As the job search season draws to a close, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the casual worker to stay on top of what is happening in the job market.
The online job market is booming, with employers keen to fill positions with qualified candidates and the demand for job postings is growing exponentially.
According to an industry body, the jobless rate has hit a historic low of 4.1 percent in India, but is expected to climb above 7 percent by the end of the year.
The jobless rates are lower in countries like the US, the UK and Germany, but they are still significantly higher in the country with a GDP of $5.4 trillion.
The global jobless market is expected rise by at least a third over the next year, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
While jobseekers are still looking for jobs online, job interviews are also a major factor.
The main reason behind this is that many companies are offering free consultations with candidates in lieu of hiring an employee.
As a result, people are spending more time on their mobile devices than on the job, a trend that is expected continue to increase over the coming years.
A job interview is one of the key elements of a job application that can prove crucial for an employer in determining the right candidate for the job.
According a survey conducted by JobAdvisor in July, job applications made by online companies, such as Google, LinkedIn and Flipkart, are at the top of the list for job seekers.
The company found that in the last six months, applications by online job applicants were the top candidate-driven app in India.
The number of online job applications on Flipkarts platform has risen by 20 percent compared to the same period in 2016.
In comparison, in the same time period, the number of job applications in print is at its lowest.
As a result of this, the online job application is now viewed more by job seekers than employers.
In a survey by the McKinsey Global Institute, a survey showed that online job advertisements were seen by approximately 30 percent of job seekers across the country.
The study found that the median time spent on an online job advertisement was 4 hours, compared to only 15 minutes for job interviews.