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Posted at: Feb 26, 2017, 12:44 AM; last updated: Feb 26, 2017, 12:44 AM (IST)

The tough job of getting you a job

The tough job of getting you a job
Prateek Bhardwaj, 28, can help in selecting a job that you require

If you have it in you, he might get you a job. So, keep your degrees and required qualification at hand. “The point is how to get into the system,” he says. Prateek Bhardwaj, 28, is a businessman, entrepreneur and founder-director of the Joint Employment Test (JET). He set up an online portal for all job aspirants in September 2013. “I was an engineering student and a lot of my colleagues and batch mates ended up disappointed after a never-ending job search. Many students used to travel thousands of kilometres just to take a single test. This affected the poor the most,” he says.

On how the JET helps students, he said: “Most people are not aware of jobs in the market, especially the private sector. Their vision is just restricted to a few government opportunities. The JET updates them on all options available based on their qualification, which is divided in four categories --- diploma, degree, specialist and postgraduate.”

On the placement percentage, he said 17,000 candidates had so far applied in the degree category and 33,000 in diploma sector and the average placement ratio has been 1:75 so far, which means out of 75 candidates, only the best one is picked. “We are working on reducing the ratio so that more and more students get jobs” he says. 

He has also invented an anti-cheating software “Aryabhatta-IV”. “We use Web RTC (Real Time Communication) technology, which is used by Google Hangout for chatting. Without a CCTV or a web camera, it monitors students taking test. The place where he/she is taking the test doesn’t matter. Our aim is to use the technology in its best possible way to deal with this problem. We are constantly updating the software according to changing student behavioural patterns.”

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