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Feeling Burnt Out?

With the continually rising demands of the workplace, it is nearly impossible to be stress-free at all times. Whether you like it or not, all workers nowadays have to go through some periods of distress due to urgent tasks or increased work demands. While stress can be caused by things outside of your control, the good news is that it can be easily contained such that it does not affect your personal life or work productivity.

However, in some circumstances when stress is more frequent than normal, it can intensify and eventually can lead to job burn out. At this point, it will begin to trespass onto your personal and work lives.... Read More ...

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Buried in your Email? Tips on How to Manage your Communication

Due to its easy accessibility and the growing demands of the work environment, email has emerged as the most dominating form of communication endorsed by workers. This has made it one of the prime determinants of one’s work stance and career development. Hence, prosperity nowadays has favored employees with impeccable email skills over others with substandard email-composition abilities. The way you write an email bespeaks much about your character and the relationship you share with the recipient. Hence, possessing this skill can move you a long way in your career and is likely to promise you more success.

However, quite often, we fail to attend to our mails on a frequent basis, and unsurprisingly, we are confronted by an overloaded inbox that is meshed with a variety of work, personal, and advertisement emails.... Read More ...

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Cold Calling for a Job: 4 Pointers on How to Attract Attention

Isn’t the conventional process of applying for a job demanding and stressful as it is? What if you desperately need to land a job in a corporation that hasn’t officially announced its job openings? The apparent absence of the organization’s need for recruitment doesn’t necessarily mean that you will not be offered the role you aspire for, it only means that there’s a “hidden job market”.

Making cold calls can be very stressful for most job seekers as trying to reach out to someone you don’t know out of the blue can make you feel awkward. But cold calling can be an effective way to tap into the hidden job market.... Read More ...

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10 Tips to Help you Quit your Job Without Hard Feelings

Are you thinking about quitting your job, but not sure how to do it the right way?

Many employees seem to rush into leaving their jobs before looking closely at the issues and possibilities at hand. Leaving your job should be strategic and properly timed. Here’s how you can make this transition a smooth and positive experience for both, you and your employer.

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How to Differentiate Yourself from Others at Work

Standing out and distinguishing yourself from other coworkers in a crowded workplace can be difficult yet, rewarding. However, if you want to grow and advance in your career you have to stand out from the crowd and to be noticed by your boss. Akhtaboot provides you with some tips that will help you to set yourself apart from others and stand out in your job.

  • Work Smart, Not Hard

Working for long hours without taking a single break everyday doesn’t mean you are being productive. Productivity is about working smart and getting the maximum value for your time and efforts. Start working on your time-management skills, avoid excessive multitasking, set clear goals regularly, prioritize your tasks, and delegate whenever you can.... Read More ...

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Difficult Personalities that you May Come Across at Work

Most of us have to deal with a diverse group of employees on daily basis, and this means that you should be able to establish the right relationship with your colleagues from day one so you can get work done. But unfortunately, you don’t get to choose your coworkers and having to deal with difficult personalities is never easy as it can affect your productivity and satisfaction.  It won’t be long until you start to lose focus because your mind will become preoccupied with what to expect next from that difficult colleague. Akhtaboot highlights 4 difficult personalities of coworkers that you might run into at any workplace and how to deal with each.... Read More ...

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How to Find an Internship that Can Kick-Start your Career

Internships have become an option for a lot of students or recent graduates who are looking for a strong career path. Finding a great internship opportunity is not as easy as it may sound as we all have responsibilities and bills to pay. Not only does an internship give you a good reason to get out of bed in the morning, but it also enhances your CV and current skill-set. You can gain new insight into the market, familiarize yourself with your own strengths and weaknesses and get to know new people that can enrich your network. Akhtaboot is here to help you identify a suitable internship opportunity that can help you build your career and take your skills to the next level.... Read More ...

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Working at the Same Company as your Spouse – Pros and Cons

Creating a healthy balance between work and personal matters is a common struggle for most employees, and your ability to to draw a clear line between them can add so much value to your well-being and happiness in general. But what if you worked with your spouse at the same company? For those who are married, the following questions might cross your minds: Can this affect our relationship? Can we turn off work at home? These are all valid questions that are worth exploring. In fact, many couples are introduced to one another at the workplace or end up working together later on in their careers.... 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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