TimesJobs: India's No. 1 Job Portal
In January 2004, TimesJobs.com, the fastest growing and most innovative Indian online recruitment portal, was born with a mission to reach out to all Indians in the country and abroad and provide them with the best career opportunities available. Its focus was to ensure their skills were showcased and matched suitably with the HR requirements of employers from diverse industries, in a timesaving and cost-efficient manner. Its concentrated approach has made TimesJobs.com the blue-eyed boy of recruiters and aspirants alike.
TimesJobs.com, had achieved the distinction of becoming India's No.1 recruitment portal in India in April 2007, with the largest number of active jobseekers and a database of over 10 million candidates with over 20,000 new resumes added every day, we offer one of the largest database of active jobseekers in India today. In addition, thousands of better paying jobs available from more than 25,000 TimesJobs.com clients, including blue-chip companies from India and abroad, ensures that the search always yields results.
In order to offer candidates effective contact points, TimesJobs.com, launched "Jobs on Mobile", a mobile interface that allows the candidate to search, view, and apply for jobs simply by SMSing "Jobs" to 58888. In addition, we introduced Jobtalk@TimesJobs.com where Jobseekers can add JOB.firstname.lastname@example.org to their Yahoo! Messenger or Jobtalk@timesjobs.com to their Gtalk and search, view details and apply to jobs directly through their chat window.
TimesJobs.com pioneered the concept of job fairs in India, branded as 'Big Leap', which have become the industry standard for facilitating direct interaction of jobseekers and employers. The first such event was conducted at the Delhi Public School, R K Puram, New Delhi on March 21, 2004, which had 10 clients offer on-the-spot jobs to over 10,000 jobseekers who walked in over the 2 days of the event. TimesJobs.com conducted its first 'Jumbo', Job Fair christened according to its mammoth scale, spanning across sectors such as Hospitality, Airlines, HR Consultancy, Retail, Insurance, Banking & Finance, Telecom, IT & ITeS, Education, etc in May 2004, at the Pragati Maidan, which saw over 60 clients and 1-lakh jobseekers. Jumbo is a bi-annual event at Pragati Maidan, and draws crowds, similar to the IITF, and Auto Expo. We are also encouraging the 'Reverse Brain Drain' and have conducted Job Fairs in the US.
As part of our CSR activities, TimesJobs.com also forged alliances with The Indian Army - TimesJobs.com was the only website with the wherewithal and credentials to tie up with their placement agencies. TimesJobs.com collaborated with the Indian Army Placement Agency (APA), to leverage the skills of the retiring army personnel in facilitating their entry into the corporate world, and successfully established the website solution - www.apa.co.in in 2005.
In February 2006, the company launch of its Gulf portal, ae.TimesJobs.com, becoming the first Indian job site with an international footprint. The Gulf portal is intended as a platform where companies based in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE, converge with talent from India to satisfy their HR requirements. Not only that, residents of this region can apply for jobs in Gulf countries and India, through ae.TimesJobs.com.
Most recently in October 2009, TimesJobs Global Connect was launched that enabled users to link all their professional online identities and work to their TimesJobs.com resume. A candidate can link their chat ID's, professional profiles, websites, blog links, embed work samples, etc. in their TimesJobs.com Resume.
Smart Spectrum of Services
What make us stand out from a number of other available jobsites are our unique and most user-friendly services. In TimesJobs.com, we constantly strive to make the online job-hunting experience even better and more convenient. We recently launched the world's first Voice Resume Service. The entire technology of this voice suite exclusively resides on www.timesjobs.com portal.
In order for the candidate to be a contender for positions across industries of various companies, the portal has a unique functionality that it allows a job seeker to post multiple resumes. Candidates also have the advantage of submitting three separate and industry-specific resumes.
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.
True Convergence of Technology
TimesJobs.com has achieved true convergence of technology and has integrated print, electronic, telecom & internet media seamlessly with a host of initiatives. With it's alliances with The Times of India's Ascent, Times NOW, Zoom TV & Indiatimes.com's "8888" mobile services.
In order to offer candidates another effective contact point, TimesJobs.com, launched "TimesJobs Mobile" in 2006, a mobile interface that allows the candidate to search, view and apply for jobs simply by SMSing "Jobs" to 58888.
These services have been seamlessly integrated with the TimesJobs.com Television Campaign "Smart Jobs" on Times NOW and Zoom TV, where the Hottest Jobs in the Market, sector wise, are advertised every weekday on TV - sitting at home, watching TV, a candidate can SMS and apply for a Job through TimesJobs.com.
Joining Armed Forces
Among its many achievements is the alliance with the Armed Forces - The Indian Army and Navy - TimesJobs.com is the only website with the substance and credentials to tie up with their placement agencies.
TimesJobs.com collaborated with the Indian Army Placement Agency (APA) in 2005, to leverage the skills of the retiring army personnel in facilitating their entry into the corporate world. "TimesJobs.com has successfully established the website solution - www.apa.co.in. They have been providing us with product enhancements and further customizations and our association, which is almost 2 years old now has been satisfactory." said Brigadier Anil Kumar, Managing Director, APA (Adjutant General's Branch, Army HQ, Delhi) Enriched by this experience, TimesJobs.com joined forces with the Indian Navy Placement Agency in May 2006, which assists retired naval personnel in setting sail on a promising corporate career after their employment with the Navy.
Offline Business - Job Fairs
To leverage the online popularity of TimesJobs.com, TimesJobs.com pioneered the concept of job fairs in India, branded as 'Big Leap Job Fairs', which have been platforms for facilitating direct interaction of job-seekers and employers and on-the spot offers. 'Big Leap Jumbo', christened according to its mammoth scale, spans across sectors such as Hospitality, Airlines, HR Consultancy, Retail, Insurance, Banking & Finance, Telecom, IT & ITeS, Education, etc.
Mr. Kiran Karnik, President NASSCOM inaugurating the Jumbo Job Fair said, ''The number of employers here is indicative of both the need and hunger of the industry for people. There is a lot of talent here and it is critical to tap these opportunities. The IT and ITeS industry alone has a potential for over 200,000 jobs this year. The job fairs, organised by the TimesJobs.com across 30-40 locations, are a great opportunity both for the companies and the job seeker.,"