TimesJobs.com Leverages Social Media

. November 6, 2009 . 0 Comments

In a world where people are connected across multiple sites on the Internet, TimesJobs.com, the leading Job Portal from The Times Group, for the first time, allows users to aggregate their profile information from everywhere at one place, to give recruiters a comprehensive view of themselves, with TimesJobs Global Connect.

TimesJobs Global Connect will enable 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.

By viewing candidates’ TimesJobs Global Connect profiles, an employer will gain greater insight with a more comprehensive view of them before they contact them for future interviews, thus greatly reducing the recruitment & selection process.

Speaking on the TimesJobs Global Connect feature, Mr. R. Sundar, CEO, Times Business Solutions Ltd. said: “We are in an age where everyone has a presence on many places on the internet. We continuously examine & analyse modern & practical online innovations and leverage them into new services which anyone in any industry can use. With TimesJobs Global Connect, our users can now experience a whole new ease & speed of online hiring with the power of Social Media.”

“With TimesJobs Global Connect, candidates can project to potential employers a comprehensive profile which, apart from their resume, will also intelligently highlight his work & achievements from sites like PeerPower.com, LinkedIn, Blogs, Slideshare, YouTube, Google docs etc, on the same platform…Connecting with potential employers is also enhanced with the addresses of various messengers like Gtalk and Yahoo, apart from connecting via phone and email.” added Mr. Nilanjan Roy, Product Head, TimesJobs.com.

TimesJobs Global Connect offers users a variety of means through which they can showcase their professional work and achievements. Features of Global Connect are as follows:

· Connect Via Chat

With TimesJobs Global Connect feature, users can now chat with recruiters directly by adding their Gtalk, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, AIM, and/ or Skype accounts to their TimesJobs Global Connect profile. Adding a messenger ID to their profile allows them to cut their future in-person interview in half as it will allow recruiters to directly chat with the candidate online on their instant messengers while they view their resume.

· Link a Site

It is crucial that the candidate makes sure that ‘the story’ a recruiter puts together from viewing their profile is as up-to-date as possible. With TimesJobs Global Connect, a candidate’s website, blog, PeerPower.com & LinkedIn profiles can now be leveraged to aid recruiters in being well informed of a candidate’s professional achievements well before they contact them. This is an important feature, with which recruiters can view samples of a potential hire’s work, and see what they are like professionally. Even the websites of the companies, a candidate has worked for or contributed toward can be added.

· Showcase Your Work

With TimesJobs Global Connect, a candidate can also embed their Slideshare presentations, relevant videos from YouTube, and documents from Google Docs. Videos uploaded could be of events they have organised, award functions, or even a personal introduction, however, they should be professional in nature to enhance their TimesJobs.com profile.

These brand-new TimesJobs Global Connect features, allow candidates to professionally connect to recruiters and allow a 360° view of their professional profile without leaving their workplace. It allows a recruiter to get an idea of who the candidate is and what they can do before their interview call.

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