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Interview with Jobedu’s Founder, Tamer Al Masri and Manager of Merchmallow Jihan Kliebo

Akhtaboot – the career network, sat down with Jobedu’s founder, Tamer Al Masri and Merchmallow’s manager Jihan Kliebo to learn more about their startup business and how they managed to tackle some of the obstacles that they faced.

1) Tell us about Merchmallow and what inspired you to start this line of business?

Tamer: Merchmallow came to existence after Jobedu built a solid reputation for its high quality products. As a result, many people started to ask us to create customized merchandize for them. So we decided to build on the Jobedu brand by creating a sub brand called Merchmallow.... 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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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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“Akhtaboot’s 8th Job Fair 2017 – Amman” to Launch on the 13th and 14th of September 2017

Amman, September 10th 2017 – Akhtaboot – the career network (www.akhtaboot.com) is glad to announce that it will be launching “Akhtaboot’s 8th Job Fair 2017 – Amman” – Jordan’s biggest career event, on the 13th and 14th of September 2017. This event will be taking place at Amman Grand Hall, Al Hussein Youth City (Gate 1). Job seekers attending “Akhtaboot’s 8th Job Fair 2017 – Amman” will be able to meet with companies from different sectors and industries under one roof. Attending the job fair, participating in courses and workshops, and getting career advice is completely free of charge for any individual interested in self-growth and career advancement.... 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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