This is a very noble and timely initiative which has met an important felt need. Support of women for higher education is something that often gets forgotten. Keep it up
I, Kavita Khandekar, am the part of Katalyst from last three years. Katalyst supports girls from underprivileged pursuing engineering & medical college. It has helped me to improve my academics & communication skills. It has assisted me to groom my personality. My mentor & project co-coordinator have guided me from time to time & supported morally. About 25 girls from Mumbai are on this program.
It was a nice experience for me being telephonically interviewed by Archana of Third Sector Partners for the position of General Manager (West) for AKRSPI. I came to know about Third Sector Partners from one of my colleague in PRADAN. In the past two months, there were about eight interactions. Each interaction was in an open, comfortable and facilitative environment. They have a genuine interest in other person and try to explore various dimensions from interviewee’s point of view. They have good listening ability and have empathy for others. I enjoyed each discussion with Archana. She has the ability of active listening and giving space to me which encouraged me to share more about myself. Her clear communication skills helped me to link my professional experiences and skills for the position advertised. I was kept updated about the developments. It was really a pleasant experience.
Third sector is the best hiring firm for social sector professionals especially for the senior management positions i have greatly benefited from this in getting a senior management position. The support they provide to the candidate is appreciated, they provide accompaniment process even after the candidate has joined the new organisation to ensure that he feels at home.
I have found my experience with Third Sector Partners to be really professional and responsive. I have been interacting with them in various capacities (as potential candidate, as a referee for others etc). Their procedures for review and selection of clients are tranparent and thorough. I would strongly recommend them for a recruitment process. Shaleen Rakesh Director-Technical Support International HIV/AIDS Alliance in India
Real job hunters, a professional in true sense, Third sector Partners (TSP)dug out my name as potential candidate for a position for which, I would not have known without them, based on my CV posted on the internet a few days back. The initial reaction was a little reluctance as I was not having much knowledge about the TSP, but my confidence in them grew with time as they approached in such a professional and organised manner that I started realising that my dream job may become a reality soon.
During my interaction with TSP for a professional opportunity, I found their professional services to be of very high quality. From the detailed job description provided to the follow up after the interview, it was a very personalized experience with constant followup between the parties concerned.
Katalyst program at Bangalore is doing good in the community. They used to contact me for getting mentors from my office and for funding. The interest shown in getting mentors made me happy to know that they are really concerning about their students to get quality guidance..
A former colleague and friend of mine had told Third Sector Partners about me in 2008. Sometime in the middle of last year they got in touch with me regarding a job placement with a NGO based at Shimla. However though I was interested in the job as it fitted my qualifications and experience I could not shift base from Delhi. This year around a month back Third Sector Partners contacted me again regarding a vacancy in a reputed NGO working on rural development. They have been extremely helpful to me and we are now in the final stages of this particular job application. I am keeping my fingers crossed and do hope that I get selected. If that happens all credit will go to Third Sector Partners for having recommended my name for this particular opening. I wish them all the best as their contribution will help many development professionals like me to get jobs in the NGO sector.
I found the whole process of short listing , fixing interviews and arranging logistics, extremely well handled and there was a human touch about it. At every stage , there was consideration for my constraints and pre arranged schedules and effort made to overcome these hurdles. There was a human touch to the interaction. There were at times, too many phone calls, but looking back, my experience was warm and extremely cordial. In my case, I was not the candidate selected by the party, and I felt that this news was broken rather too abruptly ; however it is entirely possible that there was no better way to communicate this kind of awkward news.