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 »

My Superiors Overlooked Me For A Position That I Deserved. Should I Leave The Organization?

March 17th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Question From The Job Seeker

I have encountered a problem at work that I am unable to sort on my own and if you can give me some advice regarding how to overcome the issue, I would be very thankful. The thing is that I am working as a junior manager in a company. I am quite certain that I have the potential to tackle and handle all the issues that my senior faces. I have been doing quality work and have been able to complete all the tasks that even sometimes my superior fails to do. Now that my superior is leaving the job, I have put in my maximum effort to make sure that I get the job, but still the management is offering the position to someone else. I have been working at this organization for a year now and the fact that the managers ignored me for the post has had a very detrimental effect on my motivation. Apart from that I also feel that my pay scale is quite low in comparison with my level of competency. What would you recommend, should I continue working at this organization or should I try leaving the company and find another job. The only thing that is holding me back from moving on is that the company I am currently working at is a very well-known and prestigious company. Please help me reach an informed decision so that I can move on with my professional life.

Beenish Razzaq

Answer from Rozee team

Dear Beenish,

Feeling like you have been denied the position that you deserved can be very frustrating and vexing. Read More »

Mr. Azeem Shamsi, Manager Human Resources From Ali Gohar & Company Gives Pointers On How To Find A Job And Channels Through Which One Could Search And Apply For Jobs E.G. ROZEE.PK

March 15th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

In this weeks ROZEE show, we have Mr. Azeem Shamsi, Manager Human Resources from Ali Gohar & Company joining us to discuss Hiring process in their organization and how they address their talent acquisition needs.

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The discussion was mainly centered around AG&C, job openings and career scope in pharmaceutical industry. He also elaborated on how to find a job, channels through which one could search and apply for jobs e.g. ROZEE.PK and his successful hiring experience with ROZEE.PK

The show is aired in collaboration with Apna Karachi FM 107 with RJ Dr. Shehzad. Joining him is the representative from ROZEE.PK, Mudassir Sardar, Business Development Manager.

Is Job Hopping The Right Way To Boost Your Career?

March 10th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

It’s been two months, and you are thinking of switching your current job already? Before you take the step, do consider if this is the right decision. How will you explain the short tenures of your respective jobs in the resume? How will it affect your long term career goals? Are you sure the move will be better for you? All these questions need to be taken into account before coming to a final decision.

What Is Job Hopping?

Job hopping is a term that has been coined for candidates who have switched various jobs within a short span of time. In the wake of the high inflation and the economic crisis, job hopping has become a far more common phenomenon than it was in the past. Nowadays, people switch jobs easily as long as they are being offered a better position and pay, or even if they are being offered only one of the two. Since it is becoming harder for companies to hold onto good employees, job hoppers are getting better employments as compared to what they did in the past. Yet, job hopping is a phenomenon that indicates inconsistency at your end, a trait that is frowned upon by all employers universally. Read More »