Talk about Competition!

When was the last time you switched on your laptop to hunt for job? 5 minutes back maybe? Let me rephrase that; when was the last time you got your resume printed out on an A4 sheet, made 3-4 copies of it, and hit the city looking for relevant companies for an opening, knocking on their office doors to just ask whether there was an opening? You'd say 5 years back.

That's how fast the entire job market has shape-shifted. As much as it has streamlined recruitment for employers, it has raised the bar for candidates all the same. For one thing, technology has led to an explosion of the pool of candidates available to employers. Not only is it easier for candidates to apply for jobs, it is also easier for businesses to find qualified candidates. No longer are you competing with just the local talent ­ you are potentially competing with job contenders from around the globe. Moreover, technology now enables workers to work remotely with increasing frequency. That means that geography is becoming less of a factor in recruitment when it comes to finding someone with the right skill set for a job.

Set aside, LinkedIn and other renowned portals like Naukri or Monster or Shine, there are hundreds of other job portals that we don't even know about. Given that with the rise in the number of job portals there is an equal number of rise in the data floating online, it is but imperative for the service provider to do the required critical analysis.

Overtime the problem in helping people get jobs or helping corporates find people has changed from `simply finding the people' to `locating the right people'. Therefore, it's the job portal that brings the right candidate wins. Everything else is like `We'll call you'.