Category: All English Posts (page 1 of 21)

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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5 Career Tips from One Recent Graduate to Another

Graduation is an exciting time filled with mixed feelings of happiness and anxiety. You’re probably battling the nerves of figuring out what your first career step should be and what kind of jobs suit your ambitions and preferences.

It’s OK to panic, but soon enough you will realize after reading this article that the transition doesn’t have to be as difficult as it may seem. Keep in mind that there are millions of fresh graduates just like you – and me – who have successfully transitioned into the job market and created meaningful careers, so it’s time you took your job search more seriously.... 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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YouTube-ing as a Career: How to Start

 

Everything is available on YouTube, from funny pet videos, to advice on how to ace your job interview! With no doubt, it’s one of the world’s top websites with enormous content! Before we go further on how you can use YouTube to build a career in the video industry, here are some quick facts about the website:

  • YouTube Started in 2005, now it’s the second most visited website in the world!
  • There are 1.3 BILLION people using YouTube!
  • Around 300 hours of video are posted on YouTube each minute!
  • Around 5 BILLION videos are watched on it every day!

With that being said, it’s clear why many people turn to YouTube to achieve fame and profit!... Read More ...

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Computer and Internet Skills you Can’t Go Without

Advance your career with the most in demand computer skills in the job market.

No matter what type of job you have, you’re likely to use a computer. Whether you work from an office or from home, sharpening your computer skills can be a valuable addition to your personal portfolio and can increase your work efficiency by allowing you to finish tasks faster and smarter.

Owning a computer doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re tech-savvy; there are actually a number of skills that you need to master if you want to advance your career. If you already possess these skills, make sure that you help others in your team.... Read More ...

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How Social Media Can Impact your Career Prospects


You might think that your personal and professional lives don’t mix, but this is not completely true. Did you know that hiring managers actually Google your name to see how you behave on Social Media platforms? If you are currently employed or looking for a job, you need to make sure that your online brand is professional and paints you in a good light. So what are the mistakes that you can do on Social Media that can cost you your current or potential job? Akhtaboot sheds the light on a number of behaviors job seekers do on Social Media and could negatively affect their career prospects.... Read More ...

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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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10 Articles from Akhtaboot to Help you in Your Job Search

If you’re still job-hunting with no results, maybe it’s time for change! Akhtaboot provides you with its top 10 read articles to help you in your journey:

4 Email Etiquette Tips for Job Seekers

Email has become the main form of business communication, and that’s why knowing the proper etiquette for email job search is without a doubt crucial for the success of your career search efforts. Sticking to the basic protocol of email is extremely simple and once you get accustomed to it, it will become second nature to you. But it’s this convenience that can lead to making embarrassing mistakes.... Read More ...

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8 Things Recruiters are Sick of Hearing During an Interview

Most job seekers know the basics of a good job interview; dress the part, sit up straight, be confident, ask questions…etc. But have you thought of what not to say? Although there are many things that you should never say or ask during a job interview, most of us have said something that we’ve regretted later on. Here are 8 things recruiters are sick of hearing during an interview:

1. When you say ”Am Flunt in Engilish”

If you can’t seem to pronounce the word “fluent” right,  then you can always just opt for saying “good”.

2. When you recite everything written on the company’s website.

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39% of Employees Waste More Than 4 Hours a Day at Work

Being at work doesn’t necessarily mean that you are getting the job done! Employees waste lots of time on coffee and cigarette breaks, checking their social media accounts, and on personal conversations . Akhtaboot’s latest infographic sheds light on the top time wasters at work.


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2018 is my Year!

Lets make resolutions that we can actually keep!

Whether you’re employed or not, thinking about your new year’s resolutions can help you jump-start your career in a smart way. The beginning of the year is the best time for setting goals, making changes, and creating a fresh start. In fact, if you’re actively searching for a job, January is considered the busiest month of the year for job seekers. To help you stay focused, here are 3 ideas that you can follow to make resolutions that you can actually keep to enhance your career plan for 2018.

Manage your professional online presence

Social media can be your best friend or your worst enemy, that’s why many job seekers resort to keeping their online presence hidden to be on the safe side.... 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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