Overqualified Employee: A Liability Or An Asset?

April 21st, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Overqualified Employee: A Liability Or An Asset?

You nailed the interview and fulfilled all the job requirements but the employers still turned you down? Why were you turned down? The frustrating reason given by the employer is that the company will look for another candidate since you are ‘overqualified’. This bombshell has been dropped on a lot of candidates over the years and has caused frustration among those who failed to get a job despite being well-educated and experienced. The situation is not that easy for the employers either, who are interviewing a perfect candidate with a lot of experience but cannot hire him because he is overqualified and might not stick with them for long.

What Does Being ‘Overqualified’ Mean?

Overqualified is a term that is applied to any candidate who has more experience and level of education than what is required for the job. It appears to be a good thing to the layman but the managers and employers show the tendency to ignore such candidates in favor of those who fall within the parameters of the given requirements. Actually being overqualified is not a negative thing and can be beneficial for the company but there are a few issues that can arise if a firm hires a person who is overqualified for the job. What the company managers have to decide is whether they can deal with the problems that arise after hiring an overqualified person or do they feel better hiring a person who fulfils just the desired criterion. In most of the cases, the employers choose the second option. Read More »

Well Done Is Better Than Well Said, So Stop Talking And Start Performing, Says Mr Ahmad Qureshi Chief Executive, The Training Forum

April 21st, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Q. 1. What are, in your view, the basic principles of success in a professional life?

Mr. Ahmad Qureshi: The basic principles of achieving success in the professional life are very simple according to my philosophy. These basic principles are:

  • Ability
  • Attitude
  • Self analysis

Q. 2. Tell us about your educational life?

Mr. Ahmad Qureshi: I achieved my MBA degree from the State University of New York, USA in 1988. Prior to that I got my degree in MA Economics from the University of the Punjab.

Q. 3. What makes your company an attractive employer for the jobseekers?

Mr. Ahmad Qureshi: We encourage entrepreneurship packages all over country, which enable the students in polishing their skills and prepare them for a great professional career. Read More »

My Hard Work Is Not Being Rewarded, What Should I Do?

April 21st, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Question from the reader

I read your article on handling conflicts at workplace and found it helpful. However, I am in the middle of a conflict at my office nowadays and do not know how to resolve it. Let me elaborate it for you. I started my job around one and a half year ago. The job was quite challenging since a new ERP system was in implementation and the whole team was newly hired. Since all of the employees were not up to the task it was a great opportunity to outshine others and take responsibility. I did exactly that and was not only appreciated by the immediate bosses but by the owners of the company as well. But these were verbal appreciations with no increment and no promotion. After a while, getting tired of all the responsibilities and no benefits, I stopped doing the work of others. This is making two things worse, those for whom I was doing work turned against me and the work is always pending and often failing to meet the deadlines. Now I have become like the others at my office sitting and doing nothing, I want to switch but the condition of the job market is well known to everyone. So please suggest what I should do.

Ahmad Shabbir

Answer from Rozee Team

Dear Ahmad,

Your anger and confusion is understandable as everyone wants to be rewarded for their efforts. However, the situation that you have described is not unfixable and you can easily set everything to right. Read More »

Mr. Muzaffar Nazish, Director Program – Professional Sales And Training Services Explains How Important Trainings Are For The Professionals In Sales, Marketing And Business Development.

April 20th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

In this weeks ROZEE show, we have Mr. Muzaffar Nazish, Director Program – Professional Sales and Training Services.

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The focus of the discussion was around careers in sales profession and the trainings offered at Professional Sales and Training Services. He also explained in detail how important and beneficial are such trainings for the professionals in Sales, Marketing and Business Development.

Also, we had a segment of JOBS OF THE WEEK, in which Mr. Abbas Peti Wala, Key Accounts Manager – ROZEE.PK, discussed the latest jobs of the week on ROZEE.PK and provided guidance on how to apply for these jobs.

The show is aired in collaboration with Apna Karachi FM 107 with RJ Mr. Shaheryar Safdar.


Managing Conflicts At Work

April 14th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

No matter where you work or how well you get along with your coworkers, sooner or later conflicts are bound to occur. In professional life, conflicts and disagreements arise all the time. Most of the conflicts are minor which can be easily resolved and are quickly forgotten. However, sometimes disagreements can get ugly and create a lot of trouble and chaos. If you are unable to handle the situation properly, workplace conflicts can seriously affect your productivity and career growth in the long run.

Why do conflicts arise?

Conflicts arise in the corporate climate every other day and while there might be many reasons behind them, the basic reasons for conflicts can be broken down into the following categories:

Clash of ideas

Most of the people believe that they have the best ideas and they want others to follow their lead rather than listening to what their peers have to say. These people do not appreciate hearing ideas put forward by the coworkers and often find faults with them. When such people are challenged by their colleagues or feel threatened by the ideas put forward by the coworkers, they create problems and hence give rise to conflicts. Read More »

My Boss Thinks I Am Incompetent, What Should I Do?

