FAQs

Mykindofjob (MKOJ) is an online commercial marketplace for professionals who are looking for flexibility at work. At Mykindofjob.com:

• Students can find internships of their choice or amazing part time job opportunities

• Housewives/New Mothers can find jobs that offer flexibility

• Retired or people nearing retirement can look for meaningful work options having flexibility

• Accomplished subject matter experts, who have already opted for flexibility by either choosing to be a freelancer or by setting up their own small firm/company, can effectively market themselves as well as pick exciting short term assignments/projects with Corporate.

However, the idea of Mykindofjob.com is not to be just a job portal. While Jobs remain the pivot, the portal aims to be a place where one can meet/ interact/network with like-minded people/ people with similar interest, engage with employers, follow people and companies, share experiences, market yourself if you are an expert, find avenues to monetize your innate individual skills and much more.

At Mykindofjob.com, we have corporate offering jobs that offer flexibility. We have the following flexible work options on the portal:

Part Time Job

    • Typically, part time employees don’t have restriction of taking another job.
    • Normally either these are daily jobs with reduced work hours (typically half days or few hours) or they have fixed days/no. of days in a week/month.

Compressed work week

    • A compressed work schedule allows an employee to work a traditional 40-45 hour workweek in less than five workdays.
    • Many compressed work schedule options may be negotiated. For example, a full-time employee scheduled for 45 hours per week could work four 11.15 hour days instead of five 9 hour days.

Work from Home – Full

    • Employee can work from the comfort of his/ her home
    • He/she needs to come to office only in case of meetings, reviews, etc
    • The time commitment required can be normal 8/9 hours like a full time job
    • Depending on the job, employee may have restriction of taking other jobs

Work from Home – Partial

    • In case of Work from Home (Partial), employee works out of home but is required to attend to office every week for 1 or more days.

Working Hour Flexibility

    • Daily job with less than 8 hour schedule
    • Employee restricted from taking other jobs

Thus, as you can see, part time jobs are just one of the flexible work options on the portal.

Let’s explain this using a small example.

A knows B. B knows C. A wants to talk to C. In a networking site, A can reach C only via an introduction by B. At MKOJ which follows the marketplace concept, A does not need B’s introduction to talk to C. This means faster and more transparent access without boundaries and barriers.

Accordingly, at MKOJ, one can interact with any other individual user on the portal. Not only Individuals, one can interact with any employer also. Interaction is enabled through a personal mailbox available to each user.

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Have a dashboard and Profile Page
Upload Resume
Create Video Profile
Search/Apply for Jobs
Ability to view/ interact with all other members on the site
Monetize/ Consummate your passion/ personal skills
Follow Corporate/ People
Subscribe to Company Newsletters, journals, publications
Post Company reviews or Read/ Comment on them
Create, Follow, Share professional Bucket List
Drop Your E Visiting Card

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Yes! At MKOJ, besides jobs posted by Corporate, we also have Classified Jobs.

Classified jobs are jobs posted by people (Corporate/Employers cannot post classified jobs) who are looking to consume some other individual’s innate personal skills or acquired knowledge like arts, dance, sports, music, academics, etc. for their own benefit. Only individuals are eligible to apply for these jobs. Please note there is no charge/fees for posting a classified job or applying to one.

E.g. A Homemaker is looking for a math tutor for her kid who is in 12th Standard. She posts a Classified job. An Investment Banker who is in a regular 9-5 job loves math and is open to taking personal tuitions. He sees the classified job on Mykindofjob.com and applies. The Homemaker connects with the Investment Banker and they both decide to go ahead.

At mykindofjob.com, you can pen down your ideal job. Then, our extremely intelligent recommendation engine showcases your dream job description to people who can possibly help, who you might not even know. So, at MKOJ, you are never alone in your job search. Not just that, we understand that you may have more than one ideal job. We allow you to describe upto three ideal jobs. Go to “Create MKOJ” section for penning it down right away.

We, at MKOJ, understand that people evolve and so do their preferences and aspirations. However, more often than not, employers judge us by what we have done in the past, thus limiting our options for future. Not at MKOJ. At MKOJ, we give you a specific space (“Create MKOJ”) to describe what kind/type of job you would want to do now. This is visible to anyone looking at your profile including prospective employers. So you can mention what you want to do which can be different from your past experience, without any hesitation of being the odd one out or confusing a prospective employer/ user.

