Question from the job seeker
I have a degree in MBA Marketing from Bahria University, Islamabad. I graduated in September 2007 and appeared in numerous interviews for marketing positions, but could not land a decent marketing job. I eventually had to start working in a Bank. I was hired as an MTO at Allied Bank Limited in January 2008. I worked in the bank for 1 year and 8 months, but I never had my heart in this job as I was always interested in the Telco industry. I kept on trying for a job here and there. I appeared in two recruitment tests, State Bank in SBOTS scheme and Wapda / PEPCO as an Assistant Manager (Admin) BPS-17, was dropped after the interview at SBP but was selected at PEPCO and I joined without thinking what I was getting myself into.
I have worked in PEPCO for 1 year and 3 months now, but I am already feeling burned out because of the way of working of the public sector (files system, dull and boring work, difficult boss etc.). I apply to jobs online and the ones that I see in newspaper, but I don’t get called. Is it due to my age (29 years) or the lack of consistency and continuity on my CV? Will a foreign degree be of any good? Will the private sector ever take me back? Does my CV look bad because of Marketing, Banking and now Admin & HR? How can I improve my chances of landing a better job in the private sector? Please address my questions as I am under a lot of stress because of this.
Sher Afgun Khan
Answer from the Rozee Team
Dear Sher Afgun,
Facing problems during the early phase of career is indeed stressful but nevertheless quite normal. Read More »