- Why should I register with JOB ON THE SPOT?
- How can I post my Resume?
To post your Resume at JOB ON THE SPOT.com, click on the ‘Post Resume’ link given on the Home Page. The link takes you to the next step of filling up the account and professional details. The information that you provide spans across the details that the recruiters look for. Once that is done you have your profile registered with us. This is your default profile which is sent across to the recruiters when you apply for a particular job vacancy. Though filling up some of the details is not mandatory, but is recommended. It enables you to present to recruiters a resume that is comprehensive and one that gets you headhunted.
- How can I update my Profile?
Once you have logged in to your account, you are taken to the page that shows the summary of your active Profile. To edit the same, click on the ‘Preview and Update Profile’ link given on the same page. This lets you make the necessary changes in your Profile by editing the relevant sections. It is recommended that you update your Profile regularly. This will ensure that you have greater chances of getting headhunted as an updated profile is what recruiters prefer.
- Does it cost to post my Resume?
No, posting a Resume with JOB ON THE SPOT.com is absolutely Free of Cost. Infact, you can create up to 5 customized profiles to suit specific job applications free of charge.
- How can I create a cover letter?
Once you have logged in to your account, you are taken to the page that shows a brief summary of your account. To create a cover letter, click on the link ‘Create Cover Letter’ given towards the right of the page. Once you have created a cover letter that suits your profile, click on ‘Save Cover Letter’ to make it a part of your particular profile. You can create and save up to 5 cover letters. A cover letter sent with a job application enables you to exhibit to a recruiter, information beyond what your CV provides.
- How can I change the password to my account?
Once you have logged in to your account, you are taken to the page that shows a brief summary of your account. To change your account password, click on the ‘Change Password’ link given towards the right of the page. You would need to enter your old password and specify and confirm the new one. Once you specified and confirmed the new password, a confirmation mail will be sent directly to your inbox.
- Who all have access to my Resume?
Once you have posted your Resume, all the recruiters who are registered with JOB ON THE SPOT.com can access it. However, you do have an option to decide on the visibility of your resume. If you do not want the recruiters to see your resume, click on the link ‘Set Profile Visibility’ given under Privacy Settings. Setting the Resume Status to “Not Searchable” will ensure that the recruiters no longer have any access to your Resume. Even, if you have selected the ‘Not Searchable’ option, you can still search and apply for job vacancies using your account details.
- I do not want my current employer to have access to my Resume. How can I do that?
You have an option to select companies to whom you do not wish to reveal your resume. Once you have logged in to your account, you are taken to the page that shows a brief summary of your account. Click on the ‘Block Companies’ link given towards the right of the page. It takes you to the list of companies that are registered with JOB ON THE SPOT.com. All you have to do is to select the name of your current company and click on ‘Block Companies’. This will ensure that your present employer no longer has access to your Resume.
- What is search?
Search gives you an option to look for relevant jobs based on your specific requirements. To search for a job, you can use the given search window. You may use the following criteria to look for relevant jobs.
For a keyword search you may enter Designation, Key Skills, or company name of desired job. Keyword search is of the following types
All words : Jobs matching all the keywords entered will be returned. The keywords may or may not appear together. For example: “Sales Manager” search will result in jobs which include both words “Sales” and “Manager”. Jobs with only “Sales” or only “Manager” will not be returned.
Any word : Jobs matching at least one of the keywords entered will be returned. For Example: “Sales Manager” search will result in jobs which include either “Sales” or “Manager” or both.
Exact phrase : Matching jobs will have the keywords appear together (like a phrase) and in the same order entered. For example: “Sales Manager” will not reflect jobs with “Sales or BD Manager”.
Locations : you may enter Indian cities or international countries, depending upon your preference. The search result will display only those jobs which are based out of the locations that you have specified.
Experience : You may enter the number of years you have worked for. The search result will display all those jobs with the required work experience range matching the one you have specified.
Functional Area : This will help you find jobs matching your desired job function. This may not be required if you have already entered designation as a keyword.
Expected Salary : This field gives you an option to specify the minimum and the maximum limit for the salary that you expect. This will arrange / order the search results to better suit your requirements. The jobs matching the salary range that you have entered will be shown first followed by the ones which do not match the selected salary range.
