The Mumbai BPO Job Fair, pioneered in India by TimesJobs.com, at Hotel Tip Top Plaza, LBS Marg, Thane (W), witnessed an over-whelming response from job seekers and BPO firms from across the country. The two-day fair held between 17 – 18 May ‘08, witnessed 3670 candidates walk in to seek over 500 better paying jobs with more than 10 of the best BPO companies participating at the fair.
Commenting on the TimesJobs.com Mumbai BPO Job Fair, Mr. Sachin Patil, Project Manager, Ryan Acmedia, said, “It was a very pleasurable experience to participate in the TimesJobs.com Mumbai BPO Fair. This is the first time we participated in a job fair in Thane and the experience was fulfilling. The management of the event was excellent and the TimesJobs.com team was really supportive. We would like to be a part of all the fairs that are organised by TimesJobs.com.”
An enthused, Harish Nair, Sr. Recruitment Officer, Convergys Services ltd. added, “The TimesJobs.com Mumbai BPO job fair was an extremely successful fair in terms of extracting a vast pool of talent for us. There was a lot of diversity of candidates who walked in to the fair. It was truly amazing in terms of response as well as management of the event.”
Job seekers were equally elated with the fair, Nikhil Gupta, a jobseeker, said, “ The TimesJobs.com Mumbai BPO Job Fair was a fruitful experience for me as I got a job with one of the biggest Telecom Companies in India. I feel TimesJobs.com should organize these fairs every month. And I will tell all my friends and family to visit the job fairs organised by TimesJobs.com.”
The companies that partnered with TimesJobs.com in the BPO Job Fair, Mumbai included reputed names like Accenture, Infosys BPO, Zenta, Firstsource, Essar- The Mobile Store, Respondez, Dakshina Infin Pvt ltd, Convergys, and Adventity BPO amongst others.
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TimesJobs.com is India’s No.1 recruitment portal in India, with the largest number of active job seekers and a database of over 7.5 million candidates. In addition, the massive database of over two hundred thousand better paying jobs available from over 20,000 recruiters, including blue-chip companies from India and abroad, ensures that the search always yields results.
Some of the outstanding features of the site include –
*Drop Down menus on mouse over, from the Top Bar for Searching Jobs, My TimesJobs.com, Job Fairs & Career Services, reducing the number of clicks job-seekers has to make to take them to their destination
*Click to Log In – on the top right corner of the screen, causes a login box to appear on the screen removing the need to open a new page for it.
*Visibility of the most used features of a jobsite – the search and register functions on the home page, have been given high prominence.
*Browse Jobs – hidden just below the Search & Register function is a whole range of options, waiting to be discovered – ranging across the most popular industries, to browsing by function, level and location, all accessible by expanding the banner with the “+” sign.
*The Fine Tune Search feature allows a jobseeker to fine-tune their search across a host of options, from the left hand column, which clearly defines all the sub categories, one after another, empowering job-seekers to filter and fine tune their search. The options for fine tuning job searches range across Specialisation, Work experience, Industry, Date of posting and even Salary & Part time jobs. The beauty of this feature is that the options are clearly described with the number of vacancies mentioned in brackets alongside the results.
*TimesJobs.com Voice Resumes – TimesJobs.com also has the world’s first voice resume service to its credit. The service is exclusively targeted at the Business Process Outsourcing Industry in its first phase. Available as a seamless service on http://www.TimesJobs.com, potential, and existing BPO employees can now “speak and record” their resumes, including answering a few typical questions and read a randomly system-chosen paragraph as part of their online resume. The entire technology of this voice suite exclusively resides on http://www.TimesJobs.com portal.
*Sector specific Resumes – In order for the candidate to be a contender for positions across industries of various companies, the portal has a unique functionality that is imperative in today’s multi-tasking environment- it allows a job seeker to post multiple resumes. Candidates also have the advantage of submitting three separate and industry-specific resumes.
*Value Added Services – Resumes are the critical factors that ensure candidates get interview calls. ‘Magic Resume’ was launched to provide candidates with resumes that most competently reflect their qualifications and experience, drawing upon the proficiency of qualified HR experts for this process. As an extension of its core philosophy of connecting aspirants to the job opportunity, TimesJobs.com commenced the ‘Resume Zapper’ service, which gives the candidate’s resume direct access to over 1200 of the best placement consultants in India and abroad.
*TimesJobs Mobile – In order to offer candidates another effective contact point, TimesJobs.com, launched “TimesJobs Mobile” a mobile interface that allows the candidate to search, view, and apply for jobs simply by SMSing “Jobs” to 58888.
*XpressHire – In the pursuit to provide the best and the most efficient recruitment solutions to its clients, timesjobs.com launched xpresshire. A service that enables recruiters to send SMS to targeted or even multiple candidates at a single click and receive their responses and applications. Recruiters Can SMS & Receive Applications from Job-Seekers Through timesjobs.Com