April 14th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Question From The Job Seeker

I have been working in an organization for two months now. My department consists of male staff only and I am the first and the only female in the department. The rest of the staff of the entire organization consists of 100 employees and the female ratio is considerably low. Those females who are working in other departments are employed at clerical positions. I have noticed that being a small organization it is one man show at my office. When I joined the organization I was given the hope that my management trainee programme could be shortened and would end in six months. However, after a month I came across my Managing Director who was having a conversation with my boss and saying that it’ll take me one year to understand the organization and my work properly. In another meeting, I heard that my training period has been extended to two years. These developments have been troubling me a lot and I am having serious insecurities. My superior doesn’t give me much work and it has been over 2 months since I have been working here. I feel that I am not doing as much work as I am capable of. My boss says that he doesn’t assign me work because I do not know anything. This baffles me since obviously I cannot do work unless he teaches me and tells me how to go about it. It is my first job, my boss does not even give me sufficient time and in my department we are the only two people. What should I do about this situation?

Nida Wasif

Answer From Rozee Team

Dear Nida,

First of all, accept our congratulations at being hired at a company that has such a low ratio of female employees. Read More »

ROZEE.PK As Online Recruitment Tool Has Developed And Set New Trends And Standards In The Arena Of Online Recruitment As A Complete Solution, says Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad, Manager Human Resource, Raaziq International Pvt. Ltd.

April 14th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Q.1. What are, in your view, the basic principles of success in a professional life?

Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: I must say that a clear direction and planning in terms of career objectives is the most important. Professional life demands adaptability into prevailing circumstances along with continuous upgradation of skills set that you require for performing well within the assigned role. Equally essential is to keep your entire team members by your side.

Q.2. Tell us about your educational life?

Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: I had the great opportunity in 2001 to get my Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Punjab. Before that I had done my Bachelors in commerce. I feel this has been the core qualification that has really helped me in improving my learning curve.  However, in continuation to improve my qualification further I have completed the course work in 2007 for Ms. in Total Quality Management as well. Read More »

Mr. Arif Khalil, Manager Purchase And Credit Control From International Office Products Provides Useful Tips On Successful Job Retention

April 13th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

In this weeks ROZEE show, we have Mr. Arif Khalil, Manager Purchase and Credit Control from International Office Products (IOP).

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The focus of the discussion was around managing employee – employer relationships effectively in order to improve the quality of work and the output of the employees. He also gave tips and suggestions that can help both the employees and employers in better job retention.  Mr. Arif also shed light on the scope and opportunities available to the job seekers in the area of purchase.

Also, we had a segment namely, JOBS OF THE WEEK, in which Mr. Moiz Naqvi, Regional Head of Sales & Marketing (South) – ROZEE.PK, discussed the latest jobs of the week on ROZEE.PK and provided guidance on how to apply to these jobs.

The show is aired in collaboration with Apna Karachi FM 107 with RJ Mr. Shaheryar Safdar.

Maintain And Build Your References

April 7th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Have you been through a series of interviews and failed to get the job even though everything was perfect? There are many steps that contribute towards getting selected for the right job, from polishing your resume to dressing perfectly for the interview. One of the most important things that the job seekers forget to work upon is gathering references for future job applications. All employers ask for references at some point during the hiring process, so you should be prepared to provide references that will work in your benefit. Most people think that references don’t matter much and the employers do not indulge in a background check. This concept is not at all accurate and while it is true that some of the employers do not take the references seriously, most of them do. When a big organization is about to hire you and make a significant amount of investment on you, they will definitely call some of your references to make sure that they are making the right choice. Read More »

Are There No Jobs For Fresh Graduates In The Market?

April 7th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Question From The Job Seeker

I have done MPA with HR as major and I had very good grades throughout my academic session. As soon as I ended my studied I started looking for a job with full zeal. I applied everywhere I could and started waiting for responses. However, I did not get called for a single job interview. When I started calling the companies to find out why I had not been called for an interview, most of them told me that I did not have 2-4 years of experience, which is necessary for the job that I have applied for. After receiving the same answer from a multitude of organizations, I have become quite disheartened and have lost the will to keep on going. My question to the hiring authorities is that how can they expect a fresh graduate to have this much experience. It makes me very depressed and my attitude towards all the job hunting sites has become very disappointed. Is there any way you can help me get a job and hence change my attitude towards job hunting sites for the better?

Humaira Basheer

Answer From Rozee Team

Dear Humaira,

Your frustration with the job hunting process is quite understandable, since there is nothing worse than being unemployed and not getting called for interviews. However, most of the time there are several reasons behind your failure to land a proper job Read More »