Ever wondered what is the most important section in your naukri.com profile?
Which input do you think is the key deciding factor for the Naukri search engine to send you the most relevant jobs to your email inbox?
For those who don’t know Naukri, it’s India’s most reliable job search website. Something like what is Monster.com to the world.
If you hold an account with Naukri.com and remember the credentials, login right away, I have got something interesting to show you.
Steps to follow:
- Login to Naukri.com
- Go to Preview and Update profile screen
- Edit the section Current Professional Details
- Edit Key Skills
Focus your attention on the input Key Skills. Read, re-read what keywords you have mentioned here. This tiny section is going to determine your future. Yes, this will have a significant impact on your future. Read on to know how.
The software sitting on Naukri servers simply reads this section, notes down the keywords and sends you jobs relevant to the keywords that you entered here. Naukri software also uses this information to decide whether to forward your profile to the recruiters who post new job positions relevant to your skills.
Use this Key Skills section with caution. Though it is not specified in the update screen, use the first 100 characters to fit in all the skills related to your current job separated by a comma.
For example, this was what I wrote in the Key Skills input of my Naukri profile.
Flex, Java, J2EE, C language,assembly language & C in AVR micro-controller, 8051 micro-controller, PIC micro-controller, Keil U vision micro-controller
I made several mistakes in my “Key Skills” section:
- Don’t exceed character limit: I exceeded the tacit 100 character limit, the total number of characters in my key skills is 153. Which means the skills beyond 100 character mark are being ignored by Naukri.
- Mention skills in order of importance: I did not mention my skills in the order of importance to me (left to right). I guess it is safer to mention your core skills first, because it’s natural that the software would have been written to scan from left to right. Also can avoid the risk of crossing the character limit.
- Use Comma as the separator between key words: I used ‘&’ as a separator. So “assembly language & C in AVR micro-controller” is processed as a single keyword that will match with nothing alike. Don’t use any special character other than comma to separate two keywords.
- Use more frequently used Acronyms as keywords: Instead of “C language”, I could have mentioned “C” as a keyword, as it is more likely to be a keyword.
- Test the keywords in Naukri Search: Instead of “micro-controller”, I could have mentioned “microcontroller” as it matches more closely with the jobs posted at Naukri. When you are in doubt, test the keyword using Naukri job search engine whether any jobs match that keyword.
- Split lengthy keywords: Comma should be the only separator between any two key words. Instead of “8051 micro-controller”, I could have written “8051,microcontroller”. Splitting into two keywords, helps the software to understand your skills better.
After reading my own advice and following it, my Key Skills should look like below.
To add to this article, resumes get searched based on the title of the resume. Like whenever you upload your resume into Naukri profile, you have to give a name to your resume. When the employer search for Naukri resumes, the results are pulled out in the list of resumes based upon the title of your Resume Summary section.
About the Author: Sridhar Jammalamadaka is the Editor of Interview Mantra. He is a student pursuing masters in International Institute of Information Technology. With over 4 years of IT experience, he is obsessed with software programming and computer technologies. He loves to see a software come to life in its development life cycle. He is a person who defies "mob mentality" and a deeply spiritual and a strong believer of moral values and righteousness. Through this website, he wishes to gather a large community of aspiring engineers, entrepreneurs and professionals from all parts of the globe. You can connect with him on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/sridhar.j