Tag: Career Blues

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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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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Working Smart

Stepping on the fine line between hard work and smart work!

“Working Smart, not Hard” is a popular get-rich-quick concept among workers in today’s business world. Although there is a great difference between working hard and working smart, most of the time employees mistake “smart work” for only doing the bare minimum while getting a fat paycheck at the end of each month. This is not actually the case for nothing can be achieved without hard work. However, there are some strategies that can be employed to help you work smarter by reducing the amount of energy you put on to accomplish each task.... Read More ...

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What Employers Don’t Want to Hear!

The top 5 things not to say during a job interview

Job interviews are not a mystery or a horror as one might think. Despite the anxiety, formality, and inevitable nervousness a job interview can bring, it can actually be both an enjoyable and informative experience. In fact, with a killer CV in check, practice and preparation, you can easily ace any job interview you are confronted with.
A job interview is your chance to impress and put light on your professional achievements so make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be to grab the opportunity with both hands and leave nothing to chance.... Read More ...

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You’re Fired!

Akhtaboot presents 5 Hidden Reasons for Getting Fired!

Most people get paid just enough money not to quit and work just hard enough not to get fired, yet, there are a number of hidden reasons that you might not be aware of that can lead to your dismissal. Although there are plenty of legitimate reasons to fire someone, many of which vary by the company culture and employer expectations. All in all managers have no right to fire employees unless they have a valid reason for doing so. Most of the employees who have quit their jobs think that they have left the company by choice, but in fact it is very possible that the company was considering letting them go before they resign willingly.... Read More ...

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The Boss from Hell: Akhtaboot presents 5 types of difficult bosses and the way to deal with each one of them!

Conflict between a boss and an employee can be both exhausting and intimidating, yet it is bound to happen in any workplace. Difficult bosses vary in personality from being somewhat controlling and aggressive to being straight up abusive. The way employees handle their difficult bosses may determine their position in the company as well as their long term career success. Akhtaboot presents to you 5 types of difficult bosses and the way to deal with each one of them.

The Control Freak

Control Freak bosses always consider themselves to be overwhelmed and burdened with the task of protecting the ungrateful world from their own mistakes.... Read More ...

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Get a Life! Akhtaboot presents 5 helpful tips for achieving work-life balance!

Achieving the right balance between your work life and your personal life in today’s hectic business world is no simple task. Between work, kids, social and family commitments there is no time left for personal leisure. Nevertheless, you should remember one important thing “life is what you make it”. You have a choice to either surrender to whatever comes your way and live in chaos or you can be proactive by identifying your priorities and scheduling your activities leaving sufficient time for your personal obligations.

If you had to rate your work-life balance on a scale of 1 to 10, what score would you give it?... Read More ...

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Bullying is Not Over Yet!

Bullying is something we all hope not to have to deal with much beyond school days. Unfortunately, the bullies you tried to avoid at school will most probably grow up and follow you to the workplace. Adult bullying has become a common trend in both small and large organizations. Employees as well as managers should be able to easily distinguish between the various forms of bullying such as hostile communication, exclusion of certain employees, public humiliation, making some employees the target of particular jokes and using faulty language. In addition, employees who are being bullied should be able to handle the issue immediately; otherwise, it can result in high levels of stress, low self-esteem, lower productivity and possibly depression.... Read More ...

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Time Management: Get more done with less stress by taking control of your time

Time Management is one of those skills that you don’t learn in school or university, yet it is one of the most important skills that you must master in order to be successful in today’s competitive workplace. It doesn’t matter how many years of experience you have or how skilled you are; your inability to manage your time well enough to get your work done will definitely cause numerous difficulties and complications to both your professional and social lives and can also lead to increased stress, anxiety, frustration and other negative feelings. Nowadays, careers are made or broken on your ability to handle multiple tasks and manage your time, and no matter what type of work you do, you can definitely have a hand in making your workday more satisfying with Akhtaboot’s following time management techniques.... Read More ...

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Stress Busting Tactics for any Workplace

Stress and chronic stress are quite possibly two of the biggest obstacles to achieving success in the workplace. It is actually a very real issue that can lead to a range of physical, emotional and behavioral problems such as irritability, poor concentration, fatigue, trouble sleeping, anxiety, back pain and high blood pressure. It goes without saying that the level of stress associated with each career varies, which is why there is an ever-growing importance to knowing how to cope with your stress and manage it effectively. In some cases however, stress is not always counter-productive; it can be helpful in providing motivation that allows you to work with a sense of urgency and purpose.... Read More ...

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How to Answer the Top 5 Most Feared Interview Questions?

Going into an interview is often described as one of the most nerve wrecking situations people have to face; that is because they are worried that they will be negatively evaluated or perceived by the interviewer.

From the second you enter the company’s building to the time you are back outside, you are being observed. That’s why preparation can definitely help you turn your interview into a great opportunity to convince prospective employers about the tremendous value you will add to their organization.

When it comes to preparation, not only should you research the vacancy, the company and the industry, but you should also try to anticipate questions that tend to come up during almost every job interview.... Read More ...

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So You Got Fired, Now What?

Getting fired is definitely not an ideal situation for a career oriented person like yourself, but it is certainly something that you can survive if handled properly. You might feel anger and hatred towards your boss or you might even feel like cursing out your boss. As much as this might sound appealing at the spur of the moment, you need to handle the situation in a completely different way. It’s totally understandable if this is hard to accept and maybe you feel rejected at the moment, but it will certainly get easier over time. You need to understand the reality of this situation; people lose their jobs for many different reasons; while some of these reasons are within your control such as poor attendance, lack of productivity or being unable to get along with your coworkers, others have nothing to do with your performance.... Read More ...

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