Tag: career advice

Creating Work/Life Balance

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Juggling two different lives at once can be challenging. Everyone says, “Balance is key” but how hard is it to shuffle between your work and personal life without losing your mind? Surprisingly, it’s not that hard. The way we manage our daily tasks differs from one person to another. Some people work well under pressure, while others collapse with fatigue. So how can you have work/life balance when you have so many obligations to attend to? Akhtaboot is here with a few steps that can help you create balance.

Keep an Agenda

As simple as this may sound, keeping a little notebook or an application may help you stay on track.... 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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What Super Productive Employees Do Differently

Productivity is all about managing your resources at work effectively and efficiently. We all have 24 hours in a day, but some people seem to get a lot more done than the rest. They seem to be able to handle multiple projects while achieving their goals. So what is the secret of super productive employees? Before we take a look at the behaviors of top performers, you need to understand that productivity isn’t about keeping busy all the time. It’s really about getting your work done. Akhtaboot is here to highlight the top behaviors of highly productive employees so you can understand what sets them apart from the rest.... Read More ...

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Interview: The Success Formula with Bassem Al-Salem

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Akhtaboot sat down with H.E. Bassem Al Salem, former Minister of Labor and Chairman of Capital Bank to talk about his perspective on how Jordan’s current economical state is affecting the banking and financial sector and how to tackle Jordan’s unemployment issue.


Do you remember your first job? What was your position?

I worked at a company that manufactures plastic bags and agricultural films as a production manager.

What are the secrets to success?

How you think is everything. Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Decide upon your true dreams and goals and always remember that goals are nothing without action.

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Interview: The Success Formula with Ghassan Nuqul

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Akhtaboot sat down with Nuqul Group‘s Vice Chairman, Mr. Ghassan Nuqul for a candid conversation to learn more about his journey in one of Middle East’s leading industrial corporations and his personal perspective on career success in the Jordanian Economy.

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me starts between 8:30 am – 8:45 am. I normally have a to-do list to plan my work for the day and organize all the meetings. I usually start by signing papers from the previous day, and then I go over my emails and make some internal phone calls.

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What Not to Include on Your CV

Things Employers HATE to See on a CV!

If you’re looking to win the job search game you have to leap ahead of your competition by taking your CV writing skills to the next level. Many people believe that they have to include all of their work experiences on their CV, which eventually may become unmanageable if they switch jobs many times during their career. What you don’t include on your CV can be as important as what you do include. Akhtaboot is here to the rescue with a number of things you should leave off when writing your CV.

Short-term Jobs

Including short-term jobs in your CV will raise red flags for hiring managers, as it will give an impression that you are unstable and that you don’t have a clear career path.... Read More ...

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Getting Mad at Work the Right Way!

Because the choice is yours!

From disagreements with coworkers, stress over a tight deadline, to your boss getting on your last nerve; it’s an inevitable fact that every once in a while you will get angry at work. When it comes to your personal life, your response to similar situations might be to start shouting, or to complain out loud about it, but at work, acting this way can harm your professional image, as well as your relationship with others. While anger is a completely natural emotion, we can’t just lash out at every person or object that irritates or annoys us at work.... Read More ...

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Making a Great Lasting Impression

It’s not just first impressions that count!

It comes as no secret that making a great first impression will do your career and life good on so many levels. So many business professionals get so hung up on making a good first impression and forget all about making it last. Whether you are giving a speech, going on a job interview, or delivering a presentation to your team at work, you need to plan your presence even if the crowd already knows you. Akhtaboot is here with a number of tips on how to make a lasting impression to keep yourself in line with bigger and better future opportunities.... Read More ...

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Firing Employees the Right Way

The art of terminating employees the appropriate way.

No matter how we try to sugar coat it, there is no pleasant way to fire an employee. However, you can’t afford to waste your time, money and effort by keeping bad performers around. While termination is a necessary part of any business setting, there are certainly right and wrong ways to go about letting someone go. Getting it wrong might cause heartache for the both of you, or worse, you may end up in court! So how can you fire an employee with minimum damage while keeping their ego intact? Akhtaboot presents you with some useful strategies to follow when terminating an employee is the only choice you have left.... Read More ...

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