How Can I Get My Boss To Increase My Salary?

March 31st, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Question From The Job Seeker

I have been working in the chemical industry for the last five years. I have some issues that I need to address and cannot figure out how to do that. I am good at my job and my boss is very happy with me. There are no problems as everything works in my favor and my boss appreciates my work. He is always saying that I am the right person for the job. The problem is that I am doing a multitask job and even I am not aware of the specifics of my job description. I think this is proving to be a hurdle in my getting a raise. I have been working at the same pay for the last 5 years and have not been given a single raise. I do not know what more can I do since I am great at my job and my boss is always telling me that I am an asset for the company. Still he never offered me a raise in salary all these years. He is always offering me loans whenever I want but not a raise. After spending all this time in the company and working so hard for the boss I think it is fair enough that I be given a raise. Please guide me as to how can I get a raise in a salary without putting my job in jeopardy.

Asmat Malik

Answer From Rozee Team

Dear Asmat,

Getting a raise in the salary is not only you basic right, but is also essential in keeping you motivated to perform your job properly. Any employer who values his employees is bound to give them a raise sooner or later to show his appreciation and encouragement. Read More »

Show Your Employees That You Care

March 31st, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Muhammad Armghan Aized

I remember one of my managers telling me once at a very early stage in my professional career, “We always complain about our society, but we cannot do much about it. We may not be able to change the world, but we can create an organization where individuals are being respected and rewarded fairly, and can create a non biased culture for people who come from different races, religions and genders.” It was the time when I was going through my orientation to professional world after finishing my school. I try to practice and preach this philosophy to others wherever I go. I have never found anyone disagreeing with me because everyone believes that this is the prime responsibility of an organization, yet I found only a few managers actually helping to make this happen.

One of the reasons why we remain at a failure to cultivate a culture of recognition and support in our organization is the behavior that we are adapting from our society. An organization is a society within a society. Read More »

ROZEE.PK Introduces A New Feature ‘Job Channels’

March 31st, 2010 by ROZEE Team

ROZEE.PK has introduced a brand new feature, which will make your job search easier, keeping you updated with job postings relevant to your field.

The new feature is called ‘Job Channels’ and can be accessed as soon as you visit ROZEE.PK’s main page. Job Channels is a mix of Industries and Categories.

When you click on any job channel, it takes you to the page where all the related jobs are listed. On the top of the page, you will see the tab ‘follow this channel’. This enables you to get job related alerts on your favorite networks. Each job channel has an accompanying Facebook page, Twitter profile and RSS Feed enabled. You can subscribe to these and get alerts related to your field anytime and anywhere. Also if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, web slice feature has also been enabled for job channels.

For a better understanding of how it works, visit ROZEE.PK and experience the Job Channels.

Job searching was never this easy before and now, thanks to this new feature you do not have to worry about missing out on any good job opportunity just because you forgot to log on and check the latest job postings.

Enjoy the latest feature introduced by us and keeping waiting for our other new features.

Ms. Huma Mir, Manager Operations Of Chartis Insurance (Formerly AIG Insurance) Discusses How Females Can Succeed In The Corporate World

March 30th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

In this weeks ROZEE show, we have Ms. Huma Mir, Manager Operations from Chartis Insurance (Formerly know as AIG Insurance) joining us to discuss her experience as a Customer Services Professional and a job seeker.

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The discussion was mainly focused around career scope in the insurance industry. She also discussed the opportunities for females to prove their skills and abilities in the corporate world. she threw light on diversification in work experience and elaborated on her successful job hunting experience with ROZEE.PK.

The show is aired in collaboration with Apna Karachi FM 107 with RJ Mr. Shaheryar Safdar. Joining him is the representative from ROZEE.PK, Mr. Abbas Peti Wala, Key Accounts Manager.

How To Deal With Office Politics?

March 24th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Like it or not, office politics exists almost everywhere and there is no way you can run from it. Office politics can be found at all ranks, from the entry level positions to the managerial posts and it is better to deal with it rather than trying to avoid it. In some organizations, office politics is just harmless gossiping, while in others it is a blood sport often leading to biased promotions and unfair job terminations. While your performance in the work place is essential for success, there is no doubt that office politics have a significant effect on your career success. Some employees enjoy office politics and actively participate to gain advantages and often hinder other employees’ success, but most of the people prefer to avoid it altogether. No doubt, office politics is a messy quagmire which better be avoided at all costs, however this is easier said than done.

Reasons behind office politics

While there is no specific reason why people engage in nasty office politics, the basic motivation is the advantages that most people get to reap by playing well at office politics. These motives are to: Read More »

How Do I Explain Why I Left My Last Job?

