Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 — (Business Wire India)
MyParichay, the leading social referral platform company for job seekers and recruiters announced the launch of Connected Jobs™. The war between Facebook and LinkedIn for dominance in the professional networking space has resolved itself with the help of MyParichay.
Launched today, MyParichay’s new Connected Jobs™ connects to both LinkedIn and Facebook; intelligently utilizing personal contacts in Facebook who are professionals and LinkedIn connections to give job seekers a complete overview of their professional reach through these two networks.
The job listings are pulled from all job boards and corporate career sites across the web in India. MyParichay takes job search to a new level as it finds relevant jobs that are available at companies where you have first and second level Facebook friends and LinkedIn connections currently working or have worked at in the past. Job Seekers can utilize their contacts in those networks to directly “Send a Resume” or use “Start a Conversation” feature to privately start exploring the job with a trusted insider.
For people who are not actively seeking a job, there are also “Job Alerts” that automatically deliver “Connected” job opportunities to the person’s inbox along with the right connections. It’s not unlike the “jobs you may be interested in” feature on LinkedIn, but again, MyParichay Job Alert includes Facebook opportunities as well.
“Our Vision is to eliminate the need to Apply for a job and get your resume lost in a pile on a web or job site. MyParichay™ is committed to make job search better, easier reliable process for young professionals by utilizing the power and trust of their social network to develop fulfilling careers,” said Ranjan Sinha, Co-founder and Chairman of MyParichay™.
According to the study conducted by ERE Research  the chances of hiring increase 54 times when referred by a friend or a colleague than directly applying.
A recent study by Shine.com/ HT Media showed 9 out of 10 of the job seekers on the internet in India are on Facebook and based on a Carnegie Mellon Study  Facebook friends are 5 times more likely to help you find a job than LinkedIn connection.
What is also interesting is that the number of companies who are establishing their presence on Facebook Pages have shot up by 100% since last year. MyParichay offers talent sourcing and employee referral management solutions to recruiters and hiring companies. There are over15 million profiles available for referral and talent search.
MyParichay™ (www.myparichay.in) is a social recruitment platform that empowers job seekers and recruiters alike to seek mutual connections and career opportunities through referrals. MyParichay’s proprietary technology enables recruiters to create an effective Facebook presence, automate and amplify their employee referral programs, and discover candidates through a combination of professional and social indicators.
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