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

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Career Profile using www.IndiaRecruiter.net

Dear HR Manager / Headhunter / Recruitment Consultant :

One recent survey showed that nearly 25%of the resumes are faked / fudged.

Some blatantly, some in a subtle manner. 

In most cases , such misinformation related to past / current work experience

 ( Employers - Position / Designation - years worked - salary drawn etc ).

Now he is a rare candidate who organizes his "Career History" in an easy - to read tabulation , in a reverse chronological order , with current job , right at the top. 

And even that rare jobseeker's resume does not voluntarily answer , your following questions :

What is his total experience ?

Does this match with the experience required for our position/vacancy ?

During this “total experience”, how many jobs has he changed  ?

Does he seem to be a “ job-jumper ”  ?

Does he seem to have stuck to the same organization for a long time ?

 What could be the reason ?

Does he seem to have stuck at the same “Designation – Level “ for a long time ?

Was he “un-promotable” ?

He seems to have got very frequent promotions /salary-raise.

Does he come through as a “Fast Track” candidate?

Given his “Average/Longest/Minimum” tenure with the companies where he worked, how long can we expect him to stay with us  ?

He is in his current job for less than a year. 

Why is he keen to quit within such a short period ?

Is he plateauing ? i.e. rose very rapidly in early years but now seems to have slowed down.

In terms of the size / turnover / reputation of the companies where he has worked, does he seem to have steadily “progressed” ? 

Are there any reversals ?

i.e. leaving a large / organized company to join a small / family owned company.

Has he spent his entire career in one city or is he mobile ?

Does his “Total Years of Experience” tally with his current age  ? 

If not, does he seem to have “inflated” his experience  ?

 Or, he should have got 20 years of experience by now, but graph shows only 12 years ! 

Has he failed to “list” some “unfavorable” tenures ?


where his services were terminated or where the service was “temporary/contractual” ?

Did any of the companies that he worked for, belong to his father / relative ?

 If so, what was his designation / salary during such tenure ?

Was that commensurate with his qualifications / experience ?

During his career, were there any periods of “self-employment” ?

If so, has he listed those in his “Career History” section ? 

What factors made him “ start / give-up ” such self employment ?

Not only Career Profile answer those questions ( or , at least raise those questions ), it does it graphically !

-Shubhangi / www.IndiaRecruiter.net

Career profile graph