Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question or two? Check out our FAQ’s to see if the answer is there.

What is thejobs.pk? What's in it for me?

thejobs.pk is a job-research service that aggregates every single job it can find in Pakistan relevant to its industry and puts them all in one place. As a job-aggregation service, our primary objective is to find every single job out there.

As a member of thejobs.pk, you have access to jobs that most people do not have access to when they are searching for similar sort of jobs. While we are centralizing the databases of numerous online sources, we are also visiting the corporate webpages of most corporations and organizations in Pakistan and then taking the job openings from there and putting them all in one place. The results are profound: you would never find most of the jobs on our site elsewhere, no matter how hard you looked. Our database took a year to develop and is a commendable effort that involves a large team working to bring you jobs on a daily basis.

At thejobs.pk, we offer free registration to our site to access to our job database. Simply sign up for thejobs.pk and see for yourself how we can help you. Our statistics show that virtually everyone who signs up for a free membership chooses to remain a member long after because he or she finds so much value in the research we do on a daily basis.

It's more exclusive. Joining any of the other dozens of job websites means that you are competing with every person who needs a job and has access to a computer. It is very likely that you will get lost in the shuffle. By limiting the applicant pool to a smaller number of people; people who are serious enough about their job searches to take the time to register to become a member — thejobs.pk allows its members to have a better shot at the positions posted. Other sites make employers contact them. In many cases, we contact employers so that we can be sure to have their jobs on our site. This extra effort we make on your behalf is something you can't get anywhere else.

How do I contact thejobs.pk? How accessible are you?

thejobs.pk is committed to helping you!

Our customer service staff is available to assist you through your job search on all business days, during our scheduled business hours. Please do contact us if you have any comments or questions about your membership or any of the services thejobs.pk provides.

Rather than emailing us, we prefer to always speak in person. Our customer service department is available to handle your calls during business hours (between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., PST, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays). If you find any expired jobs on our site, or know of any job sources we are missing please contact us immediately at (+92-51) 227-2004. Please feel free to contact us with any issues or concerns that you might have. We look forward to hearing from you.

How do I find jobs on the site?

You can use any of the following search features to find jobs:

  1. Perform a Quick Search: Start your quick search on the homepage or in the left-hand column on other pages; you can search for jobs by location and/or keyword(s).
  2. Advanced Search: This feature allows you to narrow down your search results. You can search for jobs by location, keyword and source. You can also confine your search to a specific geographic radius. For more tips on how to use the Advanced Search functionality, please refer to the next question.
  3. Search by Job Titles: We have enlisted the most sought-after job titles at the end of the homepage. Clicking on the job title directs you to a page that lists all the related job openings from the site. Additionally, the page also gives complete information on that particular position, including a brief description of the typical job responsibilities and required qualifications, a job description video created by our in-house broadcasters, and active forums for any questions that you may have about that particular job title.
  4. Job in Your City: A scroll bar lists the numbers of jobs available in specific cities. Find your preferred city, and see how many jobs are available there.
  5. Job Alerts: You can create alerts that deliver the latest job listings to your inbox every day. You can also tailor your job alerts to your job-search criteria. For example, you can sign up to receive daily updates listing jobs in Islamabad.

How do I use search criteria to look for jobs on thejobs.pk?

  1. Click here to go to the advanced search page.
  2. Enter the required keywords in the keywords field.
  3. Select either the "Match Any" or the "Match All" button to search the database using any or all of your keywords.
  4. From the geographic locations scroll box, select the country, state, and city to display jobs matching your geographic selection. You can also select multiple states and cities at once.
  5. From the "Date Posted" drop-down menu, select the appropriate option to display jobs posted within the chosen time frame.
  6. The "Job Source" option allows you to display jobs from recruiters, employers, or both.
  7. Select a "Radius in Miles" using the appropriate drop-down menu to review jobs within a specified radius of your location.
  8. Select the number of results your browser will display from the "Display Results" drop-down menu.

I'm new to thejobs.pk. How is the advanced search option beneficial to me?

The advanced search option on thejobs.pk tailors your search results to predefined search criteria. You can use a combination of search parameters to list jobs that match your preferences. The advanced search option gives you more specific and realistic results.

What do I do if I have problems with the advanced search function?

A. If you're experiencing technical problems, it's likely because your browser settings aren't compatible. In order to use the advanced search function on thejobs.pk , you need to make sure your PC's Java script is enabled. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the "Tools" menu.
  2. Click "Internet Options."
  3. Select the "Security" tab.
  4. Click the "Custom Level" button.
  5. Scroll down to the "Scripting" option.
  6. Ensure that the check box labeled "Active Scripting" is set to "Enable."
  7. Click "OK" to return to the "Security" tab.
  8. Click "OK" again to close the window.

You may need to restart your browser for these settings to take effect.

