this job to refer to it later on. Also, you will be able to see how many people have applied to this job, and how well do you compare to them in terms of Experience, and CTC.

Please note that you need to log in first to see Applicants Comparison.

09 Apr
17:33

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Did you know that when you are applying to jobs, you can change your key resume settings on the fly?

When you click the small arrow on the apply button, you get the option for Customized Apply :

For the job(s) that you have selected, Customized Apply allows you to edit key Resume details , like Profile, Resume Headline, Total Experience, CTC and Contact Details. You can also upload a new Resume, and attach / edit a cover letter. So, if you have two profiles with us, and you want to use the other one which is not your active profile, you can do this here, Also, for some jobs, you may want to mention some additional qualifications, a link to the project website or your blog, or anything that you have done that you think will matter for this job, you can add it all in the cover letter :

27 Mar
16:52

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It is not uncommon to be touched by lay-offs and salary cuts in today’s time. We all know at least one friend or colleague who has either lost his/her job, or is struggling to hold onto it. There have been speculations & hushed discussions during coffee-breaks whether there would be any bonus disbursal or not. So, now when the new financial year is beckoning, the question is whether it is possible to negotiate a salary hike?

YES!

To make this sound more reasonable, let’s understand the employers’ perspective.

In a down economy, cost cutting is mandatory/a way of ensuring continuity. Practices, processes, excesses- everything is optimized. The Human resource of the company also follows the same route/ideology/though process.

So let’s create a strategy that will help you negotiate a salary hike next month:

1. Efficiency, skills/competencies/talent, speed to deliver- these qualities are assets that will be valued most by any company during this time: Good or bad times, an organization will also be looking for the right candidate to do the job right. So carry your competency set to the discussion table.

2. Sound eager & positive- Just like you, the manager across the table is also carrying worries on his mind. Show him that you look forward to the challenges with vigour.

3. Be subtle- The fact that money is important is implicit, so do not sound overt.

4. Have an alternative- It doesn’t hurt of you have an offer at hand to up your bargaining quotient.

We suggest you start polishing/ working on these strategies and use them in the near future. Tell us how your meeting went; we’ll be eager to hear!

27 Mar
16:51

naukri team
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One of the secrets to a positive work environment is to find and appreciate reasons for the employee to be motivated beyond the routine work activities. A sense of loyalty is one of the best motivating factors for delivering results. Loyalty is induced through activities that rise from an honest effort at understanding what the employee’s needs are, and making them feel understood.

Each of us wants to feel recognized as individuals, to be appreciated, and given opportunities for advancement and growth. But when we are engaged in our worlds of deadlines and targets, it is easy to miss this most essential ingredient of a cohesive and growing team.

In here we have tried to identify some simple ways to reach out to your employees, to appreciate and motivate them in the work environment. These ideas are not comprehensive, but you may like to take cues from them to make a beginning.

  • Praise something your co-worker has done well. Identify the specific actions that you found admirable.
  • Celebrate birthdays, marriage anniversaries, and special achievements with dessert over lunch or perhaps go out to lunch as a group. How about celebrating the date on which a person was hired!
  • Encourage employees to thank one another in fun ways.
  • Pass on helpful articles that could benefit employees and attach a note that says, “Saw this and thought of you” – This is so much more positive than a bland “FYI” we’re so used to!
  • Learn about their hobbies, families, children, pets, etc. showing interest in what matters most to them. So when their birthday comes, you know what to gift which will bring a true smile!
  • Get a motivational speaker to speak on subjects of interest to employees like goal mapping, stress management, team building and improving relationships, etc.
  • Create light-hearted awards that recognize something unique about each person like, “Best New Idea,” or “Best Story Teller,” and present them at a potluck lunch.
  • Start a game of catching someone doing something right for a change! But for a fun twist, assign points to the person doing the catching vs. the doing. This will create a habit of looking for what is working and going well!
  • Allow and encourage employees to attend seminars and ask them to make a presentation to others sharing what they learned.
  • Get back to the basics! Focus on how you can make your workplace a more pleasant, inspiring and FUN environment for all-bosses, employees, and customers. Acknowledge each person you meet with an open hand-shake, eye contact, a nod and a smile.
So get appreciating! 🙂

Recommended reads on this:

  1. The Power of Appreciation in Business, by Noelle C. Nelson
  2. How Full Is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath
  3. Resources on About.com for Employee Appreciation
12 Mar
11:57

naukri team
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Here’s some great news for savvy internet users who spend more time on the social web 😉

We at naukri are continuously focused on making it easier for our users to search and find jobs. In the spirit of that objective, we bring you “NaukriOnChat” ! It’s the power to search for jobs – anytime and anywhere without even logging on to http://www.naukri.com/
In fact, it is as simple as chatting to someone.. Because that’s precisely what it is !

Using Gtalk open APIs, we just developed a tool that enables all Gtalk users to search for jobs on naukri.com by simply chatting with our bot. All you need to do is add “jobs@chat.naukri.com” to your friends’ list and you are ready to go.
If you are a Gtalk user – you can search and find jobs and if you are registered with naukri.com , you can also apply to the jobs that you like – using this medium.

Though the prime intent behind this tool was simplifying the online job-search experience for jobseekers, as a by-product – if your organization has blocked www.naukri.com – don’t fret cause this would help you search for jobs despite that 😉 Moreover, if your boss is in your cubicle, he/she would not even come to know that you are searching for jobs on naukri.com !

