Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Saturday, 29 October 2016

FAQ for Jobseekers - OnlineJobsFair




{ In case of some of the features below , there is a different thinking now , since this FAQ is dated 06 Nov 2012 }

(  Upload Date :  29  Oct 2016 )

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Q :  What is Jobfair ?


A :  Jobfair is our online platform where,

      *   Employers post their jobs / vacancies for Fresh Graduates ( for time being ) , and interview applicants online , using Google Talk / IM / Skype etc
Ours is a Virtual Job Fair , aimed at replacing,

             >   Physical , on ground job fairs

             >   Campus Interviews

    *  Fresh Graduates submit their resumes , apply online against jobs posted and appear for online interviews from their PCs / Tablets / Mobiles etc


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Q  :  How does Virtual Job Fair differ from a typical job portal ?

A  :  Job portals are PASSIVE post offices , where employers post their vacancies and jobseekers post their resumes

After searching for suitable jobs , candidates can " apply " online and the job portal will email their resumes to the concerned job advertisers

That's all . The role of a typical job portal ends here

As against this , our Job Fair is an ACTIVE platform , enabling employers and jobseekers to engage in online interviewing !


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Q   :   How does ONLINE interview take place ?

A   :   After login, the Recruiter and the Applicant , open their respective ,

         INTERVIEW  CONSOLE


This Console displays ,

>   Job Advt details

>   Applicant Resume details / Photo

>   A Chat Room for typing Interview Questions and Answers

    { This permanently saved / preserved log is very useful for future reference by Senior Company Executives , at
       any  time }

>   space to display Skype Video


In addition , Employer's Interview Console has provision for,

>  Recording " Rating " of the candidate

>  Entering whether " Rejected " or " Selected "

>  Sending online OFFER  LETTER


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Q   :   How do Recruiters and Applicants know , when exactly to login and open the Interview Console ?


A   :   For each posted job , Recruiter selects candidates ( from amongst those who applied ) , and allots Interview date / time in ,

" INTERVIEW  CALENDAR  (  EMPLOYER  ) "  page


As soon as he allots date / time , a SMS / Email message goes out to the concerned candidate ( INTERVIEW INTIMATION )

Apart from this , an Applicant can login and look up , dates / times for ALL interviews , scheduled for him by different Employers , by login / look up on his own,

INTERVIEW  CALENDAR ( APPLICANT ) " page


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Q    :   How soon will applicant ( jobseeker ) come to know about the outcome of his interview ?

A    :   Instantly  !

As soon as the interview gets over , the Recruiter is required to ,

#    Announce the result by ticking / selecting , one of the following options :

      *   Candidate Selected   ........   

      *   Candidate  Rejected...........

#    Fill up and post online ( automatically ) , a " Job Offer " form , in case the candidate is marked " selected "

Candidates must login / open their respective,

MY  JOB   OFFERS  "  page ,

to find out the offer and " Accept " the same ONLINE

Once a candidate " Accepts " online offer , he will receive the " E-Mail Offer " by way of confirmation and record


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Q   :  A candidate may apply against many different jobs, from many different companies. How can he keep track ?

A   :  No problem

There is no need for him to manually write down all of these , on a piece of paper

All that he need to do is to look up ,

YOUR   INTERVIEW   SCHEDULE  "  page , from time to time

Of course , this page will show him , a list of ONLY those jobs where he has been " Accepted " by concerned Employers , for interviewing


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Q  :  I don't have a PC . Can I access / use Job Fair thru my tablet ?

A   :  Of course , you can , as long as ,

       >  You can access   ....www.OnlineJobsFair.com......from your tablet

       >  Your tablet has Instant Messaging ( IM ) and / or Skype Apps , properly installed


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Q   :   How does it help to post / upload my photo in my resume ?

A   :   Through Job Fair , we are trying to provide to both Jobseekers and the Employers , a VISUAL / INTIMATE , context, approaching a " FACE  TO  FACE  " encounter

Through our own " Domain Expertise " , we know that , candidates who post their photos in resume , stand much better chance of getting selected for interviews , as compared to those who do not

Besides , Employers want to eliminate " Proxy Interviewees " !


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Q   :   Can I be interviewed over my mobile phone ?


A   :   Sure , you can

         In " YOUR  INTERVIEW  CALENDAR  " page , you are required to indicate ( > ) , your preferences for " Mode of Interview " , viz :

*   Mobile Phone

*   Chat thru IM / Google Talk

*   Video thru Skype

Please indicate your choices there

Of course , the option to select any particular " Mode " , lies with the Recruiter / Interviewer concerned


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Q   :   Does it help to mention my Skype ID in my resume ?

