Thursday, February 22, 2007

Jobokplease.com - a job site for students and freshers

JAM magazine has just launched Jobokplease.com. A job site whose USP is opportunities for students and fresh graduates.

True, there are many job sites in the market - and they do a great job. But if you are a young person looking for a part-time/ freelance or summer job, these sites don't necessarily serve your needs.

Similarly, if you're an employer looking for this variety of bright young workers, you may not find them through traditional avenues. I get a lot of requests from friends and clients who need 'a smart kid for a project'. Or ' not an MBA, just a sharp fresh graduate.' And there are so many young people out there looking for such a break. So why not provide a platform where they can connect?

Well, over the years, we have been providing this platform - in the print medium.

Way back in 1995, JAM magazine pioneered the concept of 'Summer Internships'. This was much before working in summer was fashionable or considered desirable. The idea of summer internships was to tie up with 8-10 leading companies and place very bright and motivated young people there for a 1 or 2 month period.

Some of the companies which I offhand recall participating in JAM's summmer internship program include HLL, TV18, rediff.com, Sony Music, Leo Burnett, Euro RSCG and Midday. I know of at least four young people for whom JAM's summer internship was a life-changing experience. A would-be engineer became a journalist. A hotel management student shifted to advertising!

Cut to 2007. We are providing the same platform, but on a much bigger scale. We will be using JAM's clout as a youth medium to attract students to jobs. And we hope to attract a wider variety and quality of jobs than is commonly available. Both the kind where one can earn some extra pocket money. And the kind which provide you valuable 'exposure and experience'.

From the many categories we've listed - and the kind of jobs the site has started attracting already, I think we're on the right track.

If you are a company or entrepreneur looking for young talent I invite you to try out jobokplease.com. Job postings are FREE till 1st April 2007.

We also look forward to your valuable user feedback. The site is a plain-vanilla format right now, more features and some content will be added on in some time.

Lastly, thanks to Gautam Ghosh, for being the first (even before me!) to write about Jobokplease. Like film stars cutting open the ribbon for a jewellery showroom, it's only appropriate that an HR specialist should be the first to review a job site!

9 comments:

  1. Film star? Heh, hardly.

    More like a journalist rushing to get the scoop out before others could get to it :-))

    Gautam

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  2. Congrats !!..Great Going !!

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  3. the site is not working properly.. whenever you apply to any job.. it ends up giving a database connectivity error..

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  4. Sukhdeep, email your specific problem to me at rashmi_b@yahoo.com. Many folks have successfully registered but I know there still could be minor bugs.

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  5. I have added this site to http://IndiaUpcoming.com. http://indiaupcoming.com/sites/428

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  6. Anything for the student and freshers is must....but I thot 1st naukri was something similar...neways more the merrier....

    Has anyone seen the Web 2.0 India Hyper Aggregated site?

    http://www.IndyChai.com

    I think its Awesome as it covers whole of India on 1 single page, very kool interface!

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  7. just scrolled through the site. as of now it seems quite neat with minimum complexities, did not dig too deep. but the ease in usability could be due to less content. would be interested in following how the ease is maintained if huge content flows into it.

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  8. i think Number of job which is listed become very headache because we have to go long procedure. Thry ask for experience, the placement goes on looking face of candidate, the one who like likes someone face they provide them jon. They ask for experience but i like question them when the hrd got themeself married then they were having their experience.I think no one get experienced in mother stomch. so they should avoid such thing and let the candidated to have job. if he get gob then only he or she will get experienced.

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