Kolkata Jumbo Job Fair gets 5,000+ Walk-ins

November 27, 2008

The Job Fair pioneered in India by TimesJobs.com, held its largest fair category, Jumbo Job Fair at Royal Bengal Room, City Centre, Salt Lake witnessed an over-whelming response from over 5,000 job seekers walk in from across the country. The two-day event was held on 8 and 9 November ’08, and witnessed many candidates walk in with a dream and walk out with a better paying job, brought by the over 18 reputed companies participating at the fair.

The Participating companies spread across various sectors Including Education, ITES, IT, Construction, BFSI and others.

Commenting on the event, Mr. Mehul Vagadia, HR – Head Recruitment, Arkensoft, said, “The TimesJobs.com Kolkata Jumbo Job Fair was an enriching experience for us. This is for the first time that we have got such great response from the candidates in any job fair that we have participated. I’m sure the candidates we have hired would prove out to be good resource for the company. We appreciate TimesJobs.com for organising such job fairs.”

An enthused, Mr. Rajdeep Ghosh, Senior Executive – Recruitment, First Source Ltd., added, “The TimesJobs.com Job fair proved to be very beneficial for us. We recruited over 40 people in the two day event and shortlisted over 60 candidates. TimesJobs.com job fairs have been persistently giving us good responses and candidates. We will surely participate in the upcoming fairs that TimesJobs.com organises.”

The companies that partnered with TimesJobs.com in the Kolkata Jumbo Job fair included reputed names like SBA Consultants, Arkensoft, First Source, Wipro BPO, Jayshree IT Consultants, BBI Consultants, Shiv-Vani Oil & Gas, Tata AIG, I-Brainz Infotech, IVY Professional School, Flying CATS, Radio Mirchi, Incoda Television, Prosper Consultant, Infocademia, ICFAI, Infocus Technologies, and SmartHire amongst others.

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Mumbai Jumbo Job Fair gets 26,400+ visitors

November 19, 2008

The Job Fair pioneered in India by TimesJobs.com, held its largest fair category, Jumbo Job Fair at Imperial Banquets, RaghuLeela Mall, Kandivali, and Imperial Banquets, RaghuLeela Mall, Vashi and witnessed an over-whelming response from over 26,400 job seekers walk in from across the country. The two-day event was held on 18-19 October ’08 at the two venues in Mumbai, and witnessed many candidates walk in with a dream and walk out with a better paying job, brought by the over 35 reputed companies participating at the fair.

The Participating companies spread across various sectors Including Education, ITES, IT, Construction, BFSI and others.

Commenting on the event, Mr. Abhishek Srivastav, Head – HR, Canadoil Engineering India Pvt. Ltd., said, “The TimesJobs.com Mumbai Jumbo Job Fair was very productive for us. The management of the event was very good and the TimesJobs.com team was not only courteous, punctual and met all our requirements but was also hospitable with the candidates. The space for our stall was adequate and the venue of the fair was well thought of. The publicity which we received through the fair added to the advantage of being connected to such a reputed company.”

An enthused, Mr. R. K. Mehta, Manager – HR, Apparel Group LLC, added, “The TimesJobs.com Mumbai Jumbo Job Fair was a good experience for us. Media management, the candidate walk-in and the venue were all perfectly managed. We have participated in TimesJobs.com fairs in past as well and our experience has always been satisfactory. We look forward to the upcoming fairs organised by TimesJobs.com.”

Job seekers at the event were equally elated with the fair, one of them, Vipin Yadav remarked, “The TimesJobs.com Mumbai Jumbo Job Fair was an extremely fruitful experience for me as I succeeded in seizing a job with one of the biggest IT Companies in India. I really liked the team management of candidates and the interview procedure in the TimesJobs.com job fair.”