Your search for the job of your choice has been made better through many useful features on the portal like:

  • Intelligent Search Engine – Our Search engine has been developed by highly known industry experts to give you that cutting edge in your job search. The extremely intelligent search and recommendation engine brings you jobs that are closest matches to your search criteria.
  • Save Job Criteria – You can set your desired search criteria and our recommendation engine brings you jobs fitting your criteria in your inbox. So we ensure you will never miss a relevant job opening.
  • Get help from people who you might not even know (Create MKOJ) - You can pen down your dream/ideal job. Our highly intelligent recommendation engine showcases your dream job description to people who can possibly help, who you might not even know. So, at MKOJ, you are never alone in your job search.
  • Network with Employees/alumni – You can also network with employees and alumni of a prospective employer to get feedback and take a more informed decision about your next job.
  • Read Company Review – Read what different people have said in "Company Review" of your prospective employer to get a better perspective
  • Detailed Company Profiles – At MKOJ, benefit from in-depth and properly presented information about a prospective employer in terms of its general profile, CSR activities, testimonials, company reviews, newsletters and journals, videos, office pictures, etc. We believe, all this will definitely help you a take a better and more informed decision about your next employer.

Yes. As long as you meet the requirements of the job and the Employer who has posted it and provided your Institute allows you to take up a job, go ahead and apply.

Click on the top right icon on your screen. If you have uploading your profile picture, the icon would show your profile picture. Click on privacy and settings. You will see an option to change your password.

Sure we are happy to help you for any queries that you may have please feel free to call our customer service on : 022 42602570 (Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm except Sundays).

My Dashboard is your personal homepage on the portal. This is the page you land on after logging in. You can post updates, articles, thoughts and ideas as well as receive posts of your connections, people you are following, jobs matching categories that you have saved. You can also comment, like, share other user’s posts reflected on your dashboard.

No, your dashboard is personal and cannot be viewed by other users.

Your post can be viewed by your connections and your followers on their dashboards.

Yes, we would be happy if you were to invite your connections on Linkedin to come and join Mykindofjob.com. Click on “Invite Friends to be a part of MKOJ” and start inviting your friends to be part of this one-of-a-kind marketplace. Not only LinkedIn you can invite your connections on Google as well.

No. Unfortunately, starting April 2015 Facebook has changed its APIs where you could invite your Facebook friends. Now Facebook does not allow to invite your friends on FB to join other portals. However, we suggest that you definitely speak with them and tell them why they should join this portal.

At mykindofjob.com, you are never alone in your job search. Our extremely intelligent recommendation engine showcases your dream job description to people who can possibly help, who you might not even know.

So, if you are seeing some people and descriptions of “their My Kind of Job” on your dashboard, it means the recommendation engine feels that you, given your industry and functional expertise and position in your career, may be in a position to help these people get their dream jobs. So go ahead and help them out and earn good karma. In case you feel that you can’t help but know someone who can, feel free to refer.

You can find all your posts in “My Activities – My Posts” section. It also gives you the option to edit and repost your old post

Connections are people that you may already know or whom you want to connect with in order to benefit from them. One can send a 'connection request' to any other individual or Employer on the portal. The other person/ party has the right to accept or reject the 'connection request.' Once connected, you will start seeing each other's posts and other relevant updates on the dashboard.

The fundamental difference is that you will follow a person when you look upto him/her and would like to get access to his/her views on various subjects, philosophies and thoughts. On the other hand, you would want to make a person your connection if you feel you can mutually benefit each other by being connected.

Also, one can decline a connection request received from another individual. However, the person who is being followed cannot “not accept” being followed.

Your profile can be viewed by all registered users on the portal; Individual as well as Corporate/ Institutions. However, your contact details and resume are visible only to Corporate/ Institutions.

Yes. We are trying to build features to extract your publicly available information on the internet, which will reduce time to create your profile. It is advisable that you take a few minutes to complete your profile as research has shown that a content rich and well written profile page gets a lot of views.

This section allows you to showcase your expertise. So fill it up with your blog link that people follow or the fabulous presentation(s) that you gave, whitepapers, articles, press coverage or any video of yours that you might want to showcase, etc.

Great! We recommend that you start by first thinking of a catchy profile title that will attract attention. Like if you are looking to teach dancing and are an investment banker, your Title can be "Salsa dancer by choice, deal maker by profession."

"Your background" section can talk about your journey as a Salsa dancer and capturing why people should learn dancing from you. You must fill up “Create MKOJ” section which describes about your passion for dancing. You can mention that your ideal job scenario would be to teach salsa to people on weekends/time of your choice along with your regular job of an investment banker.

We would urge you to write about your regular investment banking job and other prior corporate jobs in your Professional/Work experience. This will ensure that you can come up in search when other investment bankers look for professionals which might help you in your day job as well.

You should post videos and pictures showcasing your dancing prowess including any awards/accolades that you may have won. This can be done in the "Showcase" section.

MKOJ allows you to decide on the level of your expertise and register as an Expert. If you feel that you have great expertise in your area (industry/functional) and Corporate would be willing to pay for it, then wait, the right opportunity will come. You may want to subtly reach out to Companies you want to work with, by dropping your E Visiting card.

