About Us

Career Café has been set up by professionals from the Education Management & Training Industry. The people connected with the venture have over 100 years’ cumulative pan India experience in Sales, Operations, HR, Finance and Admin.

Providing equity of access or a level playing field has been the genesis of this portal. The idea for the site germinated a couple of years back, when while taking interviews, we realised that the text resumes sent by the candidates did not properly reflect the actual candidate. They were so very different and had certain qualities that the text resume just could not show!

Thus CareerCafe was born.

CareerCafe hosts the Basic Details and one to two minute Video Resumes of Candidates/ Job Seekers in a most friendly and convenient manner so that the Candidates get a chance to show-case their skills and strengths which is not possible through a text resume.

For Employers, it approaches the perennial problem of ‘sourcing the right’ candidate in a new and innovative way, creating a win-win situation for all. It also results in substantial time and cost saving for employers.

Alok Baraya, Founder Member.

Alok Baraya is an Education Management and Industry expert and carries with him almost three decades of experience in Sales, Operations and P&L Management on pan-India basis. He has worked with some leading groups like Skoda (India partner), Aptech, ILFS ETS and Wipro 3D Networks and has spear-headed few turn-around operations and pure start ups. Having learnt from his successes and failures, he feels strongly about bringing disruptive innovation to the process of recruitment, something that can be a game changer.

Shalin Jain, CA. Financial Advisor.

Shalin Jain is a practising Chartered Accountant, with over 35 years experience, and has specialised in financial management, auditing and other related matters. He has served as a Director in a Public Ltd company and has a natural flair for marketing, placement services and administrative matters.

Anuradha Baraya, Mentor.

Anuradha has been associated with the Education Sector for 22 years in the capacity of Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Mentor and Project Coordinator. Anuradha has worked with some leading organizations across the country and is presently engaged with the Aga Khan Foundation.

Gagan Adlakha, Advisor.

Gagan Adlakha, Senior Partner at Vyaktitva, is an HR professional with extensive experience in almost all areas of HR in people centred organizations. An XLRI 1990 alumnus, Gagan began his ​career with NIIT and subsequently ​worked with NIIT Ventures. Gagan turned entrepreneur in 2004 and joined Vyaktitva as a partner with the desire to help enhance people performance across organisations. Over the years Gagan has designed and delivered solutions for premier organizations in the country including ​HUL, Colgate, PepsiCo, Amex, Airtel, Genpact, Hewitt, Whirlpool, Accenture, GE, ITC and IBM.