Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.
There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, 3 September 2004



By now you must have received your first set of job-alerts on email.

Being the very first set, we matched your job-preferences with the job-advts. Compiled over the last 6 days. This was to ensure that you got, at least a few relevant job-alerts.

From today onwards, we will match your job- preferences with only the fresh jobs posted on different jobsites during the last 24 hours only. This might, possibly, bring down the no. of job-alerts that you get.

But,  more than that, the no. of job-alerts that you get, depends to a much greater extent on your selection of “Keywords” in the job- preference form.

You will recall that you are supposed to select/enter keywords ( in job-preference form), for

è City
è Designation
è Industry
è Skills

We found that executives had no problem with selection of correct “Words” for “CITY” & “DESIGNATION”. But when it came to choosing the most appropriate words for “Industry” and “Skills”, we found quite a few WRONG entries, resulting in none/few matching job-advts.

For example, following words, entered by some executives under “INDUSTRY” are NOT describing “Industry” :-

i    Oracle                                 i    Systems
i    Industrial                             i    RD
i    Software Company                 i    Design
i    e-learning                            i    Engineers
i    Web Designer                       i    Corporate
i    Edible Oil                             i    Instruments
i    Soap                                   i    Marketing
i    CAD                                    i    Purchases
i    UG                                      i    Multimedia Codes
i    SAP                                    i    image processing
i    Bev                                     i    DSP

In a similar way , following words used by some under “SKILL” are not representing “Skills” :

i    Innovative                           i    Purchases
i    Corporate                             i    EXIM
i    Engineers
i    Rural

Apart from selecting in appropriate words, some other common errors, which we  found in the job- preference forms, were :

Ø    Wrong spellings ( although word chosen was appropriate)
Ø    Use of “and”, ( Instead of separating two words by a “Comma”)
Ø    Joining two words ( instead of required space between two )

The  purpose  behind this long  email is to  request you  to go  back and  recheck  your Job-preferences ( and edit, if required ), so that you are not disappointed with the alerts that you get.

The most important thing to remember is to use those words, which you want your desirable job-advt to contain. These are the words, if found in a job-advt, are likely to attract your attention/interest and make you read it.

With regards

Hemen parekh

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