However. if you are not sure and your expertise is fairly common or generic in nature and you are willing to work in industry/functional area outside your area of expertise, then we advise you register as Flexible worker. You will have to use another E mail ID for creating another profile. MKOJ doesn’t allow you to delete your profile.

Just like your Visiting card in real life, every Expert has an E Visiting Card on the portal. The card appears on the top right of your profile page. You will have to fill up the required information on your profile page to have a complete E Visiting Card. Your E Visiting card is reversible and can be viewed from both front and back.

Your E Visiting Card is subtle but a very powerful marketing tool. It is perfect when you don't want to send unwanted emails to someone asking for work and yet make your presence felt.

You can choose to "drop your card" to Corporate(s) where you would like to scout work. It is a one click "drop your card process" with no emails required. Moreover, you don’t need to be connected with the Corporate to drop your Card. Cards will be stored in the "E Visiting cards folder" of the Corporate which can get in touch with you as and when it deems fit. You can also write mails within the portal to Corporate if you wish to follow up.

No, MKOJ does not do any screening of resume. When you apply a job, your application is sent to the Employer without any screening from our side.

Whenever you apply for a job posting, a pre-written message template pops up. You can write what you want to write in your cover letter by modifying the standard message and converting it into your cover letter. The Employer will get this Cover Letter along with your profile as part of your job application.

Only corporate looking to hire talent will have access to your resume/curriculum vitae.

You can save your search criteria for your ideal job and our recommendation engine brings you jobs fitting that criteria in your inbox.

To avoid spamming and misuse, one can apply to a maximum of 50 jobs in a month. We feel if you are applying with care and discretion, this limit would be sufficient.

There could be multiple reasons for not receiving a response to your job application which are best known to corporate who posted the job. However, we suggest that you can try doing the following:

  • You can write a mail to the employer asking the status of your application.
  • You can follow that Employer so that you can get future jobs from that Employer in your inbox.
  • You can also save your job criteria so that you can get future jobs matching the saved criteria in your inbox.

Mykindofjob.com is a marketplace. There will be things that may not be relevant to you but may be relevant for your friends, colleagues and family. Instead of blocking that information from you, we felt that it will be more meaningful if we allow access so that more people could get the job/internship/project or assignment of their interest and choice…. So you may find that great job for your grandfather and can help him apply for it.

Expertise Request is a project/assignment on a retainership/ part-time/one-time basis for which the corporate is looking for an expert. It can be for a training, consulting advice in a particular area or even interim management.

In case you feel that you may not suit the requirements of a particular expertise request but know of someone who does, click on "Refer" to inform the corporate about that individual. This will not only help your friend but also help you build a relationship with the corporate.

Yes, weekend jobs fall in the category of flexible jobs and are available on the portal.

Classified jobs are jobs posted by people (Corporate/Employers cannot post classified jobs) who are looking to consume some other individual's innate personal skills or acquired knowledge like arts, dance, sports, music, academics, etc. for their own benefit. Only individuals are eligible to apply for these jobs. For e.g.: looking for a music teacher, cricket coach, language expert, cookery expert etc. People with matching skill sets as posted in classified job requirement can apply for classified job.

No, posting classified jobs by individual users is completely free.

You will receive all applications from other users to your classified job post in your inbox. You can shortlist them and interact and finalize with one you find most relevant.

No. We would advise you to conduct your own due diligence before selecting an applicant of your classified job posting.

Classified jobs are strictly for users to benefit from each other’s personal skills or acquired knowledge. It is not for any business/commercial use. We reserve the right to remove jobs that are found violating the core use and philosophy behind classified jobs.

You can access your Saved jobs by clicking the icon on the top row (5th icon from the left)

The job will stay active till it expires (crosses the application deadline). You will get a notification in case a saved job is about to expire.

You can follow:

  • People – Follow people that you look up to. It could be a CEO or an HR Head or your favorite professor or even anyone at your workplace whom you admire for his/her professional expertise.
  • Employers – Follow Companies, NGOs, Educational Institutions of your choice and interest

You will start getting all posts from that individual on your dashboard. However, we will not bother you with updates of the followed person with respect activities like a new connection made by him, a job applied by that person, "like" to someone else’s post, etc. This is because we believe that you are following another person to get access to his/her views on various subjects, philosophies, thoughts, etc. and not for following activities done by that individual on the portal.

The fundamental difference is that you will follow a person when you look up to him/her and would like to get access to his/her views on various subjects, philosophies and thoughts. On the other hand, you would want to make a person your connection if you feel you can mutually benefit each other by being connected.

Also, one can decline a connection request received from another individual. However, the person who is being followed cannot “not accept” being followed.

You will start getting all posts and jobs posted by that Employer on your dashboard.

My activity is a section where you can do the following:

My Pictures - Upload /edit/delete your pictures and albums relating to your professional life.

