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HT Media’s Job Portal Shine.com Goes Live

HT Media’s job portal Shine.com has gone live…the tagline – “Shine is a place to grow”. The site, currently in beta, is at present accepting registration from job seekers. I did a couple of random jobseeking searches on Google (NSDQ: GOOG) – it doesn’t appear as if they’re doing Search Engine Marketing yet, though I could be wrong.

To drive registrations, they’re offering a daily prize of a months salary, and a bumper prize of a years salary (though for the daily prize, you’re only eligible for the day you register. The contest is going to run from March 26th to April 21st 2008. The registration process was fairly simple, but there’s nothing yet to browse – the full site hasn’t been launched yet, and it appears that they’re currently collecting resumes for showcasing to companies. They’re also collecting salary information, to create a survey for helping users compare salaries with their peers.

More as we have it.

Update: Didn’t realize that Alootechie had done the story on this before us. I just confirmed the time from Rajesh Barnwal, Editor of Alootechie. I’ve been checking Shine.com for a few weeks now, awaiting it’s launch, particularly since a March launch was mentioned in the HT Media earnings call.

Update 2: Amit Garg, head of Firefly e-Ventures, HT Media’s new media company, has declined to comment on the companys plans or discuss their strategy.

26 Responses to “HT Media’s Job Portal Shine.com Goes Live”

  1. shivani singh

    CURRICULUM VITAE

    Shivani Singh

    Address: H.no 436 Niti Khand 1
    Indirapuram ,Ghaziabad.
    Mobile : + 91 9250778905

    CAREER OBJECTIVE

    To work in a challenging and stimulating environment with opportunities to enrich my knowledge and integrate all my technical and soft skills, to serve the organization to the best of my caliber and to become a real asset to the organization.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPOSURE

    Worked for 5 years in Akashwani Gorakhpur .Participated in all quizzes
    And won first prize .

    17th Oct 2005 till date – Working as an Senior PD. ( Process Develpoer) with Genpact in Customer fulfillment team which deals in Ge Credit line cards customers based in New Zealand. My basic responsiblities include maintaining the financial record of the customers’ transactions .

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    • Helping the existing employees enhance their skills and improve their performance.
    • Recognising the individual areas of development of every agent on floor and then arranging the required Training programme as per their training needs.
    • Providing the useful Training material regarding new updates to new joinees and the existing employees.

    HR Representative – As an HR Representative my responsibilities include –

    • Helping the employees if they have any HR concern or are facing any situation which is in conflict with their and organizations interest.

    • Assisting employess to resolve their salary, bonus and P.F. disputes, and assisting the employess to complete the process of IJP(internal transfer) and Resignation.

    • Arranging meetings with HR manager for the whole team whenever required.

    Fun Spoc – I am an active member of the Creative Club ( fun team) of Genpact which requires me to do various activaties in order to create a better work place where my peers love to come and work with Zeal & enthusiasm.

    • I am responsible for arranging The Connect Programme after every 3-4 months which includes inviting the family members of all the employees and then arranging different cultural programmes in order to entertain them. I do it in coordination with different teams like – Logistics, house-keeping, and HR Team.
    • I help my trainers and Managers arranging other FUN activities like NZ Day ( which was recently arranged) etc.

    Organizing Team Huddles – I am responsible for arranging Team meetings thrice a week in which we pick up a call on random basis and then we listen to it whole as a team. I discuss the positives and negatives of the call along with the call scenario. Then, next day I send a mail to whole team for the Team Huddle. It helps the whole team in following ways –

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    • It helps every team member to improve his/her performance individually.
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    • I have 4 times cheers points for my performance in process as well as for taking care of extra initiative across ANZ.

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    Year Course Subjects School / University/ Institute
    2008 Pursuing M.B.A.
    EPYP (Executive Program for Young Proffesionals/Managers) Major:
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    Disatnce learning
    2004 -2007 B.A Kanpur University
    2004 CBSE- Senior Secondary English, accounts,CommercE,conomics
    NOS Lucknow

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    • Have 2 years Experience in MLM (Multi Level Marketing)
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    Contact no : 9250778905
    Sex : Female
    Marital Status : Single

  2. navendubansal

    NAVENDU BANSAL
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    JOB OBJECTIVE

    To have a dynamic career that gives an opportunity to translate my vision into reality, by exercising my academic knowledge and abilities in the best interest of the institute.

    PROFFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

    • Qualified NET (National Eligibility Test) for lectureship of Dec.2006.
    • MAMC (M.A.in Mass Communication) from IAAN School of Mass Communication, New Delhi in June 2005 affiliated to MAKHAN LAL CHATURVEDI RASHTRIYA PATRAKARITA University, Bhopal.

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

    • B.Sc (II Division) in Mathematics from Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University, Agra in 2000.
    • 10+2 with PCM (II Division) from U.P.Board in 1996.
    • 10 with science stream (II Division) from U.P.Board in 1994.

    INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

    • Presently working with Subharti Institute of Journalism and Mass Comm. As a LECTURER from Feb 2008 to till date.
    • Worked as Research & Coordinator (Kaal Kapaal Mahakaal) in Zee News in (2005-2006)
    • Worked as article Writer in Sahara Samay.
    • Worked as Reporter in Dainik Jagran.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Strong work ethics, excellent analytical capabilities, self-motivated, teamwork oriented.
    • Ability to analyze and achieve key results for company.
    • A positive attitude towards learning new things.
    • Highly motivated and confident, with good time management.
    • Disciplined and conscientious approach.
    • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing and expanding environment.

    PERSONAL PROFILE
    Age : 27 years

    Date of Birth : 20th Sept.1979
    Sex : Female
    Marital Status : married
    Mothers name : Mrs. Indu Agarwal
    Fathers name : Dr. N. K.Agarwal
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  3. vijay p. mehta

    I HAD REGISTERED MY BIO-DATA WITH SHINE BUT TILL DATE I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY JOB DETAILS OR OFFER. KINDLY SEND ME THE SAME ON MY E-MAIL ID.

    VIJAY P. MEHTA

  4. rahul sharma

    Hi this is nice.And helpful ur future.Bcoz in this busy life no body have time for listening and speaking.But after geting shine.Com.My life also become shine.

  5. Sunil sahu

    Hi this is nice.And helpful ur future.Bcoz in this busy life no body have time for listening and speaking.But after geting shine.Com.My life also become shine.So plz if u want sucess earlier then try it.Sunil sahu.

  6. Tarique Shafi

    Like all,HT entered in this too with a gr8 hope as jobs are many and plenty of scope,let's see how this new resource challenge it's compettitors & make the dream of the apirants come true…..

  7. naveen

    Please check whereismyboss.com for new features. Post your comment after checking the same. Anyway i wish shine.com to shine forever and be selfless in helping the workforce to get the right job.

  8. Most job sites lack innovation except a couple like Reffster, Techtribe & Yellojobs….. really interested on how the referral idea to jobsites will frame out.

  9. Wow. I am truly amazed at the comments on this post. They go from poor spelling and bad grammar to just not "getting it".

    HT appears to have launched a job portal because it has been very lucrative for Naukri and Monster. However, it's also important to note that HT, like ToI, probably has a huge print inventory of job openings. I would suspect that HT is trying to capitalize on their print business by being able to match online job seekers with online job openings but more importantly, get paid on their existing job classifieds in their offline publications. I'd see this as a nice little way to get paid twice on the same classified inventory that HT carries if they can develop a strong matching engine.

    However, it will be very difficult for HT to differentiate itself across the plethora of job sites that currently exist ( I wrote a posting on job boards almost 2 years ago http://blog.linosx.com/2006/08/18/job-board-schmob-boardjob-board-schmob-board/). Online recruiting has become a commodity and it's been increasingly difficult for them to differentiate themselves both to employers and job seekers. Niche job boards like CrunchBoard from TechCrunch have been able to gain a relatively smaller user base than Naukri or Monster. However, they've been able to gain significant traction amongst Web 2.0 companies and job seekers because of their TechCrunch brand. I'm sure it's also quite lucrative as they charge $200 per listing.

    Some of the newer job sites/boards might not be as enormous as Monster or Naukri but that's what I would call their strengths if they can focus on a niche and provide recruiters/companies with high quality talent that matches their needs in a fewer number of resumes to sort through and providing job seekers with jobs that closely match what they are looking for.

    Best of luck to HT with Shine.com and I'd be very interested in hearing their post-beta strategy.

  10. Good To C leaders stepping forward towards making careers… but hope and wish they dont fall.. coz too many people fighting for one reason is not a competition but FIGHT..
    And Y HT needed to get into the job market….??? is it so lucrative ???
    anyways all the best to the PLAYER(s) of the segment..

  11. Tejinder Singh

    Hi Good to learn the offer. It is just like killing two birds with one stone if we go by the offer. the Salary prize and the job offers. All i am looking forward is to see it the claim is true. If the offer is true it is something worth going.

  12. Dushyant Chauhan

    Just like Times group's http://www.timesjobs.com, HT also has their print back up. Lets see what business model they come up with or like any other job portal they also are just a me too kind of product. If that is the case then i don't think there is a need of any other job portal. This market has reached saturation and no other palyer is required after Naukri, Timesjobs & Monster.

  13. Too many jobsites and too much confusion. How many sites do people think will survive? Except 2-3 sites, the rest dont have any bottomline in sight and it will be a question of time before their funding gets questioned and the sites die a quiet death. Some promising sites have now become placement agencies….Jobstreet? Yellowjobs?…..wonder what will happen with Anil Ambani and now HT also jumping into the fray. Its a happy time for the Rediffs and Yahoos of the world as their pockets will be filled with advertising cash.

  14. internet watchdog

    well not too sure what value this job portal will add to the internet users in this country – jobs have reached a saturation – anyone knows wat happened to yellowjobs / jobstreet etc…..they will take a few years to come to the level of naukri and monster and that too if people last with them for more than 6 month…

    they have the same problems that any typical media house has……they have a super vision and zero delivery at the grassroot – more than that they should tackle their people problem first…the entire ht.com has anyways moved out !!!

  15. why you need to pay someone to upload his /her resume ? isn't prospect of getting a Job is not a good enough reason ? why internet companies in India [ specially the funded one ] believe that they can pay and get adaptation . there got to be a better way .