Tag: Soft Skills (page 2 of 3)

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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Akhtaboot Signs a Partnership Agreement with the German Jordanian University


Akhtaboot – the career network and the German Jordanian University (GJU) have signed a partnership agreement on the 16th of August, 2010 on GJU campus. The agreement focuses on strengthening the relationship between Akhtaboot and the German Jordanian University through providing GJU students with Akhtaboot career-related services as part of Akhtaboot Cares Initiative, Akhtaboot’s corporate social responsibility arm.

The agreement aims at enhancing and refining the skills of GJU students and graduates-to-be through equipping them with all the necessary career-related tools and knowledge to prepare them for any challenges that might face them when approaching the job market. Akhtaboot will give university students the chance to regularly stay in touch with professional career consultants who will be available through a dedicated office at the University campus to give advice to students on the best way of writing an attractive CV and successful interview strategies.... Read More ...

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Akhtaboot Sponsors the Career Wellness Area at INJAZ 8th Annual Job Fair, LINK2JOB – April 28-29, 2010 at Zara Expo, Grand Hyatt – Amman

For the 3rd year in a row, Akhtaboot – the career network has partnered with INJAZ for it’s annual Job Fair, LINK2JOB City 2010, which once again proved to be a first class hiring event in Jordan. The job fair was held at Zara Expo, Grand Hyatt Amman on the 28th and 29th of April, 2010. As a main sponsor of the Career Wellness Area, Akhtaboot Co-organized and managed the Career Wellness Area (Hall C) which was divided into 4 main sections, including The CV Clinic, Mock Interviews Area, The Career Intelligence Area and The Entrepreneurial Area.

The CV Clinic was comprised of HR professionals who provided personalized guidance to job seekers on how to write a professional CV in addition to one-on-one consultancy on the common mistakes they should avoid when writing their CVs and important elements they should include to stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive business world.... Read More ...

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Akhtaboot Conducts the First Career Planning Lecture at King Saud University in Al-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

As a step to fulfill the growing demand for online recruitment solutions in the Middle East, Akhtaboot – the career network – has expanded its operations to reach Jeddah and Al-Riyadh. Akhtaboot’s presence in the Saudi Market aims to provide both companies and job seekers with a higher level of onsite and local customer service. Akhtaboot’s offices in Saudi Arabia are run by Recruitment Consultants, HR and Marketing Specialists who are dedicated to provide an extraordinary variety of employment-related services for both job seekers and businesses of Jeddah and Al-Riyadh.

Akhtaboot has also continued its ongoing commitment to support the young graduates in Jeddah and Al-Riyadh through the Akhtaboot Cares Initiative, which is a comprehensive plan that was developed through partnerships with a number of third parties and educational institutions that aims to educate the young public on issues related to career planning, while creating awareness and readiness on different work-related issues.... Read More ...

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Akhtaboot at The University of Jordan Job Fair

As part of Akhtaboot’s ongoing commitment to support the young Jordanian graduates-to-be in their quest to find the right job and plan their career path, Akhtaboot – the career network participated in The University of Jordan job fair which was held on Mar 4th in the Deanship of Student Affairs.

The University of Jordan provided Akhtaboot with 2 booths; one of which was dedicated for interviewing University students and graduates who are interested in finding a job at Akhtaboot, where they can gain excellent experience in a dynamic environment that promotes continuous career development and skill improvement. The other booth was devoted for free CV evaluation where two of Akhtaboot’s HR specialists advised students on how to best structure their CVs as well as highlighting common mistakes they should avoid when writing their CVs.... Read More ...

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The Customer is Always Right, Right?

Ever wonder what makes some companies succeed where others fail? Successful businesses of today’s world have drastically changed their approach towards customer service to meet the challenges of today’s competitive marketplace by using the most recent and modern ways to increase revenue growth and create a culture of success in the months and years to come. One excellent way to achieve that is to place customer needs and concerns at the heart of the business, not on the edge. It is a known fact that satisfied clients are the best promoters of your business. A recent research has shown that satisfied customers inform an average of five other people about their good treatment while unhappy customers may tell around 11 people about their bad experience with the company.... Read More ...

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The Secret Formula to Employment: Akhtaboot unveils the 8 essential skills that employers consider when hiring

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in education throughout the globe. Most parents are investing in their children by educating them and preparing them to face the highly demanding work environment. As a result, thousands of students graduate from universities with similar degrees. With that in mind, what really matters nowadays are the competitive attributes that distinguish you from other candidates. Akhtaboot presents to you the 8 essential attributes that employers look for in potential candidates. Try to master one or more in order to be able to compete effectively in the job market.

The Remarkable CV

If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.... Read More ...

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Wearing the Same T-shirt Doesn’t Make you a Team: Akhtaboot unveils the 9 essential roles that make up a successful team

Teams have become a strategic tool in organizations’ success. Due to the recent financial crisis, organizations are restructuring themselves in order to be able to compete effectively and efficiently in the highly demanding market. Management in many organizations has agreed that teams are more flexible and responsive to the continuous changing environment than traditional departments. Teams have the capability to quickly unite, organize, coordinate, adapt and disband.

Contrary to the traditional belief, the success of a team depends less on how clever, talented or qualified employees are, and more on how they behave. Employees should be able to understand their team roles within a particular team; this will assist them in developing their strengths, managing their weaknesses and improving their overall contribution to the team.... Read More ...

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It’s Not Only What You Say that Counts: Master the Art of Non-Verbal Communication

Employees usually underestimate the effect of their body language and their non-verbal communication. Your body language and facial expressions are very important in social settings, meetings, interviews and everyday work life. They can affect people’s perceptions of your intentions, as non-verbal communication often conveys more to listeners than the words you speak.

Employees will be able to send stronger messages to their audience when their verbal language matches their non-verbal language. Here are six non-verbal signals that every employee should consider in the workplace.

Facial Expressions

Your face reveals both the type and the intensity of your feelings. Your eyes are especially effective for indicating attention and interest, influencing others, regulating interaction and establishing dominance.... Read More ...

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PepsiCo Partners with Akhtaboot to recruit for PepsiCo’s Accelerate Management Training Program

Jordan Ice & Aerated Water Co. (PepsiCo International Jordan) partners with Akhtaboot to recruit for its latest Management Training Program, Accelerate. Accelerate is one of the most prestigious programs adopted by PepsiCo Middle East countries to develop local leadership talents and to give exceptional fresh graduates the chance to accelerate their career and climb up the PepsiCo ladder.

Akhtaboot, Jordan’s number one recruitment website, has been chosen by PepsiCo as the leading supplier of talented fresh graduates with a strong academic background in any Business, IT or Engineering disciplines. Lama Mazahreh, Staffing & OMD Supervisor at PepsiCo Jordan, a subsidiary from PepsiCo International, said:

Akhtaboot has been & will always be our number one choice for recruiting high calibre, especially for our Management Training Program ‘ACCELERATE’.

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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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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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