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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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أخطاء شائعة خلال عملية البحث عن عمل وكيفية تجنبها

من الشائع جداً للباحثين عن عمل أن يجدوا صعوبة لإيجاد الوظيفة المناسبة، ويعود السبب بدايةً الى التوتر والاندفاعية لتقديم طلب توظيف، إلى جانب أسباب أخرى. لتحسين فرصك بالحصول على وظيفة أدرجنا لك بعض الأخطاء الشائعة أثناء البحث عن عمل وكيفية تجنبها:

الخطأ الأول: استخدام نفس السيرة الذاتية لوظائف مختلفة

إذا كنت تريد أن تتقدم لأكثر من وظيفة عليك أن تقوم بإعداد عدة سير ذاتية؛ حيث عليك تخصيص سيرة ذاتية لكل وظيفة عن طريق كتابة أهم المهارات التي تتناسب مع هذه الوظيفة.

الخطأ الثاني: كتابة سيرة ذاتية طويلة

يعتقد الكثير من الناس أن العمل على إطالة السيرة الذاتية وكتابة أكبر عدد ممكن من الخبرات والمهارات سيجعل السيرة الذاتية أفضل؛ ولكن لا يعد هذا الاعتقاد صحيحاً دائماً.... Read More ...

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How Should a Senior Job Seeker Approach the Job Market?

Competition in the job market has skyrocketed tremendously over the last few decades. A huge number of fresh graduates are applying for job vacancies, which are limited in number, causing the job market to become extremely strained. When choosing their employees, recruiters may prefer younger candidates because they are more skillful at using technologies and have higher chances of maintaining employment. With many young graduates seeking job opportunities, employers might be overlooking senior job seekers. Though it’s not explicitly said, age discrimination is a serious issue that senior job seekers have to confront. If you are a senior job seeker, you might be wondering how you can overcome this obstacle and boost your chances of recruitment.... Read More ...

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Making the Best University Choices That Will Support You in Your Future Career

Nowadays, employers are adding great emphasis to university education when recruiting. Your university choices have become the most influential determinant of your career path. When filtering candidates for a certain vacancy, employers tend to consider university education as a preliminary method of eliminating applicants. There is a multitude of factors you must take into account when applying to universities in order to ensure that you avoid any rejections from potential employers. The following are a couple of useful tips that we recommend to consider when applying for universities:

Choose the Right Major

First and foremost, choose something that you are passionate about.... Read More ...

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How To Deal With a Coworker Who’s Wasting Your Time

Time is precious at the office. When your workload seems to pile up, even a lunch break seems to be out of the question. So what happens when you’re fretting about getting your work done, but a coworkers keeping lingering by, and stalling you from finishing your work? Clearly, you may be bothered. Dealing with a coworker who’s wasting your time can keep you from completing your work and hinder your work performance. If you’re dealing with something similar at work, here are a few ways that can help you deal with a coworker who’s wasting your time:

The One Who Sends You Endless Emails

It can be quite overwhelming when you arrive to work in the morning only to find your inbox overflowing with unread emails.... Read More ...

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أسباب من الممكن أن تشعرك بعدم السعادة في العمل

هل تشعر بعدم الارتياح بالعمل؟ هل تشعر بأن طاقتك وإنتاجيتك تقلان تدريجياً؟ العديد من الموظفين يشعرون بعدم السعادة في مرحلة ما من العمل، من الممكن أن يستمر هذا لفترة طويلة من الزمن إن لم يتمكن الموظف من معرفة السبب الحقيقي وراء عدم الرضا. من الشائع أن يشعر الموظفيين بأنهم مضطرون للبقاء في وظائفهم بالرغم من الشعور بعدم الرضا، ولكن هذا لا يعد دائماً هو الحل الأفضل. إن شعورك بعدم الراحة أو عدم الرضا في العمل سيؤثر بالتأكيد على كفاءتك وفعاليتك. لهذه الأسباب؛ أخطبوط تقدم  لك بعض الأسئلة التي يجب أن تسألها لنفسك لمعرفة سبب عدم سعادتك في العمل وبالتالي إجراء بعض التغييرات التي قد تحسن من معنوياتك ورضاك الوظيفي.... Read More ...

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Topics You Should Avoid Discussing At Work

We all know that work life is filled with chatter. It’s only natural to feel comfortable around your coworkers, especially when you spend a large portion of your day at the office. Has a simple conversation over lunch suddenly spiral into a heated argument? To avoid any unnecessary quarrels or misunderstandings. there are some topics that should not be discussed in the workplace. Keeping your topics at work on a professional level will spare you the trouble of engaging in heated debates that may disturb the working environment. For these reasons, here are a few topics that you should try to avoid discussing at work:

Religion

Religion has always been considered a private and personal matter.... Read More ...

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Signs You Need Work/Life Rebalancing

How’s your work/life balance? Do you feel like your job is taking up too much of your time? Achieving work/life balance is crucially important to help boost your work satisfaction and work productivity. An imbalanced life will result in stress, fatigue, and loss of control. If you feel like your job is taking its toll on you, then it might be time to achieve a positive state of life equilibrium. For these reasons, Akhtaboot – the career network has decided to share with you the signs that signify you need work/life rebalancing:

You Are Always Exhausted

Do you constantly feel fatigued?... Read More ...

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أهمية التدريب خلال فترة الدراسة

نحن نعلم أن التعليم الجيد هو أحد أسس النجاح في الحياة وقد أصبح الحصول على شهادة دراسية هو أمرٌ مفروغٌ منه، ولكن في يومنا هذا ومع التنافسية العالية في سوق العمل لم يعد الحصول على تعليم جيد كافياً لتتمكن من الحصول على الوظيفة المناسبة. من الأمور التي تجعلك أكثر استعداداً لسوق العمل وتميزك عن غيرك من آلاف الخريجين هو حصولك على تدريب عملي خلال مرحلة الدراسة؛ فما الذي يجعل التدريب العملي استثماراً للمستقبل وكيف سيفيدك في وظيفتك القادمة؟

تطبيق المعرفة النظرية

بدايةً سيساعدك التدريب العملي على فهم تخصصك ودراستك بشكل أفضل وبالتالي سيؤثر هذا بشكل إيجابي على درجاتك ومعدلك الجامعي.

التعرّف على سوق العمل

تختلف الحياة الدراسية عن الحياة الوظيفية بشكل كبير؛ لهذا تعد فترة التدريب فرصة للتتعرف على هذا العالم الجديد.... Read More ...

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How You Can Stay Healthy Even When You Sit At a Desk All Day

Do you have a desk job? Sitting at your desk for eight, ten, or even more than twelve hours can be both challenging and exhausting. Your legs will start to feel numb, and your back might start to ache. Staying healthy with a desk job can be quite difficult regarding the circumstances, but its not really impossible. Akhtaboot – the career network has decided to share with you four tips that can help you stay healthy at work, even when you sit at a desk all day:

Take Breaks

Sitting at your desk for very long periods of time can start to take its toll on your body.... Read More ...

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Avoid These Career-Change Mistakes

Do you feel stuck at your current job? Are you contemplating a career change? If you’re unhappy and facing several crossroads with your current field then it might be time to move into a new one. Changing career paths is a life-changing decision that many job seekers seem to face. If you’ve decided to change your career, then there are a few mistakes that you should avoid making before you transition onto a new path. For these reasons, Akhtaboot shares four career change mistakes that you must avoid:

Not Developing a Financial Plan That Supports Your Transition

Developing a financial plan is crucial for success.... Read More ...

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