Monthly Archives: February 2009
You have to give it to these RiseSmart guys!
They know how to grab a job seeker’s attention. Specially the loaded ones 🙂
According to an email the folks there sent me:
RiseSmart, a $100K+ job site and HR service provider that delivers human-powered job search and outplacement services via the Web, today announced the launch of AfterWallSt.com, a Web site dedicated to finding new jobs for the thousands of workers displaced by Wall Street layoffs. Wall Street layoff victims who sign up at the site will receive one month of free job search help from RiseSmart, a $43.95 value.
Well over 100,000 individuals have lost their jobs on Wall Street in the past year. But RiseSmart CEO Sanjay Sathe says these workers shouldn’t be discouraged — because there are currently nearly a million senior-level management openings on the Web, including tens of thousands of $100K+ finance and accounting positions.
“The problem isn’t that the $100K+ jobs aren’t out there,” explains Sathe, who has been quoted as an expert on Wall Street layoffs by CNBC and other media outlets. “It’s that finding them using conventional job-search sites is extremely time-consuming and inefficient. It’s like searching for a needle in a haystack. This is the problem RiseSmart Job Concierge was created to solve.”
RiseSmart Job Concierge is a subscription-based service for $100K+ jobseekers that assigns each member a dedicated HR professional who searches senior-level job listings across the Web, returning only the listings that best match the subscriber’s specific criteria. The RiseSmart Job Concierge team listens to customer feedback to continually enhance the results it delivers to each subscriber.
By signing up at AfterWallSt.com, laid-off Wall Street workers will receive one free month of RiseSmart Job Concierge service, a $43.95 value. Interested jobseekers should visit www.AfterWallSt.com.
Looks like the BJP folks are really keen to learn from Barack Obama’s campaign. Some days ago I got an email that stated:
I am from LK Advani Communications Office. We are launching a programme called Bloggers ForAdvani. We would like to know if you are a supporter and would like to be a part of this initiative. Do write back with an affirmative or negative. Look forward to hearing back from you and sharing more details of this campaign!
LK Advani Communications Office
26 Tughlaq Crescent, New Delhi 110011
Tel: +91 (11) 23001741 (board line)
Tel: +91 (11) 23001721 (direct line)
Apparently they’ve tried to reach other bloggers too like Sidin of Mint who wrote an articleon why he won’t be joining the BJP campaign which got published in HT this sunday.
The reason I won’t be participating in the campaign is that I am not a political blogger at all. My focus is HR and organizational business and I’ll stick to it
Got this in an email from the Naukri folks:
The Naukri JobSpeak indicates a stable job scenario, the index inches up by 5% in Jan 2009
According to Naukri JobSpeak – The Overall Job Index inched up from 697 in December 2008 to 738 in January 2009, an increase of 5% in new jobs.
Bangalore saw an increase in new jobs by 18% in January 2009 as compared to December 2008.
The job index for ITes and BPO industry moves up by 28% in Jan 2009.
Functional areas including Teaching and Hospitality inched up above the July 2008 levels indicating a more robust job scenario in these sectors.
A location wise analysis reveals an improved situation in IT centres like Bangalore, Kolkata Hyderabad and Pune. The industry analysis reveals a positive scenario in IT, BPO, Telecom, Banking and Hospitality.
City wise Analysis: The job index for Bengaluru moves up by 18% in Jan 2009
The city wise analysis revealed a growth in new jobs in Bangalore and Kolkata. The Bangalore job index at 747, gained 18% as compared to December 2008. The Kolkata job index that had slipped to a low of 586 in December 2008, gained 23% in January 2009. Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune saw a marginal increase in jobs as compared to December 2008.
Industry Analysis: ITeS , BPO and Telecom buoy the job industry
Most of the industries saw a positive hiring scenario in January 2009 as compared to December. Niche industries including Legal, Government and Defence continued to see an increase in Jobs, with the index above July 2008 levels.
Functional Area / Department Analysis: Most functional areas see an increase in demand
IT, ITeS, Sales, Project Management Accounting and Banking professionals saw an upward movement in the index, especially the ITes saw an increase in new jobs by 18%. Functional areas including Teaching and Hospitality inched up above the July 2008 levels indicating a robust job scenario in these sectors.
The index has been calculated based on new jobs added to the site month on month. July 2008 has been taken as the base month with a score of 1000 and the Aug 08-Jan 09 index is compared with the data for July. Data has been sourced from Naukri.com and is reflective of new job listings added on the site. Jobs have been categorised by location, functional area and industry. The index has been analysed across Cities/ Functional Area – Deptt / Industry verticals. The report (produced monthly) will show hiring trends across industry sectors, geography and functional areas. More than 32500 national and international clients use Naukri.com, leading to high reliability of data.