How To Resign Gracefully, So That I Can Return At Another Time?

April 28th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Question from the job seeker

I have been working as a civil engineer in a good company for one year. The company is great and I love my work. I get along well with the other employees and the bosses and the pay scale is good too. However the problem is that our project has been completed and the company wants us to move to another place but I can’t move to another place due to some personal reasons. I have already secured a now job but the old company where I used to work is good and I am not sure what course of action should I take? I have not submitted my letter of resignation at the old company yet and I need your help in figuring out how and if I should do it. Can you help me in writing a resignation letter that will help me in getting my old job back?

Ameen Ali

Answer from Rozee Team

Dear Ameen,

The problem you have stated is understandable as leaving a job that you are good at is not an easy task. Read More »

To Achieve Work-life Balance I Prioritize Various Personal And Professional Tasks In life In A Way That Nothing Gets Out Of Focus, Says Mr. Kamran Sadiq, HR MANAGER Xavor Corporation

April 28th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

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

Mr. Kamran Sadiq: In my view, the basic principles of success in a professional life are commitment and hard work.

Q. 2. Tell us about your educational life?

Mr. Kamran Sadiq: I have done Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM). I achieved my Bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Punjab, Lahore.

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

Mr. Kamran Sadiq: Xavor is a great company to work with and it is worth mentioning that despite the global economic crises that really narrowed down the businesses of a lot of companies, Xavor kept on growing steadily. We have hired and are hiring more people to meet the demands of our clients. Read More »

Boost Your Work Productivity

April 28th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Are you feeling totally unproductive and are frustrated with your lack of enthusiasm for the projects at hand? You are not alone as a lot of people have felt the same way at some point in life. Productivity is a much desired trait in every employee and most of the employers yearn for a productive and hardworking employee. Once they find such an employee, they do everything in their power to retain them for as long as possible. However, even these highly productive employees can lose their motivation over time and thus become nonproductive.

Factors that affect work productivity

There are a lot of factors that affect the productivity of an employee and lead to lack of motivation. Once these problems are addressed properly, the productivity level of the employees can be enhanced a lot. Read More »

Mr. Muhammad Ehsan Ul Haq, Human Resource Manager – ZIL Limited Discusses The Scope And Growth Potential Of FMCG Sector In Pakistan

April 27th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

In this weeks ROZEE show, we have Mr. Muhammad Ehsan ul Haq, Human Resource Manager – ZIL Limited (formerly Zulfeqar Industries Limited).

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The focus of the discussion was around careers at ZIL and the importance of entrepreneurship spirit in our youth. He also discussed the scope and growth potential of FMCG sector in Pakistan.

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

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, how to apply to these jobs.

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 »