How can I apply for a job on Naukri? - FAQ

How can I apply for a job on Naukri?

You can search for jobs that have been posted by companies and recruiters on Naukri based on key skills, job title/designation or company names. You can also specify location, minimum work experience and minimum salary expected, before searching. If you get hundreds of jobs, you can narrow down your search by using filters. If you do not want to apply to a job right away, you can save the job and apply later. If we show, “No Results Found” for your search result, we recommend you to broaden the search by reducing your filters and criteria while also checking for spelling mistakes in your query.

Applying for jobs on Naukri is simple. To apply for jobs

  1. Register on Naukri to create a Naukri profile.
  2. Fill details in your Naukri profile. These details will be shown to the recruiter when you apply for a job. Based on these details, the recruiter may shortlist you for an interview.
  3. Search for jobs. Click on a job posting to which you would like to apply.
  4. Click Apply button to apply to the job with your Naukri profile.
  5. If the recruiter needs some extra information before accepting your application, a questionnaire will be displayed. Fill this questionnaire for your application to be successful.
  6. If you see Apply on Company Website button, you cannot apply for this job with your Naukri profile. You will be taken to the company’s career page where you may be asked to fill out an application online

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Can I still apply to a job if I haven’t registered on Naukri?

Yes, you can apply to jobs without registering with Naukri.com. However, it is recommended that you register before applying as this would let you avoid filling a long application form every time. You can apply to jobs with a single click.

Registering also allows you to

  1. Check the status of you job any time
  2. Get suggestions for similar jobs
  3. Create personalized job alert
  4. Learn about new jobs from recruiters

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When can I expect a response after I apply to a job?

Naukri automatically sends all applications made by you to the Employers posting the Jobs. Thereafter, it is up to the Employer to respond to your Job application. Naukri is just a platform that lets you discover Jobs and Employers to receive your applications.

However, you can track the status of your application on “Application Status” page. On mobile, you can see this in the “Applied Jobs” screen.

Can I apply to more than 1 job at a time?

Yes, you have an option to apply for more than one job at a time for the jobs in the Recommended Jobs, Saved Jobs or Custom Job Alerts page. Click on the checkbox on the left of the job posting to select multiple job postings and click Apply. This will send your application simultaneously to multiple recruiters. You can send up to 5 job applications at a go. Also, you have a daily quota of applying for up to 50 job vacancies

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To apply to multiple jobs,

  1. Login to your Naukri account
  2. Hover over My Naukri at the top right corner of the screen
  3. Click on Recommended Jobs or Saved Jobs. To open Custom Job Alerts, click on My Naukri and under New Jobs in My Job Alerts, click on View All
  4. To select jobs that you would like to apply for, tick the checkboxes next to the job
  5. Click Apply
  6. If the recruiter needs some extra information before accepting your application, a questionnaire will be displayed. Fill this questionnaire for your application to be successful.

On Android and Mobile Web Browser

  1. Login to your Naukri account
  2. Tap the hamburger icon at the top left corner of the screen to open the menu. Tap Recommended Jobs or Saved Jobs or Custom Job Alerts
  3. To select jobs that you would like to apply for, tick the checkboxes next to the job
  4. Click Apply
  5. If the recruiter needs some extra information before accepting your application, a questionnaire will be displayed. Fill this questionnaire for your application to be successful.

How do I track my job application?

After you apply to a job, you will see a success message on the screen. We will also send a confirmation email to your registered email address. In addition to this, you can view all the jobs you have applied to under the ‘Application Status’ section on the website. This section shows the status of the job application. You can see statuses such as ‘Application Sent’, ‘Application Viewed’, ‘CV Downloaded’, ‘Shortlisted’, ‘Job Expired’ against your application.

To access all the jobs for which you have applied:

  1. Login to your Naukri account
  2. Hover on My Naukri at the top right corner of the screen. Click on Application Status

On Android and Mobile Web Browser

  1. Tap the hamburger icon at the top left corner of the screen to open the menu.
  2. Tap Applied Jobs

What does it mean when I get a message saying, “The status of your application has changed”?

Your application can go through these statuses:

  1. Applied: Applied to Job
  2. Application Sent: Application sent to recruiter
  3. Application Viewed: Application viewed by recruiter
  4. Resume Viewed: Attached resume in application viewed by recruiter
  5. Shortlisted: Recruiter marked your application as shortlisted
  6. Not Shortlisted: Recruiter marked your application as not shortlisted
  7. Contacted by Email: Recruiter sent you an email on your registered email
  8. Job Closed: Job is no longer accepting applies

When you get a message saying, “The status of the your application has changed”, it means that the status has moved to one of the above statuses.