- What is browse?
Browse gives you an option to look for relevant jobs based on the job category. Once, you have chosen your desired category of jobs, you can further refine your search by adding criteria like keyword, experience and locations.
- How is browse different from search?
Both Browse and Search give you an option to find relevant jobs based on your specific requirements. However, while search lets you find jobs across different job categories, with the browse option, the job search is category specific. Also, the number of options that you can use to find jobs with search are wider than what you get with browse.
- How do I search for relevant jobs?
Search gives you an option to look for relevant jobs based on your specific requirements. To search for a job, you can use the given search window. It is recommended that you specify the keywords, preferred locations and your total experience criteria to access job search results which are closest to what you are looking for. In case, you get results running into hundreds, you can narrow down your search by specifying all available criteria. In case of ‘No Results Found’, it is recommended that you may broaden your search by entering only a limited number of criteria.
- What are the benefits of creating Job Messenger and Search Agent?
Creating a Job Messenger helps you find access to the latest jobs. Based on the search criteria that you have set for your Job messenger, you get access to the latest jobs which are sent directly to your inbox. Not only you get to define your own personalized search criteria, but also choose the frequency with which you want to receive jobs in your inbox. It can be once or twice a week depending upon what you have specified. You can create up to 5 messengers, each with a different search criteria. To use the benefits of Job Messenger, it is not necessary for you to be registered on the site. Creating a Job Messenger, thus, helps you access job vacancies based on your job requirements, without surfing the site every time.
Search Agent again lets you find jobs based on the criteria defined by you. You can create up to 5 Search Agents. Creating your own personalized Search Agents enables you to search for jobs without having to set the Search Criteria every time, while looking for job vacancies.
While with a Job Messenger you don’t have to log on to the site, with a Search Agent you find jobs after you have logged on to the site.
- I am not getting enough jobs in my inbox. What should I do?
Jobs are sent to your inbox either through Job Messenger or Job Alert. If you are not getting enough jobs in your inbox through Job Messenger, it is possible that the criteria defined by you is too narrow. Try relaxing the search criteria by filling up only those fields which are mandatory.
If a Job Alert is not giving you enough jobs in your inbox, it is recommended that you complete your Profile and make it more comprehensive. Alternately, you can create Job Messenger based on your own personalized criteria, if you have not created any.
While with a Job Messenger you don’t have to log on to the site, with a Search Agent you find jobs after you have logged on to the site.
- I have saved a job(s) for future reference. How long is it going to stay on my account?
Once you have saved a job for future reference, it will stay on your account till the time it is live on the site. It is based on the recruiter’s discretion or the time till that particular job vacancy is open.
- I want only selected mailers from JOB ON THE SPOT.com in my inbox. What should I do?
Once you have logged in to your account, you are taken to the page that shows a brief summary of your account. Clicking on “Mailer Settings” in the ‘Privacy Setting’ section gives you an option to select the mailers that you want to be sent to your inbox. Once you have clicked on “Mailer Settings”, you have an option to select or deselect the appropriate mailers. Click on “Save Settings” to continue receiving the chosen mailers. It will take up to 24 hours for the changes that you have made to be effective.
- What is the ‘Jobs by Location’ option provided on the Home Page?
Jobs by Location’ enables you to refine your search by selecting that particular city you are looking at for finding a job. Once you have selected a job location, the search result will reflect only those jobs that are based out of the particular location that you have selected.
- What is the ‘Expected Salary’ option, when I search for jobs from the Home Page?
While searching for jobs from the Home Page, the option enables you to specify the range of your expected annual salary. Entering the minimum and the maximum annual salary expected, will show you job vacancies offering an annual salary in the range that you have specified.
The search results shown are ordered on the basis of the salary specification that you have provided. All job vacancies matching the range entered are reflected first followed by jobs which match the other criteria you have specified but not necessarily the salary range.
- How can I apply for a selected job?
Once you have selected the job/s that you want to apply for, there are two types of Apply options available to you:
Single Apply with Single Apply, you can apply for one job at a time. This option enables you to view the complete job specifications before applying.
Multiple Apply with Multiple Apply, you can apply for more than one job at a go. All you have to do is to select the jobs you want to apply for. Clicking on the apply button enables you to send your responses to the recruiters simultaneously.
