New Delhi: Within four months of its launch, Shine.com, an exhaustive career portal launched by Firefly eVentures under the HT Media banner, has touched the figure of over one million candidates in its job database.
According to Amit Garg, business head, Firefly eVentures, “Shine is more than an ordinary jobsite – it is a one-stop career portal that is based on a unique patented Matching Technology model having numerous career-related content and tools that help candidates make correct career choices.
From a recruiter’s perspective the site’s matching technology makes business sense since it allows shortlisting of relevant candidates within minutes, as compared to days spent using other means.
The site puts out candidate profiles on the basis of experience, educational qualifications and so on. Majority have more than two years work experience with a healthy representation from premier institutes and from across organizational levels, including top management.
Garg elaborated, “Shine has a high proportion of qualified candidates who are not available on other job sites. This is attributed to the site being geared towards meeting the need of career conscious candidates, who till now perceived job portals as being largely for entry-level, B-grade job hoppers”.
He added that Shine’s commitment to safeguarding the identity of its candidates is a key feature. Media plans launched for 2008-09 across multimedia platforms include TV, Internet, Print, radio, cinema and below-the-line activities.
Firefly e-Ventures Ltd., is a 100% HT Media subsidiary that manages Hindustantimes.com, Livemint.com, Desimartini.com and Shine.com