B. In order to do a simple search, select your criteria and click the button that says "Search Now."

C. If you wish to save your search, go to the option "Save this search as," name your search, and click the "Search Now and Save Search" button.

How often is your job listings updated?

What thejobs.pk does is very different from what other job boards do. The moment a job becomes available, it is added to our site. Our researchers work 24/7 to keep track of developments in the job market and ensure that new positions are immediately included in our database. We monitor the hiring needs of all relevant employers to find every current job opening and immediately update the job listing on a daily basis, and remove job positions that are already filled from our site.

How can I get more updates on jobs and job search-related areas?

Subscribe to thejobs.pk free newsletter to get a ringside view of all the latest trends, happenings and insights on the job search industry. Tune into a forum that is packed with resources to help you plan your career. Anytime you want to stop receiving it, simply unsubscribe from the newsletter. All unsubscribe details will be sent to you in your confirmation message. Subscribe to thejobs.pk today.

Why don't all of the job listings contain salary information?

Many employers prefer to wait until they have met you to discuss salary information. If a company lists a salary, we include it in the job description.

Should I copy and paste my resume, or should I upload it?

We strongly recommend uploading your resume. This is the only way to guarantee that it will look exactly as you intend it to. Additionally, once you have copied and pasted your resume, there will be no way to edit it on the site.

How do I edit my resumes/cover letters?

You cannot edit a resume that you have uploaded to the site. The easiest way to make changes is to keep a copy of your resume on your computer, make changes to it as needed, and upload it again. You can have as many resumes and cover letters on the site as you want, and you can delete old copies that you are not likely to use again.

Once you choose to apply for a certain position online, you will have a chance to edit your cover letter. The cover letter you have uploaded or typed onto our site will appear in the body of the email that the employer receives. You can change this to suit the job that you are applying for before the email goes out. Also, when you are applying online, be sure to create a subject line that will draw attention to your resume submission.

If I enter more than one resume, which one will I be able to use to apply for jobs?

You will be able to use all of your resumes to apply for jobs. Keeping separate resumes for applying to different types of jobs (e.g., human resources coordinator, payroll manager, etc.) is a good idea because you can tailor different resumes to different job searches and choose which one best fits the job in question when you apply.

Can recruiters and employers search for my resume?

Yes, but they have to pay a subscription fee to do so. Also, very few employers would take the time to go through a database and search for candidates, and those who choose to do so often do not offer the types of jobs we do. Large corporations and organizations would prefer that quality candidates come to them.

What is a job alert, and how do I create one?

If you would like to be emailed about jobs that might be relevant to your search, then you can click on "job alert." Every time we post a new job, you will be notified and sent a description of the job to view. You can make the alert function send you jobs in a category that is very narrow or very broad. The positions will be sent to you in real time as we update the board all day long. If a position becomes available on Saturday at midnight, you can expect an email a few seconds later.

How do I edit or delete my job alert?

If you would not like to receive emails about jobs anymore, simply go to your homepage. All job alerts will be displayed on this page. If you want to delete a job alert, check the one you wish to delete and press the "delete" link. If you would like to change the types of positions being sent to you, click "edit." You will immediately start receiving jobs from the new search you requested.

What if I forgot my username/password?

Just click here and fill in your email address. We will send you an email with the username and password assigned to that address.

How can I see what jobs I have applied for already?

In the "My Outbox" section, there are two different areas where the jobs you have applied for will appear. If you click on the "Online Job Applications" link, you will see all of the jobs that you have applied for through the site's "Apply Online" feature. If you click on the "My Mail Merge" link, you can see all of the jobs you have applied for by mail. It might be a good idea to look over these lists before you start applying for jobs. Although we have made it impossible to apply for the same position more than once, you will want to make sure you are not applying to the same branch office of a company more than once. In general, your resume will come across the desks of the same people, and the more they see of the same applicant, the less likely they are to consider that person.

How can I bookmark a job so I can apply for it later, and what is "My Shortlist"?

If you are considering applying for a job you have seen but do not want to do so immediately, click "Add this job to my Shortlist." This will save the job so that you can apply for it later in a bulk application, if you wish. The Shortlist is easily accessible from any page once you are signed in.

If a job has been on your site for 90 days and you have verified that it still needs to be filled, is there a reason for this?

Occasionally, employers will have job openings that remain vacant for more than 90 days. We are constantly communicating with these organizations to ensure that the positions listed are, in fact, still available and that the organizations are still hiring for them. While it is impossible to generalize about these situations, in some cases, the hiring organization has ongoing hiring for a particular position or it simply hasn't found the right candidate yet.

The Jobs.Pk

Thejobs.pk is a web portal connecting people to jobs countrywide and beyond, wherever they are. We are here to help people improve their lives with better jobs, and employers find the best talent.