So this is how it would work :

Cheers !

02 Dec
16:29

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It takes quite an effort to plan, prepare and condition oneself mentally to attend an interview. The extra effort then brings some added confidence to face the hot seat. As a fresher it would be the worry of setting up the right ‘advisory council’ to see that you get through the interview & GD sessions.

Many of us would have faced at least one form of interview or the other. The hot seat in front of the interviewers always creates a nervous wreck out of the inexperienced. Be it any form of an interview; for the role of a – Software Engineer, VJ or Radio Jockey, Graphics Designer, Technical Support Executive, Sales Executive or Marketing Executive, for Indian Idol or the Roadies, or any other job interview as a fresher. The perception of success while succeeding or failing the interview is what can make the difference in the long term. We suggest you use it as a chance to realize your strengths, weaknesses and gain new insight into what you really want from your career.

As a fresher, going into an interview is always a nerve-racking experience for most. Questions that generally rise in your mind may be:

  1. How will the interviewers conduct the session?
  2. What are the major achievements I should talk about?
  3. What skill sets would they focus on?
  4. What documents should I carry?
  5. How can you tackle difficult Interviewers? , etc.

While these questions rush through you mind, there will be a bout of friends or others coming in and discussing on the same points looking for directions themselves. This experience, as though fuel to fire, adds on to the stress of the moment before entering the interview. We recommend a quick fix solution – stay away from the crowd and spend sometime in silence, clear your throat and breathe before moving into the session.

As the moment approaches, a fear of an impending probability of failure will grip you and depending on your experience with interviews two things can help – A glass of water and a call home to your parents or loved ones. This should boost you with some well needed courage to enter into the session.

Now, as your call comes, take a deep breath and enter the room with your most professional of demeanor1. A dignified & confident greeting tone always helps in making that first impression. The tone of your speech is a very important & combined with your body language helps the interviewer gauge the level of confidence you have. Before entering, you could also consider clearing your throat with some warm water and work on using simple voice modulation exercises2 like singing a song. This helps greatly, as it smoothens the flow of voice which otherwise would have been choked by nervousness.

All this does not undermine the need to prepare the content & knowledge as necessary for the job . Most times it is the basics that are most relevant in such sessions plus the depth of your practical knowledge on the subject in concern. A valuable achievement that you may prepare and talk about is your project work or papers presented.
Doing this much would surely help you to gain a certain level of confidence to face the interviewers, but then again it depends on you. Attending a few interviews will always help as it prepares you for these few basic things and if you get it through in the first chance then … Great!

Thus, the most important things from a fresher perspective to succeed or face an interview are:

  • To focus on how you Respond – positively and confidently to the interviewers
  • To focus on how you Present – your projects and achievements both academic and non-academic
  • Ooze confidence & gracefully carry yourself through accepting successes, failures and improvising with every learning experience

Simply, remember the next time you get into an interview if you are confident about yourself and can present yourself effectively, you more or less have the job.

24 Nov
15:33

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Gone are the days when at the beginning of the year the manager handed down a sheet of roughly stated actionable items, which acted as the guiding principles for the employee, and were forgotten during most of the year; to be visited hurriedly at the end of the financial year!

In today’s dynamically changing workplace, to keep an employee motivated and high on performance, the “Performance Appraisal Process” is seen as a constructive exercise of symbiotic expectation setting. The cycle for the appraisal process is shrinking from yearly to bi-annual / quarterly and in some places even shorter.

The best time to set this would be at the beginning of the year and quarterly or periodical reviews will surely contribute towards achieving the goals for both the employee and organization.

As an employee, you should be able to consistently assess your own performance as objectively as possible. To enable you to do this, try to think it from your manager’s perspective. Stand in his shoes and see where you have reached relative to goals set. Only your own consistent, active and enthusiastic participation will get you the best results on your appraisal. But the suggestion for you here is while you are aligned with your own career directions also try to stay aligned with the organizations needs.

While you begin to document for your appraisal:

  1. Review your key deliverables/role/duties and responsibilities within the organization. Ask yourself if your defined role has been justified? If you role has been revised during the process of the year then how has that affected your deliverables? Have you been given or have you taken on any additional responsibilities or been involved in extra projects?

  2. Self analyze your agreed performance targets. To what extent did you achieve them? f you manage to keep a detailed record of your work-related activities throughout the year then it spares you of last minute consolidation & headaches. A suggestion would be to have a directory on your PC with an excel sheet that tracks deliverable & status of task, appreciation mails, reports on target achievements, etc. This will simplify documentation process.

  3. Your performance may have been affected by certain inconsistencies in processes, or team members or inter-departmental issues- things which were outside your control. List them down and also try to quantify loss in efficiency and productivity. This will help in getting a resolution on this issue in a constructive manner.

  4. How was the previous appraisal? What were the suggestions/feedback points agreed upon, and how much have you improved with respect to the previous appraisal?

These are some cues for preparing for your appraisal. To conclude we would suggest that being prepared will surely improve your chances for a constructive & positive appraisal, and will surely reflect on your seriousness towards the work you are handling.

Now, if you are not yet prepared for that appraisal with the necessary documentation and are like many others who do wait for the final moments then wait for the next post – The Last-minute Appraisal Prep.

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