Do Not Want A Bad Impression For My Resume By Opting For Data Entry Jobs; Suggest A Way Out!

Question from the Job Seeker:

I belong to a poor family. My parents were not able to get me educated from some reputable institution in any of the major cities of the country. Therefore, I got my school and college level education from my own town’s institutes.

I have recently moved to Lahore to find a job, so that I can do MBA from Lahore. Since I don’t have a strong background and have my Bachelors degree from Charsada, my resume is being continuously rejected. The only jobs I am able to find are Data Entry related jobs, but I am afraid, a data entry experience may cause a negative impression while applying for career oriented jobs in the future. Please advise, what should I do to find a better job?


Answer From ROZEE:

Dear Abdul-Ahad,

You are right that it helps to have a degree from a well-known college; this is true world-wide, not just in Pakistan. However, what is also true globally is that there is no replacement of experience that an individual attains from working. My advice to you will be to become a part of the workforce as soon as possible. Instead of going from an interview to interview, take that data-entry job and work hard at it.

Getting an entry-level low-paying job is not a huge issue as long as you are careful in choosing a growing company where your supervisor will give you a chance to move into a more productive and senior role if you perform well at the job they give you initially. I personally, have seen many people advance from simple Customer Service Reps to senior managers over time in the same company as they showed that they were good employees. You just have to keep two things in mind. One, make sure that you do an excellent job, better than your peers, and do it consistently. And two, that the company you choose has the potential and the growth opportunity to reward your hard work with a more senior position.

Best of Luck,
The Rozee Team

4 thoughts on “Do Not Want A Bad Impression For My Resume By Opting For Data Entry Jobs; Suggest A Way Out!

  1. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? You make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, as well as the content!

  2. I fully agree with Faisal’s advice. Become part of the workforce as soon as possible. Try for admission in a good university. Your qualification together with your work experience will ensure substantially improve your career prospects.
    Good Luck
    Bilal Ilahi

  3. Dear Abdul-Ahad,

    When I started my career life by looking for a job in the market, I was almost in the same position where you are today. I started my job as the first officer of the company by meeting different clients gaining experience day by day.
    Today Al-HamduLillah, by the grace of Almighty ALLAH, I own a company.

    The only thing which you have to keep in mind is to “Be passionate about what you do”, as well as never ever think in life that you cannot do it. Whatever task is assigned to you by your immediate boss just follow that and then, sky is the limit. Join an organization to whom you prove that Mr Abdul-Ahad is a hard working and sincere individual. InshAllah you will achieve what you want to. but it will only happen, if you yourself decide that you want to achieve it.

    Good Luck
    Faisal Piracha

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