My Posts – All your posts are collated on this page. You can repost or edit and repost an old post.

My Bucket List - On this place you can maintain/share list of things/items that you want to achieve in your job/career,

Please note that My Activities section is not visible to anybody else on the portal.

MKOJ is purely a commercial platform. We would advise you to upload your album on your account on other social networking sites and keep MKOJ solely for your professional/ career/ job related pictures.

No, no one else can view your "My Pictures" section until and unless you choose to share it on your dashboard or with your connections or followers.

Generally speaking, Bucket list is your wish list of activities that you want to do in your lifetime and it can be anything from doing bungee jumping to travelling to space.

Given that MKOJ is not a social platform, we have tweaked the general idea of a bucket list. My Bucket List is a wish list of those activities/items that you want to do/achieve in your professional career or work life. E.g. You may want to be a CEO before you turn 40, you may want to hire your own boss, Get two promotions in a year, etc.

At MKOJ, you can connect with people who share similar goals/ passion as yours. You can also connect with individuals who can help you learn the skills required to achieve your bucket list. To top that, our intelligent recommendation engine showcases your bucket list to people who can possibly help, who you might not even know.

Let us know once you tick off any of your items from your bucket list. Nothing will make us happier.

Resources section brings you the power of the marketplace as in this section; you will be easily able to find out the following of your choice:

  • Newsletters - Search newsletters by industry, function, company, etc. and subscribe to ones of your interest.
  • Publications – Search various publications by industry, function, company, etc. and subscribe to ones of your interest.
  • CSR programs – You can search and research about CSR programs of various corporate, Institutions and NGOs and even choose to volunteer.
  • Speak Out – – Share experiences, learning’s and feedback with Employers for others to benefit as you benefit from others.
  • Company Reviews – Write reviews on company(s) where you work/ have worked, benefit from company reviews written by others to make a more informed decision with respect to your next employer.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an activity that a corporate undertakes as its responsibility towards the society and environment. Many Corporate engage in CSR programs on its own or by associating with various NGOs as their way to give back to the society.

It's very simple. When you see a listing of CSR program that you would like to volunteer for, click on “Volunteer” option towards the bottom of that listing. A pop up message box will open up with a standard message. You can write your own message and send it to the Employer who is running that program. The Employer will receive your request in its inbox and then communicate with you for future action.

Speak Out is an open forum to express your views, experiences and learning’s while working with an Employer as an Intern, employee or an Expert. The idea is share and learn from one another's experiences and make better decisions. E.g. You feel very strongly about the work culture you experienced at the company where you interned, share it on Speak Out.

Company Reviews is your “overall” view of a company summed up in your words and qualified with your assessment of your review being "positive", "negative" or "neutral". You can give a Company Review of a particular Company only once.

Company Reviews are independent reviews posted by people who have/ had an association with a Company. It can give you insights which no other internet search can. You can even get in touch with people who posted the review to seek clarifications and get a better perspective. All this will help you a more informed view about a Company who may even be your future employer.

Speak Out is an informal forum where one can share his/her learning's, experiences while working. It is not necessarily a view of what you think of a particular company. You can have multiple "Speak Outs" to share your varied experiences in a particular company.

Company Reviews, on the other hand, is your perspective about a company that you are/were associated with. You can only write 1 Company Review of a particular company.

No. If you are sure and confident about what you are saying, then you must stand up to it. So why would you need to hide your identity?

No. However, we reserve the right to remove a particular a post if it is found to be spurious, abusive or offending any religious communities/sentiments.

Every registered user at MKOJ has a personal inbox. You can use it to communicate with anybody within MKOJ, be it another user or any Employer. Thus you can communicate freely without any barriers and restrictions or the need to be networked with the other party. Your one to one communication on a public platform is absolutely discrete.

Besides your one to one communication with a user, you have specific folders to organize your jobs applied, classified jobs applied and posted and newsletters subscribed.

You can see your Inbox on the top of your page towards the right. icon represents your Inbox.

Notifications signal an activity alert on your account. E.g. user accepting your connection request, you getting a connection request, you getting a mail in your mailbox, a job coming on your dashboard, etc.

You can see your Notifications on the top of your page towards the right. icon represents your Notifications.

We, at MKOJ, understand and recognize the fact that people evolve and so do their preferences and aspirations. However, more often than not, employers judge us by what we have done in the past, thus limiting our options for future. Also, almost all job sites and professional networking portals focus on what you have done in the past. Not at MKOJ.  In “Create MKOJ” section, you can describe what  kind/ type of job you would want to do now.  This is visible to anyone looking at your profile including prospective Employers. So you can mention what you want to do which can be different from your past experience, without any hesitation of being the odd one out or confusing a prospective employer/ user.

We believe that this will help Employers make better hiring decisions besides you being able to change your career track.