Do I need to pay to apply to a job or get an interview call? / Recruiters are asking me to pay to schedule interview for job?

No. You can apply to jobs for FREE on Naukri.

Note that genuine recruiters do not ask for money to schedule interviews or offer a job. If you are receiving such calls or emails, beware as this might be a job scam.

We regret that sometimes, despite our best efforts, false job postings are listed online, and non-existing job offers are sent via email to illegally collect personal information and/or money from unsuspecting job seekers. Please note that Naukri.com does not approve of, or represent any employer or recruiter sending such fraudulent communication, which in fact are a violation of the Terms and Conditions. In such cases, we remain vigilant every day - When we receive complaints from Jobseekers about fraudulent or suspicious emails, we promptly notify the concerned employer client and, if necessary, block them from using our services. Report such cases to compliance@naukri.com.

On basis of past complaints from jobseekers, we encourage you to be wary of the following:

  1. Do not share your personal, non-work related information such as Credit Card numbers or Bank information over phone or email
  2. Do not provide a call back phone number or provide contact information that is outside the country
  3. Do not trust anyone asking for any kind of payment for Job Applications, conducting interviews, or any other such employment/recruitment related purpose
  4. Beware of anyone promising a guaranteed job/interview call
  5. Beware of calls/emails from people claiming to be Naukri employees. Only emails from @naukri.com domain belong to that of Naukri employees

Before you respond to such communication, we suggest you to do a discreet enquiry and be sure to verify the legitimacy of the employer with whom you are interacting.

Read our Security Advice to know more.

Once I have selected a job, do I have an option to save it for a later apply?

You can always save a selected job and apply later, if you are not sure of an immediate apply OR if you have crossed the limit of your daily quota of 50 job applications. To save a job, click on the star icon on the job listing to save the job.

To save a job for later:

  1. Login to your account
  2. Search for jobs or view Recommended Jobs. To the left of any job posting, click the star icon to save the job.
  3. To view your saved jobs, click on My Naukri at the top right corner of the screen. Click Saved Jobs
  4. To remove the job from Saved Jobs, click the star icon again so that it is not filled. The job will not be saved anymore

On Android and Mobile Web Browser
To save a job:

  1. To save a job, tap the blue star icon on the job posting
  2. To view the saved jobs, tap the hamburger icon at the top left corner of the screen to open the menu. Tap Saved Jobs
  3. To remove the job from Saved Jobs, tap the blue star icon again so that the star is not colored blue. This will remove the job from Saved Jobs.

Do I have an option to reapply for a particular job vacancy?

No. You can apply to a job only once from your account. Similarly, while applying without registration, it is possible to apply to a job only once.

How many jobs can I apply to in a day / month?

You can apply to a maximum of 50 jobs in a day and a maximum of 150 jobs in a month. This quota gets reset on the 1st day of the month.

Can I contact the employer regarding my application?

If the recruiter has provided her contact details and asked you to contact her through the job description, you can definitely contact that recruiter.

In some cases, the recruiter mentions the contact details in the job description. You can click on ‘View Contact details’ below a job description. Here, you can send a query to the recruiter directly from Naukri. You can track this conversation on the inbox of your Naukri registered email address.

If the recruiter has not listed their contact details freely, you can contact them through our Paid Service “Recruiter Connection”.

Read more about it here

I searched for jobs on Naukri but I could not find one matching my profile. What should I do?

If jobs matching your profile are not immediately available, please create your own custom job alerts. Please mention the Key Skills/Designations, experience, functional area to help us understand the kind of jobs you are looking for. We will send you jobs matching these criteria as and when they are posted. Please read more about how to use custom job alerts here

When I try to apply to certain jobs, I am re-directed to another site in some cases. Why does this happen?

In order to provide jobseekers with all the best opportunities, Naukri aggregates jobs from across the internet. This enables you, as a job-seeker, to search all relevant open opportunities from a single platform.

These jobs are originally posted on the websites of various companies. While applying to these jobs, you must visit the website where the job has been originally posted.

In most cases, these jobs are marked with a prominent globe icon on the Search Results Page:

You are advised to use discretion while applying to jobs or sharing your information on non-Naukri websites.

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