A   :   It helps quite a lot !

By using Skype , the impression that you can make upon the Interviewer , through your body language / your facial expressions , is unique

It is our experience that a Recruiter will ask you many more questions and give you much more time , in a Video Interview


We strongly recommend that you make Video Interview ( through Skype ) , your foremost option

And Skype is FREE !

Do install it on your tablet / PC / Mobile and do mention Skype ID in your resume


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Q   :   Why is  " INTERVIEW   CALENDAR  " only for 2 months , viz: " Current " and the " Next " ?


A   :   Almost all job vacancies need to be filled up fast

This is why , nearly 100 % of advertised jobs have an " Expiry Date " of 30 days . Many have even 15 days

Nearly 90 % of the applications / resumes get received by the job advertiser , within 7 days of posting a job advt

No recruiter will normally schedule an interview beyond 15 / 20 days thereafter
Hence , there is no need to provide for a longer calendar

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Q   :   If , for some reason , I am not in a position to " Accept / Confirm " the interviewer date selected by a Recruiter , what should I do ?

A   :   Look up ,

YOUR   INTERVIEW   SCHEDULE  " page


There , instead of ticking ( Confirm that you will attend ) column ,
tick ( I request alternate date ) column

Concerned Recruiter will get a SMS message , based on which , he may accede to your request and give you an alternate date , through his ,


CREATE   INTERVIEW  SCHEDULE  "  page


But then , you run the risk of rejection - and a lost opportunity !


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Q   :   After initially " accepting " ( online ) , to appear for an interview , can I , later on " Regret " ?


A   :   Yes , you can

Visit  "  YOUR   INTERVIEW   SCHEDULE  " page and un-tick the check box , which you have ticked earlier

This action will pop up Outlook Email , with that Employer's Email ID already filled up

Also , the " Subject Line " will get auto-filled to read :

" Regret cannot attend [ JOB ID ] / Position / Date / Time "

Now type out your message ( as to why you will not be able to attend the interview ) , and enter your NAME /
PEN , before sending

You must have some strong / valid reasons to " Regret "


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Q   :   If I initially " Accept " online , a job offer made to me , but fail to join on the " Joining Date " mentioned in the offer , is there any penalty / consequence ?

A   :   This is the WORST thing you can do !

The moment you fail to join on the mentioned date , concerned Employer MAY enter your Name / PEN in an online page called ,


BLACK-LISTED   CANDIDATES  "


Since this page can be " Accessed / Viewed " by ALL the registered / logged in Employers , they may get to see your name and hesitate to make you a job offer , especially if several employers have BLACK-LISTED your name

So , if you are not 100 % sure / keen to join a particular employer , the best thing for you to do , is NOT to " Accept " the job offer ONLINE , in the first place


But , if for some valid reasons , you are compelled to " Regret " AFTER initially accepting , you should directly write to the concerned employer , who may agree to remove your name from the BLACK-LIST page , by editing


Of course , no employer can " Edit " the entries made by other employers

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Q  :  On  " List  of  Live  Jobs  " page , you are listing hundreds of jobs


It is possible that I may apply against many of these jobs , and just do not remember which ones

Hence , there is an ( embarrassing )  possibility that I may end up , " Applying " against a particular job , TWICE or even more !

How can I avoid this mistake ?


A  :  Don't worry .  Be happy !

We have taken care of this


On " List  of  Live  Jobs  " page , we have , in the end , provided a column , " Date on which Applied "


The moment you tick / select against a particular job and click " APPLY " , at the bottom , this column will get filled up with the date

Next time you visit this page ( after log in ) , you will see this date !

Of course , if that job has " expired " by that time , you may not see it


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Q   :   I do not find any mention of Salary / Stipend offered in the job advts

How do I come to know how much salary / stipend I will get in case a job is offered to me ?


A   :   Although most companies do have some " norms " for salary / stipend for Entry Level jobs , for fresh graduates , these are in the nature of internal guidelines

Quite often , actual salary / stipend offered varies from candidate to candidate , depending upon many factors , which include :

>    Interview Performance

>    Command over English language

>    Final year marks / grade

>    Institute from which graduated....etc

You will come to know about salary offered from your Job Offer Letter

You can also ask the interviewer during interview


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