Placement fair by IAF with HT Media’s Shine.com

18 Oct,2011

By A Correspondent

HT Media’s Shine.com partnered with the Indian Air force (IAF) to help their retired and retiring personnel find a second career in the corporate world.  On the October 15 weekend, the IAF inaugurated a two-day placement fair in New Delhi in collaboration with Shine.com.

Mr Rajiv Verma, CEO, Hindustan Times Media Limited said, “The contribution of the IAF is invaluable and the officers’ skills are unmatched. We will provide our expertise in getting them to the corporates. We have 40,000 potential jobs at our portal Shine.com and we are willing to help the former officers to get the jobs they deserve.”

The fair, held for ex-warriors of the IAF saw a huge turnout both from recruiters as well as those seeking jobs. Many IAF personnel retire at around the age of 40, with a productive span of nearly 15-20 years ahead of them.  Because of their long, technology-intensive training and discipline, post retirement, ex-Servicemen and women are invaluable to the corporate sector.

“The Air Force is a technology-intensive service and the officers who retire from IAF are skilled, hardworking and have a wide range of skill sets. Since they get early retirement, it is our duty to help them in the transition from a job with the force to that in other sectors,” said Air Marshal Anil Chopra.

The fair was inaugurated by Defence Minister MrAK Antony. “IAF offers a disciplined, well-trained and elite pool to which the industry should give priority during recruitment,” Mr Antony said during the inauguration. This is the sixth such placement fair being held for retired personnel.

The association will stretch from assistance in resume building all the way to leveraging Shine.com’s database of employers in order to match the diverse skill sets of ex-IAF personnel with the perfect career option.

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