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 »

Professional Network Building And Enhancement In Self Learning Curve Are The Basic Factors Of Success In Professional Life, Says Mr. Ahmed Tauseef, Senior Manager HR & Admin, Naseeb Online Services (Pvt.) Ltd – Rozee.Pk

April 7th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

Q1.  What are, in your view, the basic principles of success in a professional life?

Mr. Ahmed Tauseef: In my view there are three basic steps that ultimately lead to success in the professional life. The first step is to set goals for your professional career and become committed to achieving those goals at all costs. As a second step, we need to measure and market our professional achievements properly. The last step is building a professional network and enhancing the self learning curve. All these are the basics which if followed completely can lead to immense success in professional life.

Q. 2. Tell us about your educational life?

Mr. Ahmed Tauseef: My father was a government servant posted in Faisalabad, where I graduated in commerce from Govt. College Faisalabad. We moved to Lahore in 1998, where I enrolled for MS in computer sciences and started working during my last semester. I worked for building HRIS and Payroll programs for LESO. I did my MBA from GC University in 2007, during which time I was working as a manager in an international software house.  I have also taken a lot of courses related to computer sciences and e-commerce and have attended many workshops related to human resources. Read More »

Ms. Riffat Shaheen, HR Training Consultant Provides Helpful Tips On How To Choose The Right Career Path

April 6th, 2010 by ROZEE Team

In this weeks ROZEE show, we have Ms. Riffat Shaheen, HR Training Consultant, joining us in the studio.

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The focus of the discussion was around CV building techniques and interview etiquette. She also elaborated on the role of education and right qualification in career. Ms. Riffat also gave helpful tips as to how to choose the right career path. She also shed light on how to execute successful job hunting.

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

Are You Destroying Your Career?

March 31st, 2010 by ROZEE Team

We often do things in our professional life that seem harmless at the time but have huge consequences in the long run. Some of these mistakes are so big that we end up damaging our career permanently, with no way of putting things back on the right track. With the ongoing recession, the fear of becoming a victim of downsizing is getting greater and greater. No one feels completely safe with the sword of downsizing hanging over their heads and the competition has grown fierce. Under these circumstances, you can hardly afford to make a mistake at the workplace that could cost you your career. While it is true that we all make mistakes, the point is to minimize the number of mistakes in your professional life so that it does not affect your career permanently. Here are few of the common mistakes that might end up damaging your career permanently. If you are making any of the mistakes mentioned below, rectify them immediately to save your job and professional career.

Poor interpersonal skills

Your relationship with your coworkers, bosses and clients is of paramount importance in shaping out your career. Read More »

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 »