Tag: career

Good Career Traits that Can Turn Ugly

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Today’s recruiters take personal characteristics more seriously than ever as skills and experience are no longer enough. Companies are always on the look for people with the right personalities. While hard skills can be easily measured, personality is much more difficult to identify. Directly or indirectly, the personal traits of your employees can have a major impact on the efficiency and productivity of your company. While some of those traits might seem to be great, they can turn ugly on the long run. While diversity in hiring is important to building a great team, there are some personal characteristics that can seem to be great on paper when in fact; they can have a negative effect on your team’s productivity.... Read More ...

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Lost Interest in your Job?

26-8-2015

Here’s what to do to reignite the Spark

It’s so easy to get stuck in your daily routine to the point that you start losing interest in your job. If you’ve been dreading going to the office for quite some time that it started affecting your personal life in a negative way, then maybe it’s time you took control of the situation. We all go through phases of boredom at work. During those times, you might lose perspective on why you’re doing what you do and you may feel like you are trapped in a meaningless, never-ending job. The good news is that, in most cases, this is a temporary feeling.... Read More ...

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Interview: The Success Formula with H.E. Karim Kawar

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Akhtaboot sat down with H.E. Karim Kawar, former Jordanian Ambassador to the USA and President of Kawar Group to talk about how his journey in as Ambassador in Washington DC helped shape his views on the current Jordanian economy.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I’m an early riser. I start my day with a healthy breakfast. I run multiple businesses, so my typical day involves a lot of meetings. I meet with each CEO and their teams individually for quick updates on the latest happenings and to provide them with the support they need. At the end of the day, they are the executors.... Read More ...

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Career Suicide Mistakes

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There’s plenty of advice out there on how to increase self-productivity, climb the corporate ladder, and succeed. But a few articles talk about the top career mistakes that you might not be aware of doing that certainly sabotages your professional career. Since finding your dream job is a lifelong journey, avoiding career mistakes is important to your career success. You should always be aware that you can easily destroy your career if you make them. Akhtaboot is here to highlight the top career suicide mistakes that can destoy your career and stand in the way of your future job prospects.

Mistake #1: Letting Your Work Speak for Itself

When it comes to building a successful career, hard work is the answer.... Read More ...

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Arab Woman Mag Launches Career Section Powered by Akhtaboot

Amman, Jordan

Akhtaboot – the career network partners with Arab Woman Mag to power their own careers section with Akhtaboot’s Microsite Solution. The Microsite solution, is a revolutionary service powered by “Akhtaboot Cares Initiative” – Akhtaboot’s CSR arm, which provides Arab Woman Mag readers and website visitors with Akhtaboot’s full job content in a fully integrated and branded jobs section displayed directly onto the publication’s online career page.

Arab Woman Mag visitors will be able to benefit from the full features of Akhtaboot’s website through the fully branded Microsite link by simply creating a job seeker profile along with the ability to apply to hundreds of jobs for free.

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Considering Graduate School

Smart reasons for considering graduate education

There are many reasons why professionals choose to go to graduate school. Among the most valid reasons is when a graduate degree is important for your career advancement in a certain field as it can enhance your prospects and earning potential. Graduate school can also provide you with more flexibility in terms of career options in case you want to change your current path. Whatever might be your reason, you should take the time to think about it before you take the plunge. Graduate education requires a significant investment of your time and personal resources; that’s why most of your energy and time needs to be allocated towards your studies.

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Outdated Career Advice

Common career myths with a good dash of “career reality”

There are many career advice that have been circulating for decades. While some advice can actually be quite useful, some no longer apply to our modern age. These advice can range from what to include in your CV, how to act during an interview and how to go about your job search. People often stick to it throughout their entire careers, despite evidence that it no longer works or might actually be standing in the way of their career success. Akhtaboot is here to highlight some examples of outdated advice that you need to ignore in order to thrive in this new market.

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Dream Job: Reality or Myth?

What is a dream job? Do you know someone who actually has a dream job? Is there really such a thing as a dream job? Great jobs usually develop out of hard work and dedication, not just dreams. This is not to say that you can’t create or find a great job. It all depends on your personality, desires and dedication.

So how can you identify the dream job that suits YOU? Start by identifying who you are as a person, what your natural talents are, what your personal values are and then get into a job where you get to apply your talents on a day to day basis and where your personal values go hand in hand with the company you work for.

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The Attitude That’s Ruining Your Career

Career-limiting habits that might be getting in your way!

It’s a known fact that your attitude at work can dramatically make or break your career. While having a positive attitude is not easily achievable for the majority of employees as many of them are stuck with career limiting habits that keeps them from reaching their full potential at work. Some examples on those habits include but not limited to: unreliability, “it’s not my job” attitude, procrastination and resistance to change. Many people have a misconception that positive attitude is a genetic behavioral pattern that we inherit and have no control over.

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Body Language Mistakes that Can Kill your Career

It’s not just what you say that matters!

Your ability to use your body language in a way that emphasizes your words is vital to your success. From getting a promotion to closing a deal, your non-verbal communication can make a big difference to whether you succeed or you don’t. There are sometimes indirect gestures, facial expressions and even shifts in your entire body that can give the wrong impression about you. The way you speak, walk, sit and stand says a lot about you. By becoming more aware of your body language, you will put yourself in a better position in business and life.... Read More ...

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