An IIM Bangalore pass out Konark met Manesh Jain ,an MBA from Asian Institute of Technology at a Headstart event in Gurgaon in 2012 which turned out to be the most important step towards their professional life. In no time, the duo started their first venture, SourceWeb. Its flagship product, Procurepack, was acquired by Xeeva, a US- based enterprise software firm.
Within a few time, both of them came together with SourceWeb. Its flagship product, Procurepack, was acquired by Xeeva, a US- based enterprise software firm.
With their initial steps in the startup world, Konark and Manesh took the responsibility of the online test prep domain with MockBank Learning Pvt Ltd in July 2013. Under the umbrella of this parent company, MockBank provides test prep for public sector jobs, with preparatory courses for more than 200 public job examinations.
While interacting with the customers, Konark discovered the urgent requirement for a credible source of searchable information about public sector jobs, in the absence of which candidates often end up making uninformed decisions.
This brought up the idea of Sarkari.Jobs, a mobile-first and multi-language search engine for all strata of government jobs, launched in May 2016.
Sarkari.Jobs had attracted six lakh users who had visited the platform 1.9 million times. Konark claims that in September the website had one million hits and which has been doubling every month since the launch.
Sarkari.Jobs helps users zero in on relevant content by providing 14 filters including location, salary, nature of job, and tenure (permanent/contract/internship).
Sarkari.Jobs already has listings in six languages (English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada) and will expand to all 22 scheduled languages of India within the next six months.
The next big aim of Sarkari.Jobs is to get a job notifications bar at all levels of government — central, state, municipal, village, PSUs, universities and research institutions and quasi-government like cooperatives.