Category: Akhtaboot Career Articles (page 2 of 19)

Here’s How You Can Give Better Presentations (Even When You Hate Public Speaking)

Do you have an important presentation coming up? Are you dreading the aspect of standing in front of a large audience? It’s quite normal to feel nervous about giving a big presentation, especially if its in front of a huge group of people. Sometimes, there are a few things that you can add to your presentation that will definitely make the process easier. Here are a few tips that can help you give better presentations even when you hate public speaking:

 Start Off By Telling A Story

Do you ever start your presentation and immediately worry that your audience will get bored?... Read More ...

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A Day in the Life of a Marketing Officer at Akhtaboot

 

The title clearly states that my role is a Marketing Officer at Akhtaboot – The career network. This job title necessitates constantly learning new things, putting a variety of skills to use and working on new and different campaigns. This means that no two days would be the same for me and I would not have it any other way. As a result of advancements in technology, the marketing functions of a company today differ tremendously compared to several years ago. The audience we’re aiming at is both invisible and everywhere. Hence, new skills, techniques and tools are required to reach them.... Read More ...

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The Guide to Post Baby Job Hunt

Being a mom is a full-time job. If you had a baby and you’ve been out of the workforce for quite some time, it may be hard for you to pick up where you left off. You’ll probably realize you need to re-polish your CV, learn new skills, or find a job that fits into your daily schedule. If you’re ready to go back to work after being a stay-at-home parent, then you’re going to have to follow a new approach. If you’re on a post-baby job hunt then you can follow these few tips:

Assess Your Situation and Create a Schedule

You must keep in mind that your priorities will definitely change after being a mom.... Read More ...

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How To Handle Unrealistic Expectations From Your Boss

Have you worked so hard on a task, aiming to solely impress your boss, only to realize that your boss is not impressed at all with the results? It’s always a delicate situation when you feel like you’re not meeting expectations at work. You might start to worry that your boss might call you into his or her office and – God forbid – ask you to resign. But let’s not get too hasty here. If you’re dealing with a similar situation at work, then here’s how you should handle these unrealistic expectations from your boss:

Is It Really “Unrealistic”?

Has your boss ever asked you to do something and the first thing that popped into your head is “That is so unrealistic.... Read More ...

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Things All Office Workers Should Keep on Their Desks

You probably haven’t given much thought about the items that are always found on your desk. You might find things such as gum wrappers and half filled coffee mugs – but have you really thought about what you should keep on your desk? In order to produce your best work, you have to make sure that your work area is well thought of. Here are a few things that you should always opt to keep on your desk:

A Phone Charger

Are you always using your phone to call clients? Are you expecting an important phone call? Do you find your phone’s battery life draining throughout the day?... Read More ...

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Why You Should Ask For Feedback After Getting Rejected

Getting rejected is not the most pleasant feeling in the world. That one rejection letter can shatter your hopes and dreams and definitely serve as a mood killer. While your first reaction might be to throw a fit (and probably head out for some ice cream) it might surprise you to know that asking for feedback after getting rejected might be the smartest thing you can do. We do know how hard it is to ask for feedback after getting rejected. However, here are a few reasons why you should swallow up your pride and actually go ahead and ask for feedback:

You’ll Prove That You Want to Learn and Grow

Sometimes when we fail, we lose the will to push on forward.... Read More ...

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From Intern To Employee

It’s not easy being an intern. You know the drill; you end up with piles of work that you need to finish in a short amount of time, and most of the time, you do it without any payment. Most interns don’t really mind working unpaid internships, and for the most part we do it solely for the great experience. But what if you’d like to turn your internship into an actual job?

It’s not as hard as you might think, I did it myself and found it to be much easier than I expected and entirely enjoyable. 

 

 

Show your Commitment

Just because it’s an unpaid internship doesn’t mean you can come and go as you please and not be as productive as everyone in the office, that itself is a huge faux pas at the workplace.... Read More ...

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What Jobs Are Being Threatened by Artificial Intelligence?

What we’ve seen and long feared in science fiction movies two decades ago is materializing into reality. What was merely a bizarre thought a long time ago is now becoming a known fact! The artificial intelligence industry is developing at an extremely rapid and unpredictable pace. Who could have anticipated the emergence of driverless cars, personal voice assistants and purchase prediction technologies a couple of decades ago? With such swift development, artificial intelligence technologies are performing human-associated functions and often in a more efficient manner than humans themselves. Though this industry is making many tasks easier, one can’t help but wonder: will the role of humans in the job market be reduced or sacrificed?... Read More ...

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The Impacts of Recruiting a Diverse Work Team

Over the years, employers have grown to see the value of recruiting a diverse group of employees from several different backgrounds, nationalities, races, and social statuses into their teams. In fact, studies have shown that diversity is currently viewed by recruiters as the third most significant factor in the employment process. Selecting a diverse range of employees is a double-edged sword with numerous positive and negative impacts.

Advantages

Having a diverse workforce can help grow the team to achieve its full potential and increase its effectiveness. It eases the problem solving process, as it provides the business with varied viewpoints and perspectives on topics, which can help them better understand their customers’ needs and extend their target audience.... Read More ...

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Job Skills You Won’t Learn in College


We learn a lot from the courses we take at college. The courses we take, the projects we work on, and the exams we undertake will definitely help prep us for the real world, yet believe it or not, there are a few job skills that you wont learn in college. Sometimes, your job can greatly help you build on the skills that you already acquired throughout college. Here are a few job skills that you won’t learn in college:

Working With People

Working with your friends on a group project is quite different from working with your coworkers. In the working environment, you have to learn how to cope with different people and with different personalities.... Read More ...

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Making a Choice About Immigrating to a Foreign Country for Work Purposes

We all know that the job search can be stressful and tiring. When accepting or denying a job opportunity, one must consider numerous different aspects of the offer, including the nature of the job, its location, work hours, benefits and salary rates. In many cases, such considerations may lead a person to decide to work away from his/her country with hopes of receiving the best deal possible. Immigrant workers are employees who work away from their countries of origin. Working in a foreign country is associated with many advantages as well as challenges. Deciding about accepting or denying a job offer in a foreign country can be a very tough decision to make.... Read More ...

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Tired of Useless Meetings? Here’s How To Make Them More Engaging

Are you an employee, a manager, or a CEO who’s usually in charge of leading meetings? Meeting rooms are probably the most dreaded rooms in the office. It’s where you’ll most likely find employees doodling on their notepads, zoning out the window, or playing Candy Crush on their phones. But that’s not just it. Sometimes, meeting usually drag on and on, with no direct purpose. Are you tired of poorly organized and utterly boring meetings? Akhtaboot – the career network shares with you a few tips that can probably change the way you’ll start leading your meetings:

Make Them Short

Lets get this straight; nobody enjoys long meetings.... Read More ...

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