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Abhinav Jain

9 Years
Not available
soft skills, career skills and CRT (Campus Recruitment Training)
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Skills Trainer, Facilitator & Consultant
  • Abhinav Jain




    To grow, learn & contribute in a positive manner to the organization, I will associate with.

    I am seeking next level of key role in entrepreneurship, start up ecosystem, skill development or growth organizations.




    An experienced professional of 8.5+ years in GTD (getting things done) & growth hacking, I bring a go-getter attitude to my work place as an independent and team player

    Diverse experience from entrepreneurship, start up ecosystem, education, training, skills development and recruitment sectors
    Strong understanding of academia & institution segment, government & private stakeholders, end users of similar service industries and start up space
    Managed projects of program deployment & development, marketing & business development, recruitment and summit for start ups and SMEs

    Experienced national level projects from ideation to execution and impacts assessment level
    Detail oriented manager to deal and coordinate with clients, customers, and vendors

    Trained more than 2000 fresh candidates on soft/career skills as a freelancer




    Freelance SME Consultant, Skills Trainer & Facilitator                         July 2016 – Present


    Achieved more than 95% attendance and compliments from startup participants
    Provided consultation & implementation support for community management & marketing, online communication, event website, registrations, payments, participants short listing, stack holder delight and operations support for a national event StartUpBio of IBAB, Bangalore

    Dealt with 200+ start ups, 30+ mentors, 20+ investors

    Coordinated with 50+ student volunteers, 10+ technical, admin & faculty staff, 3 vendors

    Reported to Dean - Academic Affairs

    Additional Tools Used: MySQL DB using phpMyAdmin


    Providing consultation for fresher hiring & induction training in a SME Futura Kitchen Sinks India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

    Training youth in various institutions for soft skills, career skills, and CRT (Campus Recruitment Training)


    National Entrepreneurship Network

    Assistant Manager – Student Entrepreneurship Development                           March 2015 – June 2016


    Achieved target of reaching to 55,000 students and impacting 25,000 students by online & offline programs across India

    Dealt with 500+ member institutions, 100+ start ups, 50+ key faculties, 50+ key e leaders and

    key organizations: FADV-First Advantage Bangalore, Westland-Tata Publication Chennai, Snapdeal Gurgaon, Rang Rege Indore, Studybud Jaipur, Kwality Photonics Hyderabad,

    Coordinated with 8 team members, 5 regional manager, 3 in house teams, 3 vendors, 1 intern

    Reported to Sr. Manager and Director of Team

    Additional Tools Used: Gotowebinar.com, Wordpress, Wufoo

    Managed project SmartE- The Apprentice Challenge; India’s first experiential entrepreneurship learning online competition.

    Responsible for project's over all deployment, concept sale, identification & tie-up of startup theme partners, online & offline promotion in communities, final conceptualization, driving participation, monitoring post & pre event activities, analysis and reporting

    Interacted with startups to additionally support SME team for meet ups, boot camps, community marketing, event promotions, webinars

    Identified training needs for student's start up community across the country, supported seniors for content customization, verification, delivery and providing feedback to content development team

    Tracked and facilitated execution of new high impact programs for engagement and development of student community. Like E Week, MOOC, Online skill development webinars

    Assisted numerous activities of team like; annual calendar & planning, impact data collection and assessment, streamlining processes, deployment of various workshops, participant certifications, research for government program tie ups & execution of multiple routine programs


    TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd.

    Assistant Manager – Retail Learning Services                                                      October 2014 – March 2015


    Dealt with 70+ franchise's owners, marketing and counseling staff

    Coordinated with 8 regional & divisional managers, 12 team members, 5 vendors

    Reported to Vice President - RLS

    Additional Tools Used: Facebook and Google analytics reports

    Ensured implementation of marketing strategies, development and communication for franchise business of retail learning division branded as IIJT

    Managed vendor for entire marketing activities for retail and institutional learning services

    Initiated digital marketing for IIJT franchise business and brand enhancement campaign through revamp of IIJT website


    Essence Learning

    Marketing Manager                                                                                     July 2012 – September 2014


    Achieved momentum in the business with average admissions rate of 15 students per month per batch within one year.

    Dealt with 800+ student, 100+ parents, 50+ institutes, faculties & placement officers, 20+ admission agents, counselors & trainers

    Coordinated with 6 interns, 5 team members, 3 vendors

    Reported to Founder & Director

    Additional Tools Used: MailChimp & Google form


    Marketing, Promotion & Lead Generation:

    Owned overall marketing; by web & social media management to connect with right candidates & influencer online

    Executed field & awareness activities at strategically selected time & locations for flyer distribution, college presentations, meeting & networking with lead generators & influencers to get quality leads

    Sales & Business Development:

    Partnered & visited institutes to shortlist candidates for training at Bangalore center from Kerala & other location

    Executed sales activities; cold calling, follow ups, upselling, repeat sells for next level of course, lead generation through references & maintained minimum number of trainees’ batch after batch

    Team Management & Operations:

    Led teams of interns for various marketing activities like; Survey, content development, collateral designs, SWOT, market & competitor Analysis

    Designed & conducted surveys through interns for database building & lead generation




    Shiksha Advisory & Educational Services Pvt. Ltd.

    Senior IT Recruiter                                                                                      February 2008 – March 2010


    Promoted and moved to mid-senior management hiring in the IT product development within a year’s time

    Dealt with 50+ tech startup clients, 5+ MNCs,

    Coordinated with 6 team members, 3 in house teams

    Reported to Team Lead and Director

    Additional Tools Used: monster.com, naukri.com, timesjob.com, proprietary database management tool

    End to end Recruitment for IT and few Non-IT requirements with key focus on the premium institute's candidates (IITs, IIMs, NITs)

    Handled primarily technical development, web 2.0 and techno managerial profile requirements


    Penguin Center for Learning, (Master Tally Academy)

    Business Development Manager                                                                 May 2006 – September 2007


    Developed and managed from Eight Sub Tally Academies to Twenty within my job tenure which included logistic operations, sales & process of study materials

    Dealt with 20 sub franchises' staff, 30+ institutes, 

    Coordinated with 6 team members, 1 parent company's team & 3 regional officers

    Reported to Founder & Director

    Additional Tools Used: Tally and Photoshop

    Identified new business opportunities by supporting and coordinating with Sub Tally Academies in & around Bangalore

    Dealt with PU, UG Commerce College in and around Bangalore, for College Tie up Programs & succeeded in enrolling desired volume of students

    Managed team on shore for business development and at client/STA locations for support


    Buoyancee Personality Development Institute

    Service Marketing & Office Support Executive                            March 2004 – February 2005


    Actively participated & met with head of the schools for promotional events & service sales within Bangalore’s schools and lead a team of fifteen trainees for a seven days awareness program


    Educational Qualification


    Dual Degree & Dual Specialization PGDBM (Marketing & Finance) & MBA (Marketing), 2010-2012 from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College Center for Management & Entrepreneurship, Jayanagar, Bangalore

    PGDBM Independent Research Project

    Study on consumer perception and attitude towards packaged fruit drinks and juices in Bangalore


    Certifications, IT & Tools Knowledge


    • Toastmasters International Competent Communicator - 78% August, 2012 Top Three in College
    • Advance Diploma in Hardware & Networking from Jetking Infotrain Institute, Bangalore
    • Good command on Microsoft Office & similar open source tools
    • Basics of digital & social media marketing, SPSS and most common tools

    Personal Details

    Married, 33 years old, professionally proficient in English & Hindi languages