How to look for work in Bangalore


Many international companies have offices in Bangalore. Newspapers, employment websites, personal contacts and employment agencies are the most important ways of landing a job in Bangalore. Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool. So if you’re already in the city, speak to the natives and build a contact network to help you find the job you’re looking for.

Below are some resources that will help you in your job hunt for India.

CV, cover letter and interview

Indian CVs should be typed on a maximum of two pages. Arrange and type your CV in a chronological order starting with your first job and ending with your most recent position. Include your name, address, e-mail and phone number at the top, but never include place of birth, race or religion. Discrimination laws are not very strictly enforced in India so carefully consider what goes in and stays out of your CV.

‘Education’ is very important in India so make sure you clearly describe this section. Include examination grades giving dates of attendance, study emphases, diplomas and degrees. State additional courses or training and special skills such as computer programs in which you are proficient. Mention your native tongue and describe level of fluency for the other languages with reference to the spoken and written levels.

One more thing to bear in mind is that CVs in India are often kept on file for lengthy periods. Hence, ensure that your contact details are likely to remain accurate in the foreseeable future. A daytime phone number, with the international access code and e-mail are most important. Since it is common to apply for a job through the Internet, make sure that your electronic CV is easily scan-able on a computer screen. Never attach any official documents, like diplomas or testimonials to your application. To see a sample of an Indian CV, click here.

Update 28/11/2008


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