Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
– Steve Jobs
Endless hours in front of the PC, ten thousand interviews later, you are still running around the city looking for a decent job. You take pride in acquiring the self financing degree but then slave away at the internship they offer you in exchange for it. The usually renowned job portals spam your Inbox daily, offering you highly paid (the term highly referring to Rs. 1,00,000 per annum) jobs and not to forget the endless phone calls you receive usually beginning with “Are you looking for a job?” and ending with “It’s not a call centre Sir, it’s an MNC” Oh yeah, MNC’s we get you! And not to forget the lovely Facebook groups where half of them are sham companies and individuals, while the other half requires at least 3 to 4 years experience and STRICTLY NO freshers!
Where does the freshly graduated poor soul go? With no near-distant relatives or best friends working for big companies and absolutely no desire to waste their talents on making coffee for the senior, most opt the other way of further education (in which they hardly have any interest) or take up to promoting XYZ on Facebook and Twitter.
Knight in Shining Armour
Green Rootz, a media recruitment company, which has been a player in the field for the past six years, got inspired by the situation to give birth to GoMediaJobs.com, a dedicated job portal for the media and entertainment industry as a whole. Their basic motive since incorporation has been, “World is going digital, everything should be available at one click.” GoMediaJobs.com, is a niche portal dedicated to only the media and entertainment industry having a database of over 50,000 users which is growing at the rate of 1,000 every week.
Old habits die hard
We now have the option of buying anything and everything online but yet at the end of the day do we really trust these online stores? Adjusting to these new technologies will take us considerable time. The same hurdles were faced by GoMediaJobs.com that found it difficult to make companies adapt to the internet as a preferred medium of recruitment. Saga of Failure and Success
Amidst all this success, which company doesn’t have its challenges to face? They say what brings you down, is also what can bring you up. Harish Jain, Founder, said “In India we have great tech guys but very few product guys i.e. people who can translate a code into a consumer centric product. Our biggest challenge has been to put together a team which can make great consumer friendly products. As of today, we are happy to have built a great tech as well as product team.”
Moving past these hurdles, GoMediaJobs.com has received a tremendous response from job seekers as well as companies recruiting through them. According to their reports, over 500 companies have made use of the platform to recruit talent and around 50,000 visit the website monthly seeking career opportunities.
While a lot has been achieved by them, their next step to success is to create modules for people looking for freelance and project based work.
A valuable lesson
Mr. Jain’s valuable advice to our budding entrepreneurs, “Ice cream is not meant for those who wait too long for things to happen. If you have an idea, the time for you to make it happen is now! Don’t worry too much about failures, keep working in the right direction and success will follow.”
Looking for a job in the media industry is now one notch simpler. Sometimes we have to settle for something than nothing. Your dream job does not exist. You must create it, but to create it, first begin somewhere.