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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.

12 Aug
15:25

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1. Write a compelling Resume Headline: Your Resume Headline needs to be interesting, and has to reflect your experience and skills to catch the attention of  a recruiter. The more precise it is, the more chances of it getting noticed by recruiters. For example, writing “Experienced in software industry” is too generic, but “3 years experience in Java/J2EE” highlights your experience and your skill-set precisely.  Similarly, ‘Executive in chemical industry” is too broad and doesn’t really highlight your  designation or level of experience; whereas, “Senior manager-Operations, with 7 years in the chemical and polymer industry” does.

2. Enter the right keyskills: The keyskills you enter in your Naukri Profile need to reflect your  professional strengths. What is the best way to figure that out? Here is a tip: Fill the blanks in the following statements: I am proficient in ______; I have developed expertise in ______; I have done projects in the field of _____; I have a certification in ______; I have a sound knowledge of _____.  Whatever you write in these blanks are your ‘keyskills’. Write your Technical skills, soft skills, and tools and softwares that you know well.

3. Update your profile regularly: Make sure you update your profile at least once in 6 months. 6 months is a long time and most people add new skills, take up new responsibilities, or complete new projects in that much time – and that information should be reflected in your resume.  Moreover, your total years of experience changes in 6 months and needs to  be updated. Every week lakhs of jobseekers update their Naukri profile with their recent professional accomplishments – so if your resume is outdated by more than 6 months you may be losing out on those new job opportunities.

4. Fill in relevant fields in your profile: Recruiters search candidates based on various parameters of candidates: such as Functional Area, Education, Current Salary, Keywords, Skills, Designation, Company name etc. This means there are multiple ways in which your Resume can show up in front of a recruiter. So the more information you enter in your profile the more the chances that your resume shows up. Make sure your profile completeness bar displayed in the My Naukri Home page is close to 100%

5. Verify your contact details: Recruiters hesitate to contact candidates with unverified contact details. When an employer sees that your mobile number and e-mail id are verified, he/she is more likely to contact you for new job opportunities.

07 Aug
15:26

naukri team
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Your Job Search ends here, as you have found the Jobs that you were looking for. Now, all you need to do is express your candidature for these jobs that have appeared as a result of your search.

Clicking the ‘Apply button’ would send your profile to the recruiter as an Application to the advertised job(s). 

But before hitting the “Apply button” ask yourself the following questions: – 

  • Does my profile match the Job’s Description in terms of the roles & responsibilities that will be assigned to me?
  • Do I have the experience that matches this Job’s Requirement?
  • Am I qualified enough for this Job?
  • Do I need to relocate for this Job, if yes, am I willing to?
  • Does the CTC of the job (If Displayed) meet my expectations?

To answer these questions, one must look at the Job in Detail. Before Applying, click on the Job to open a detailed view of the job which contains all the Job information for that particular Job provided by the recruiter. We strongly recommend you to see the job’s requirements in detail, before you apply. The closer is your profile to this Job’s requirements, the higher the chances of you getting selected by the recruiter.

As a platform between the jobseeker & the recruiter, we aim at providing you with the freshest jobs& the easiest ways to search these jobs. But, after you have applied to the jobs you liked, our role is limited. The decision of who to shortlist rests purely with the recruiter.

So, if you’ve applied to a lot of Jobs, and are not getting any suitable responses, we suggest some tips that will definitely help –

 

  • Make sure you are applying to the right job, and you have gone through the job in detail.
  • Make sure your contact details (Phone Number and Email) are updated, so that if a recruiter wishes to call you, he does not face any problems. It’s best to verify your Email ID and Phone number.
  • Make sure your resume is up-to-date. Recruiters always ask for updated resumes.

Spare a thought for the above questions. If the answer is “Yes, this Job is for me…” go ahead andApply!

Now all you need is a little bit of patience and luck!

We are always eager to hear from you! Do let us know whether you found this information useful.

02 Aug
15:29

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While searching for the dream job on Naukri, each person will have their own criteria on what constitutes the “perfect job” and why he needs a change at this moment. There could be many reasons why people look for a change

  • Ajay has 6 years of experience as a Mainframe software engineer – I need to move to a better role , I am stuck in my current position
  • Bharat is sales professional with 2 years experience – I have some personal issues, need to move to another city
  • Chitra is a HR person with a small retail firm- I need to move to a bigger brand name, it will help me in my future
  • Dinesh works as an accountant in a manufacturing firm – I need more money!!!

Of course, all of these could be excuses to get out because you have Hari Sadu for a boss 🙂

Once you have decided that you need to take the plunge, how do you translate these thoughts into a search and find that dream job? Let’s try and translate these thoughts into a search on Naukri

You would be familiar with the search bar and in the keywords field you could enter skills, designation, company name, education or a combination of these.

So if you are looking for a change in role as Ajay is, you could look at entering your expected role and years of experience to find jobs that match your expectation. e.g. if Ajay were a software programmer and has 6 years of experience, he could search for “Project Manager” or “Project lead” askeywords and by entering “6” years of experience so that only the relevant jobs turn up. This would give him all jobs which offer these positions on the site. He could then shortlist the jobs by going through the details available in them. But this is a time consuming way, and we have a solution for you. Read on to find out….

A lot of such positions are also dependant on skills that you already have; – if you are a mainframe programmer, it is likely that you would move into Mainframe project management itself.

So an easier way is to enter “Mainframe” as keyword and let the results guide which jobs you want to apply to. Here I have entered “Mainframe” as keyword and 6 years of experience and the result is more accurate and relevant:

Plus, on the left of the search results page, you see an option to “Refine by Role” – which lets you select the role for which the job is. Since Ajay is looking for a Project Lead role, he could click on Project lead and find the most appropriate jobs. This method allows you to be more open ended in terms of role (as there could be multiple nomenclatures within industry for the same role) but specific in skill so that you could arrive at the right job.

In the following posts, we will see how to solve Bharat, Chitra and Dinesh’s problems. In the meanwhile put in your comments and let us know whether you found this information useful. Also, if you want some quick tips for help on searching the job you are looking for, let us know. We’ll be happy to take up your case.

29 Jul
15:32

naukri team
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Welcome to the Naukri product blog for job seekers. The purpose of this blog is to discuss how the many features of Naukri.com can be used better by you to find the job you are looking for.

We like to believe we are smart. We probably are but the truth is that our best ideas come from our customers – that is to say from recruiters and job seekers.

What we try to do is listen, observe and understand – and then join the dots and improve the site in a manner that it works for our visitors better.

We make hundreds of changes to Naukri.com every year – some big, some small, some that are visible on the site some that visitors cannot see but which work at the back to make the site work better.

In this blog we will talk about how you can use the site – the nuances, some tips and tricks, some basic stuff, some new features, the changes when they are made, answers to your questions – basically how the smart job seeker should use Naukri.

For instance how to fill the resume form better to come out in relevant searches when recruiters search our resume database. Or how to get more relevant job alerts from us. Or how to do better job searches to find all the relevant jobs on the site. Or how to get relevant jobs by SMS. What is the utility of the the View Similar Jobs feature. How do I minimise chances of my current employer seeing my resume on Naukri. When should I sort the job search results by relevance and when by freshness. How does my CV look when a recruiter searches it. What are the fields in the resume form that a recruiter searches. And lots of other smart stuff you can do on Naukri.

So keep reading this blog. Put your comments. Ask your questions. We are here to help you find that better job.

Sanjeev Bikhchandani