Category: Akhtaboot Career Articles (page 1 of 19)

How To Answer: Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Do you get asked this question a lot: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” The interviewer would usually ask you this question in order to learn more about your career goals and future aspirations. Responding to this question can be quite tricky, because you’ll need to tailor your answer to suit the job that you are being interviewed for. This popular interview question will give hiring managers an idea of whether or not your career goals are in line with the company’s goals.

Keep Your Answer General

If you don’t know what to say, or if you’re not so sure about your career path, opt for keeping your answer quite general.... Read More ...

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What to Do When You’re No Longer Passionate About Your Job

What would you do if your heart isn’t in your work anymore? The career that you once felt so passionate about now feels like a demanding chore. When you’re disinterested in your job, you won’t be fully engaged or involved at work. As a result, your work efficiency and productivity will decrease and deteriorate. If you’re tired of the monotony at work and you’re feeling much less passionate about your job, then it might be time to do something about it.  Akhtaboot shares with you a few tips that can help you if you feel like you’re no longer passionate about your job:

Asses What You Want

Our values will always touch core on who we are, what we want, and why we work.... 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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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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Best Types of Jobs For Extroverted People

Are you contemplating the right career path for you? Believe it or not, but choosing the right career path goes beyond looking at the salary potential, job outlook or experience. It’s very important to feel like the career path you choose fits with your personality. If you’re an extroverted person, then you get energized by social events, you are comfortable amongst large groups of people, and you enjoy working with others. For these reasons, Akhtaboot – the career network has decided to share some of the best types of jobs for extroverted people:

Sales Representative

Sales representatives are responsible for selling products or services to customers or clients.... Read More ...

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Why Am I Not Getting Hired at Job Fairs?

Have you recently attended one of Akhtaboot’s job fairs? Were you able to get an interview with the company of your choice? Job fairs can be a great place for recruiters to interact with jobseekers and discuss the job vacancies that are available at their organizations. However, quite too often, job fairs may not end fruitfully for some eager jobseekers. So if you’ve attended one of our job fairs and you’re wondering why you didn’t get hired, here are a few possible reasons:

Your Objectives Weren’t Clear

If your friends dragged you along with them as a last minute call to attend the job fair, and you were completely unprepared, then don’t expect yourself to get lucky!... 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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معتقدات خاطئة عن معارض التوظيف

تعد معارض التوظيف فرصة فريدة للباحثين عن عمل للالتقاء بممثلي الشركات في مكان واحد والتعرف على الفرص الوظيفية المتاحة. وقد يبدو للباحث عن عمل لوهلة أنه الشخص لملائم لأي شاغر في مجال تخصصه دون التمعّن في المؤهلات الوظيفية والصفات الشخصية التي تميزه عن غيره من المرشحين.  ومن الجدير بالذكر أن استبيان الشركات خلال “معرض توظيف أخطبوط الثامن 2017” أظهر مشكلة واضحة في جاهزية المتقدمين للوظائف والذين كانت أعدادهم كبيرة بالنظر لعدد السير الذاتية التي تم تقديمها. ومن هنا تبرز مشكلة جوهرية في المعتقدات التي يحملها الباحثون عن عمل عن أنفسهم عند حضور معارض التوظيف من ناحية عدم إدراكهم لما يتطلبه الأمر للحصول على وظيفة في سوق العمل التنافسي.

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How To Bounce Back After a Bad Performance Review

No one really anticipates performance reviews; especially when you’re about to get a bad one. The fear and disappointment might give you shaky ground at first, but there’s nothing you can’t bounce back from. You may react to a bad review in a few ways. You may either get too defensive and deny the mistakes you’ve made. Or you accept your faults and decide to do something about them. Akhtaboot – the career network highlights a few ways you can bounce back after a bad performance review:

Set Goals and Create a Development Plan

Performance reviews can help you determine the areas that you need to improve in yourself.... Read More ...

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How You’re Putting Yourself at a Disadvantage By Not Asking For Help

Do you shy away from asking for help? Do you feel like asking for help will illustrate a sign of weakness? Sometimes, we don’t like to look incompetent when we ask for help. The truth is, not asking for help will not only affect you as an employee; it will affect your team as well. When you don’t ask your manager or colleagues for help, your work productivity and morale will deteriorate. So here’s how you’re affecting yourself by not asking for help:

You Lose Trust

Do you have a challenging task coming ahead? Do you feel like you have absolutely no idea how to get it done?... Read More ...

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Should You Find A Job or Start Your Own Business?

Have you been job hunting for quite some time, but it just seems like all your efforts are going to waste? Are you waiting by the phone expecting a call for a job interview? It’s normal to contemplate starting your own business when all else seems to fail. It would be easier wouldn’t it? Nothing seems more glamorizing than running your own business. The truth is, many job seekers find themselves in this conundrum: “Should I find a job or just start my own business?” Before you decide on an answer, ask yourself the following questions:

What Sort of Experience Do I Have?

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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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