Category: Akhtaboot Career Articles (page 1 of 16)

Best Types of Jobs For Introverted People

You don’t necessarily have to be an extrovert, an outgoing entrepreneur, or a great public speaker in order to succeed in your career. Introverts are people who have unique strengths and capabilities and prefer to work alone. Introverted people have great observational skills, and can succeed throughout their career without the need to interact much with others. For these reasons, Akhtaboot the career network highlights the best types of jobs for introverted people:

Self-employment or Freelancing

Introverts usually have a difficult time promoting or selling themselves; which is why some introverts find it hard to excel at interviews and get hired for jobs.... Read More ...

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Best Questions To Ask In An Interview

When it comes to interviews, many job seekers usually focus on answering interview questions, rather than ask any questions themselves. The interview process is like a two way street; the questions you ask can give you the opportunity to learn more about the job, as well as improve your chances of making a good impression. Towards the end of an interview, you must make sure that you are prepared to ask the interviewer at least two questions that will demonstrate your interest in the job. For these reasons, we decided to share with you some of the best questions that you can ask in a job interview:

“Can you tell me more about the responsibilities of this job?”

By asking this question, you’ll get the chance to learn more about the job.... Read More ...

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How To Make Working From Home More Productive

Whether you’re an employee, a freelancer, or self-employed, working from home is quite different from working at the office. Working from home can be distracting, especially if your house is buzzing with children, noise, and activity. So how can you turn working from home into a successful experience? As a career network, we decided to share four tips that can help you increase your work productivity at home:

Set Your Working Hours

First of all, you should create a workday routine, just as you would at the office. Start off by setting your working hours and creating a schedule. When you abide by a schedule, you’ll structure your day and ensure that you won’t be slacking off.... Read More ...

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Mistakes You Should Avoid Making At Your First Job

Have you started a new job? Are you nervous about the challenges that lie ahead? Starting a new job can be quite overwhelming at first – just like your first day at a new school. You worry about making a good impression, getting used to the environment, and of course, excelling at your work. So, how do you get off on the right foot? There are a few things that you should avoid doing at your first job, and Akhtaboot – the career network shares them with you below:

Do Not Fear Asking For Help

Sometimes, we don’t like to ask people for help.... Read More ...

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How To Drop Out Of An Interview Process (If You’re No Longer Interested)

You just walked out of an interview, and you’ve come to the realization that you’re no longer interested in pursuing this job. The job offer isn’t compelling enough, the work environment doesn’t suit you, or maybe you just got the wrong vibe. So what do you do now? If you plan on dropping out of an interview process, then you should probably start planning the most appropriate way to do it. Knowing that you willingly applied for the job, you must provide your recruiter with a convincing reason for making this decision. For these reasons, Akhtaboot has listed below how you can appropriately drop out of an interview process:

First, Say “No” As Soon As You Can

It’s very important that you inform your recruiter of your decision before you’re offered the position.... Read More ...

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Mistakes Job Seekers Make and How to Avoid Them

It’s quite common for job seekers to make some mistakes when they’re in the process of hunting for a job. If they’re nervous, worried or in a rush to apply for a job, mistakes are only bound to happen. Job search mistakes are easy to make, but hard to overcome – particularly when they might cost you the job. Steering clear of making such mistakes, will improve your chances of getting a job, which is why we’ve listed a few mistakes that you, as a job seeker might make, and how to avoid them:

MISTAKE#1:

Using the Same CV to Apply For Various Jobs

If you’re applying for more than one job, then your CV should reflect the responsibilities of the job that you’re applying for.... Read More ...

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Things You Should Stop Saying to Your Unemployed Friends

Weekends and holidays are a great time to meet up with a few friends and catch up on a few things. You may catch up on career updates, the job market, the weather, a great blockbuster movie, or maybe even your job. Now for your unemployed friends, hearing all about your job may put them at unease, especially if they’ve been job-hunting for a very long time and they’re not unemployed by choice. It goes without saying, that it definitely makes a sensitive subject to open up. For these reasons, in order to avoid putting your unemployed friends in a sensitive situation, we have summed up a few things that you can avoid saying to them:

“You’re so lucky you don’t have to go to work!”

Lets be honest here, as frustrating as your job could be sometimes, your unemployed friends probably envy you for having a job in the first place.... Read More ...

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Questions That Can Help Reveal Why You’re Unhappy at Work

 

Do you feel unhappy at work? Do you feel like your energy and work productivity are gradually draining beyond repair? Many employees feel unhappy with their jobs at some point. Their misery lingers on for a long time, and they can’t pinpoint the exact reason for their dissatisfaction. It’s common for employees to feel compelled to stay at their jobs despite their discomfort, but that’s not necessarily the right thing to do. How you feel at work, eventually takes its toll on your work efficiency and productivity. For these reasons, understanding why you’re unhappy at work can help you make some changes that can improve your work morale and job satisfaction:

“Am I learning new things?”

At some point, we all aspire to learn new things when we start a new job.... Read More ...

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Four Ways Keeping a Journal Can Actually Help Your Career

You might think that keeping a journal is overrated and time consuming, but what if I told you that it can actually help boost your career? If you’ve contemplated keeping a journal at some point in your life, but you never really picked up the habit, then it might be time to reconsider. Keeping a journal will help you jot down any thoughts or ideas that come to you in the spur of the moment, and can definitely help you organize your to-do list. So it may be time to pick up a pen and journal, for these are four ways keeping a journal can help boost your career:

Your Journal Will Help Measure Your Growth

You can easily monitor your growth by keeping track of your progress and work achievements.... Read More ...

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Four Things You Should Do Before Leaving Your Job

Are you planning on quitting your job, and starting some place new? Are you ready to embark on a new career path? If you’ve made the decision to leave your job, and you’re seeking for a smooth transition, then you must start planning your exit strategy. For these reasons Akhtaboot – the career network shares with you a few things that you should do before leaving your job:

Write a Plan

You should always opt for writing a transition plan before you leave your job. You must make sure that you efficiently complete all your tasks before you officially leave. You can include basic information in your transition plan, such as who will own your tasks, the dates of which your tasks will be re-assigned to others, or what specific tasks you plan on completing before you leave the organization.... Read More ...

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How To Know When To Decline a Job Offer

Its a great feeling to get approached with a job offer after a long, extensive job hunt. But what if the job offer does not live up to your expectations? Sometimes there are certain factors that may drive you to decline a specific job offer, and it all comes down to two undeniable facts: you’re unhappy with a few terms, and you’re afraid it would be too late to back out if you accept the offer. For these reasons Akhtaboot highlights a few reasons that can help you decide whether or not you should accept a job offer:

The Terms of the Offer Were Unsatisfactory

Sometimes, the terms of the offer might not appeal to your interest; the salary might not be good enough, the working hours are unreasonable, or the vacation policy is way too strict.... Read More ...

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Applying For a Job You’re Not Fully Qualified For

Would you apply for your dream job, even if you’re not qualified enough for it? If you find yourself in such a position then you have two choices: you can either go for it and apply for the job, or wait until you’ve got the right experience. The truth is, if you wait it out, you might actually miss out on a great opportunity. Cynthia Shapiro a career strategist states, “If you’ve got 51% of what they’re looking for, you should proudly send your resume in,” Are you intrigued enough to apply for that job now? There is, however, a major difference between being under qualified and unqualified.... Read More ...

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