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foundit and Microsoft Collaborate to Bridge the Gap Between Freshers and Recruiters with Aspire 2023

Aspire is a virtual career fair exclusively for freshers and young professionals with 0 to 2 years of work experience.

Aspire will be held online from May 31st to June 2nd and give employers an opportunity to showcase their company values and openings to 70M candidates.

foundit and Microsoft partner via Aspire to provide career development and skill-based certifications to job seekers.

foundit (formerly Monster APAC & ME), one of India’s leading jobs platforms, today announced its collaboration with Microsoft to bring back the second edition of Aspire, a virtual career fair for freshers and young professionals with 0 to 2 years of work experience. The online fair will be held from May 31st to June 2nd, 2023, with participation from over 30 hiring organisations. With over 70 million candidate profiles available, this exclusive event gives recruiters from several industries access to a sizable talent pool while offering job seekers the opportunity to interact with industry experts and connect with potential employers.

Aspire 2023, a virtual career fair for freshers, will be held between 31 May-2 June 2023

With the aim to create a collective of Microsoft certified and skilled talent in India, foundit and Microsoft continue their collaboration to bridge the gap between qualified candidates and the most sought-after recruiters in the country. The partnership alliance is a testament to the success of the first edition of Aspire, launched by foundit in 2021. The first edition of the fair was attended by over 140,000 people and featured active participation from more than 18 prominent hiring companies majorly from IT, BFSI, Ed-tech, Consulting, Advertising & Market Research, and Healthcare sectors.

“We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Microsoft to launch Aspire,” said Sekhar Garisa, CEO of foundit (previously Monster APAC & ME).“The Indian job market is expanding rapidly, with a projected need for 100 million new jobs by 2025 as per industry reports. However, the limited supply of skilled talent has led to a demand-supply mismatch, posing a significant challenge for the industry. Our joint endeavour with Microsoft is designed to help address this talent gap by creating a pool of Microsoft Cloud skilled and certified professionals and bridging the recruiter-employer connect. Our dynamic platform, Aspire, is an ideal conduit for meaningful interactions between job seekers and recruiters. It not only keeps job seekers up to date on the latest job openings and skill requirements but also facilitates valuable connections with potential employers across industries.”

Indrani Choudhury, Chief Learning Officer, Microsoft India, said, “Microsoft certifications set candidates apart, showcasing their validated skills, ability, and commitment to embracing new technologies. Studies have shown 91% of hiring managers use certifications as a criterion when evaluating candidates. Our continued collaboration with foundit builds on these opportunities by providing a comprehensive platform for talent discovery, and career advancement.”

The career fair would be launched by Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft on May 31st, 2023. A panel discussion on ‘Connecting Skills to Employability’, discussing the importance of skilling for employability will be held featuring leaders from foundit, Microsoft, NASSCOM, and TCS. The second edition of Aspire will cater to recruiters who want to hire freshers and young professionals at the initial stage of their careers, offering them access to potential tech and non-tech candidates. They can easily identify and select Microsoft-certified candidates through quick screening and shortlisting criteria. The fair also provides significant opportunities for job seekers.

foundit has also partnered with Microsoft for the Future Ready Talent (FRT) a virtual internship program where college students across diverse backgrounds can upskill themselves on Microsoft Cloud, create projects, and get them validated. This program is also affiliated with organisations such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), FutureSkills Prime-a NASSCOM and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) digital skilling initiative, Ernst & Young (EY), and GitHub. Through Future Reade Talent, recruiters can access rich information about each candidate such as Project details, Project links, demos, GitHub profiles, LinkedIn profiles, and much more, making for a seamless recruitment process. Recruiters at Aspire 2023 would be exposed to the candidate pool of Future Ready Talent interns and Microsoft certified learners for Azure, Microsoft Dynamics, and Power platform job openings.

About foundit – APAC & Middle East

foundit, formerly Monster (APAC & ME), is a leading talent platform offering comprehensive employment solutions to recruiters and job seekers across APAC & ME. Since its inception, the company has been assisting over 70 million registered users to find jobs, upskill, and connect with the right opportunities across 18 countries. Over the last two decades, the company has been a catalyst in the world of recruitment solutions with advanced technology, seeking to efficiently bridge the talent gap across industry verticals, experience levels, and geographies. Today, foundit is committed to enabling and connecting the right talent with the right opportunities by harnessing the power of deep tech to sharpen hyper-personalised job searches and precision hiring. foundit strongly believes that a job title does not define one’s potential and leverages technology to dig deeper to curate opportunities central to the needs and aspirations of each user.

To learn more, about foundit in APAC & Gulf, Visit: www.foundit.in | www.founditgulf.com | www.foundit.sg | www.foundit.my | www.foundit.com.ph | www.foundit.com.hk.


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