March 24th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Question From The Job Seeker

I have a serious problem and need help to deal with it efficiently so that I can advance my career without doing any more harm than I probably have done already. I am a web developer and had been working in an IT firm for the last six months. Before that I worked in another firm where the work was good and the pay was mediocre, but the environment was excellent. However, when I shifted to this firm I could immediately see the difference in the attitudes of the people in the two firms. Here no one wants the other to succeed and most of the employees are busy in leg pulling and backbiting. However, the thing that totally drove me crazy was the attitude of mu boss. He was an arrogant man who constantly berated be from the day that I walked in and made my life miserable. Any ideas that I gave were immediately rejected by him and he often degraded me for coming up with such ideas. I also noticed that if his favorite employee gave the same idea as min, he would appreciate him immensely. Moreover he never gave me clear guidance and became furious with me if I failed to comprehend some part of the job. Eventually my patience ran out and I walked off in frustration without even giving the two week’s notice. Now I am faced with the dilemma as to how to explain why I left my job without finding another one, during job interviews. I would highly appreciate if you can guide me to the right answers.

Hassan Ghulam

Answer From Rozee Team

Dear Hassan,

It is true that explaining to the interviewer why you left your last job can be hard, especially when you do it without even giving notice to the employer. However, your situation is not beyond help and some effective measures can be taken to resolve the issue. Read More »

We Offer A Very Congenial Environment In Addition To Providing A Professional Environment, Says Mr. Zeeshan Chaudhary, HRM Makro Media

March 24th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Q. 1. What makes your company an attractive employer for the job seekers?

Mr. Zeeshan Chaudhary: We offer a very congenial environment in addition to providing a professional environment. We believe in creating long term relations with our employees hence we hire them after a series of interviews and test their skills by putting them on probation period for some time, before making them a regular employee if they live up to our expectations. Apart from this, our company offers a friendly environment.

Q. 2. What is your strategy on work-life balance and how do you achieve this balance yourself?

Mr. Zeeshan Chaudhary: I believe that one should stick with whatever he or she commits himself or herself with. This is the perfect way to achieve a balance between your professional and personal life. There is a time to play and there is a time to work. One should not mix them together. Read More »

Mr. Abbas Peti Wala, Key Accounts Manager, ROZEE.PK Gives A Detailed Insight On How To Apply To Jobs On ROZEE.PK For More Effectively Improving Your Chances Of Getting Hired

March 24th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

In this weeks ROZEE show, we have Mr. Abbas Peti Wala, Key Accounts Manager, ROZEE.PK joining us for explaining the basics of the job seeking process at ROZEE.PK.

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The focus of the discussion was around the currents openings at ROZEE.PK and how to apply to jobs on ROZEE.PK, (the job-seeker registration process). He also shed light on the Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Launch in Pakistan with Exclusive Web Slice for ROZEE.PK. He also shared the success story of ROZEE.PK as an online recruitment site as it has been selected for Brand of The Year Award.

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

Dressing Right For The Interview

March 17th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Not to sound very cliché, but first impression lasts way longer than your first sentence especially if you are going for a job interview. We all ask ourselves if our clothes really make a difference when we know for sure that we are the right candidate for the applied job.  The answer is an emphatic ‘yes’, since the first impression you make on the interviewer is going be an important factor in deciding whether or not you will get the job.

People often neglect their outlook when going for an interview, as they do not realize the importance of dressing and the overall outlook in impressing the interviewer. While there is no doubt that your qualification, skills and education are the primary assets that help in getting the required job, it is also true that the way you dress up for an interview will heavily affect your chances of getting the job. Read More »

Pakistani Universities Are Doing Their Best But The Ratio Of Required Fields Is Not Matching With The Number Of Candidates Required In The Market, Reveals Major (R) Shehryar, Manager HR/Admin, Dawn Bread

March 17th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

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

Major (R) Shehryar:

Manager HR/Admin

  • Punctuality
  • Communication skills essential for talking, emailing, briefing or discussing. We must use communication as a tool to tip the scale in our favor.
  • Team work. Come, work hard and win as a team. It is wonderful.
  • Positive attitude, aptitude qualification, experience and interests.
  • Balance in professional, social and personal life.

Q. 2. Tell us about your educational life?

Major (R) Shehryar: I did my matriculation from Public High School No 1 Gujrat with a silver medal in Gujranwala Board. I did my FSc from PAF College Sargodha and BSc from Pakistan Military Academy Kakul with military training. I did various staff management courses at the army. I have done Masters in Business Administration from University of South Asia with Major in Human Resource Management.

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

Major (R) Shehryar: There are four basic things that make our company attractive. These are: Read More »