Not just a click away

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August 25th, 2010 Lipi Mohapatra

Online job search can be tricky. And it’s not as easy as just a click away. While the simple step beings with knowing what opportunity you are looking for, often it takes a set of consecutive efforts. And when you are a fresher, it becomes a little more challenging.

Harveen Singh Bedi, senior vice president and business head Quadrangle and Naukri Resume Serivces says that for one fresher job approximately 300 applications are received and companies usually respond only to the shortlisted applicants.

And here’s an important tip that Bedi gives that as a fresher you need to keep applying to all the relevant jobs. Also apply to only the jobs where you fit.

For example, if 60 oer cent are cut off marks and you have 59 per cent, then the chances are that your CV will be dropped electronically.

For freshers beginning their journey into the corporate world, it is important not to be a regular run of the mill product. Hence, to being with you should have clarity of career aspirations. Knowing your strengths will help in creating the resume accordingly.  A well written resume that highlights your competencies is the way to go.

Sanjay Modi, Managing Director (India/ Middle East/ South East Asia), says that getting noticed is the biggest challenge that a fresher faces.
Modi suggests that jobseekers can take the help of services provided by online players that help them stand out of the clutter. Special resume services help to reach out to the leading placement consultants across India. Certain services provided by job portals help job seekers market their strengths, potential and accomplishments.

Indeed, such services make the resume stand out in employer search result with special showcasing making it more likely to be viewed.


One of the basic mistakes a fresher makes while uploading the resume online is not giving due importance to key words. Bedi recommends that one must go through the list of keywords mentioned in the Job Description and make sure they are incorporated in your CV.

The key to getting best results all agree lies in uploading CV, and then filling in all details with utmost care for getting relevant job alerts.

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2 Responses to “Not just a click away”

  1. Avinash D Says:

    Undoubtedly true ….its not just a click away ……a well formated profile is the passport for a better oppurtunity , as it spells your quality and credibility. Unfortunately freshers are often hungry for oppurtunities to strenghten their position, but often tend to commit silly mistakes .immaterial whether online or offline while applying.This keeps them out of race , inspite of having the best of the achievements and credential.To add on a oneliner …follow the simple funda…4C rule.. Crisp,Clear ,Correct and Complete

  2. Rahul Says:

    Common Sense personified..


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