- I am not registered on the site. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can apply for the relevant job vacancies without being registered with JOB ON THE SPOT.com. However, it is recommended that you apply for the vacancies after registering as it gives you greater maneuverability and wider options.
Registering with JOB ON THE SPOT.com enables you to:
- Store and access your Resume online
- Create personalized Job Messenger
- Create Multiple and Customized Job profiles
- Define your account’s confidentiality setting.
- Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
Yes, you have an option to apply for more than one job at a time. Using the Multiple apply option, you can send your responses for the selected job vacancies simultaneously to the recruiters. You can send up to 10 job applications at a go. Also, you have a daily quota of applying for up to 100 job vacancies.
- Once I have selected a job, do I have an option to save it for a later apply?
You can always save a selected job and apply later, if you are not sure of an immediate apply OR if you have crossed the limit of your daily quota of 100 job applications. Once you have selected a particular job vacancy, all you need to do is to click on the ‘Save Job’ link given on the search result page.
To retrieve the job/s you have saved, you may click in the ‘Saved Jobs’ link on the search result page.
- Do I have an option to reapply for a particular job vacancy?
Yes, you have an option of reapplying for majority of the jobs that are advertised with JOB ON THE SPOT.com. However, for a few selected ones, recruiters do not accept reapplications, based on the specifications provided by the recruiters. In such a scenario, you will be informed of the same.
- How do I know if I have successfully applied for a job?
In case of a successful job application, you will be informed of the same through the confirmation mail sent by us directly to your inbox.
- When can I expect a response after a successful job application?
Once you have successfully applied for a particular job vacancy, any future correspondence towards the same lies solely at the discretion of the company.
- How can I create a Profile?
Once you have logged in to your account, you are taken to a page that shows a brief summary of your account. To create a new Profile, click on “Create New” in the ‘My Profiles’ section. The link takes you to the next step of filling up your account, professional and educational details. The information that you provide spans across the details that the recruiters look for. Once that is done, your profile is registered with us.
Though filling up some of the fields is not mandatory, but is recommended. It enables you to present to recruiters a profile that is comprehensive and one that gets you headhunted.
- What are the benefits of creating multiple Profiles?
Creating multiple Profiles enables you to customize individual profiles for different job categories. You can select any of the profiles you have created to apply for best matching jobs. You also get the option to attach relevant CVs and Cover Letter with each profile.
- How can I select a particular profile while applying for a job?
You can create up to 5 different profiles based on your job requirements. Out of all the profiles that you have created, only one is an active profile. This is your default profile that is sent to the recruiters when you apply for a particular job vacancy. However, you can select any of your created profile while applying for a particular job vacancy.
While applying for a job, ‘Customized Apply’ gives you an option to choose a particular profile to be sent with your application. On the search result page, click on “Customized Apply” under ‘Login to Apply’. This will show all the profiles that you have created. You can then select the relevant profile .This will ensure that only the selected profile is sent to the recruiter as part of your job application.
- What are Resume Services?
Resume Services are specialized services designed to enhance visibility and responses for your profile. Following are the services we offer for a 360* solution:
- Resume Development : We develop a professional resume for you in line with industry trends.
- Resume Display : We display your CV on the pages of JOB ON THE SPOT.com for better visibility.
- Resume Flash : We Send your Resume to the 1000 recruitment consultants in India so you, become eligible for un-advertised jobs.
- How do I avail Resume Services of JOB ON THE SPOT.com?
To avail Resume Services of JOB ON THE SPOT.com you can visit the Resume Services pages on the website, choose the service that you wish to avail & pay online. You can also get in touch with your closest JOB ON THE SPOT.com Branch office.
- What is the success rate of getting a job through these resume services?
- What is the geographical distribution of these domestic recruitment agencies?
These are leading Indian placement agencies that are established all over the country and they recruit nationally and internationally depending on their clients and the vacancies at different times.
- What is the profile of the consultants who form this database?
Our extensive database contains all the leading Search Firms. These consultants recruit for all industries, hierarchies and functional domains.
- How do I know which recruitment agencies my Resume has been sent to?
Upon completion of the service, a confirmation mail is sent at your mail id, which contains details like the name and location of our consultants.
