Author: Fatima Rassool (page 1 of 7)

How To Answer: Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Do you get asked this question a lot: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” The interviewer would usually ask you this question in order to learn more about your career goals and future aspirations. Responding to this question can be quite tricky, because you’ll need to tailor your answer to suit the job that you are being interviewed for. This popular interview question will give hiring managers an idea of whether or not your career goals are in line with the company’s goals.

Keep Your Answer General

If you don’t know what to say, or if you’re not so sure about your career path, opt for keeping your answer quite general.... Read More ...

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What to Do When You’re No Longer Passionate About Your Job

What would you do if your heart isn’t in your work anymore? The career that you once felt so passionate about now feels like a demanding chore. When you’re disinterested in your job, you won’t be fully engaged or involved at work. As a result, your work efficiency and productivity will decrease and deteriorate. If you’re tired of the monotony at work and you’re feeling much less passionate about your job, then it might be time to do something about it.  Akhtaboot shares with you a few tips that can help you if you feel like you’re no longer passionate about your job:

Asses What You Want

Our values will always touch core on who we are, what we want, and why we work.... Read More ...

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Best Types of Jobs For Extroverted People

Are you contemplating the right career path for you? Believe it or not, but choosing the right career path goes beyond looking at the salary potential, job outlook or experience. It’s very important to feel like the career path you choose fits with your personality. If you’re an extroverted person, then you get energized by social events, you are comfortable amongst large groups of people, and you enjoy working with others. For these reasons, Akhtaboot – the career network has decided to share some of the best types of jobs for extroverted people:

Sales Representative

Sales representatives are responsible for selling products or services to customers or clients.... Read More ...

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Why Am I Not Getting Hired at Job Fairs?

Have you recently attended one of Akhtaboot’s job fairs? Were you able to get an interview with the company of your choice? Job fairs can be a great place for recruiters to interact with jobseekers and discuss the job vacancies that are available at their organizations. However, quite too often, job fairs may not end fruitfully for some eager jobseekers. So if you’ve attended one of our job fairs and you’re wondering why you didn’t get hired, here are a few possible reasons:

Your Objectives Weren’t Clear

If your friends dragged you along with them as a last minute call to attend the job fair, and you were completely unprepared, then don’t expect yourself to get lucky!... Read More ...

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I Love What I Do Because……

It doesn’t matter what you build, invent or sell; your company can’t move forward without its people. Companies that care about the happiness of their employees achieve much more than a feel good factor; they create more productive workplaces and loyal employees. In fact, not keeping a pulse on employee job satisfaction and happiness could negatively impact your bottom line! So we’ve asked our people at Akhtaboot what they like most about their jobs, and here’s what they said:

 

 

“I love what I do because it provides the perfect blend of challenge and freedom to think outside the box.... Read More ...

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How To Bounce Back After a Bad Performance Review

No one really anticipates performance reviews; especially when you’re about to get a bad one. The fear and disappointment might give you shaky ground at first, but there’s nothing you can’t bounce back from. You may react to a bad review in a few ways. You may either get too defensive and deny the mistakes you’ve made. Or you accept your faults and decide to do something about them. Akhtaboot – the career network highlights a few ways you can bounce back after a bad performance review:

Set Goals and Create a Development Plan

Performance reviews can help you determine the areas that you need to improve in yourself.... Read More ...

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Interview with Jobedu’s Founder, Tamer Al Masri and Manager of Merchmallow Jihan Kliebo

Akhtaboot – the career network, sat down with Jobedu’s founder, Tamer Al Masri and Merchmallow’s manager Jihan Kliebo to learn more about their startup business and how they managed to tackle some of the obstacles that they faced.

1) Tell us about Merchmallow and what inspired you to start this line of business?

Tamer: Merchmallow came to existence after Jobedu built a solid reputation for its high quality products. As a result, many people started to ask us to create customized merchandize for them. So we decided to build on the Jobedu brand by creating a sub brand called Merchmallow.... Read More ...

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How You’re Putting Yourself at a Disadvantage By Not Asking For Help

Do you shy away from asking for help? Do you feel like asking for help will illustrate a sign of weakness? Sometimes, we don’t like to look incompetent when we ask for help. The truth is, not asking for help will not only affect you as an employee; it will affect your team as well. When you don’t ask your manager or colleagues for help, your work productivity and morale will deteriorate. So here’s how you’re affecting yourself by not asking for help:

You Lose Trust

Do you have a challenging task coming ahead? Do you feel like you have absolutely no idea how to get it done?... Read More ...

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Should You Find A Job or Start Your Own Business?

Have you been job hunting for quite some time, but it just seems like all your efforts are going to waste? Are you waiting by the phone expecting a call for a job interview? It’s normal to contemplate starting your own business when all else seems to fail. It would be easier wouldn’t it? Nothing seems more glamorizing than running your own business. The truth is, many job seekers find themselves in this conundrum: “Should I find a job or just start my own business?” Before you decide on an answer, ask yourself the following questions:

What Sort of Experience Do I Have?

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Here’s How You Can Give Better Presentations (Even When You Hate Public Speaking)

Do you have an important presentation coming up? Are you dreading the aspect of standing in front of a large audience? It’s quite normal to feel nervous about giving a big presentation, especially if its in front of a huge group of people. Sometimes, there are a few things that you can add to your presentation that will definitely make the process easier. Here are a few tips that can help you give better presentations even when you hate public speaking:

 Start Off By Telling A Story

Do you ever start your presentation and immediately worry that your audience will get bored?... Read More ...

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The Guide to Post Baby Job Hunt

Being a mom is a full-time job. If you had a baby and you’ve been out of the workforce for quite some time, it may be hard for you to pick up where you left off. You’ll probably realize you need to re-polish your CV, learn new skills, or find a job that fits into your daily schedule. If you’re ready to go back to work after being a stay-at-home parent, then you’re going to have to follow a new approach. If you’re on a post-baby job hunt then you can follow these few tips:

Assess Your Situation and Create a Schedule

You must keep in mind that your priorities will definitely change after being a mom.... Read More ...

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How To Handle Unrealistic Expectations From Your Boss

Have you worked so hard on a task, aiming to solely impress your boss, only to realize that your boss is not impressed at all with the results? It’s always a delicate situation when you feel like you’re not meeting expectations at work. You might start to worry that your boss might call you into his or her office and – God forbid – ask you to resign. But let’s not get too hasty here. If you’re dealing with a similar situation at work, then here’s how you should handle these unrealistic expectations from your boss:

Is It Really “Unrealistic”?

Has your boss ever asked you to do something and the first thing that popped into your head is “That is so unrealistic.... Read More ...

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