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How to Change Your Career Path (Without Having to Start From Scratch)

It’s quite common for job seekers to consider a new career path, even when they have no relative job experience. The motivation and inspiration to start something new will definitely encourage you to pursue your dream, but a career change will definitely be challenging at first. It’s quite competitive to enter a new field when you don’t have the required experience or the necessary skills for it. Going back to school and starting from from the bottom, is no walk in the park either. If you are truly committed to make the shift and enter a new field, but you don’t want to start from scratch, then Akhtaboot is here to share some helpful tips with you:

Take An Internship

You can always opt for taking an internship even if you’re no longer a college student.... Read More ...

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Four Things You Should Never Say During a Job Interview

Landing an interview may feel like a huge success, especially if you’ve been searching for a job for quite some time. It’s normal to get nervous during an interview and fear you’d blurt out a remark that might cost you the job. Interview killers may weaken your chances of proving that you are the right candidate for the position. In order to avoid saying the wrong things, our HR department at Akhtaboot shares with you a few things that you should never say during a job interview:

“How much does this job pay?” 

You’ll only ruin your chances of getting the job if you ask about the pay way too early in the interview process.... Read More ...

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Top Keywords Used By Job Seekers When Searching for Jobs on Akhtaboot

Thousands of Job Seekers are accessing Akhtaboot.com on a daily basis in the hopes of finding a vacancy that matches their qualifications. As an employer, you must know that your online job posting is viewed by millions of Job Seekers who are eager to find jobs. Your job description must include an overview of the job role and a clear explanation of the responsibilities, requirements and qualifications. Moreover, there are certain popular keywords that are searched for by a high percentage of job seekers on www.akhtaboot.com. As an employer, you need to keep these keywords in mind when composing your job description in order to attract as many relevant candidates as possible.... Read More ...

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How To Be Productive During The Holy Month of Ramadan

It may come as no surprise that you will notice some evident changes in the workplace during the holy month of Ramadan. This month calls for repentance, forgiveness, Iftar feasts, and of course – delicious Kunafa. However, shorter workdays during Ramadan are paired with drained energy and reduced work productivity. If you’re worried about managing your performance and energy levels during this month, then here are a few tips that can help you maximize your work productivity during Ramadan:

Always Have Suhoor

The first days in Ramadan are always the hardest. Having Suhoor will give you the strength to pull through the fasting period.... Read More ...

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Basic Financial Skills Every Manager Should Have

Managers make important decisions on a daily basis that might affect a company’s financial performance. A financial decision can be as simple as writing an invoice or it could be a decision to approve or decline a capital investment. Either way, the role of a manager is very important from a financial perspective. There are certain financial skills that every manager must master in order to stop making poor financial decisions or waste resources. For these reasons, Akhtaboot highlights a few for you below: 

Budgeting

If you want to plan a budget, you must first understand the cost of the project that you want to launch.... Read More ...

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Four Phrases Your Boss Will Love To Hear You Say

At some point, we all aim to impress our bosses. Despite the fact that we seek guidance from them, and we expect them to have all the answers to our questions, sometimes even the best leaders need help too. Did you know that there are certain phrases your boss secretly wants to hear you say? Here are some phrases that you can use to help you improve your standing and get ahead in your career:

“I Have a Solution”

It’s very rare for employees to volunteer to take the blame for something that went wrong. No one wants to be held accountable for a major problem that spiraled out of control at the company.... Read More ...

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Signs You’re Too Invested In Your Job

Is your job your number one priority? Does going to work seem like the most important part of your day? The truth is, you might not see how truly invested you are in your job until someone points it out for you. There is absolutely nothing wrong with loving your job and taking your work personally. But how far is too far? If you find it quite hard to step back, then you might be too invested in your job. We all know that too much of something is bad enough, which is why Akhtaboot is here to share with you some of the signs that prove you are too invested with your work:

You Don’t Take Any Days Off

When you’re too involved with your work, you might find it hard to take any days off.... Read More ...

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How to Write a CV When You Have No Job Experience

Are you worried about applying for a job because you don’t have any previous experience? If you’re a student, a fresh graduate, or an entry-level job applicant, it’s understandable that you might not have an employment history on your CV; but you shouldn’t let that stop you from applying for the job. If you’re entering the workforce with little to no experience, you can always rewrite your CV in an effective way to help you land the position that you want. Akhtaboot – the career network is here to offer some helpful tips:

The Summary Section

Make sure you include a short Summary at the beginning of your CV.... Read More ...

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Tips For Pregnant Working Women

Being pregnant with a full-time job can be both stressful and challenging. Some days might be easier than others, but the overall experience can be quite overwhelming for most pregnant women. If you’re a pregnant woman who’s been facing these issues, then Akhtaboot – the career network is here to help you with a few tips:

If You’re Feeling Nauseous:

If you’ve been struggling with pregnancy symptoms such as nausea or fatigue, curbing them will be necessary if you don’t want them to interfere with your work productivity. If you’re in a meeting, try to sit next to the door, just in case you feel like rushing to the bathroom.... Read More ...

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ماذا تستفيد عند إنشاء حساب شخصي على موقع أخطبوط؟

مع الثورة الإلكترونية ودخول الإنترنت والتكنولوجيا إلى حياتنا، أصبح لا بد من مواكبة هذه المستجدات والاستفادة منها لتسهيل مختلف جوانب الحياة. كباحث عن عمل، لم تعد تقتصر عملية بحثك عن عمل على الطرق التقليدية فقط كالذهاب إلى الشركة وتسليم السيرة الذاتية باليد أو حتى التقديم عن الطريق الموقع الإلكتروني لكل شركة تطمح للعمل فيها. إحدى الطرق التي تساعدك في البحث عن عمل بطريقة سهلة وفعّالة هي الشبكات الوظيفية الإلكترونية كأخطبوط – والتي تخدم الشركات والباحثين عن عمل في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا. فهل هناك فائدة من التواجد على هذا النوع من الشبكات الوظيفية؟ وما الذي يميّز أخطبوط عن غيرها من مواقع التوظيف الإلكترونية؟

تقديم سهل وسريع للوظائف

بعد إنشاء حساب شخصي على موقع أخطبوط وتحميل سيرتك الذاتية، ستتمكن من التقديم لجميع الوظائف المعروضة على الموقع بنقرة واحدة فقط بغض النظر عن البعد الجغرافي.... Read More ...

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How You Can Ask For a Raise (and Actually Get It)

Are you nervous about asking your employer for a raise? Do you feel like your hard work calls for a promotion? Lets be honest here: asking for a raise can be a very stressful and intimidating position to put yourself in. If you’re starting to feel like you are long overdue for a raise, then it might be time to have an honest conversation with your manager. For these reasons, Akhtaboot highlights a few helpful tips for you:

Focus on why you deserve it, and not why you need it.

Before you buckle up the courage and ask your manager for a raise, you have to work on the case that you’re going to present.... Read More ...

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Is Your Startup Business Failing?

Do you dream of starting your own business? Do you fear it might not succeed? If you’ve started your own business and it’s starting to fail, then it might help you to know that you’re not alone. Did you know that almost 50% of small startups fail within the first four years? And almost 82% fail due to cash flow problems? If you feel like your startup business is falling down, then Akhtaboot – the career network is here to share with you some helpful tips:

It May Be Time to Plan An Exit Strategy

There are a few revealing signs that indicate you need to cash out.... Read More ...

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