- When can I expect to get a response from the recruitment agencies?
The optimum response period is between 3-4 weeks. However you may start receiving responses within 2-3 days from when your resume is sent to the placement agencies. Consultants can easily contact you if you have provided an email address and your contact numbers in the resume.
Recruitment agencies/recruiters will directly contact you at the contact details provided in the resume.
- What is the difference between the Free posting of my resume on JOB ON THE SPOT.com and resume Display?
When you post your resume on JOB ON THE SPOT.com for FREE
- Your resume is saved, accessed & edited through the Username/Password combination created by you.
- Through this Username/Password you can apply to any vacancy/job posted on the site.
- Your resume is accessible only to those clients of JOB ON THE SPOT.com who purchase access to the database.
- You can create multiple profiles, and can maintain confidentiality.Whereas, when you subscribe to resume display.
- Maintain confidentiality by hiding your name, contact numbers and details of your current employer.
- Track and know the number of times your resume was viewed on our site by recruiters
- update/modify your resume in real time.
- How long does it take to get my CV Displayed on JOB ON THE SPOT.com?
The Resume display service is processed within 2-3 days of receiving your resume & payment.
- How do I ensure confidentiality of my identity?
You have three ways to maintain confidentiality
- You can hide your personal details (Name/Address/Phone numbers) from view.
- Your email id is not made public and shown as a symbol, through which you are contacted.
- Your present company can be shown through its caliber,
- How do I view my resume that has been put up for Display on the site?
You can simply go to www.JOB ON THE SPOT.com and view the recruiters section on the right hand side bottom of the home page.
- What is the difference between Resume Display and Resume Flash?
Resume Display is a service that posts your resume on our site and enables recruiters/placement consultants/HR managers to view your resume when they conduct a search to find quality candidates.
On the other hand, through Resume Flash we send your resume to leading Placement Consultants.
- How do you develop my resume?
An in depth analysis of the information sent across by you is conducted. Incase the information provided to us is insufficient the developer working on your resume will get in touch with you for additional information to enrich your resume. Your resume is completely reworded and formatted according to your industry standards.
Once developed, the first draft of your new resume is sent to you for your approval and suggestions. Your suggestions are incorporated and the resume is mailed to you for further inputs and approval.
The process of changing and working on your resume continues till you are completely satisfied with the document.
Once we receive your approval on the developed resume we send you the final draft of the resume as a soft copy.
- How do I search the displayed resumes at JOB ON THE SPOT.com?
To search displayed resumes, there are two options available to you. You could type in your keywords in the search window on the jobonthespot home page, where it says Search Resumes by Keywords. The keywords you could enter could pertain to the job-seekers Profile or Skills (e.g. sales, marketing, hotel management, oracle etc), Qualifications (e.g. MBA or M.Sc.) or Location preference Once you have specified the keywords you are looking for, you can choose the relevant Search Criteria – All the words, Any of the Words or Exact Phrase. For years of experience, there is a drop down list with different options such as up to 2 years, 2 to 5 years, 5 to 10 years etc. Choose an option for years of experience and click on search. You will arrive at a list of relevant candidates. Click on any particular resume from this list and get further details on the candidate such as job objective, details of work experience etc. along with the email address and contact telephone number.
The other option is to browse through resumes by clicking on the link – Search Displayed CV’s -in the Recruiters Section of the jobonthespot home page. This will open onto a page where you will see a list of different resume categories such as top management, marketing and sales, systems, service, etc. You could browse through resumes in a particular category by clicking on the relevant categories You will arrive at a listing of relevant resumes. Click on a particular CV to get further details and contact information of the candidate.
Use the Browse Jobs option You could also search for jobs by clicking on the particular category of jobs that you are interested in on the jobonthespot home page, under the section BROWSE JOBS. For example, if you click on Marketing/Sales, you will arrive at a list of job vacancies available in that category. Against each serial number, you will get the designation, the company profile, the location and the date of uploading for that vacancy. Just click on that particular vacancy to get all the details that the company has provided including the contact address/telephone number/email id for that company.
- What kind of resumes do you have?
Our resumes are a cross section of different functional areas, educational qualifications, location preferences and years of work experience. Over 80% of the resumes in our database have at least 2 years work experience.