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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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Infographic: Assessing Employees’ Work-Life Balance in the Middle East

Juggling your career and personal life all at once can be quite challenging. While the ability to manage daily tasks efficiently differs from one person to another, once thing remains the same: Balance is the Key. Check out Akhtaboot’s latest infographic on employees’ work-life balance in the Middle East.

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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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“Akhtaboot’s 8th Job Fair 2017 – Aqaba” to Launch on the 8th and 9th of November 2017


Under the Patronage of H.E. The Minister of Labor, Mr. Ali Ghezawi, Akhtaboot – the career network (www.akhtaboot.com) will be holding its 8th Job Fair in Aqaba on Wednesday and Thursday, 8th and 9th of November 2017 at Dhana Hall, The Intercontinental Hotel, Aqaba. Job seekers will be able to meet with more than 25 local and international companies from different industries in one place, to learn more about their vacancies and to apply for the available job opportunities in Aqaba. Training sessions on how to write an impressive CV and how to act during job interviews will run throughout both days of the job fair.... Read More ...

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Common Workplace Misconceptions about Introverts

It is often thought that introverts are considered the “misfits” in the workplace simply because they exhibit reserved and conservative behavior. Therefore, many introverts find themselves struggling to fit into an extroverted work environment. The truth is, many introverts are actually great listeners and observers. They possess a creative flair and a task-oriented mentality which makes them a great addition to any team at work.

In this article, Akhtaboot busts the most common myths about introverts at work.

Myth#1: Introverts prefer to work solo and they hate being part of a team

Truth: It is true that introverts usually feel “socially exhausted” when dealing with people for extended hours and have a need to recharge after a long interactive session, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot be part of a team.... Read More ...

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