Several dilemmas are commonly faced by jobseekers during their search for work opportunities. Choosing the right job role, facing an interview, and negotiating for a higher salary are among the most important concerns that jobseekers have to confront. In fact, the entire process of job search can be a nerve-wracking one, especially without any guidance or support.
In order to combat these uncertainties, jobseekers often rely on various sources of information, such as social media, online videos, and podcasts that address their concerns. A survey by Indeed in India among millennials finds that while less than 20 percent job seekers rely on online sources for assistance in job search, almost half (46 percent) respondents said they would depend on advice from their friends to curb the apprehensions that come with job search.
In an effort to help the obstacles job seekers face through the entire span of their career, from doubts that arise during the hiring process, to negotiating at the workplace, Indeed India has introduced ‘Career Guide’. It is an application where job seekers can find all that they need to know about jobs and careers in one place.
In keeping with its mission of helping people get jobs, Indeed’s Career Guide is a repository of information on all facets of the job search process, ranging from how to choose a career, to how to ace interview questions, to negotiating salaries, among other topics, that is available completely free of cost to job seekers. Through various articles and videos categorised as per the different stages in a candidate’s journey while seeking a job, Career Guide seeks to empower job seekers and help them get their dream job.
Whether one is seeking better prospects or looking for an entirely new avenue of work, the process of job search remains highly personal and must be customised to meet individual requirements. Given that job seekers today search for jobs two to three times a week, and spend anything from 30 minutes to an hour a day on the same, it is essential that the process be personalised to ensure accuracy in job matching. With helpful tips on how to tailor resumes to fit job descriptions, interview techniques, and so on, the Career Guide aims to cater to specific job seeker concerns that arise during the job search process.
Mr. Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India, said, “Embarking on a new career, or navigating the professional landscape can often be daunting, especially when there is no one to assuage your fears. Understanding job seeker needs during various phases at work, we seek to provide a one-stop solution for career development and job search advice for the Indian job seeker.”
At present, the guide provides advice on finding a job, succeeding at interviews, creating resumes, creating cover letters, and succeeding at work. The guide can be accessed by job seekers through the URL https://www.indeed.co.in/career-advice on both mobile and desktop devices.