In India people are never really called a ‘college graduate’ until they secure a placement in a reputed firm. People of India have such a big flaw in their mentality that if a child happens to pursue any professional course, peeps usually ponder that whether the child will be successful in his/her life. No doubt the Indian market is full of several famous solutions for folks to look for their next jobs and select and apply via official job websites, there is no concrete solutions for those who have just taken their final year exams and are looking for their first or say second jobs. Usually every second child in India takes tuition while studying in Class 11 and 12. Freshers face a tough time every year in finding the perfect job for themselves because the colleges do not have a proper placement cell.
This is where LinkedIn has stepped in to give a sigh of relief to freshers of India. LinkedIn, world’s largest professional networking website operator, has decided to launch LinkedIn Placements app to offer a golden chance to freshly graduated kids to look and find their first job. LinkedIn has a user base of over 30 million in India, which makes it second largest market after the United States.
The LinkedIn Placements app has been developed by around 40 employees and it will hit India first, before a global roll-out happens. The global roll-out is expected in next twelve to eighteen months depending on the feedback it receives. It took around 6 months to develop the product. The product will be available both on mobile and desktop. In the initial days, the firm is not looking forward to make any monetary gains from the product, but would look to establish a market.
Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, head of engineering, LinkedIn India, said, “Our conversations with students, placement officers and recruiters involved in campus placement point to an unmet need for efficiency and effectiveness. We are excited to start this journey to provide a locally developed solution that helps to improve the experience and processes for everyone involved in the entire campus recruitment ecosystem.”
LinkedIn Placements is completely free of cost for users. With the help of it, students will be able to keep track of suitable jobs and apply accordingly. They will receive real time updates on their applications. Placement officers will be able to organize their data with greater efficiency and see the offers a student gets and recruiters can post jobs and also filter candidate pool ahead of campus placements.
Rajeev Kumar, global head of campus hiring, Wipro, said this product will also help recruiters reach out to colleges that do not have placement officers.
The project has already been accepted by 14 colleges across. To name a few: FMS Delhi, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jain College, Mount Carmel College and Wellingkar College among others.
LinkedIn has over 340 million users globally as of now, making it one of the biggest social media networks.