Q. 1. What do you consider the basic principles of success in a professional life?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: According to me, the basic principles of success in the professional life are:

  • Attitude
  • Consistency
  • Hard work

Q. 2. Tell us briefly about your education and professional life?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: As far as my qualification is concerned, I have studied Computer and Business and worked in the UK for 8 years. On returning to Pakistan, I started my own business in software applications with a US based company and I am running it quite successfully.

Q. 3. What makes your company attractive and unique for the job seekers?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: Well, first of all it is a highly paid field and as far as my company is concerned we care for our people as long as they produce results, work hard, be honest and have a positive attitude towards work. By taking good care of them we help them be more successful and get highly paid jobs in our company as well as others.

Q. 4. What do you look for in a candidate during a hiring interview session? Name four key things?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: The four key things which we look for in a candidate during a hiring interview session are:

  • Can do attitude
  • Highly motivated
  • Creative
  • Hard worker

Q. 5. What are your thoughts on hiring fresh candidates in a company?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: Well, my company doors are open for everyone as long as they can perform the job efficiently.

Q.6. What is the scope of Human Resource Management in Pakistan? What are the challenges faced by Human Resource Management in Pakistan?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: I think HR has got a big role in hiring anyone but only as long as they don`t get involved in politics so they can do their jobs efficiently. Challenges they have to face could be either way, external and internal, but if they really understand and follow the rules and regulation, they hardly get out of track.

Q.7. How would you rate the success and importance of online recruitment firms such as ROZEE.PK? How has ROZEE.PK helped your firm regarding recruitment i.e. Have you tried any recruitment tools provided by ROZEE.PK e.g. Job Fairs/Job Postings/CV Search?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: I think ROZEE.PK has been playing good role so far and I know I can tell you this because I got a good response from the website and I don’t think I need any other website now.

Q. 8. What is your strategy on work-life balance and how do you achieve this balance yourself?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: Well I think if you really start working hard as soon as you enter the practical field you got to learn everything and at this point if you balance your life and make plans on how to deal with good and bad conditions, you fulfill all your personal and work lifestyle and you need to actually learn by doing all things personally and the important part is do not depend on anyone and do not just take anything as granted. Be a good Muslim and you will learn everything in your life automatically.

Q. 9. Do you believe that Pakistani universities are creating an effective talent pool and what is your company’s strategy to attract the best talent in Pakistan?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: I think it is true as I have been in the UK and have seen so many people there and compared to them, ours is definitely better. My strategy to attract people will be giving more incentives and work assurance with new technology so they are inclined to stay longer and produce better result to achieve my company goals.

Q. 10. A large number of trained educated professionals leave Pakistan every year looking for better job opportunities abroad. In your opinion, what role can the multinational companies play in attracting the talented youth to stay in Pakistan and work for them?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: In my opinion multinationals should provide opportunities and cater to the needs of the young graduates. We need to really appreciate them and their talent in order to make them stay longer in Pakistan.

Q. 11. Name the most common mistakes in a job interview which prove fatal for a candidate?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: The most common mistake that a candidate can make is not knowing what position they have applied for and what is the profile of the company they have applied to.

Q. 12. What is the most important thing you need to have in order to succeed in a competitive job climate?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: It depends; I believe that as long as I look after my company’s needs and the needs of the employees, I don’t need to worry.

Q. 13. Any good advice you want to give for the job seekers who want to enter and prosper in the professional field?

Mr. Syed Shujaat Ali: I would like to say please be honest and work hard. You will be rewarded as long as your attitude stays positive and Allah will give you a chance to make your mark, you just have to wait.