Tag: Career Change

A Guide to Pursuing a Career Outside the Focus of Your Degree

Our Middle Eastern culture has always been hung up on the notion of choosing a “safe” and “reputable” study major with little regard to one’s abilities and personal preferences. That’s why many job seekers consider their university degree as generally definitive of his/her respective career. So they end up living their whole lives doubting their career choices and dwelling over what they perceive to be missed opportunities.

The good news is that you can conform to the general realm of your degree and still be able to tweak your career path according to your passion. Nonetheless, the idea of taking risks beyond that, and pursuing a career that is unrelated to your degree is not endorsed by many, and is generally perceived as an ill-advised choice.... Read More ...

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3 Effective Habits of Successful People

Many attempt to define a successful person as one characterized by passion, resilience, tenacity, responsibility, skill, discipline, independence, etc…We could go on and on. While all such attributes are commonly associated with prosperous people, what many fail to consider is that they are mostly acquired and are difficult to maintain. So, how is it that the most productive people in the world manage to gain and sustain such qualities? What gives them the stimulus to do what they do? Many successful people have revealed following certain habits and have attested to their efficiency. In this article, Akhtaboot will try to demystify the secrets of the world’s most successful people by sharing with you three of their effective habits that might be worth giving a shot.... Read More ...

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What to Do When You’re No Longer Passionate About Your Job

What would you do if your heart isn’t in your work anymore? The career that you once felt so passionate about now feels like a demanding chore. When you’re disinterested in your job, you won’t be fully engaged or involved at work. As a result, your work efficiency and productivity will decrease and deteriorate. If you’re tired of the monotony at work and you’re feeling much less passionate about your job, then it might be time to do something about it.  Akhtaboot shares with you a few tips that can help you if you feel like you’re no longer passionate about your job:

Assess What You Want

Our values will always touch core on who we are, what we want, and why we work.... Read More ...

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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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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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Having a Hard Time Getting Along With Your Boss? Manage Up!

Your relationship with your boss is probably the most critical relationship that you have at work; it actually plays a major role in how you perceive your current job and may also impact your ability to succeed in the career of your choice.

Many talented people are stuck in the conventional wisdom of expecting their bosses to manage them. They take a passive approach in whatever they do at work, waiting for orders and direction. They may even whine about a bad boss, but do little or nothing to turn things around. Let’s face it; there are actually a lot of “bosses from hell” out there, and it is unlikely that you will be able to control your boss, but there is actually something you can do to turn things around, and that is to “Manage your Boss”.... Read More ...

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Akhtaboot at NYIT IT and Telecommunications Open Day

Last Saturday, the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Akhtaboot teamed up with a number of leading IT and Telecommunications Companies in Jordan to put together the IT & Telecommunication Open Day for both students of NYIT and job seekers who are interested in working within the ICT sector.

The fair took place at the NYIT campus, which is close to the 6th circle, and was hosted by approximately 10 of the top ICT companies in the country. Human resources and IT representatives from these companies were there to inform the attendees about their businesses as well as to showcase their new products and IT solutions.

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Looking to make a career change? Akhtaboot is here to the rescue!

Many of us get caught up in the daily routine of going to work without assessing their progress on the job or carefully managing their careers. Remember the times when it was a good thing to hold on to your job for the rest of your working life even if you were unsatisfied? Well, those days are long gone. Considering a new career direction has become an option that a lot of people are thinking about and exploring as we speak.

Making a major career change is not as easy as it sounds, since we all have responsibilities and bills to pay.... Read More ...

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Switching Jobs

Are you having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning knowing that you are actually heading to the place that you hate the most? Is your current job negatively affecting your personal life? Do you feel unappreciated in your current job even though you work hard everyday? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then are you ready to quit? Ideally, the answer would also be “yes”. However, real life circumstances are often a lot more complicated.

Most people who work in a job they actually hate choose not to quit right away, maybe because of the paycheck they get or maybe because they are worried they aren’t competent enough for the job they really want to do.... Read More ...

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