Author: Zaid Tabaza

Working in the Same Company as your Spouse! Pros and Cons and How to Handle Them

A common concern amongst workers is configuring a convenient dynamic between your work and personal lives, and being able to draw a clear line between them. Most workers’ minds are constantly overflowed with day-to-day questions that mainly revolve around their fear of neglecting either aspect of their lives or causing them to interfere with one another. For those who are married, such questions might compare to the following: Will I have enough time to spend with my family? Should I discuss work with my spouse? What is considered confidential and what isn’t? What does my spouse’s schedule look like? Etc… But….... Read More ...

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How to Handle Difficult Conversations

Handling difficult conversations is amongst the most frequent challenges that are encountered at work but often overlooked. But you will have to face this challenge at some point in your career, regardless of your position,  job role or industry. Whether you’re the one to initiate an awkward conversation or you are suddenly ambushed by one, you can’t help but feel uneasy about it. Most of you tend to shut down, withdraw or even feel lost for words, rendering you embarrassed and possibly stopping you from conveying your thoughts in a coherent manner. Unfortunately, such situations are unavoidable at work, but that doesn’t mean that the discomfort associated with it cannot be prevented or dealt with in a smart way.

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3 Effective Habits of Successful People

Many attempt to define a successful person as one characterized by passion, resilience, tenacity, responsibility, skill, discipline, independence, etc…We could go on and on. While all such attributes are commonly associated with prosperous people, what many fail to consider is that they are mostly acquired and are difficult to maintain. So, how is it that the most productive people in the world manage to gain and sustain such qualities? What gives them the stimulus to do what they do? Many successful people have revealed following certain habits and have attested to their efficiency. In this article, Akhtaboot will try to demystify the secrets of the world’s most successful people by sharing with you three of their effective habits that might be worth giving a shot.... Read More ...

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4 New Year Resolutions to Help Improve Your Career in 2018

2018 is finally here! This is a time to celebrate the achievements of the past and to contemplate objectives for the future. During this time, we are overwhelmed with feelings of anticipation and excitement for the coming year. However, it is also a reminder of the passage of time and is an alert that makes us feel the urgency of meeting our long set goals. If you’re reading this and struggling to recall your achievements, or panicking over the fact that you are still searching for a job (or trying to advance in your current job), then stop worrying immediately. It’s time for change.... Read More ...

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4 Movies About Work and the Office to Watch During the Upcoming Holiday Season

The holiday seasons are approaching and soon, you’ll be lying down with absolutely nothing to do! You’ll find it difficult to believe that the intimidating pile of workload that was mounting on your desk has suddenly disappeared and the sound of your boss telling you to get on with it has escaped your mind. You might feel relieved at first, but many people struggle to reengage themselves into the working mindset after a long holiday has passed.. So, what can you to do to detoxify after an exhausting couple of months while remaining in touch with the atmosphere of an office environment?... Read More ...

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Taking the Right Actions to Attain your Desired Promotion

If you’ve been seeking a promotion for a long time now and your efforts are being wasted in vain, then you might feel compelled to give up on this goal. However, you might have been moving in the wrong direction. You can get the promotion that you want if you take the right actions and avoid making some common mistakes. This process should involve indicating your desire to get a promotion, showing your dedication to your organization and your added value to it, acquiring the necessary skills if you lack them and finally summoning up the audacity to ask for your promotion in a suitable manner.... Read More ...

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The Risks and Rewards of Joining a Startup

If asked about the most valuable and prosperous businesses of our current time, what names would come to your mind? Perhaps you’ll think of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, or Facebook. Such corporations have penetrated into our everyday lives and have a very strong influence on us. We are very dependent on them and we probably cannot picture our lives without them. If we stop for a minute and think of how these organizations initially originated, we will find that each and every one of them was once a startup. They all went through a series of ups and downs and struggled with failure long before achieving success.... Read More ...

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The Perks and Challenges of Traveling for Work

We are all fond of travelling. Whenever we are provided with the opportunity to travel, whether it’s for a vacation or an invitation to visit a far relative, we tend to grip onto it due to its transformative and rejuvenating benefits. Travelling exposes us to new exotic cultures and allows us to interact with people of diverse backgrounds, giving a dynamic aspect to our characters. However, the duration of travelling often does not exceed a week or two, or even a month at most, and it takes place on special occasions, due to it being costly and demands changes in one’s routine.... Read More ...

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What Jobs Are Being Threatened by Artificial Intelligence?

What we’ve seen and long feared in science fiction movies two decades ago is materializing into reality. What was merely a bizarre thought a long time ago is now becoming a known fact! The artificial intelligence industry is developing at an extremely rapid and unpredictable pace. Who could have anticipated the emergence of driverless cars, personal voice assistants and purchase prediction technologies a couple of decades ago? With such swift development, artificial intelligence technologies are performing human-associated functions and often in a more efficient manner than humans themselves. Though this industry is making many tasks easier, one can’t help but wonder: will the role of humans in the job market be reduced or sacrificed?... Read More ...

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The Impacts of Recruiting a Diverse Work Team

Over the years, employers have grown to see the value of recruiting a diverse group of employees from several different backgrounds, nationalities, races, and social statuses into their teams. In fact, studies have shown that diversity is currently viewed by recruiters as the third most significant factor in the employment process. Selecting a diverse range of employees is a double-edged sword with numerous positive and negative impacts.

Advantages

Having a diverse workforce can help grow the team to achieve its full potential and increase its effectiveness. It eases the problem solving process, as it provides the business with varied viewpoints and perspectives on topics, which can help them better understand their customers’ needs and extend their target audience.... Read More ...

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Making a Choice About Immigrating to a Foreign Country for Work Purposes

We all know that the job search can be stressful and tiring. When accepting or denying a job opportunity, one must consider numerous different aspects of the offer, including the nature of the job, its location, work hours, benefits and salary rates. In many cases, such considerations may lead a person to decide to work away from his/her country with hopes of receiving the best deal possible. Immigrant workers are employees who work away from their countries of origin. Working in a foreign country is associated with many advantages as well as challenges. Deciding about accepting or denying a job offer in a foreign country can be a very tough decision to make.... Read More ...

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How Should a Senior Job Seeker Approach the Job Market?

Competition in the job market has skyrocketed tremendously over the last few decades. A huge number of fresh graduates are applying for job vacancies, which are limited in number, causing the job market to become extremely strained. When choosing their employees, recruiters may prefer younger candidates because they are more skillful at using technologies and have higher chances of maintaining employment. With many young graduates seeking job opportunities, employers might be overlooking senior job seekers. Though it’s not explicitly said, age discrimination is a serious issue that senior job seekers have to confront. If you are a senior job seeker, you might be wondering how you can overcome this obstacle and boost your chances of recruitment.... Read More ...

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