The companies that partnered with TimesJobs.com in the Mumbai Jumbo Job fair included reputed names like Microsoft Learning, Wcities Content Solutions (I) Ltd, WNS, Equations Placements, Synygy, ICFAI, Mastek, Shipping Association, Sterling Construction Systems, Cinemax, Adventity, Kohinoor Group, Denave India Pvt. Ltd., Rustomjee, Wellingkar Institute of Management, Stream Global Services, UNIDUS, Firstsource, Right Match, DY Patil Institute, SMS Connexions, Orbit corporation, B- Link, Canadoil Engineering India Pvt. Ltd., Page Point Services I Pvt.Ltd, Wipro, Apparel Group LLC, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts, Omnia BPO Services Ltd, IIHT, Auto Vista, ICICI prudential, ING Vysya, Shivo Hum India, and Silgate Solutions amongst others.


NEW! TimesJobs Toolbar

November 11, 2008

For all you TimesJobs addicts, we’ve got a remedy for those long holidays and work from home days. The TimesJobs Toolbar is absolutely free, and is here to help you!

With the TimesJobs Toolbar, you can:

  • Search for any skill like Java, C++, etc
  • Get shown matching jobs
  • Search for a job by entering an entire phrase (E.g. Looking for Java with 2 yrs of exp.)
  • Visit ‘My TimesJobs’ with a single click
  • Save your previous searches.
  • And get RSS Job Feeds related to your profile

The search-box on the TJ Toolbar makes it convenient to find any job you are looking for online. Searches can be performed easily as anything you require on TimesJobs can be found by entering search text in just one place. You can even be kept informed about news headlines and happenings!

The Minimum System Requirements are very basic and details can be found online. So, what are you waiting for? Be among the first download and try it.


Getting Jobs in the Gulf

November 6, 2008

Looking for jobs abroad? Why not try the Gulf!

We’ve all heard it, we all think it, and many people actually go there to get their ‘dream job’. Are gulf jobs actually all that much better then those in India? What is it that attracts us Indians so much to the Middle East? Money? Climate? Well…it certainly can’t be the climate in my opinion.. I read an article which said that after the WW II, the Gulf became a hotspot destination for Indian job seekers looking to get a high-paying job in the rich land of oil.

Whatever the case may be, job possibilities in the Gulf have not diminished in quality or in number. In fact, it is presumably for this very reason that TimesJobs has dedicated space and resources to support clients from India from India to the Gulf and visa versa.

But why are people going to the Gulf for jobs? Perhaps they are looking for a high-development place to make their careers. Maybe this will lead them to look for jobs in Kuwait, UAE jobs and in other such places. The reason behind it is this: a well-paying salary is every employees dream.

It is perhaps all thanks to the upward growth in the Indian economy, salaries in both the public and the private sectors have gone up, and the so has what is termed the ‘brain-drain’ of Indian professionals as they started migrating in droves to move toward the Gulf. This of course is one of the main reasons for the increase of the number of non-resident Indians getting jobs in the Gulf.

In fact, the majority of the non-resident Indian communities in the Gulf countries are comprised mostly of South Indians from states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, etc. A surprising number of the non-resident Indians in the Gulf are from Andhra Pradesh.

But other than lucrative salaries, prospects of furthering careers in the Gulf looks bleak with the absolutely stringent labor laws and other factors as well. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have discouraged potential job-seekers from entering into the Gulf for this very same reason.

Harassment in office, racism, troublesome trade and social policies make work-life difficult and below standard.

If you are looking to give an interview in the Gulf, a good thing to remember is that recruiters in India, the Gulf and the world over are in essence the same. They are just recruiters. There is no special technique to use for Gulf Consultants to ensure that you get the job you want. Just be yourself and you will do fine.

It is not difficult to find f you are moving to the Gulf and then looking for a job, a good place to find advertisements is in the local paper and online.

If you are not sure of how to search for a jobs in a broad job search, start by selecting the particular place you would like to get a job in and then look for the specific industry you are looking to get into.

For example: You want to go to the Gulf, or more specifically Kuwait, and are not sure where to find what you are looking for. First you look for a tab that says Kuwait Jobs or some other such identifying title. Then look for the specific industry you want: Engineering Management, Journalism, SEO, etc, and voila you will find your dream job in the Gulf. Good Luck!