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How to Respond to 4 Awkward Job Interview Questions

Jobs interviews can be very demanding and stressful, and you’re likely to feel apprehensive when you’re preparing for them. However, this worry often fades away as soon as the interview starts. Most job interviewees don’t have trouble answering the standard, generic questions, and their responses often flow smoothly. But what if the interviewer suddenly presented you with an unanticipated, difficult, and even personal question that catches you off guard? Being in a situation where you have to be quick to respond might cause you to feel awkward and at a loss for words. Although it might seem like the interviewers are out there to get you, such questions, if conveyed properly, can in fact open up employment doors and will give you an edge over other candidates.... Read More ...

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Unconscious Biases in the Workplace and How to Become a More Gender Inclusive Employer

Unconscious Bias: what is it?

Unconscious biases are stereotypes that we form about certain groups of people outside of conscious awareness. This stems from our tendency to categorize and organize social groups based on shared characteristics.

Why does Unconscious Bias happen at work?

Unconscious bias and stereotyping appear at work when making hiring, promotion and compensation-related decisions.  Everything else being equal between a male and female employee, unconscious bias often leads to giving a higher compensation to the male employee.

Men are often – subconsciously – perceived as having more authority and potential, and therefore, they are given more opportunities to advance and thrive on the job.... Read More ...

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ZenHR Solutions to Power the HR & Recruitment Processes of the Ministry of Information & Communications Technology Startups in Jordan

ZenHR Solutions, the revolutionary human resources solutions group has signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Information & Communications in Jordan to cover the HR and recruitment needs of their startups through ZenHR‘s Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and Akhtaboot‘s recruitment services.

His Excellency Eng. Mothanna Gharaibeh, the Minister of Information and Communications Technology said about this partnership: “We at the Ministry of Information and Communications are actively looking for ways to spread the culture of entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation in all of our Jordanian governorates. We are currently working to transform 80 knowledge stations into business incubators and business accelerators during the years 2019 – 2020, and the Ministry has already started implementing this project with the launch of 40 knowledge stations this year.”

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How to Conduct Efficient Meetings

Almost every job nowadays entails partaking in or conducting meetings at some point. In many situations, meetings can be slow and tedious, and one can’t help but feel apathetic towards them. That being said, the ability to orchestrate a meeting in which there is high engagement, thought stimulation and tangible, productive results is a rare skill, but one that can highly displace you ahead of others. The following are a few considerations that can assist you in running meetings more effectively.

  1. Is the meeting necessary?

Can you do without the meeting and have its purpose achieved through other methods, such as an email or a phone call?... Read More ...

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Passions that can Transform into Careers

Unfortunately, deciding on a career path has seldom been a matter of pure personal interest, and is often swayed by extraneous variables, such as societal expectations, which have restricted our views of what defines a career, and what makes it a successful one. Misconceptions of what constitutes a rewarding career can lead us astray, and can influence us to such a great extent that we lose sight of what we truly relish in doing. In some cases, that particular passion of yours that you’ve set aside as merely a leisure activity can in reality make the best career from which you reap the most benefits both on the personal and professional levels.... Read More ...

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Pros and Cons of Working in a Family Business

There is an endless array of possibilities that you can consider when seeking a job or attempting to gain employment. In many cases, family members have mutual interests and target similar work fields. This can prompt the creation of family-run businesses, which call for ongoing commitment and involvement on behalf of family members. For that reason, many people in a similar situation are propelled to look into the non-conventional path of working in a business owned or run by a family member, and are sometimes coerced to partake in it. Working in a family business is a delicate matter that can be convenient in many regards, but one that will inevitably turn against you if you don’t manage it properly.... Read More ...

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Akhtaboot’s 9th Job Fair 2018 in Numbers

Under the Patronage of His Excellency The Minister of Labor, Mr. Samir S. Murad, Akhtaboot – the career network launched the biggest career event in Jordan on the 26th and 27th of September 2018 at Amman Grand Hall, al Hussein Youth City.

The below infographic highlights the results of “Akhtaboot’s 9th Job Fair 2018” in numbers.

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Akhtaboot Signs a Cooperation Agreement with EconoWin to Introduce Gender Sensitive HR Practices

 

Akhtaboot – the career network, has signed a cooperation agreement with EconoWin Program / GIZ to implement a one-year gender diversity management project to empower Akhtaboot’s efforts in maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that encourages more women to reach their full potential and advance their careers within Akhtaboot, as well as introduce more gender sensitive HR solutions targeting HR managers and companies.

Diversity and inclusion have always been a top priority for Akhtaboot’s HR department over the past years, as it is all about creating a work environment that accepts employees’ differences and welcomes candidates and minorities regardless of age, gender, race, religion, and disabilities.... Read More ...

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Tips on How to Survive and Make the Best out of your Probation Period

The process of adapting to a new work environment and job position can be quite challenging. Meeting your new coworkers and your boss, getting yourself acquainted with the responsibilities that are expected of you, and building a positive emotional connection with the new role can be a lot to take in all at once.

To top it off, your position is not guaranteed for the first three months or so, as you go through what is typically termed as a “probation period”. While the probationary period allows the employer to terminate you if you’re not doing well at your job, it also gives you the opportunity to assess the workplace and the job that you’ve been given, and can choose to leave if it doesn’t fit what you’re looking for.... Read More ...

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How to Optimize your Experience for a Temporary Position

Job security is one of the most sought after characteristics that career seekers nowadays look for when looking for jobs. As many workers place the stability of their income as a priority, coming across a temporary job vacancy can seem to be risky. Temporary jobs can take form in any field of employment, ranging from administration, HR, education, etc… Depending on your situation, there are upsides as well as downsides to accepting such an opportunity. In this article, Akhtaboot puts forwards some considerations to take into account when making your decision, in addition to tips on how to make the best out of your experience if you opt to pursue it.... Read More ...

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Akhtaboot’s 9th Job Fair 2018 to Launch on the 26th and 27th of September

Amman, Sep. 23rd 2018 – Under the Patronage of His Excellency The Minister of Labor, Mr. Samir S. Murad, Akhtaboot – the career network (www.akhtaboot.com) is proud to announce that it will be holding its annual career event “Akhtaboot’s 9th Job Fair 2018” – Jordan’s biggest career event – on Wednesday and Thursday, 26th and 27th of September 2018 at Amman Grand Hall, Al Hussein Youth City (Gate 1).

“Akhtaboot’s 9th Job Fair 2018” will be launched with the support of the Ministry of Labor and the European Union as “Strategic Partners” and will feature a number of leading Jordanian and international companies offering more than 1,000 employment opportunities covering a wide range of sectors and job roles – which can be accessed on jobfair.akhtaboot.com.... Read More ...

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Intrapreneurship: Be an Entrepreneur with a Secure Job

The notion of being an entrepreneur is often romanticized and depicted as an extremely lucrative alternative for job seekers trying to make it in the workforce. Yet, many shun away from such a path because they dread facing any unfortunate outcomes that may emerge from it, or because they deem it to be unpromising in their case. Such reasons are completely understandable, and they constitute reasonable grounds for shying away from such a decision.

However, your choice not to take pivotal risks on the large scale doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to abide by a strictly conventional work style. Most people mistakenly perceive work styles as a very nuanced matter, while in reality, they can be extremely flexible.... Read More ...

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