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Jobs, just a referral away

Online portal, Round One, gives candidate referrals a fresh twist

Vishal Koul

When 26-year-old Madhav Banerjee recently decided to shift from Mumbai to Delhi, he was looking at more than a job change; he also wanted to move out of his industry. Six months ago, Banerjee, a 2011 graduate from Chetana’s Institute of Management & Research, had landed a job with Sharp Business Systems, the Indian arm of Japanese consumer electronics major Sharp, in Mumbai. He was now keen to join the research and analytics sector. The only problem was finding the right job. Then, while on Facebook, he stumbled upon Round One, an online service that helps job seekers get referrals. “I registered and was lucky enough to find a job in Noida,” says Banerjee, who now works at Gyan Research and Analytics.